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
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.
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 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 in a new window.
Parts/materials shipped for AOG aircraft do not require an authorization for expedited shipping.
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.
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).
Noncompliance Penalty: Excess transportation charges resulting from non-compliance of this routing guide and instructions will be charged back to your account and will include an additional one hundred and fifty-dollars($150.00) administration fee.