to enhance network
May 1, 2012 10:32 AM
Logistics company DHL has opened its Life Sciences & Healthcare Competence Centers in Miami FL and Atlanta GA in order to increase capacity across the company’s global network.
Both locations provide dedicated trained personnel, temperature-controlled rooms, and cutting-edge technology, such as SmartSensor for tracking and maintaining products’ temperature range and integrity. Although temperature-controlled shipments are handled at all DHL locations, these two facilities offer enhanced capabilities, increased capacity, and greater flexibility to control freight.
“Our facilities and specialized services give us greater flexibility to control customers’ freight when incidents occur by having 24/7 visibility and an infrastructure in place to recover freight and store it, maintaining its integrity,” said Marco Quiros, head of Business Development Life Sciences & Healthcare, DHL Americas.
The new Competence Centers were chosen as strategic launching points to transport pharmaceuticals, biotech, and medical devices throughout the Americas. The Atlanta and Miami teams handle shipments for some of the top pharmaceutical manufacturers in the world. The Atlanta Competence Center has applied for Free Trade Zone status to process pharmaceutical products for exporting outside of the United States. Atlanta is home to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), a good location for medical research organizations needing to house products. The Competence Centers also include cold storage for deep frozen, controlled 2°–8° Celsius, and controlled 15°–25° C.
These enhanced Competence Centers were launched as a result of a need for specialized equipment for handling materials, fulfillment of Standard Operations Procedures (SOPs), and ever-changing industry requirements. Most products handled include brand-name pharmaceuticals, generic pharmaceuticals, medical equipment, cold-chain bio-tech products, blood, and animal health products.
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