Shipping and Receiving

Shipping and Receiving


Shipping and Transportation information relative to your purchase order may be viewed by clicking on the Northrop Grumman Sector link below.

Northrop Grumman Domestic Routing Instructions
F-35 Critical Parts and Assemblies, Handling and Protection (PHSTI004)
F-35 Supplier Packaging Requirements (S0-0302M)
Routing Instructions (International) – NGMAS Sites (Woodland Hills & Salt Lake City)

NGAS Part Protection Specifications

NGAS Packaging Specifications

Routing Instructions (International)

NGMS International Shipments

International Shipments Advance Shipment Notification (ASN)
Required for the following Northrop Grumman Sites Located in Maryland:

  • Troy Hill, 7040, 7090 and 7150 Troy Hill Dr., Elkridge, Maryland
  • Advanced Technology Labs (ATL), 1212 Winterson Rd., Linthicum, Maryland
  • BWI Site, 7323 Aviation Blvd, Maryland
  • FES, 7301 Sykesville Rd., Sykesville, Maryland
  • PCS, 7301 Sykesville Rd., Sykesville, Maryland
  • 4733 Trident Ct Halethorpe, MD
  • Under Seas System, 895 Oceanic Dr., Annapolis Maryland

Fax or e-mail the following documentation to (844) 411-7236 or via e-mail at

  • Shipping Details
  • Commercial Invoice
  • Packing List
  • Air waybill, ocean bill of lading, or waybill

Additional Information

International Shipments

UPS – 50 kgs (gross weight) or less

***Notice: For routing instructions for temporary imports of articles regulated by the International Traffic and Arms Regulations (ITAR) or State Department Licensed shipments (DSP-73 Temporary Export License or DSP-61 Temporary Import License) see routing instructions below or contact Northrop Grumman’s Transportation Department at


  • UPS Worldwide Expedited


  • 50 kgs or 165 inches length plush girth

Billing Reference

  • Enter the Northrop Grumman Overseas Corporation Purchase Order number on the airbill, or WordShip™ label


  • Use of services is based on either FCA or EXW
  • All other terms are at the expense of the supplier

Exceeding 50 kgs (gross weight) and ITAR/Department of State Licensed

Shipments to Destinations outside Maryland
Notify Upon Arrival for Customs Clearance and Delivery

Exceeding 50 kgs

MARK Air Waybill/Bill of Lading/Pro Forma


  • Use of services is based on either FCA or EXW
  • All other terms are at the expense of the supplier

Northrop Grumman Mission Systems – Heritage Electronic Systems has designated Expeditors International as its preferred International freight forwarder. Expeditors International has 135 offices and agents worldwide. The Expeditors office nearest your shipping location is found on their website at All International shipments exceeding 50 kgs and all International shipments under Department of State licenses or other authorization must be shipped via Expeditors International except where specifically authorized in the text of the purchase order.

Shipments to Destinations Outside Maryland


  • Exceeding 50 kgs

Department of State Regulated (regardless of weight)

  • DSP-73 Temporary Export License or
  • DSP-61 Temporary Export License or
  • Exemptions under the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR)

MARK Air Waybill/Bill of Lading/Pro Forma

Notify Upon Arrival for Customs Clearance and Delivery

  • Expeditors International


  • Use of services is based on either FCA or EXW
  • All other terms are at the expense of the supplier

Hazardous Shipments

Hazardous Materials

Hazardous Materials shipments shall be made in accordance with the Code of Federal Regulations, Title 49, Parts 100-199, with ICAO (International Civil Aviation Organization) Dangerous Goods Code, or with the International Maritime Dangerous Goods Code. These shipments must be clearly identified as hazardous materials on the Bill-of-Lading, and be accompanied by a Material Safety Data Sheet (MSDS), and when required (ocean or air shipments), a properly completed Dangerous Goods Declaration.

Insurance and “Declared Value”

Northrop Grumman Mission Systems – Heritage Electronic Systems is Self-Insured. Do NOT insure shipments to our facilities or “declare value for carriage.” You will be responsible for any insurance costs that result from doing so. We will NOT reimburse you for those charges. Contact the Northrop Grumman Transportation Department at 443-993-3094 or e-mail if the value of the shipment exceeds $10 million.

Bills of Lading and Tracking Tools

If you are sending more than one shipment to one of our facilities on a given day, all shipments MUST be consolidated onto a single bill-of-lading, except where multiple package tracking numbers are required for small package shipments. Each shipment must be described on bills-of-lading in compliance with the proper freight classification, tariff, rules and regulations, in a manner that will result in the lowest transportation cost. If you fail to do so, we will forward any excess freight charges to you for payment.

Packaging, Marking, and Labeling

You MUST show the proper Purchase Order number on all carton labels and on the transportation carrier’s bill-of-lading. The purchase order number must also appear on the transportation carrier’s Bill of Lading or air waybill in the Shipper’s Reference, Consignee Reference or Billing Reference (for FedEx) to ensure payment for the carrier’s services.

  • (a) Package all items per ASTM D 3951 or best generally accepted commercial equivalent.
  • (b) Each purchase order line item must be packaged separately when being shipped in the same box.
  • (c) If one shipping container is used to consolidate more than one Purchase Order, mark the outside of the container with all Purchase Order Numbers and indicate “Consolidated Shipment”. Also indicate same on the packing list. When shipping multiple boxes, they should be marked 1 of 5, 2 of 5, etc.
  • (d) Packing List and Barcode: Include a separate packing list for each purchase order in all shipments giving our purchase order number, quantity, weight, and contents of container. The packing list must be affixed to the outside of the package or container in easily accessible packing slip envelopes and must clearly identify a packing slip number or invoice number.
  • (e) All packages or shipping containers must be clearly labeled and marked with special handling, orientation or hazardous material labels or markings as required by all United States Government or International Regulations required for safe and lawful transport.

Wood Packaging Material (WPM)

Washington, June 29, 2006 – The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service in cooperation with the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Customs and Border Protection (CBP) will begin enforcing the third and final phase of the wood packaging material (WPM) regulation on July 5. All WPM, such as pallets, crates, boxes and pieces of wood used to support or brace cargo, must meet import requirements and be free of timber pests before entering or transiting through the United States.

All WPM entering or transiting through the United States must be either heat treated or fumigated with methyl bromide as outlined in the International Standards for Phytosanitary Measures: Guidelines for Regulating Wood Packaging Material in International Trade (ISPM 15). The WPM must also be marked with an approved international logo, certifying it has been appropriately treated.

The rule requires regulated WPM to be marked in a visible location on each article, preferably on at least two opposite sides of the article, with a legible and permanent mark that indicates that the article meets the requirements of the regulation. Paper treatment certificates will no longer be required or accepted. An example of an acceptable WPM mark is:
WPM Example
APHIS and CBP will require the immediate reexportation of any unmarked WPM, as it is not in compliance with the ISPM 15 treatment and marking standard. APHIS and CBP will also require the immediate reexportation of any marked WPM that is found to be infested with a live wood-boring pest of the families Cerambycidae (longhorned beetle), Buprestidae (wood-boring beetles), Siricidae (woodwasps), Cossidae (carpenter moth), Curculionidae (weevils), Platypodidae (ambrosia beetles), Sesiidae (clearwing moths) and Scolytidae (bark beetles).

Shipments containing WPM that violate the rule may be allowed entry only if the CBP port director determines that it is feasible to separate the cargo from the noncompliant WPM. An arrangement to have the noncompliant WPM exported from the United States is required before the cargo can be released to the consignee. All costs associated with the reexportation are the responsibility of the importer or party of interest.

The first phase of this regulation became effective Sept. 16, 2005. The regulations are based on the International Plant Protection Convention standards for WPM, which prescribe globally accepted measures to reduce the risk of forest pest introductions via WPM. The United States is one of many countries that have adopted the international standards.

For any questions or concerns regarding the requirements for WPM, please visit the APHIS Web site at or call APHIS’ toll-free number at (866) 738-8197. International callers who may not have access to the toll-free number may call (301) 734-5346.

U.S. Customs and Border Protection is the unified border agency within the Department of Homeland Security charged with the management, control, and protection of our Nation’s borders at and between the official ports of entry. CBP is charged with keeping terrorists and terrorist weapons out of the country while enforcing hundreds of U.S. laws.

Classified Shipments

Applies To

Classified (confidential and secret), sensitive shipments or material governed by a secrecy order will have specific routing instruction in the text of the purchase order (“Ship Via” code 8)

Bill of Lading

Northrop Grumman Overseas Corporation’s PO Number


  • Use of services is based on either FCA or EXW
  • All other terms are at the expense of the supplier

Non-Northrop Grumman Sites

  • Contact the Northrop Grumman Transportation Department Gerald Lewis at 443-993-3094 or e-mail

If you are unsure of the requirements for a classified, sensitive or secrecy order shipment, contact your Security Department, the Defense Security Service (DSS) or the buyer.

Items which bear a security classification must be prepared and transmitted in accordance with the conditions prescribed in the National Industrial Security Program Operation Manual (NISPOM) 5220.22M, Chapter 5, Section 4, “The Transmission of Classified Material, as Specified on the Purchase Order,” and in the applicable NATO Security Regulations, as applied to NISPOM, Chapter 10, Section 7.

If the carrier specified by Northrop Grumman Mission Systems – Heritage Electronic Systems for a specific shipment cannot transport the items in accordance with these regulations, contact for further instructions.

NGMS SItes (Woodland Hills & Salt Lake City)

Heritage Innovation Systems (NGIS), Apopka and Amherst suppliers shall check the face of the PO or text of the Subcontract for shipping instructions. Shipping instructions may vary. If you have any questions, please contact the Supply Chain representative listed on the PO.

Logistics Information

Integration Point/C-TPAT
Manual Pickup Request Form
Factory Labels