DHL station accredited
as Envirotainer provider
Jan 24, 2011 10:24 AM
Logistics company DHL’s Brisbane CA station near San Francisco has received accreditation as a Qualified Envirotainer Provider (QEP). The company expects its San Juan station and several other North America stations to be added to its portfolio of QEP accredited stations by the end of 2011.
DHL Global Forwarding is the largest forwarder of Envirotainers, manufactured air cargo containers used for temperature-sensitive shipments. The QEP program, which involves training, documentation, and an audit, endorses a station’s management of shipments made in Envirotainer containers.
DHL Global Forwarding transports temperature- and time-sensitive life sciences and healthcare industry materials for biotechnology, pharmaceutical, and medical device customers. The accreditation of its stations furthers the company’s commitment to increased investments, dedication of resources and time to these sectors it serves. DHL provides cold chain systems including temperature-controlled package handling, in-transit visibility to shipments, and controlled environments for cold chain storage.
Envirotainer launched its QEP/CEP Training and Quality Program at the request of shippers of healthcare products and in response to industry guidance. The program acknowledges those service providers capable of properly managing shipments using Envirotainers. It confirms providers meet their obligations as defined in the current Good Distribution Practices guidance documents, including the requirements of the Parenteral Drug Association (PDA) and the International Air Transport Association (IATA).
“DHL Global Forwarding is committed to providing service excellence to our customers, which is why we have planned to further invest in making our DHL Brisbane Station a Life Science Competency Center in the coming year. The Competency Center will include cold storage for deep frozen, controlled 2°–8° Celsius and controlled 15°–25° Celsius, all high in demand for the pharmaceutical and biotechnology customers we support,” said Mark McGonegal, vice-president, West Region, DHL Global Forwarding.
DHL’s Life Science Competency Centers are a global initiative comprised of people, processes, and infrastructure dedicated to the Life Sciences and Healthcare sector. The company has a total of 17 dedicated centers.
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