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Severe Summer Weather and Your Business in Logistics Blog

The summer usually creates an opportunity for relaxation, vacations and trips to the beach. Though the months of summer come with temperatures and weather conditions that many desire, the typical summer weather can create havoc for the workplace, and should be monitored. The ever-changing weather conditions are those that can cause a great amount of damage--especially from a business standpoint. Read more...

UN 3373 Biological substance, Category B Confusion - Dangerous Goods Classification in Logistics Blog

Many shippers of biological commodities overclassify their shipments as UN3373. They believe this will protect them against underclassification. But there are transportation consequences to these precautionary measures. The following are some guidelines to use when faced with this dilemma. Read more...

Summer 2012 Olympics Activities in London in Logistics Blog

The city of London has been elected the host city of the XXX Olympic Summer Games in 2012. The Games Opening Ceremony will commence on the 27th of July and run until the Closing Ceremony on the 12th of August 2012. The London 2012 Games will be centered around the Olympic Park in East London. With 9 million tickets sold, up to 180,000 spectators will enter Olympic Park each day making this area the primary focus of Olympic activities. Read more...

Infectious Biologicals Category A and B - Classification Guidelines in Logistics Blog

Many shippers of biological commodities, such as DNA, tissue samples, or blood products are unsure of how to classify the commodity for transport purposes. The following are some guidelines to use when faced with this dilemma. These tips are based on the IATA Dangerous Goods Regulations, as most biological commodities are shipped by air.  Read more...

Biological Substance Category B UN3373: Packaging and Labeling for Air Transport in Logistics Blog

Preparing shipments of biological substances Category B is strictly regulated. As we all know, biological specimens can contain pathogens that may infect humans or animals and because of that, it requires specific packaging and handling.  Read more...

60 Lives, 30 Kidneys, All Linked - Quick Provides Transportation Logistics for The Largest Kidney Swap in the World in Logistics Blog

National Kidney Registry (NKR) and Quick International Courier orchestrated the world's largest kidney swap from living donors all across the U.S., coordinating over four months among 17 hospitals in 11 states. Quick has been a crucial link in the kidney exchange, providing transportation logistics.  Read more...

Essential Breast Milk Shipments for AIDS/HIV Stricken Babies in South Africa Arrive in Time for the Holidays in Logistics Blog

On December 5, 2011, the US-based International Breast Milk Project (IBMP), Prolacta Bioscience and Quick International Courier joined forces once again in a major humanitarian effort to deliver donor breast milk to be utilized by premature, sick and orphaned infants in Cape Town and Durban, South Africa. The shipments, holding 10,000 ounces of donor breast milk arrived safely in both cities in the early afternoon on December 7th. The milk banks there are especially excited because they know that with the holidays coming they are going to be experiencing extreme shortages and this milk will help them considerably! Read more...

6 Helpful Tips to Keep Your Supply Chain Intact During Natural Disasters in Logistics Blog

From a business standpoint, you know that some challenges are to be expected while others may appear with little or no warning. Unfortunately, these unexpected challenges are happening all too frequently lately. Whether it’s an earthquake, hurricane, volcanic eruption, or civil unrest, like the riots that recently devastated London, it is hard to plan for every global event. Read more...

Life-Saving Donor Breast Milk On Its Way to Sick and Orphaned Babies in South Africa in Logistics Blog

In a major humanitarian effort, the US-based International Breast Milk Project (IBMP), Quick International Courier and Prolacta Bioscience® worked together to organize and ship 5,000 ounces of donor breast milk from Monrovia, California to Cape Town, South Africa Read more...

A New Rule that Clarifies Classification of Formaldehyde and Formalin Solutions in Logistics Blog

PHMSA issued a clarification of regulations for classifying formaldehyde and formalin solutions. The effective date of the provisions is August 19, 2011, with an immediate voluntary compliance date (July 20, 2011). Read more...