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"Cosmetics, that's make-up, right?" Most people would probably say. However, cosmetics are much more than that. Everyone uses it from birth. Cosmetics is a collective name for all products that are used to guarantee or improve hygiene, physical cleanliness and appearance. And that includes not only make-up but also deodorant, toothpaste, shampoo and soap. The logistics process surrounding these products is of great importance for its quality. In this article, you can read why.
It is an accomplished fact that safeguarding the prescribed temperature margins in the cold chain of vaccines and medicines is paramount. After all, patient safety is central. Deviations in temperature margins can lead to a shortened shelf life or reduced effect of the vaccine or drug. Therefore, these temperature margins must be continuously monitored. Temperature recorders, also known as data loggers, are usually used for this. However, registration often involves many administrative actions. LogTag Online has been developed to make this process easier and more user-friendly.
Before a vaccine can be administered to a patient, it takes a long time. Like all products, vaccines run through a chain with several links. The conditions within that chain can affect the quality of the vaccines. Vaccines, for example, are very sensitive to temperature and light, even more so than ordinary medicines. Temperature and light have a direct influence on the effect and shelf life of vaccines and can lead to a loss.
These are exceptional times; the impact of the coronavirus is increasing day by day. The measures taken by the government are far-reaching but necessa...
The impact of the coronavirus is clear. It is a fact for many companies that will lead to a reduction in turnover due to the economic setback. The export of products is also lagging, partly due to the shortage of reefers. Logistics activities have long been halted in China, leaving reefers loaded on the harbour docks. As a result, there are far fewer empty reefers available for export from the Netherlands. Although production in China is now restarting, the shortage of reefers will continue to exist for the time being. It is estimated that currently, approximately 13% of the total number of reefers worldwide is moored in Chinese ports. Even cargo ships are full because there was no place to put the containers.
From January 2020 the new Incoterms are in force. We have listed the most important changes for you and made them visual. Do you prefer to download the overview? That is possible through this link.
Sustainability is the necessary trend now. Innumerable initiatieves have been launched with the aim of creating a more sustainable world. Throwing away less food, recycling, living without natural gas, solar panels… We are all becoming more and more aware of the impact of our actions on the climate. Companies are also increasingly committed to reducing waste, and we regard that as a very positive development. Yet it seems to be a challenge to tackle waste chain-wide. Sustainability goes further than just its own link.
Reefer containers are used for the worldwide export of perishables and temperature-sensitive goods such as vegetables, fruit, dairy products and meat, but also chemical and pharmaceutical products. It is connected to the ship’s electrical supply and cooled, in which the temperature is adjusted to the load. The temperature is monitored using sensors. Transporting with an operating reefer container is naturally more expensive than with a regular container.
Not everybody is aware of the risks of sea freight. Each year 500 billion of goods are wasted because of container damage, with at least 10% because o...
Milk powder, make-up, cocoa, raw materials, medicines and paint... Just a small list of products that are produced and transported as dry powder via worldwide export. That dry powders are sensitive to moisture is a known problem. This is because powders tend to absorb moisture, causing caking. This influences the quality of the product and it is also a breeding ground for bacteria and insects.