Painting a bleak picture for air cargo
Errors by handlers, disconnects throughout the supply chain contribute to ‘perfect storm’ for air shipments of pharmaceuticals in the ‘cold chain.’
Andrea Gruber of the International Air Transport Associationdoesn’t like when she hears pharma shippers refer to the airport as “the black box” where you have no idea what is going on with your temperature-sensitive drug shipment.
But the disconnect between shippers, freight forwarders, airport personnel, airline employees, handlers, warehousing and customs all combine to create the perfect storm for air shipments in the “cold chain.”
Source: Life Sciences Logistics