DHL teams up with active cool container specialist CSafe
More flexibility and service options for temperature-sensitive productsBonn, 11/21/2011, 11:00 AM CET
During flight the temperature is maintained within the range +4°C to +25°C by means of rechargeable batteries.
DHL Global Forwarding, the air and ocean freight specialist within Deutsche Post DHL, is expanding its services for temperature-controlled shipments. The company has entered into a master lease agreement with CSafe, LLC, a leading heat-and-cool container provider for the temperature-sensitive air freight market located in Ohio. DHL customers can now choose from a wider range of special air freight containers; this being one of, DHL Global Forwarding's continued efforts to provide innovative solutions for packaging-based cold chain services.
“We are the first European-based freight forwarder to sign this type of leasing agreement with CSafe thus expanding our services for Life Sciences customers and leveraging our leadership role in the market,” says Laura Ackermann, Global Head Life Sciences Operations, Air Freight, DHL Global Forwarding.
Thousands of successful shipments
"We are delighted to be working with DHL Global Forwarding, a leading partner for the Life Sciences industry. Thanks to their integration of the CSafe AcuTemp RKN, life science companies have a great new partner option to our solutions worldwide," adds Brian Kohr, President of CSafe, LLC.
Since its launch in 2008, thousands of successful shipments have been made with CSafe’s heat-and-cool container. During flight the temperature is maintained within the range +4°C to +25°C by means of rechargeable batteries – whether ambient temperatures are normal or extreme, i.e. ranging from -30°C to +49°C.
Ensuring the highest possible quality and security of shipments is crucial for the Healthcare industry. Temperatures must be kept on a constant level during all logistic processes, especially when it comes to delivering large consignments of extremely sensitive, high-value goods such as vaccines. For this purpose, DHL offers numerous integrated solutions, including special container packaging, positioning and reverse logistics in addition to internal and external control of temperature data via a centrally managed IT platform.