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Significant regulation changes for shippers of Dangerous Goods in Logistics Blog

There are a multitude of rule changes in the 52nd Edition of the IATA DGR. They will affect shipping of magnetized materials, limited quantities goods, consumer commodities, infectious, radioactive materials and many others. The new regulations will take effect on January 1, 2011. We have included a summary of the important changes. Read more...

Clinical Trial Logistics Tips: How to efficiently prepare biological commodities shipments in Logistics Blog

Your biological commodities are valuable, often irreplaceable, and when shipped must get to their destination in a very timely manner. As a shipper, you can create the circumstances that will result in efficient shipping preventing delay of shipment, and in extreme cases, spoilage. The following article provides you with a set of guidelines that will help you accomplish timely and efficient transportation of biological  commodities. Read more...

Clinical Trials in South America will continue to grow in Logistics Blog


83110_30049_0.jpgLatin America is going through a new era of growth and the global air cargo carriers are first hand witnesses of the regional economic expansion. Even despite the recent recession, the transportation industry has been noticing an increase in airfreight volumes, including pharmaceuticals, transported to the continent. As IATA reported, airfreight-related growth in Latin America for the first half of 2010 was 60.2%, while the worldwide growth showed only half that amount.

It is no secret that the Latin American market has been a target of the pharma companies for quite a while now. The region has been very popular among sponsors due to various reasons:

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How to avoid the lengthy FDA holds in Logistics Blog

When importing pharmaceutical materials and compounds into the USA, we all (carriers and importers alike) have experienced the frustration of unexpected and sometimes lengthy FDA holds. While it's impossible to avoid the inspection process, there are things that an importer and shipper can do to reduce the risk of significant delay. This article will give you some pointers on how to avoid lengthy FDA holds by giving you some tips for completing  documentation and choosing your service partners and packaging materials. Read more...

5 Tips for Successful Cold Chain Logistics in Logistics Blog

Cold chain shipments often have to be transported to the obscure parts of the world under strictly controlled temperature conditions. Here are some tips on how to make the shipping logistics process reliable and successful:

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