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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The services offered by the forwarding division of DHL in the new competence center cover the needs of the growing number of customers looking for global end-to-end solutions in temperature controlled air transport. The logistics center will also provide DHL Thermonet, the standard product of DHL Global Forwarding for managing temperature sensitive air freight shipments. DHL Thermonet provides seamless temperature visibility along the supply chain, 24/7 proactive monitoring and intervention based on pre-determined touch points and DHL’s RFID SmartSensor technology.

“The life sciences and healthcare industry is regulated by increasingly stricter compliance requirements that stretch beyond the historic boundaries of GMP& GSP (Good Manufacturing Practice and Good Storage Practice). At the same time, dealing with increasingly sensitive pharmaceutical products, often of high value, that have specific handling and temperature tolerances brings new complexity to the supply chain,” stresses Nigel Wing, global head life sciences & healthcare, DHL Global Forwarding.

“With its strategic location at Amsterdam Schiphol airport, this new competence centre further strengthens our existing temperature-controlled network worldwide. The facility is certified as part of our network of DHL Thermonet stations and allows us to expand and share our knowledge and expertise globally, whilst meeting the high quality levels expected of the life sciences industry.”