DHL opens Frankfurt pharma centre

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DHL Global Forwarding, has opened a logistics centre for the pharmaceuticals industry in Mörfelden-Walldorf near the Frankfurt/Rhine-Main airport.

The site and serves as a hub for the transport, transport preparation, temporary storage, and transport follow-up of active and passive temperature-controlled pharmaceutical and medicinal products.

The logistics centre will primarily provide DHL Thermonet, the standard product from DHL Global Forwarding for managing temperature sensitive air freight shipments. DHL Thermonet provides temperature visibility along the supply chain, 24/7 proactive monitoring and intervention based on pre-determined touch points.

The centre has two temperature-controlled areas – one area for pharmaceutical products that must be stored at constant temperatures between 2 to 8 degrees, and a second one dedicated to a controlled temperature range of between 15 to 25 degrees Celsius.

“The life sciences and healthcare industry is regulated by increasingly stricter compliance requirements. At the same time, dealing with highly sensitive pharmaceuticals brings new complexity to the supply chain since the products have specific temperature range tolerances and a high value,” said Nigel Wing, global head life sciences & healthcare at DHL Global Forwarding.

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