Unitrans Life Sciences Logistics Newsletter | Edition 38 | May 02, 2017
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In Edition 38:
> Temp Controlled Comments
Dangerous Goods Label for Airfreight
Lithium Battery Label
Industry Trade Shows

> Industry, Carrier and Service Updates
Puerto Rico Widebody Services
Pharma Freighter Service
Potential Alitalia Service Disruptions
Emirates Airlines Flight Cutbacks
Shippers Must Declare Loads Are Road-legal

> Security News
Medtech Cybersecurity
Approach to Supply Chain Security
Chicago Cargo Theft Summit

> Compliance and Trade Corner
FDA & CBP Import Requirements

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Temp Controlled Shipments

Are you using the correct labels for your dry ice and lithium battery shipments?

New Class 9 (Dangerous Goods Label for Airfreight)

The new class 9 label is slightly different from the previous one (see below). Make sure that you are using the new label which is now required. Some carriers are no longer accepting shipments with old labels and your shipments might be delayed.

Dangerous Goods Label Airfreight

The old label on the left has expired. Use the new one on the right.

Lithium Battery Label

The old label is still valid until the end of 2018. Additionally there is a new label for UN 3091 (regulated temperature logger batteries) that is also being used. Keep in mind that a declaration is also needed on the AWB if the shipment is regulated.

Dangerous Goods Label Airfreight

The current label on the left is valid until end of 2018. UN3091 is also available.

Please contact Unitrans in case of questions.

Industry Trade Shows

BIOMEDEVICE Boston is coming to the Boston Convention & Exhibition Center on May 3-4, 2017.

CPhI is bringing their inaugural event to the Pennsylvania Convention Center in Philadelphia on May 16-18, 2107. The event promises to bring together manufacturers, suppliers and potential partners from across the supply chain.

Arena International will host "Outsourcing in Clinical Trials East Coast 2017" on May 23 and 24, in King of Prussia, PA. The event will bring together the clinical operations and outsourcing community from the Pennsylvania, New Jersey, New York pharma, biotech and medical device regions and beyond.

MD&M East is coming to the Javits Convention Center in New York, NY on June 13-15, 2017.


Industry, Carrier and Service Updates


Puerto Rico Wide Body Services

Both United and American now offer daily wide body services between San Juan and their respective hubs in Newark and Philadelphia. These flights connect with a wide selection of beyond flights to Europe and Asia. Both airlines offer pharma specific services including the handling of "active" solutions such as Envirotainer and CSafe containers.

Pharma Freighter Service

IAG Cargo establishes Pharma Freighter service between Madrid, Spain and Basel, Switzerland.

Alitalia Starts Bankruptcy Proceedings

Italian flag carrier Alitalia filed for administration as turnaround plan fails. Alitalia started bankruptcy proceedings ifor the second time in a decade. In the event of service disruptions, Unitrans has contingency plans in place for your airfreight shipment to/from Italy.

Emirates Airlines Flight Cutbacks

Emirates Airlines has announced they will reduce frequencies on US routes from Dubai starting next month as a result of softening demand for passenger services. Boston, Los Angeles and Seattle will be reduced to 1 x daily and Orlando and Ft Lauderdale (used for Puerto Rico origin cargo) will be reduced to 5 x weekly (from daily). Unitrans expects further reductions in service to the US by other Middle Eastern carriers in the next month.

Shippers Must Declare Loads Are Road-legal

Effective May 7, 2017, and in what appears to be a partial extension of the verified gross mass (VGM) amendment of the Safety of Life at Sea regulations, next month a new law within the EU will force shippers to declare the weight of their cargo to haulers transporting goods within Europe. Additional details on the directive, from author Gavin van Marle, can be found in The Loadstar by clicking here.


Security News


Medtech Cybersecurity

6 Elements Of An Effective Responsible Disclosure Policy: In a guest column by Stephanie Domas, of Batelle, the author discusses the need for cybersecurity in Medical Devices in response to FDA released guidance titled; Postmarket Mangement of Cybersecuirty in Medical Devices.

An Approach to Supply Chain Security: How to Design, Audit and Review Supply Chains

Tom Cochrane, Mundipharma International, studies the security implications of what happens to your product throughout the supply chain.

Chicago Cargo Theft Summit

From our friends at the Pharmaceutical Cargo Security Coalition – a training opportunity coming to the Chicago area.


Compliance and Trade Corner


The FDA and U.S. Customs and Border Protection have implemented strict import requirements. Importers must provide precise information to make it through FDA's software screening program (PREDICT) and likewise, through U.S. Custom's ACE software program. Errors here can cost you long delays and fines. Click here for more information on a virtual training session discussing information and data requirements, the import hold and detention process and offering tips on how to manage in a changing, and more closely integrated environment.

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