DHL Forwarding introduces -150Âº Celsius service
The new service is specifically designed for customers who require cryogenic temperature be reliably maintained during storage and transportation of their materials.
July 16, 2014
By Donald Urquhart
DHL Global Forwarding, the air and ocean freight specialist within Deutsche Post DHL, has enhanced its cold chain logistics offerings through the transport of shipments at frozen or cryogenic temperatures. Designed for customers from the life sciences and healthcare industry with an increasing need for sophisticated cryogenic logistics solutions, this service is maintained by LifeConEx, DHLs temperature management specialist in collaboration with Cryoport, a provider of complete global frozen shipping services.
DHL said that by introducing this latest solution in collaboration with Cryoport, it is further strengthening its dedication to the life sciences and healthcare industry. Specifically designed for customers who require cryogenic temperature be reliably maintained during storage and transportation of their materials, it also relieves them from more precarious shipping methods such as dry ice or use of hazardous liquid nitrogen, says David Bang, CEO, LifeConEx.
For DHLs life sciences and healthcare customers, the new service combines express delivery speed and Cryoports best-in-class solution for shipping temperature-sensitive products and biological materials in a deep-frozen state. The integral part of the new service is a non-hazardous liquid nitrogen dry vapor shipper which has an IATA A152 waiver and is classified as non-hazardous, providing 10 days of holding time at minus 150º Celsius in a safe and environmentally friendly manner. Compared to dry ice which needs to be replenished every few days and is prone to temperature deviations, this technology offers more reliability which is particularly critical for fragile and temperature-sensitive biomaterials. The solution will include a temperature monitoring tool and customers can track their shipments at any given time via an online platform.