Meeting ocean transport commission PARIS May 31th 2016

The first meeting of our sea transport commission was held first on March 21th at River port Edouard Herriot in Lyon, member of the following network : http: //
An expert group worked on various topics under the leadership of our country facilitator in charge of Health at HAROPA Port of Le Havre. 4 workshops will follow:

  • Roles of the various actors in the chain,
  • Economic approach, including the share of drugs and diagnostics as a percentage of the temperature-controlled transportation by
  • Reefer 2/8 ° C as well as 15/25 ° C
  • Various operational processes on the port terminals and on board ships
  • Regulatory aspect addressing the deployment of Good Distribution Practices of Health products in sea transport

Whether in terms of dedicated infrastructure or human investment, there are still big differences compared to other modes of transport, especially air transport. The actors have agreed that the knowledge gap would slowly be reduced as the shipowners, become more visible with a vertical Healthcare dedicated offer, in parallel to harmonization.
The next meeting is set on 31/05 in Paris before other events such as port visit and a conference scheduled in September.


The maritime commission met again on May 31 in the premises of HAROPA along the Seine. In presence of laboratory SANOFI and wholesaler EURAPHARMA two shipping companies CMA CGM and ZIM we discussed many topics:

  1. Consequences of new alliances between shipping companies in the pharmaceutical industry with the rise of outsourcing and devolution
  2. Management of trans-shipment freight in temperature controlled and headed recurrent difficulties to obtain information in order to assist in the risk analysis for laboratories, upstream
  3. Responsibilities of Freight Forwarders door to door vs. those of shipping companies, harbor to harbor
  4. Cap differences of insurance policies between shipping companies and insurance accumulated between stakeholders
  5. Mooring operations in some ports to stop the engines to approach the pier and in the process changing ports to provide electricity to ships at berth and mitigate risk congestion problems affecting transport times
  6. Comparison between the river and the road also with reflections on the availability of Reefers in domestic deposits
  7. Consequences of GDP visibility into the types of products involved and their values
  8. Technological evolution and Reefers combination with isothermal packaging limited time or other protection against thermal shock

In conclusion, a promising meeting other exchanges with research to provide upstream, statistics and regulatory analysis