Replenishing dry ice is particularly critical for international shipments, where the risk of customs delays is high at airports. By utilizing regular commercial airlines, our packages have easy access to airports, enabling us to replenish dry ice promptly. We assess potential risks and plan for backup dry ice supplies to ensure the uninterrupted preservation of your life science shipments.
How Much Dry Ice Do I Need?
The recommended amount of dry ice is determined by a few factors, such as the thickness of the insulated shipping container and the weather conditions of the destination. As a general guideline, we suggest using 5 to 10 pounds of dry ice per 24-hour period.
Availability of Dry Ice Replenishment
While shipping with regular express carriers, the availability of dry ice replenishment can vary. Some carriers may have the ability to access the package and replenish the dry ice if they have it readily available. However, this depends on the specific facility and its location within that facility. With Mercury's specialty cold chain services, we streamline this process, making it much more convenient and reliable for you.
Our team will monitor your domestic or international dry ice shipment and resolve any issues that may arise along the way to the final destination.
We Sell Cold Chain Supplies
Mercury offers best-in-class cold chain supplies, such as thermal shippers, coolants, temperature monitoring devices and GPS trackers.
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International and Domestic Shipping for Life Sciences
March 7, 2024 | 2PM
Learn about clinical shipping and Research Use Only classification. Common issues in life sciences shipping and best practices to overcome them. Expert guidance on pre-clearance and clearance for seamless shipments across borders.