DHL achieves CEIV certification at six US stations
12 / 12 / 2017
DHL Global Forwarding has achieved CEIV certification at six of its airfreight stations.
DHL began the certification process of its global stations according to the IATA CEIV Pharma Standard in the third quarter of 2016.
Following independent audits by third parties and training courses for employees on site, stations in Chicago (the first to be certified), Cincinnati, Los Angeles, Philadelphia, Miami and San Juan, Puerto Rico, received the quality label.
The company announced plans to achieve the certification in the US earlier this year.
“DHL Global Forwarding is one of the first freight forwarders in the US Midwest region to be IATA CEIV Pharma certified,” said David Goldberg, chief executive, DHL Global Forwarding.
“We at DHL place great emphasis on improving our service quality and demonstrate through IATA CEIV Pharma Certification, that we are the right partner for transporting vital and temperature sensitive products.”
Opened in 2015, the Chicago station is comprised of 491,000 sq ft of office and warehouse space and is the largest free standing DHL Global Forwarding building in its worldwide network.
The building contains two temperature controlled chambers (+15° to +25°C and +2° to +8°C) that together measure close to 10,000 sq ft and a 999 sq ft ambient receiving area, built with variable temperature capabilities to process any pharmaceutical, biotech or medical devices that require a temperature-controlled environment and two dedicated truck docks.
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