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New Import Control System 2 (ICS2) requirements for shipments entering or transiting the European Union

Updated on 31 January, 2023 Author: Anna Cesar – Manager, Regulatory Compliance EMEA Effective March 1, 2023, Economic Operators will need to submit cargo information, including the 6-digit Harmonized Commodity Codes, prior to shipment arrival in EU. The Import C...

  • New Import Control System 2 (ICS2) requirements for shipments entering or transiting the European Union

    Updated on 31 January, 2023 Author: Anna Cesar – Manager, Regulatory Compliance EMEA Effective March 1, 2023, Economic Operators will need to submit cargo information, including the 6-digit Harmonized Commodity Codes, prior to shipment arrival in EU. The Import Control System 2 (ICS2) is the EU new Customs security and safety program that aims to… Read more »

  • FAA Experiences Computer Outages Resulting in Impacted Flights Throughout USA

    Update: The FAA has resolved their computer system outages and normal air traffic operations are gradually resuming across the USA. Due to a recent Federal Aviation Administration system failure, flights are being delayed at multiple locations across the USA. As the FAA works to restore their operating system, Marken is closely monitoring all shipments that may be… Read more »

  • Marken Successfully Safeguards the Viability of Pharmaceutical Samples Within 42 Hours

    The distribution of critical cell samples requires an agile strategy with contingency planning and regulatory expertise to ensure seamless delivery on-time and within specifications. Marken’s innovative solution to safeguard the transport of urgent samples from Canada to the USA resulted in an overall 42-hour turnaround time (TAT). Charter flight solutions ensure vital shipment delivered on-time… Read more »

  • Winter Storm Watch Over Central and Eastern USA

    As extreme weather conditions form over the central and eastern parts of the USA, Marken is closely monitoring the ongoing weather conditions and we understand that air freight movements may be experiencing delays and interruptions. We are working proactively with clients to provide alternative arrangements to ensure patients are unaffected and making contingency plans to… Read more »

  • Marken Overcomes Multiple Obstacles To Successfully Deliver Critical Stem Cell Samples Across The Globe

    Stem cell samples require extremely tight 24-hour turnaround times in order to be modified and processed for critical cell therapy drug development. In our latest Cell and Gene Therapy (CGT) case study, discover how Marken successfully transported critical stem cell samples from an apheresis treatment center in Japan to a USA manufacturing plant, within 24… Read more »

  • Closely Monitoring Tropical Storm Nicole

    Following the landfall of Tropical Storm Nicole, we understand that many clinical sites and airports in the South Eastern part of the U.S. may be impacted. We are working proactively with clients to provide alternative arrangements and contingency plans to ensure patients are unaffected and mitigate interrupted service. We remain committed to sourcing the best… Read more »

  • Marken Service Update: UA, AA, DL Pilot Strikes

    Marken is actively monitoring the developments surrounding the ongoing airline pilot contract negotiations – specifically with the US’s largest airlines – American Airlines, United Airlines and Delta Airlines.  Most recently, Pilot Unions have rejected the latest contract proposals, with Delta Airlines pilots authorizing a potential strike.  While a strike is not imminent as the process… Read more »

  • Marken Service Update: Post Elections Strike in Brazil

    Marken is aware and closely monitoring the ongoing developments of the Post Elections Strike in Brazil. While some critical airports are being disrupted at this time, our team is working 24/7 to evaluate shipments and transport services being impacted. We are committed to serving our clients and will continue to adjust operations as needed. Using… Read more »

  • Marken Operational Update – Taiwan

    Marken is aware and closely monitoring the ongoing developments in Taiwan, with respect to any impacts on the supply chain. While a few passenger flights have been disrupted at this time, Marken shipments have not been impacted, and we are operating normally. We are committed to serving our clients and will continue to adjust operations… Read more »

  • Marken Reaches Agreement to Acquire The Medical Courier Business of Cedra Express, Expands Direct Presence in New Zealand

    Marken, a critical part of UPS Healthcare, has reached agreement to purchase the medical courier business of Cedra Express, a New Zealand-based transportation and logistics provider serving the life science and pharmaceutical segment. This acquisition will enhance Marken as a clinical trial and cell and gene logistics provider in the region. “With this new direct… Read more »

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