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Revised Process for Temperature and Battery Readings in GIG    05/17/17

United Cargo is revising our policy governing temperature and battery readings for TempControl shipments being stored at Galeão - Antônio Carlos Jobim International Airport in Rio De Janeiro, Brazil (GIG). This revision is in response to a policy change at the Brazilian government cargo warehouse in GIG.

This change corresponds to our recently-announced revision to policies for TempControl shipments being stored at São Paulo-Guarulhos International Airport (GRU) after a similar cargo warehouse policy change was made in GRU.

Effective immediately, United Cargo will offer our customers the option of obtaining temperature and battery readings for TempControl shipments being stored at GIG from United. The fee for this service is $125 US per container per day.

Here are the details of this service:
- Readings are available for TempControl Active CSafe and Envirotainer units; and for TempControl Passive va-Q-tainer units
- Readings will be performed five times daily: at 0900, 1200, 1500, 1800 and 2100 local time
- Reading results will be communicated to customers via United Cargo’s Control Tower for TempControl shipments
- Following the recovery of a shipment from the GIG government warehouse, the total amount for any readings obtained by United will be captured in our cargo system for invoicing
- In place of the service described in this notice, customers may arrange with the cargo warehouse operators directly to obtain temperature and battery readings. Customers have the further option not to have any readings taken while their shipments are being stored in GIG
- All current TempControl SOPs for shipments with the final destination of GIG will be revised to reflect whether United will, or will not, obtain temperature and battery readings while shipments are stored in the GIG government warehouse

Thank you for your support and your understanding of this revised policy and process. We look forward to continuing to provide the highest quality temperature-controlled shipping service to and from GIG.

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