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June 14th is World Blood Donor Day in Aviation Logistics Blog

Every year, countries around the world celebrate World Blood Donor Day on June 14. The event serves to thank voluntary, unpaid blood donors for their life-saving gifts of blood and to raise awareness of the need for regular blood donations to ensure the quality, safety and availability of blood and blood products for patients in need. Read more...

April is a National Donate Life Month in Aviation Logistics Blog

National Donate Life Month (NDLM) was instituted by Donate Life America and its partnering organizations in 2003. Celebrated in April each year, NDLM features an entire month of local, regional and national activities to help encourage Americans to register as organ, eye and tissue donors and to celebrate those that have saved lives through the gift of donation. Read more...

Preparation for Winter Storm Jonas in Aviation Logistics Blog

More than 67 million Americans in 19 states are under blizzard warnings or winter storm warnings as Winter Storm Jonas moves toward the East Coast. Heavy snow and strong winds will bring travel to a grinding halt. Some airlines are canceling flights as of 4:00PM Friday. More than 6,000 U.S. flights including over 2,800 on Friday and nearly 3,200 on Saturday have been canceled, many of which are due to Jonas. 

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New Regulations Proposed for Transport of Lithium Batteries in Aviation Logistics Blog

Over the years, a number of incidents where overheated lithium ion and lithium metal batteries have caused smoking packages and fires onboard cargo and passenger aircraft has led to stricter and increasingly complex shipping regulations.

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Argentina Agrees to Lift Trade Restrictions with EU and US Beginning 2016 in Aviation Logistics Blog

Argentina agreed to lift trade restrictions with EU and US by end of the year following a ruling from the Dispute Settlement Body of the World Trade Organization (WTO). The ruling will apply to all goods entering Argentina, improving the time it takes for shipments to be imported and cleared. 
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Update: Mexican Export Regulations in Aviation Logistics Blog

As of July 1, 2015, Mexican customs will require all export declarations (PEDIMENTO) to include the following consignee details in the country of destination:

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5 Most Logistically Challenging Life-Saving Deliveries in Aviation Logistics Blog

While every shipment is important, and many critical to both the sender and receiver, there are some that begin and end with the goal of saving a life. From organs and bone marrow for transplant, to immunotherapy drugs and radiopharmaceuticals - each type of life saving shipment comes with its own logistics challenges. Following are the five most critical life saving shipments, along with the specific considerations required to keep each safe during transit.
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New Class 9 and Class 6 Dangerous Goods Label Design in Aviation Logistics Blog

In an effort to harmonize 49CFR and IATA regulations, effective October 1st 2014, USDOT will be discontinue the use of the current Class 9 and Dry Ice labels, as well as the Class 6 Infectious Substances label. Read more...

Quick is proud to be a sponsor of the Be The Match Walk+Run Events in Aviation Logistics Blog

Quick is proud to be a sponsor of the Be The Match Walk+Run Events, which raises critical funds throughout the year to help patients with blood cancers take the next step toward a life-saving marrow transplant.
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Iceland’s Bardarbunga Volcano: Quick’s Contingency Planning for Disruption of Aviation in Aviation Logistics Blog

We have been closely monitoring the recent eruptions of the Iceland’s Bardarbunga volcano. Although no ash clouds have appeared yet, the threat remains real. We would like to ensure you that Sterling is well prepared for the possibility of air disruptions and has the contingency plans ready to minimize impact on our operations.

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