SHIPPING & ROUTING GUIDES

Value to Delta

Delta has negotiated contractual rates with a variety of carriers, leading to significant cost savings. It is imperative that shippers comply with all aspects of the routing guide.  It will be helpful to know the General Instructions before you start.

Delta Shipping and Routing Guide

WHAT

Small parcel

Small Parcel   

0-150 lbs.*

Less than Truckload

Less than Truckload (LTL)

150-8000 lbs.
Max 9 skids

Pre-approved
Economy (2-6) $
Requires Approval
Priority (1-4) $$  

PRE-APPROVED
TECH OPS (TOC) SHIPMENTS ONLY

  Primary carrier for
International and
Domestic Air Freight – (LTL & FTL)

Full Truckload

Full Truckload (FTL)

8000+ lbs. or 10+ skids

PRIMARY
Standard (1-6)
$
  

Primary carrier for
International and
Domestic Air Freight – (LTL & FTL)

Air Freight

Air Freight

Use only if ground service does not meet transit time requirements.
151-3000 lbs.*

Pre-approved
2 Day $$
Requires Approval
Next Day $$$

FOR IN-FLIGHT SHIPMENTS ONLY (IFS)
Pre-approved
5 Day $
2 Day $$
Requires Approval
Next Day $$$

  Primary carrier for
International and
Domestic Air Freight – (LTL & FTL)

Pre-approved
Standard Flatbed$

Primary carrier for
International and
Domestic Air Freight – (LTL & FTL)

  Primary carrier for
International and
Domestic Air Freight – (LTL & FTL)

For LTL and FTL shipments between the United States and Canada, please see Domestic Carriers

Local Exceptions

Parts for AOG do not require approval for Expedite Service. Click here for Courier Service.

 

General Instructions

PURCHASE ORDERS:
A valid Purchase or Repair Purchase Order Number must be listed in the “Reference” section of the Bill of Lading or Air waybill.

Delta’s Purchase/Repair Order numbers are numeric only. If a Purchase Order is not available, a valid Delta Air Lines Cost Center Number must be provided.

CONSOLIDATING SHIPMENTS:
Shippers are required to consolidate one day's shipping on one Bill of Lading. Failure to consolidate each day's shipments may result in the charge back of the difference in the amount paid for individual shipment and the single consolidated shipment amount.


HAZARDOUS MATERIALS:
Hazardous Materials must be classified, packaged, labeled and shipped according to Department of Transportation (DOT) regulations. Shipments not eligible for air movement must be shipped via the appropriate means of surface transportation. See DOT Hazardous Materials guideOpens External Site in new window.

EXPEDITED SHIPPING:
Parts/materials shipped for AOG aircraft do not require an authorization for expedited shipping.

WAREHOUSING:
Shipping to any 3rd Party Warehouse or Storage Facility: On the first line of the Consignee Name the destination must be recognized as "Delta Air Lines C/O "Kuehne & Nagel", or the appropriate 3rd Party Warehouse Name.

For example, if shipping catering product into Blue Line Inc., list the Consignee Name as: Delta Air Lines C/O Blue Line.


DAMAGED SHIPMENTS:
All shipments that are damaged should be reported and processed according to the Damage Claims Guide.

INCOTERMS (International Commercial Terms):
International Commercial Terms are a set of rules used in international trade that are the “Terms of Sale” which define the obligations, risks, and costs of the seller and the buyer for the delivery of goods. See Incoterms (International Commercial Terms).