Reference Library – Durham Logistics
Last month saw Johnson & Johnson win the Best Temperature Controlled Logistics Project Award at the 2016 Temperature Controlled Logistics Awards. This was in relation to organising the supply chain through Sierra Leone for the shipment and storage of an Ebola vaccine.
Industry commentators noted that a reinforced cold chain would be essential to preserve the stablility of the Ebola vaccine which required shipment on dry ice, needed to be stored at -20 C and transported at below -5 C. The therapeutic required storage at the clinic between 2-8 C and to be administered below 25 C.
Source: Cold Chain IQ
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Founded in 1979, Itasca, Illinois-based AIT Worldwide Logistics is a full service transportation management provider. With continental headquarters in Chicago, Amsterdam and Hong Kong, AIT s offices form a vast network spanning the globe. By coupling a flexible business model with robust technology that presents end-to-end shipment visibility, AIT delivers precisely tailored supply chain efficiencies for almost every industry imaginable. Leveraging creative, competitively priced multimodal solutions, AIT removes the complexity from global logistics puzzles, helping companies thrive by regaining focus on the core goals of their business.
Direct and manage operations for cost effectiveness, efficiency, and safety
Ensure quality service to our customers and enrich working relationships with our vendors
Oversight of FDA and Internal audits
Knowledge of domestic and international pharmaceutical transportation
Knowledge of cold chain solutions to support Pharm & Biotech
Establish and monitor KPI s both internally and for vendors
Division P&L management
Plan, troubleshoot, problem-solve and oversee day-to-day operations
Implement improvements for overall station performance
Lead, coach, mentor, counsel, and develop personnel
Maximize performance to positively impact station bottom-line profitability
Manage employee time sheets and time off requests
Participate in client consultation, quoting, booking, billing, arrange all aspects of air, ocean, and domestic transportation
Supervision and mentoring of direct reports
Handle carrier negotiations
Review and action various reports designed to assist in running the department efficiently
Conduct face to face meetings with carriers and clients
Travel required on occasion
Other duties/assignments as needed for AIT management
Develop customer SOP s
8-10 years of freight forwarding and temperature controlled experience with a proven track record of success in a management or leadership role
Proven ability to meet deadlines and obtain results through people
Excellent communication skills
Ability to manage numerous assignments simultaneously in an unpredictable, rapidly changing environment
High level of initiative; self starter who can work well under pressure
Intermediate knowledge of MS Office products, including Word, Excel, and Outlook
Intimate knowledge of the air, ocean, and domestic process is required
Working knowledge of AE markets, carriers, and DG handling
Excellent organizational skills and strong attention to detail
Excellent Customer service skills
Knowledge of TSA and FDA regulations.
Ability to effectively schedule and monitor direct reports
Previous management experience is required
Bachelors degree preferred; experience can be substituted in lieu of education
AIT Worldwide Logistics Offers
Medical, Dental, Vision, Flexible Spending Account, Voluntary Life and AD&D, and STD, LTD
401(k) Retirement Plan
Great Opportunity for Growth
High Energy Atmosphere
AIT Worldwide Logistics is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer and particpates in the E-Verify Employment Verification Program. If you are unable to apply online due to a disability, contact Human Resources at 630-766-8300.
Galborg is suing for breach of contract after it claims it was supplied with contaminated bunkers, alleging more than $602,700 in damages.
Singapore-owned Galborg Pte LTD (Galborg) is suing for breach of contract through the U.S. Southern District of Texas‘ Houston Division, alleging that the company was supplied contaminated bunkers, causing $602,773.42 in damages. Local media reports indicate Galborg, through its representation William A. Durham in Houston, lodged the complaint against Kristensons-Petroleum Inc., and Minerva Bunkers Pte LTD, as well as Buffalo Marine Services Inc. and its barge Buffalo 90. The company says that it purchased bunker fuel for its vessel Silverfjord from the accused parties on July 8, 2015.
Galborg says the bunkers were contaminated with methacrylate polymer, resulting in damage to the vessel.
Galborg says the bunkers were contaminated with methacrylate polymer. As a result, Galborg is said to be suing for compensation to cover total damages acquired, as well as pre and post-judgment interest and fees. In February, Ship & Bunker reported that Raghuvir Bhavnani, Vice President of Viswalab Singapore Pte Ltd (Viswa Lab), said that Clause 5 and Annex B of ISO8217:2010 are lopsided in favour of bunker suppliers, protecting them from penalty if engine failure occurs as a result of poor quality or contaminated bunker fuel.