White Paper: Maximizing Confidence In Temperature-Controlled Pharmaceutical ShippingSource: American Airlines Cargo
Pharmaceutical products are considered one of the fastest growing and most valuable cargo commodity categories handled by air carriers. It is estimated that biotech and pharmaceutical products represent the highest value per air lifted pound of any cargo shipped by the airlines. And taking into account that many temperature-sensitive pharmaceutical products will at some point during the distribution process travel by air, the significance of maximizing shipper confidence in every aspect of the quality and reliability of the shipping process is of utmost importance.
Pharmaceutical industry confidence in air cargo can be further gained by using state-of-the-art equipment packaging and containers, tracking systems and highly-trained personnel. Processes that provide detailed documentation or proof that these sensitive products have been wellmaintained throughout the shipping process allow pharmaceutical companies the control they need to manage their products effectively.
Protecting these valuable assets with proven, precise handling and strict temperature-control can literally save companies millions of dollars in lost inventory. This is also ultimately essential for protecting patients and end users of the pharmaceutical products.
Therefore, it is imperative for pharmaceutical companies, freight forwarders and air carriers alike to understand and overcome the challenges of cost effectively delivering high-value, temperature-sensitive pharmaceuticals across widely varying climates to their customers worldwide.