You are here: QuickSTAT » Logistics Blog

Logistics Blog

Second Largest Kidney Swap in History: NKR and Quick International complete 56 Participant Swap in Logistics Blog

The National Kidney Registry (NKR), with the specialized logistics support of Quick International Courier, performed the second largest kidney swap in history, and the largest swap to be concluded in under forty days. The "chain" involved 56 participants, 19 transplant centers and completed approximately one year after NKR's largest swap which included 60 participants. Read more...

Understanding Pharma Dangerous Goods Regulatory Exemptions and Exceptions in Logistics Blog

Over-classification is a common problem for the Life Sciences industry, which may cause logistics inefficiencies. This article published by the Life Science Leader, discusses how to leverage the regulatory exemptions and exceptions, which can save you time and money. Read more...

Shipping Lithium Batteries: 2013 IATA Packing Instructions Step-by-Step in Logistics Blog

IATA significantly revised the Dangerous Goods Regulations 54th Edition Packing Instructions PI 965-PI 970, effective January 1, 2013. As a result, shipping lithium ion and/or lithium metal or alloy batteries can be confusing and complex. Here is a step-by-step approach to complying with the revised Packing Instructions.  Read more...

Comparison of Active and Passive Cold Chain Packaging Systems in Logistics Blog

Much has been written about cold chain logistics, however, successful and efficient planning still presents many challenges. One of them is choosing an appropriate packaging system. Read more...

Significant Changes to the IATA DGR 54th Edition (2013) in Logistics Blog

New Dangerous Goods regulation updates in the IATA DGR 54th Edition will take effect on January 1, 2013. Below is a summary of the important changes for your reference. As always, the IATA DGR should be consulted for details: Read more...

Quick and Employees Help Colleagues Affected by Hurricane Sandy in Logistics Blog

In the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy, Quick delivered generators to employees without power and organized relief response to those that suffered damage to their homes, or lost their homes completely. Read more...

Quick employee organizes a relief convoy to a community devastated by Hurricane Sandy in Logistics Blog

Hard times during natural disasters bring people together in the most unexpected ways. A Quick employee learned it first hand when his initiative to deliver fuel to Quick operations in NY turned into a full-blown relief effort for a Hurricane Sandy-battered NY community, literally overnight. Read more...

Quick Delivers Precious Cord Blood Despite Floods and Devastation of Hurricane Sandy in Logistics Blog

Kamaljit Singh, a veteran Quick International Courier driver in New Jersey knew his work day would be different as he headed out to pick up and deliver urgent packages on Tuesday, October 30. However, he did not expect to climb through fallen trees covered in torn electrical wires in complete darkness to collect a cord blood kit from a family in Marlboro, NJ who had just had a baby.  Read more...

Storm Sandy--Service Update for the NY Metropolitan Area in Logistics Blog

The Quick Team is providing alternative priority transportation solutions to ensure continuous service. We are coordinating with the airlines and our ground partners to provide the most reliable and safest delivery options, and are are utilizing alternative airports not affected by the storm, as well as ground services or charter flights. Read more...

Preparation for Storm Sandy in Logistics Blog

The Quick Solutions Team has created full contingency plans and alternative solutions in order to provide continuous service to all of our customers in preparation for Storm Sandy hitting the East Coast of the US. Read more...