DHL Expanding Its Support for the Life Sciences Supply Chain

Globalization is changing in the pharmaceutical supply chain, so manufacturers need to know where gaps exist and how to address them, reports Angelos P. Orfanos, president of Life Sciences and Healthcare, DHL Customer Solutions & Innovation. “The flow of product is changing,” he explains. “Not only are API sourcing and drug production moving to new locations, but emerging markets are gaining buying power.”

TUV Rheinland of North America Earns TAPA Air Cargo Security Standards Certification

The Transported Asset Protection Association (TAPA) has approved TUV Rheinland of North America as a third-party auditing body for the TAPA Air Cargo Security Standards (TACSS) certification. TACSS certification helps ensure the minimum standards for safe and secure transportation of air cargo conveyed on and off airports and airport-associated facilities, TUV Rheinland reported in a press release.

C.A.L. Earns Qualified Envirotainer Provider Accreditation

C.A.L. Cargo Airlines has become the first Israeli airline to be accredited as a Qualified Envirotainer Provider (QEP) at all of its online stations: Tel Aviv, Liège, and New York's JFK. The QEP Program involves specialized training and processes for using Envirotainer’s temperature-controlled air cargo containers. 

Supporting a Global Healthcare Supply Chain

UPS is expanding its global healthcare distribution network in five locations in North America: Burlington, Ontario, Canada; Louisville, KY; Mira Loma, CA; Atlanta, GA; and Reno, NV. The expansions add nearly 800,000 sq ft to UPS’s global network of 37 dedicated healthcare facilities, which now add up to nearly six million sq. ft. of distribution space. The growth represents UPS’s continuing mission to support a global healthcare supply chain.

Collaborating for Control

To support carefully chosen packaging systems, pharma shippers are advised to collaborate with freight forwarders and carriers to maintain handling consistency.

Handling temperature-sensitive pharmaceuticals can be a risky business. The supply chain can be hazardous, subjecting life-saving therapies to potentially damaging extremes.

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FedEx Explores "Borderless Healthcare"

At FedEx Corp.'s healthcare industry summit held this past week in New York City, FedEx leaders and external experts spoke about the changing healthcare industry and the potential for "borderless healthcare." Developing markets like China and India present significant opportunities for healthcare product manufacturers, so reaching these markets efficiently will give them competitive advantage, speakers suggested. 

Tracking Cargo, On-Demand

A domestic airlines offers cargo-location and -condition tracking, package by package.

After accepting cargo employing OnAsset asset-tracking devices for more than a year, Southwest Airlines Cargo has built a tracking service around the devices to offer 24×7 shipment monitoring. The service will be available through Southwest’s high-frequency schedule in 48 states, tracking cargo in the air and on the ground for door-to-door service.

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Delta Air Lines to Offer GPS Tracking and Tracing

Delta Air Lines has inked an exclusive marketing agreement with OnAsset Intelligence, a provider of machine-to-machine (M2M) wireless asset tracking solutions, enabling Delta Cargo customers to view GPS location information on, Delta reported.

Users will be able to track and trace cargo in transit across the Delta and Delta Connection fleet, which operates more than 5000 daily flights to more than 340 destinations, 61 countries and six continents. Cargo status can be viewed on a customized Web page.


Cryopak Launches TimeSaver 24 CRT Mini Shipper

Cryopak, the leader in temperature controlled products, announces the launch of their new TimeSaver 24 CRT Mini, the first release in its line of controlled room temperature shipper products.

TSA Approves Metal Detector for Screening Non-Metallic Air Cargo

The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) has added Eriez's E-Z Tec DSP Metal Detector to the Air Cargo Screening Technology List (ACSTL), the company reported in a press release. Eriez's technology is approved to screen non-metallic commodities in the air cargo environment.


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