We Can Replenish Dry Ice for Cold Chain Shipments While in Transit
When shipping through a specialty cold chain service such as the one Mercury provides, dry ice can be replenished while in transit. These temperature-sensitive shipments go on regular commercial airlines, allowing the package to be easily accessed and dry ice replenished at the airport.
Particularly with international shipments, where the risk of customs delay is high at airports, this is critical to maintaining the temperature range of your shipment. We assess all possible risks and plan backup dry ice supplies should dry ice need to replenished due to some unforeseen event such as canceled flights or weather event.
How much dry ice is needed? 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.
When shipping with the regular express carriers, sometimes they are and sometimes they are not able to replenish the dry ice. If the express carrier can access the box and has dry ice on hand, they are sometimes able to replenish it. This varies based on the facility that your shipment is at and its specific location within that facility. Mercury’s specialty cold chain services make this process much easier.
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.