Unitrans Life Sciences Logistics Newsletter | Edition 40 | August 11, 2017
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In Edition 40:
> Temp Controlled Comments
Amerijet Earns CEIV Certification
IAG Cargo Launches Constant Climate
Maersk Remote Container Management
Hamburg Süd Ugrades for Pharmaceutical Reefer Market

> Industry, Carrier and Service Updates
Venezuela Update
Air France KLM Martinair Cargo
COSCO buys OOCL
Amazon to Disrupt Prescription Medicine
> Security News
Carmack Amendment in $9M Cargo Theft Suit
2017 Cargo Theft Summit

> Compliance and Trade Corner
TSA Responds to AfA, NCBFAA and IAC Petition
Anti-corruption Collective Action
An Examination of DDP Model

Temp Controlled Shipments

Amerijet Earns CEIV Certification

Amerijet became the first US All Cargo airline to earn IATA's CEIV-Pharma certification. With more than 40 years of experience in the cargo industry, Amerijet operates its own dedicated freighter fleet of B767-300/200 aircraft from its primary hub at the Miami International Airport to 38 destinations throughout the Caribbean, Mexico, Central and South America.

IAG Cargo Launches Constant Climate

Constant Climate is a product by IAG Cargo designed for the transportation of temperature-sensitive pharmaceutical material. It maintains a stable internal temperature using active and passive solutions. More information on Constant Climate here.

Maersk Remote Container Management

Maersk releases its Remote Container Management (RCM) to shippers, reports The Loadstar. RCM features an overview of all containers with journey assessment parameters, a temperature graph with option to view O2 and CO2 and ambient temperature and a view of container positions on a map.

Hamburg Süd Ugrades for Pharmaceutical Reefer Market

The transportation of pharmaceutical products in reefer equipment is subject to the particularly strict guidelines of the Good Distribution Practice (GDP) scheme. Hamburg Süd will be meeting the requirements with regard to calibration processes as of July and therefore be able to respond flexibly to corresponding customer wishes. (Maritime Logistics Professional)


Industry, Carrier and Service Updates


Venezuela Update

Carriers continue to withdraw services from Venezuela with the latest being Avianca, LATAM (LAN), Delta, United and Aerolineas Argentinas. There are still some options to get shipments to Venezuela, please contact Unitrans for details.

Air France KLM Martinair Cargo

Air France KLM Martinair (AF-KLMP) is restructuring their fleet to better serve the worldwide market. Air Cargo News reports that "AF-KLMP Cargo now has two Boeing 777 and four Boeing 747 freighters in its fleet, plus 10 elderly B747 combis – each capable of carrying 40 tonnes – which will be phased out by the summer of 2020."

COSCO buys OOCL

COSCO will become the world's third-largest container line. The Chinese-based COSCO is buys Hong Kong container firm OOCL for $6.3B. The world's shipping fleet, replenished by ever bigger vessels, has grown faster than the globalization it serves. This has pushed OOCL into the arms of COSCO, writes The Economist.

Amazon to Disrupt Prescription Medicine

According to Kaiser Family Foundation, Americans spend $379 billion on prescription medicine annually. An article in Pharma Logistics IQ contemplates the impact Amazon may or may not have on this market.


Security News


Carmack Amendment in $9M Cargo Theft Suit

Land Line Magazine reports on a court case pitting Sanofi-Aventis against Great American Lines. A tractor-trailer was stolen at a truck stop in Georgia while the truck driver was not attending the truck. The Carmack Amendment addresses liabilities of shippers and carriers when cargo is lost. Essentially, carriers can avoid liability if they can prove they were not negligent. The district court absolved the motor carrier of blame, but Sanofi-Aventis is now appealing.

2017 Cargo Theft Summit

The 2017 Cargo Theft Summit will be held in Southern California August 22nd and 23rd. Click here for more information.


Compliance and Trade Corner


TSA Responds to AfA, NCBFAA and IAC Petition

The Airforwarders Association's (AfA) and the National Customs Brokers & Forwarders Association of America (NCBFAA) petitioned the TSA to reconsider changes made to certain provisions concerning training in proposed Change 6 to the Indirect Air Carrier Standard Security Program. TSA has indicated that it will release updated training materials which IACs can use to be in compliance with their obligations under Change 6.

Anti-corruption Collective Action

The World Customs Organization released a dossier outlying the case for Customs administrations to improve Customs policy and its implementation, increase duty and tax collection rates and support government anti-corruption efforts, while creating a fair business environment.

An Examination of DDP Model

Global Trade Magazine dedicates an article to the Delivered Duty Paid (DDP) Incoterm and explains its popularity and challenges.

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