DHL Expands Accreditation for Secure Cold Chain

  • 30 DHL Global Forwarding stations receive accreditation as Qualified Envirotainer Provider
  • DHL plans to enroll additional 48 stations to the program

MIAMI--()--DHL Global Forwarding, the air and ocean freight specialist within Deutsche Post DHL, has expanded its Qualified Envirotainer Provider (QEP) Accreditation to 30 stations in locations as far afield as Germany, France, UK, the US, Egypt, Dubai, Japan and China. By adding the QEP Accreditation to its major stations, DHL’s network is further integrated with Envirotainer operational requirements - to ensure customers proper shipping of temperature-sensitive Life Sciences and Healthcare products. In the upcoming months, the company plans to add 48 stations to the QEP Training and Quality Program.

“The QEP Accreditation supports our cold chain objectives to deliver excellent customer service with product integrity and regulatory compliance in mind. Our expanded certification network covers already over 90 percent of our current Envirotainer volume, and we will continue to enroll additional stations worldwide to the program, starting with Frankfurt, Germany,” says David Bang, CEO of LifeConEx, DHL Global Forwarding’s temperature management specialists.

Envirotainer, the world-leader in cold chain logistics solutions, developed the QEP Training and Quality Program to increase the quality levels in cold chain management in the air transportation industry. The program includes the Good Distribution Practice Guidance from organizations such as the Parenteral Drug Association (PDA), the International Air Transport Association (IATA) and the European Medicines Agency (EMA).

“This accreditation in our U.S. locations signifies that our customers can rest assured that we have the proper processes in place and our employees have the technical knowledge necessary to manage Envirotainer container shipments. We work vigorously to ensure all temperature-sensitive products we handle are transported safely and securely to their ultimate destination domestically or abroad,” said Marco Quiros, vice president, head of Business Development Multi National Customers, Life Sciences & Healthcare, Americas.

Envirotainer provides active temperature-controlled air freight containers maintaining product temperatures within the temperature ranges +2 to +8°C, +15 to +25°C and >-20°C in nearly any ambient condition appearing along shipping routes globally. With a relationship of more than 10 years, Envirotainer and DHL have formed a special partnership that has forged the way for the Life Sciences and the Healthcare industry and active cold chain management.

The partnership between DHL and Envirotainer facilitates the implementation of well planned, secure and compliant cold chain logistics, enabling clients to reach patients worldwide through DHL’s network of 120 Life Sciences and Healthcare facilities across the globe.

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DHL is the global market leader in the logistics industry and “The Logistics company for the world”. DHL commits its expertise in international express, air and ocean freight, road and rail transportation, contract logistics and international mail services to its customers. A global network composed of more than 220 countries and territories and about 285,000 employees worldwide offers customers superior service quality and local knowledge to satisfy their supply chain requirements. DHL accepts its social responsibility by supporting environmental protection, disaster management and education.

DHL is part of Deutsche Post DHL. The Group generated revenue of more than 55 billion euros in 2012.

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About Envirotainer

Envirotainer is the world-leader in secure cold chain logistics solutions, primarily within the healthcare and biotech industries. The company manufactures and leases active temperature-controlled container solutions for air transportation, including validation, support and service. Envirotainer operates through an open, global network of airline companies and logistics partners. The company is represented in nearly 50 countries around the world with headquarters in Lagga Marma outside of Stockholm, Sweden. Envirotainer is a registered trademark of the company Envirotainer AB. For more information, please visit www.envirotainer.com.

Contacts

DHL Global Forwarding, Americas
Jennifer Pakradooni, +1-786-264-3684
Email: jennifer.pakradooni@dhl.com
or
Andrea Scarpulla, +1-954-871-8618
Email: andrea.scarpulla@dhl.com
On the internet: www.dp-dhl.com/press
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DHL Global Forwarding loading an Envirotainer temperature-controlled air freight container with Life Science and Healthcare products on an airplane (Photo: Business Wire)

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Release Summary

DHL Global Forwarding has expanded its Qualified Envirotainer Provider Accreditation to 30 stations around the world including in the U.S.

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Contacts

DHL Global Forwarding, Americas
Jennifer Pakradooni, +1-786-264-3684
Email: jennifer.pakradooni@dhl.com
or
Andrea Scarpulla, +1-954-871-8618
Email: andrea.scarpulla@dhl.com
On the internet: www.dp-dhl.com/press
Follow us: www.twitter.com/DeutschePostDHL