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Delta Air Lines to Offer GPS Tracking and Tracing

Delta Air Lines has inked an exclusive marketing agreement with OnAsset Intelligence, a provider of machine-to-machine (M2M) wireless asset tracking solutions, enabling Delta Cargo customers to view GPS location information on, Delta reported.

Users will be able to track and trace cargo in transit across the Delta and Delta Connection fleet, which operates more than 5000 daily flights to more than 340 destinations, 61 countries and six continents. Cargo status can be viewed on a customized Web page.


Intelsius Adds to Line of Biotherm Packaging Systems

Intelsius, a global manufacturer and distributor of temperature-controlled packaging solutions, has added two new Category A shipping systems to its existing line of Biotherm packaging solutions. The new Biotherm 7 and Biotherm 14 systems were developed using a patent-pending process that is designed to optimize shipping volume and minimize freight costs. Systems are also prequalified to maintain sample integrity during dry ice shipments for up to 240 hours.

Niklas Prager succeeds Thomas Persson as Envirotainer CEO

Envirotainer’s Board of Directors appoints Niklas Prager as the company’s new CEO, effective Feb. 1, 2011. Mr. Prager, who is currently chairman of the board, succeeds Thomas Persson. Mr. Persson will remain with the company as senior advisor on special projects and serve on the board of directors.

Six Instances of Pharma Cargo Theft in October

In October, there were six instances of pharmaceutical cargo theft out of a total of 77 incidents, reports FreightWatch International. California tops the list with the highest number of thefts, with three of the pharma thefts occurring in that state. Overall, the number of cargo thefts is up from September, which saw a total of 55 incidents.

IPEC Urges Track and Trace Mandates, But Will They Materialize?

Drug firms are working to secure their own supply chains, but will individual efforts close all the gaps in the supply chain?

In June, Victoria Espinel, Intellectual Property Enforcement Coordinator (IPEC), Office of Management and Budget, testified before Congress about drug counterfeiting. Her office is establishing an interagency committee to combat counterfeiting, and her team will take on unlicensed Internet pharmacies and counterfeit drugs both in the United States and around the globe. “And to further guard against the proliferation of counterfeit drugs, we will increase our enforcement efforts and cooperation with relevant agencies, including CBP, DEA, and FDA,” she testified.

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DGP Group Rebrands as Intelsius and Launches Orcatherm

Formerly DGP Group, Intelsius completes its corporate rebranding efforts, which includes a new corporate identity, logo, and redesign of its flagship Web site. As part of the rebranding, Intelsius also announced the launch of Orcatherm, one of its most innovative packaging solutions to date.

NCA Pharmacare Takes off at Nippon Cargo Airlines

Nippon Cargo Airlines (NCA) has launched a program for transporting high-value, highly sensitive pharmaceutical products. The airline has signed a global lease agreement with Envirotainer for using its active temperature-controlled air cargo containers, which is the first time an airline in Japan has developed a specific product based on the use of Envirotainer containers, NCA reports.

CSafe Facility Receives FAA Approval

CSafe LLC, a provider of active container solutions for temperature-sensitive airfreight, announces the approval of its manufacturing facility in Dayton, OH, by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) for the production of the company’s AcuTemp RKN electrical heating and cooling air cargo container. Prior to the approval of the Dayton location, the units were manufactured and released into the world-wide marketplace from the company’s FAA-approved Seattle, WA, location.

Pharma Company Selects Warehouse Management Software for Batch, Lot, and Expiration Date Controls

RedPrairie Corp. has announced that Harbin Pharmaceuticals has selected RedPrairie’s Warehouse Management solution to support its 30,000-sq-m distribution center in Harbin City, Hulan District, China.

The warehouse handles up to ¥10 billion in products annually and supports more than 1300 outlets and 1000 wholesalers, including chemical medicine, traditional Chinese medicine, biological product, medical appliance healthcare, and daily use chemicals.

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