AsstrA provides a variety of logistics and transportation services necessary for the international shipment of pharmaceuticals, medical components and equipment. For a number of years already, AsstrA has been providing logistics solutions for pharmaceutical companies. Our company pays great attention to the safety of cargo during transportation and fully complies with the standards of GPP, Good Distribution Practice, international legal norms, and relevant domestic laws when shipping medical components. AsstrA helps its clients ensure smooth domestic and international supplies of medicine. Our company organizes transportation of medicine through various means of transport in Europe, the CIS, the Baltics, the Balkans, and South East Asia. Our experienced employees optimize supply schemes and provide individual logistics solutions in accordance with the needs of clients and the characteristics of their cargo. AsstrA transports all cargo according to agreed terms regardless of the geography of shipment. In cooperation with international transportation companies, we are able to offer flexible pricing policies and Swiss-quality service.
Conditions for the transportation of medicine and medical equipment vary according to its specific type.
The first such type is medical substances. It is a wide category that covers natural and synthetic substances of various physical and chemical origin. As cargo, most medical substances are fragile and sensitive to fluctuations in termperature and humidity. For instance, medical liquids are bottled in glass tare. In order to keep cargo safe and mechanically undamaged, medical liquids are secured within a vehicle with excess space filled with soft packaging materials.
The second type is medical supplies. This category includes various instruments, equipment, materials, reagents, and appliances used for medical purposes. During transportation of this kind of cargo, quality deterioration should be prevented and exploitational characteristics should be preserved. Medical supplies, like medical substances, must be marked accurately in order ensure appropriate transportation.
The third type is medical equipment. Hi-Tech equipment is categorized as expensive and fragile, therefore triggering certain transportation requirements. In addition, medical equipment is often of non-standard configuration and size and therefore classified as oversized cargo.
AsstrA carefully monitors changes in the national and international legal regulation of cargo transportation and ensures the safe and timely shipment of medical substances and materials appropriate to their specific cargo type.
Transportation of medical components and products by vehicles is universal and efficient for this type of fragile cargo. Road vehicles operate independently of seaport, airport, and railroad timetables. Transport may therefore proceed at almost any time of the day. Moving medical equipment by truck has a number of advantages, including the possibility to fully load the truck, accommodate special temperature regimes, handle bulky or oversized cargo, and consolidate cargo at AsstrA partners’ warehouses in Italy, Germany, Lithuania, Poland, and other European countries.
Transportation of pharmaceutical equipment and medicine by sea is also an advantageous, effective, and fast option for long-distance delivery. Containers used for transportation by sea ensure additional safety for the cargo. Advantages also include the possibility to fill the container fully or partially, transport powdery or dry cargo, reorganize cargo at port, and comply with simplified customs procedures in Europe and the CIS.
Transportation of medicine and medical components by railroad is also beneficial in case of long-distance delivery. Advantages include fast delivery, the possibility to reload any kind of cargo and use specialized carriages, platforms and containers. AsstrA offers transportation of pharmaceutical production and equipment by railroad between Europe and the CIS. As trains follow specific timetables, our clients make orders in advance and receive their cargo according to agreed terms.
Transportation of medical products and medicine by air is a fast but costly alternative. Cargo planes have considerable capacity allowing price economy when delivering over a long distance. The advantages of this way of transporting medical products and medicine include the possibility to ship from any international airport, handle oversized cargo, take advantage of connecting flights, provide comprehensive cargo maintenance while at airports, and deliver cargo directly to the recipient‘s warehouse.
AsstrA specialists excel at attracting reliable transportation partners and choosing optimal transportation that takes into consideration cargo specifications. Where necessary our employees formulate combined schemes comprised of aviation, road, sea, and rail transport.
AsstrA has earned a reputation with the world’s leading pharmaceutical companies as a reliable logistics partner. Our company voluntarily meets the highest standards for logistics suppliers and has obtained a Safety & Quality Assessment System (SQAS) certificate to support quality control and safety procedures while working with chemical and pharmaceutical products. Moreover, Asstra strictly follows Good Distribution Practices.
AsstrA employees are highly qualified and have many years of experience in the field of cargo transportation in general and in the transportation of pharmaceuticals in particular. Experience and qualifications help us take an individual approach to each order that is appropriate to the specifics of the cargo involved and the wishes of the client. Cooperation with reliable transport service providers allows us to develop and select optimal delivery routes, clearly coordinate all stages of delivery, and transport any cargo in a timely manner. The suite of services AsstrA provides for the transportation of pharmaceuticals and medical equipment includes:
Favorable pricing for a variety of services related to the transportation of pharmaceuticals and medical equipment. AsstrA offers its customers the most favorable financial terms of cooperation regardless of the situation on the market.
The suite of services AsstrA provides in relation to the transportation of pharmaceuticals and medical equipment includes:
- Integrated customs support and consulting on customs clearance.
- Facilitating prompt passage through sanitary and epidemiological customs control.
- In addition, our company provides the following services:
- Organization and provision of the transportation of pharmaceuticals by different modes of transport. Experienced AsstrA specialists select a vehicle specially-adapted for the transportation of medical appliances depending on specific cargo properties and customer needs. If necessary, our employees create multimodal shipping schemes using air, road, sea and rail transport.
- Organization of individual measures to ensure cargo safety during the loading process. To determine the necessary safety measures, specialists take into account the requirements and wishes of the customer, the properties of the cargo, the distance to destination, and road conditions.
- Warehousing services and the organization of other partners involved.
- 24/7 cargo safety control during all steps of transportation, as well as loading and unloading operations.
- Comprehensive customs support.
- Consulting on transport, logistics and customs procedures.
The geographical scope of transportation services offered by AsstrA is expanding every year:
- Transportation of medical equipment and components within Europe;
- Transportation of medical equipment and components in the CIS;
- Transportation of medical equipment and components between Europe and the CIS;
- Transportation of medical equipment and components to/from China and South East Asia;
- Transportation of equipment and medical components within Russia and Moscow;
The rich experience and professionalism of our employees, our individual approach towards every client, and cooperation with reliable logistics partners help us offer the most convenient routes, ensure smooth coordination of all transport stages, and provide efficient delivery of medicine and medical equipment to any place around the world according to agreed terms with the highest levels of cargo safety.
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AsstrA employees competently solve each issue related to the international transportation of pharmaceuticals and for the transportation of medical equipment. Thanks to the well-coordinated work of our specialists, each AsstrA customer is guaranteed maximum cargo safety during transportation, a clear and well-organized delivery system, adherence the established terms of transportation, and fulfillment of all technical and sanitary standards.
AsstrA is a member of the Transported Asset Protection Association (TAPA), participation in which provides additional opportunities to minimize the risks of damage and loss of cargo during the transportation of pharmaceutical products. In addition, AsstrA has an Authorised Economic Operator (AEO) certificate, which confirms that our company is a reliable and solvent partner complying with safety standards and all legal requirements during transportation.
- COMPREHENSIVE SERVICE
AsstrA is a single, expert source for a full range of services supporting the transportation of pharmaceuticals, such as: international freight forwarding, intermodal scheme development, customs and documentation support, insurance, consulting, project logistics, and logistics. In addition to a global presence in 18 countries, our company has 8 in-house customs agencies allowing us to improve and develop innovative logistics and transport solutions on a continuous basis.
- EXPERT PARTNERS
AsstrA organizes the transportation and storage of pharmaceuticals and medical equipment with reliable suppliers of transportation services. Our transport partners cooperate with us on the basis of long-term contracts which guarantee the achievement of high KPIs regardless of market conditions. AsstrA’s transport partners have all necessary licenses and permits and carrier liability insurance contracts.
- FINANCIAL SAFEGUARDS
We focus on providing safe, innovative, efficient services for the transportation of pharmaceuticals and the transportation of medical equipment that meet the requirements of international law. AsstrA’s liability is covered for EUR 3,000,000 per insured event. Insurance coverage is provided by our reliable partner Zurich Insurance Company Ltd (Switzerland).
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We look forward to cooperating with you! For more information on our services, please contact us via our website or at our nearest AsstrA office.