Shipping rules for equipment and samples

We are currently updating our rules, please contact User Office ( directly and well in advance regarding shipping instructions and information, if you plan to ship samples/equipment for your beamtime.

Funded User Shipments


European XFEL will support funded user shipments until the end of run 202102. You can find the details in the below document "Funded User Shipments".


The document includes the following topics:

  • How to apply for shipment funding and some general limitations
  • Eligibility
  • Arrangements for single shipments
  • Reimbursable expenses
  • How to claim the occurred shipping costs
  • Checklist for funded user shipments