Transporting large quantities of dangerous goods

Dangerous goods are materials and products that could pose a danger to people, objects and the environment when transported. When transporting these goods, we distinguish between four order types or channels.

Order types and channels when shipping dangerous goods

Domestic letter and parcel channels Please consult our “labelling dangerous goods” page.

International letter and parcel channels Please consult our “dangerous goods abroad” page.

Dangerous goods in large quantities (1,000 points rule) The 1,000 points rule is a calculation formula for determining a specific quantity of dangerous goods. Dangerous goods in the 1,000 point rule may NOT be transported via the parcel channel but can nevertheless be shipped via the Swiss Post Swiss-Express “Day” channel.

If you have any questions, please contact us at swissexpress.innight@post.ch or from Monday to Friday from 8 a.m. to 12 noon and 13 p.m. to 18 p.m. at 0848 754 754.

Dangerous goods in large quantities

Swiss Post can transport all dangerous goods posted as shipping items via the small consignments channel, except:

  • explosive substances and objects (only on request)
  • Category 7 radioactive susbtances (exception of released shipping items UN 2908, UN 2909, UN 2910, UN 2911)

If you have any questions, please contact stueckgut@post.ch or from Monday to Friday from 8 a.m. to 12 noon and 13 p.m. to 18 p.m. at 0848 754 754.