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Service Update – South Africa

Over the past several days, we have been closely monitoring the developments regarding Omicron, the new COVID-19 variant identified in Africa. To comply with new regulations, the majority of our commercial carrier partners have announced that they will transition to ca...

  • Service Update – South Africa

    Over the past several days, we have been closely monitoring the developments regarding Omicron, the new COVID-19 variant identified in Africa. To comply with new regulations, the majority of our commercial carrier partners have announced that they will transition to cargo-only flights out of Johannesburg, South Africa. Additionally, some airlines are operating on restrictive service,… Read more »

  • A Dry Ice Shortage Does Not Exist for Marken

    As our industry continues to experience various degrees of dry ice shortages, Marken maintains a strong temperature-controlled global network and does not foresee any impact on our service timelines or availability of packaging solutions and dry ice. Marken and UPS Healthcare produce our own dry ice supplies, maintain strong strategic relationships with global dry ice… Read more »

  • India: Lohegaon International Airport, Pune – Closed October 16-29

    Lohegaon international airport in Pune, India, will be closed from October 16 through October 29 while the runway is resurfaced. The airport will re-open at 8 am on October 30 and return to 24-hour operations. All Marken shipments for Pune will be routed through Mumbai international airport (Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj International Airport) during the planned… Read more »

  • Closely Monitoring Tropical Storm Nicholas

    Following the landfall of Tropical Storm Nicholas, we understand that many clinical sites in the South-Central part of the U.S. may be impacted. We are working directly with impacted clients to provide alternative arrangements to ensure patients are unaffected. We are currently making contingency plans to ensure uninterrupted service and proactively avoiding the area as… Read more »

  • Closely Monitoring Tropical Storm Ida

    Following the landfall of Hurricane Ida, we understand that many clinical sites in the South-Central part of the U.S. may be impacted. We are working proactively with clients to provide alternative arrangements to ensure patients are unaffected and making contingency plans to ensure uninterrupted service. Please contact your local Marken branch or business professional if… Read more »

  • India: New Mandatory Pre-Arrival Clearance Procedures

    AUTHOR: Reynaldo Roman | Senior Director, Regulatory Compliance India’s Central Board of Indirect Taxes and Customs announces a new rule requiring all air cargo arriving in India to be Customs cleared no later than the day of arrival and preferably before arrival. As of April 1st, importers must ensure that their shipment documents are complete,… Read more »

  • COVID-19 Critical Supply Chain Updates

    February 10, 2021 Thank you for your continued interest in our COVID-19 CRITICAL SUPPLY CHAIN UPDATES.  As supply chain impacts are minimal, we are suspending our updates for now.  If there is an impactful change to the supply chain, global or regional, an update will be shared. We wish you all good health and continued safety.… Read more »

  • India: New Mandatory Document Requirements

     merchandise for import into the country. On Jan 14th, 2021, India’s Central Board of Indirect Taxes and Customs published Advisory No: 02/2021 announcing a new rule requiring Customs brokers to submit certain documents to Customs when clearing merchandise for import into the country. The new rule requires mandatory uploading of product-specific documents in the e-Sanchit… Read more »

  • New EU Mandatory Export Authorization for COVID 19 Vaccines

    The European Commission announced last week a new, mandatory export authorization requirement for COVID-19 vaccines covered by an Advance Purchase Agreement (APA) with the EU. The new rule applies to vaccines against SARS-related coronaviruses (SARS-CoV species) falling under CN code 3002 20 10 and cover active substances including master and working cell banks used for… Read more »

  • Snow Storm Watch for Central and East Regions of the U.S.

    A snow storm watch is in effect for the Central and East Regions of the U.S. While some airports may be impacted, Marken is closely monitoring the situation, routing shipments through the nearest hubs and ensuring all temperature-controlled shipments are safeguarded and maintained in the occurrence of any shipment delays caused by the storm.  As… Read more »

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