CEIV – Stakeholders must be honest about their limitations

IATA’s CEIV Pharma program has succeeded in making air freight a less risky proposition for pharma shippers, but, as delegates to the World Cargo Symposium (WCS) in Abu Dhabi learned yesterday, about 25% of vaccines still reach their destination in “degraded condition.” And Andrea Gruber, IATA’s Senior Manager Special Cargo said the air freight industry […]
  • David Harris
  • March 14, 2017

A long-distance blueberry

After a holiday season spent over-eating, doesn’t the idea of replacing high-calorie desserts with some simple, healthful, fresh fruit sound good? Of course it does. But the real question isn’t whether you would like some fresh blueberries or cherries this evening, but how far are you willing to go to get them. Or, rather, how […]
  • David Harris
  • December 28, 2015

Cargo container news

Plenty of news from the container side of the air freight business in recent weeks: CSafe expands production of RKN refrigeration units. Amid strong demand for temperature-controlled ULDs to ship pharmaceuticals and other perishable cargo, CSafe Global added a second production facility for its AcuTemp-brand RKN units. A new 38,000 sq ft factory recently opened […]
  • David Harris
  • October 2, 2014

Cherry Season

It’s early summer and for the Pacific Northwest that means it’s the height of Cherry season, so no points for guessing what this China Cargo Airlines 777F is carrying as it departs SeaTac for Shanghai Pudong. As in previous summers, the export of Washington Cherries brings atypical visitors to Seattle to transport the fruits by […]
  • David Harris
  • July 8, 2014