Wednesday 13th Dec 2017 - Logistics Manager

Joint venture launched to improved delivery times

DHL Danzas Air & Ocean and airfreight company Lufthansa Cargo have created a new joint venture company, LifeConEx, which they claim is the only industry-specific provider of integrated end-to-end temperature-controlled transport solutions for the Life Science Industry. Both DHL Danzas Air & Ocean and Lufthansa Cargo are migrating their Life Sciences competence in temperature-controlled logistics into the new company, which is based in Miramar, Florida.

The joint venture, with a dedicated team of specialists, will improve order to deliver cycle times and help customers to reduce the total supply chain costs. LifeConEx is offering a new level of service standards to leading companies of the Life Sciences industry that integrates logistics solutions for primary distribution to numerous destinations around the world, focusing on temperature-controlled end-to-end transport along the supply chain. Customers of the life sciences industry cover pharmaceutical, biotech and healthcare services including medical devices. They will benefit from the seamless end-to-end logistics service. The integration of standardised processes and systems provided by LifeConEx’s parent companies will result in a higher rank of delivery performance and reduction of preventable service failures for temperature-sensitive products.

The joint venture will provide dedicated resources and tools for process-oriented shipment management, consultative support, expertise for packaging, and live monitoring. A “unique” IT platform will warrant more visibility and proactive control over logistics events and milestones that are critical to transporting temperature sensitive products. Dr Andreas Otto, member of Lufthansa Cargo’s executive board for marketing and sales at Lufthansa Cargo and vice chairman of LifeConEx, comments: “We are aiming to become the most recognised brand as a trusted and premium service provider for the life sciences industry. We want to be the first choice for customers when they ship temperature-controlled products.”