Perishables & Pharma
Perishable goods were among the first commodities carried by air.
With years of operating experience, airlines have developed very effective handling techniques for chilled and frozen products, providing shippers with optimum, cost-efficient packaging methods for these time and temperature sensitive commodities.
Perishable Cargo Regulations
IATA's Perishable Cargo Regulations (PCR) is an essential reference guide for all parties involved in the packaging and handling of temperature sensitive products for air transportation. It has been developed based on the experience of a number of major airlines and the scientific data supplied by research institutions.
Pharma & healthcare products
The transportation of time and temperature sensitive goods, including the high-value pharmaceutical and healthcare products, is a core service offered by airlines and affiliated freight forwarders or logistics service providers. With years of operating experience, airlines have developed very effective handling techniques, providing shippers with optimum, cost-efficient packaging methods for these time and temperature sensitive commodities.
Time & Temperature Sensitive label
PCR Chapter 17 “Air Transport Logistics for Time and Temperature Sensitive Healthcare Products” specifically addresses the temperature control management issues identified by the industry.
This chapter provides the requirements and standards for the transportation of time and temperature sensitive healthcare cargo shipments, including the mandatory use of the Time and Temperature Sensitive label.
Time & Temperature Task Force
The Time & Temperature Task Force (TTTF) develops and maintains standards for the procedures, documentation, cargo handling, packaging and acceptance of goods from the health care sector, under guidance from the Live Animals and Perishables Board (LAPB),
Acceptance Checklist for Time & Temperature Sensitive Healthcare Shipments
Effective 1 July 2013, the Acceptance Checklist Requirements for Time and Temperature Sensitive Healthcare Shipments will become mandatory for the transportation of healthcare cargo shipments. See IATA notice (pdf)