DHL expands Thermonet life sciences stations

DHL GLOBAL FORWARDING will see 15 more certified life sciences stations go live in the second quarter of 2014, primarily in the Americas, Europe, Middle East and Africa regions.
Adding to the existing Thermonet network, DHL is expanding the global service for life sciences and healthcare customers with temperature-controlled airfreight shipment needs.
"Our customers in the Life Sciences and Healthcare sector are looking for better ways to manage the risk of product damage and loss from temperature deviations in increasingly long and diverse supply chains globally,” says Roger Crook, chief executive of DHL Global Forwarding, Freight.
“With DHL Thermonet we are defining the new standard to tackle these requirements.”
The current DHL Thermonet network has 45 stations in operation.
Temperature controlled products for the pharmaceutical industry are being driven by biotechnology products, which generally must be kept within a strict temperature range during transportation.
According to DHL, the worldwide sales volume of this product category tripled from US$56 bn in 2004 to an estimated US$167 bn in 2013.

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