DHL Global Forwarding, the air and ocean freight specialist within Deutsche Post DHL Group, certified its air freight station in Singapore according to the CEIV Pharma Standard of the International Air Transport Association (IATA).
“Over many years, DHL has been actively involved with IATA’s continuous efforts to adequately answer to the regulatory demands of the pharmaceutical industry. This standardized approach in the air freight industry means productivity, accuracy, and reliability. All of those lead to product integrity and patient safety,” states David Bang, Global Head of DHL Temperature Management Solutions and CEO LifeConEx at DHL Global Forwarding.
“Being a major transportation hub for the Life Sciences and Healthcare industry, the CEIV Pharma certification for DHL Global Forwarding Singapore further strengthens and validates our established stringent ‘best in class’ operation procedures for all our customers in this sector, which help them meet the increasing regulatory requirements”, states Stephen Ly, Managing Director, DHL Global Forwarding Singapore.
The location in Singapore comprises 80,000 square feet, of which a total of 1,200 square feet is available for the temperature span between 20 and 25 degrees Celsius. The area has a total storage capacity of 108 skids and is equipped with eight temperature data loggers and two temperature probes to measure the temperature and humidity in the rooms.
DHL started to certify its global stations according to the IATA CEIV Pharma Standard in the third quarter of 2016. Following independent audits by third parties and training courses for employees on site, the DHL Air Thermonet station in Singapore received the quality label. Thereby DHL Global Forwarding enhances transportation and storage quality levels of pharmaceutical goods and the DHL Air Thermonet station exceeds usual quality standards. Due to its unique cloud-based IT platform LifeTrack, DHL offers more transparency in comparison to conventional offers in the area of temperature-controlled transports. LifeTrack not only ensures shipment tracking but also enables the intervention during the supply process around the clock on 365 days a year. With this quality assurance initiative, DHL positions itself as a reliable partner for the transport of structural complex, temperature-sensitive pharmaceutical products.
With its international network, DHL offers a wide-ranging product portfolio at all its Air Thermonet locations, covering all client needs for time and temperature-sensitive airfreight shipments. The IATA-certified DHL Air Thermonet station in Singapore also handles temperature-sensitive airfreight shipments and offers “Life Sciences graded Specialty Courier” – a door-to-door courier solution for special demands of the industry. Additionally, DHL offers “Medical Express” – an express service with a fixed delivery time and “DHL Clinical Trial Logistics” – a logistics solution specifically designed for clinical studies such as the transportation of trial medication, auxiliary materials and lab kits.