15 Feb 2017
Shipping temperature controlled pharmaceuticals is a complex business, with many variables and multiple supply chain partners involved. When shipments are sent with data loggers, they are subject to specific IATA and Dangerous Good Regulations to increase security of air cargo shipments. These regulations have become stricter year on year and reached a new level in 2017.
The video above explains the differences between shipments of data loggers with traditional lithium batteries requiring special labeling; and shipments containing data logger types that are exempt from additional IATA labeling.
Bottom line: If you use data loggers without button cell batteries it's more work and heavier costs. As soon as you go over 3 boxes using a data logger in a single consignment or you use multiple data loggers in a single box, your shipment must adhere to new 2017 labeling and documentation requirements.
Data loggers containing button cell batteries are exempt from additional IATA labeling, so no extra forms and no extra handling costs – no matter how many boxes or pallets you ship. Watch video above for full details.
The choice of data loggers that you use in your temperature controlled distribution, could impact your entire logistics planning and handling procedures. With the right data logger, you not only save costs along the process, but also eliminate the hassle of additional paperwork and the risk of being non-compliant in your cold chain. Learn more about how a closed loop data monitoring system can simplify your cold chain logistics and ensure compliance.
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