The following pertains only to campus departments
Common Carrier Shipments
Central Distribution is the logistics solution for outbound freight shipped from the Central Campus. Central Distribution will assist in selecting a carrier and arranging for pick-up of materials being shipped off campus by common carrier.
Departments are responsible for packing items for outbound shipment, obtaining a vendor return authorization (if applicable) and placing labels on all items to be shipped.
Shipping costs (if applicable) will be re-charged to the department requesting shipping services. Call Central Distribution at 642-5330 to request outbound freight logistics services.
Central Distribution will assist campus departments in returning official UCB freight. Departments are required to contact the vendor for a return authorization first. After a Return Authorization is issued by the vendor, departments should call Central Distribution at 642-5330 with the following information:
- The location of the items to be returned.
- The number of packages to be returned.
- Estimated weight of the package(s)
- The name of the vendor.
- Original PO number.
- Return Authorization number(s)
- The method of shipment back to the vendor (Common Carrier, UPS, Vendor's own truck, etc.)
- Is the package being returned Hazardous Materials?
- Please label all packages being returned with the Return Authorization number and the original PO.
- Import/Export Shipments:
- For Import/Export Services, please call:
- Air Sea Forwarders
Phone (650) 877-4400
Fax (650) 952-2048
- UC Berkeley Research Export Controls website
For more information regarding Outbound Shipments or Vendor Returns, please contact the Customer Service Representative at 2-5330 or e-mail us at centdist [at] berkeley [dot] edu. Our Fax number is (510)-237-9147.