Transatlantic Healthcare Service

Written by Erin Talbott
2 minute read


Assuring the compliant handling of temperature sensitive healthcare products in today’s complex supply chain is one of the foremost challenges facing healthcare logistics managers today.

As the world of healthcare product manufacturing and distribution grows broader at astonishing speed, regulatory oversight and stringent handling requirements is expanding just as rapidly. The intersection of these dynamic forces makes the task of operating a temperature controlled compliant supply chain ever more challenging. 

Challenge: Providing a Temperature Protective Air Service

Temperature excursions can occur in many ways and in many places. Quite often excursions occur during the complex process of moving products between origin and destination airports. Numerous hand-offs and transfers in uncontrolled environments can lead to undesirable cargo handling practices. Shippers can employ various packaging solutions in an attempt to minimize exposure. However, the supply chain itself requires a more structured and protective approach to reduce excursions.

Solution: Expeditors Transatlantic Healthcare Service

Expeditors, in partnership with select airlines and agents, is addressing this problem with a dedicated daily air service connecting Europe with North America. Our approach is to assess and manage the risk of door to door air services. We identify the variables that frequently lead to uncontrolled exposure and excursions. We then implement processes through facility investment, dedicated air services, and continuous monitoring and oversight to manage and minimize the risk.

Result: Our new Transatlantic Healthcare Service

All processes in the Transatlantic Healthcare Service program from cargo receipt to delivery are fully documented and audited to assure continuous compliance with current GDP guidelines.

In a world demanding uncompromising adherence to cargo protection and patient safety, it only makes sense to use a service designed specifically to help you meet these standards. The Transatlantic Healthcare Service is today’s solution to this challenge.

Blog was originally posted on September 7, 2016 1 PM

Topics: Transatlantic, Healthcare, GDP

Erin Talbott

Written by Erin Talbott

2 minute read