DHL opens Life Science Competence Center at AMS

The new Life Science Competence Center 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.


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DHL Global Forwarding, the air and ocean freight specialist of Deutsche Post DHL Group, opened a new logistics centre for life science and healthcare products at Amsterdam-Schiphol. The new Life Science Competence Center is located next to the airport at the business park Schiphol Southeast.

It 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 facility covers 1,000 sqms and took an investment of one million euros. The centre is run by 14 specially trained logistics specialists.

The facility is one of the largest and most modern of its kind in the transport sector in the Netherlands. One area is dedicated to pharmaceutical products that must be stored at constant temperatures between two and eight degrees Celsius, while the second one allocated to a controlled temperature range of between 15 to 25 degrees Celsius.

There is a special temperature-controlled loading area, with a loading dock for both ULD’s and pallets. Actively cooled containers can be charged and dry ice can be replenished. The centre is equipped with numerous temperature and humidity sensors that immediately sound an alarm should conditions fall outside of established parameters. DHL said the center meets the latest safety standards and complies with all European directives that apply to such transportation and storage facilities.