International and Hazardous Materials - eShipGlobal

The University partnered with eShipGlobal, a provider of international shipping software, to automate the process of shipping materials internationally and with the domestic and international handling of dangerous goods, or hazardous materials. 

Select a link below or scroll down to learn about the eShipGlobal tool and submit a shipping request.

Program Benefits

The use of eShipGlobal will provide the University with a number of benefits, including cost savings, reduced administrative work and compliance with export control laws.

Shipping Rates

While requesting a shipment through eShipGlobal, shipping rates and delivery times will be automatically calculated for various carriers. The user will be able to select the desired carrier based on their needs. This may result in cost savings for departments who previously shipped items through a single carrier.


The online shipping application replaces the previous PDF "Form 23 - International Shipping" for all international shipments. It also replaces the "Hazardous Materials Shipping Request Form" for all hazardous materials shipments.

The information collected electronically will determine if any additional departments need to complete steps before the package is sent, such as Export Controls for the Executive Vice President for Research and Partnerships or Radiological and Environmental Management. One of these departments will create the shipping labels and any other labels needed, such as hazardous materials, on the shipper's behalf.


Compliance with export control and sanction laws for all international shipments will continue with this process. Additional information about requirements is included below.

Start a Shipment

Campus faculty, staff and graduate students who wish to ship items internationally or hazardous materials such as biologics (either domestic or internationally) should login to eShipGlobal using their BoilerKey credentials to get started. Please review the training materials above and information about hazardous materials and export controls below before completing the shipping request form.

Login to eShipGlobal with BoilerKey to begin a hazardous materials or international shipping request.

Purdue's use of eShipGlobal supports business and research shipping needs and is not intended for personal employee or student use.

Hazardous Materials

Domestic and international shipments that include any hazardous material require special permission in eShipGlobal and additional review by the Radiological and Environmental Management (REM) department.

These materials include, but are not limited to:

  • Acetone or other chemicals
  • Biological agents
  • Compressed gases
  • Dry ice
  • Laboratory chemicals, including research samples
  • Lithium and rechargeable batteries
Additional information is availabe on REM's website. Contact REM if you have questions about hazardous goods shipments at 765-494-0121 or

Export Controls

Export control laws are designed to protect U.S. national security, foreign policy, and economic interests. Purdue’s Export Controls office reviews international shipments to determine if a U.S. export license is needed and/or available. eShipGlobal will automatically refer shipments for export controls review as needed, based on the provided attestations. MMDC will also check all packages for the correct shipping labels and customs documents to avoid delays. Please be aware that these reviews may take several days and plan accordingly. If you have a shipment which needs rapid review (such as biologics), please reach out to Export Controls the week before you plan to ship.


Please contact or 765-494-7103 if you need assistance with eShipGlobal or general shipping questions.

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