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The Importance of Managing Critical Shipments During the Holidays and Shipping Season

December 20, 2023
Managing Critical Shipments During the Holidays

Navigating the Holiday Rush

Written By: Daniella Gomes

When dealing with shipping tasks, the holiday season can be full of joy but with lots of stress. As the "shipping season" approaches, getting time-critical packages out of the door can be tedious.

The life sciences industry, which includes biotech, diagnostics, and medical devices, cannot afford to wait or waste time. In this blog post, you will learn about the benefits of having a reliable logistics partner who can manage everything on your behalf. This will free up more time for you to focus on critical tasks or even work on your holiday gift list. 

How a Logistics Partner Like Mercury Can Help You

  1. Proactive Tracking and Troubleshooting: you don't have time to wait on long and tedious 1-800 calls to find out how to label your package or ask a simple question about the delivery. At Mercury, our logistics guides are on top of your shipments 24/7, so they can act proactively. Unlike others, our team closely monitors the progress of critical loads and promptly addresses any issues that may arise. This proactive approach mitigates potential delays or disruptions, allowing for a smooth and efficient delivery.

  2. Express Delivery and Specialty Cold Chain: Mercury provides express delivery services, ensuring that time-sensitive shipments reach their destinations quickly. Our expertise in specialty cold chain solutions is unparalleled, combining the best service that fits your budget with the best-in-class suppliers, GPS tracking, and temperature monitoring devices.

  3. International Shipping and Customs Support: Dealing with imports/exports, commercial invoices, and all the paperwork needed for international shipping is complex. That's why we have experts with more than 20 years of experience in regulations, customs requirements, and documentation to support you and fix any issues for you.

  4. Comprehensive Dry Ice Replenishment Services: Many life sciences and medical industries rely on dry ice to preserve the integrity of their products. Mercury understands the importance of maintaining the appropriate temperature conditions and provides comprehensive dry ice replenishment services. This ensures that shipments remain at the required temperature throughout transportation, minimizing the risk of spoilage or damage. Many large vendors can't offer these services, so the risk of temperature deviation on an irreplaceable package is possible.

  5. Competitive and Transparent Quotes: Mercury believes in providing competitive and transparent pricing for their services. After understanding your requirements, we provide quick and transparent quotes and different options so you can make informed decisions based on your needs and budget. With no contracts or minimums, businesses can rely on Mercury's flexible approach to meet their shipping needs without any unnecessary obligations.


The holiday and shipping seasons are critical times for the life sciences industry. To ensure the timely and secure delivery of their products, businesses need a reliable logistics partner who can manage everything for them. By entrusting their critical shipments to Mercury, companies can focus on their core operations while leaving the logistics challenges to the experts.

With thousands of companies in life sciences depending on us to get their life-changing materials and time-sensitive devices, Mercury has become the ideal partner for managing urgent shipments during the holidays and shipping season. Don't delay; contact Mercury today to optimize your critical shipments for 2024 and ensure a successful shipping experience.

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