DHL Launches New Logistics Service for Life Sciences Products Handled at Extremely Low Temperatures
July 28, 2014
DHL enhances its service level for life science and healthcare
industry in collaboration with Cryoport
New offering allows shipments to be reliably maintained at minus
150º Celsius for at least 10 days
DHL Global Forwarding, the air and ocean freight specialist within
Deutsche Post DHL enhances 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, DHL’s temperature management
specialist in collaboration with Cryoport, a provider of complete global
frozen shipping services.
“By introducing this latest solution in collaboration with Cryoport, we
are further strengthening our dedication to the life sciences and
healthcare industry. It is specifically designed for customers who
require that 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 DHL’s life science and healthcare customers, the new service
combines express delivery speed and Cryoport’s 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.
The new service is an addition to DHL Global Forwarding’s other leading
temperature controlled services and complementary to DHL Express’
Medical Express by uniting the global Life Sciences & Healthcare network
of DHL with Cryoport’s advanced solution for deep frozen logistics.
Cryoport Express® shippers are validated to maintain a
constant cryogenic temperature and mitigate degradation concerns and the
loss of high-value, temperature-sensitive materials. Together, both
companies offer the optimal solution at lower overall logistics costs
for the Life Sciences and Healthcare sector across the globe.
DHL is the global market leader in the logistics industry and “The
Logistics company for the world”. DHL commits its expertise in
international express, air and ocean freight, road and rail
transportation, contract logistics and international mail services to
its customers. A global network composed of more than 220 countries and
territories and about 285,000 employees worldwide offers customers
superior service quality and local knowledge to satisfy their supply
chain requirements. DHL accepts its social responsibility by supporting
environmental protection, disaster management and education.
DHL is part of Deutsche Post DHL. The Group generated revenue of more
than 55 billion euros in 2013.