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DHL opens Schiphol life science center

BONN: May 19, 2016: DHL Global Forwarding, the air and ocean freight specialist of Deutsche Post has opened a €1 million logistics center for life science and healthcare products at Schiphol airport.

DHL Forwarding life sciencesThe 1,000 sq.mt. center will serve as a hub for the preparation, transport, storage, and follow-up of active and passive temperature- controlled pharma products and medicines.

The company says the new facility is one of the largest and most modern in the Netherlands’ transport sector with both temperature-controlled storage plus loading areas where actively cooled containers can be charged and dry ice can be replenished.

The center is equipped with numerous temperature and humidity sensors that immediately sound an alarm should conditions fall outside of established parameters. Furthermore, the center meets the latest safety standards and complies with all European directives that apply to such transportation and storage facilities.

The facility will also offer customers DHL Thermonet, DHL Global Forwarding’s service for managing temperature sensitive airfreight shipments. With 24/7 proactive monitoring and intervention based on pre-determined touch points and DHL's RFID SmartSensor technology.

“The life sciences and healthcare industry is regulated by increasingly stricter compliance requirements that stretch beyond the historic boundaries of GMP& GSP (Good Manufacturing Practice and Good Storage Practice) said Nigel Wing, Global Head Life Sciences & Healthcare, DHL Global Forwarding.

“At the same time, dealing with increasingly sensitive pharmaceutical products, often of high value, that have specific handling and temperature tolerances brings new complexity to the supply chain,” he added.

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