DHL station gets Envirotainer accreditation

DHL Global Forwarding has announced their Brisbane, California station near San Francisco, has received accreditation as a Qualified Envirotainer Provider (QEP). The company expects the San Juan station and several other North America stations to be added to their portfolio of QEP Accredited stations by the end of 2011. As the largest forwarder of Envirotainer […]


DHL Global Forwarding has announced their Brisbane, California station near San Francisco, has received accreditation as a Qualified Envirotainer Provider (QEP). The company expects the San Juan station and several other North America stations to be added to their portfolio of QEP Accredited stations by the end of 2011. As the largest forwarder of Envirotainer containers DHL is an industry leader in this specialised service area, the group said. The QEP Program, which involves training, documentation and an audit, endorses QEP Accredited DHL Global Forwarding station’s management of shipments made in Envirotainer containers. DHL Global Forwarding transports, temperature and time sensitive life sciences and healthcare industry materials for the world’s top biotechnology, pharmaceutical and medical device customers. “QEP Accreditation is just one of many steps we are taking to ensure our Life Sciences’ customers are at ease throughout our highly visible and transparent processes, knowing their products will maintain their value,” said Angelos P. Orfanos, president Life Sciences & Healthcare, DHL. “We handle shipments that are not only monetarily valuable but also in some cases can make the difference between life and death; we understand the importance of maintaining the integrity of these goods, so we ensure they are handled with the utmost care.” DHL Global Forwarding is planning to further invest in making the DHL Brisbane Station a Life Science Competency Center in the coming year, it said. The Competency Center will include cold storage for deep frozen, controlled 2 -8 degrees Celsius and controlled 15-25 degrees Celsius, all high in demand for the pharmaceutical and biotechnology customers we support,” said Mark McGonegal, vice president, West Region, DHL Global Forwarding.