Domestic and worldwide shipping of pharmaceuticals at a controlled temperature (-20°c; +2°c/+8°c; 15°c/+25°c)
ITAVIA, thanks to temperature- control devices installed by carriers aboard ships, aircraft and at terminals, guarantees temperature-controlled transportation by air,sea or land in compliance with GDP (Good Distribution Practice).
A worldwide network of partners (Pharmafreight), selected to manage the arrival, customs clearance and door-to-door delivery of goods in non-EU countries ensures the use of refrigerated and air-conditioned containers and transportation thereby guaranteeing that maximum care and attention is taken throughout all stages of transportation,
The packaging solutions adopted are developed, produced and validated in compliance with international air, sea, and land regulatory transportation standards. They are state-of-the art isothermal systems which guarantee and certify temperature control from 24 to 96 hours, as required.
TEMPERATURE-CONTROLLED PHARMACEUTICAL REFRIGERATED AIR TRANSPORTATION:
For passive-temperature airborne cargo, various types and sizes of VA-Q-TAINER containers areused, designed to meet the extreme requirements of the pharmaceutical industry (96lt,1euro pallet/bulk loading; I euro pallet/1 US pallet/bulk loading; 2 euro pallet/2 US pallet/bulk loading). The containers ensure the temperature control oflarge shipments of temperature-sensitive products.
For active-temperature airborne cargo, Envirotainers (temperature-controlled containers of various types (RAP/RKN) are used which adopt a diverse technology involving compressor cooling and electric heating. Designed for the extreme requirements of the healthcare industry, the various types of Envirotainers maintain product temperatures in most of the climatic conditions to be found along worldwide shipping routes and ensure that shipments can be carried out at a stable temperature regardless of climatic conditions.
We also adopt advanced, easy-to-use packaging solutions, such as isothermal pallet coverings, made of plastic bubble wrap and aluminium film that reflect the sun’s rays, to protect medicines from very high temperatures and thermal extremes, especially during airport transfers.
SEA TRANSPORTATION OF REFRIGERATED PHARMACEUTICALS
Maritime containers (refeers from 20’/40’ equipped with a refrigerated unit) are loaded at port embarkation terminals equipped with power bollards to which refeers can be hooked up.
These containers are stored in areas aboard ships fitted with power bollards to ensure that the temperature is maintained from the beginning to the end of the shipment.
WORLDWIDE LAND PHARMACEUTICALS TRANSPORTATION
Insulated and refrigerated vehicles ensure the integrity of transported medicines from start to finish -- refrigerated Thermo King units suitable for any size of vehicle from small trucks and vans to truck tractors and semi-trailers are used.