DHL Global Forwarding Belgium adds more capacity to the temperature controlled facilities at Brussels
May 17, 2017: International logistics company, DHL Global Forwarding Belgium, part of the Deutsche Post Group, has announced the extension of its temperature controlled facilities at Brussels Airport. The existing GDP licensed three-zone temperature controlled area of 1750sqm was extended to a total 5300 sqm area. “This extension confirms our ambition to remain a leading provider of logistics services to the life science and healthcare industry. Our growth in that particular market segment proves we have been growing our expertise and delivering value to our customers. As the market leader we are expected to have the proper infrastructure in place in order to deliver service excellence” says CEO Luc Jacobs.
The temperature controlled warehouse area will now have 2700 pallet positions split over three temperature zones, the largest being for goods to be handled between +15°C to + 25°C degrees.
“Brussels Airport welcomes this initiative, which increases and pushes forward industry standards.
This investment is completely aligned with the strategic focus of Brussels Airport on offering a best in class service for pharmaceutical shipments,” says Steven Polmans, Head of cargo at Brussels Airport. He added that, “The expansion of DHL GF pharma & life sciences infrastructure confirms the leading position of Brussels Airport as the preferred European Life Sciences gateway. The consolidation of time & temperature sensitive shipments at BRUcargo, will lead to an additional push for direct online connectivity offered by airlines operating from Brussels Airport.”
DHL Global Forwarding Belgium was also the first station worldwide to be Thermonet certified. Thermonet is the official DGF standard for handling temperature controlled movements. Since then, DHL Global Forwarding Belgium remained a leading life science and healthcare competence center within the DGF network offering not only transportation but also specific packaging services to its customers. The facility also allows in-house screening through X-ray or EDD ensuring cargo is secured without additional external handling. The extension is now under process of licensing by the official health authorities.
In collaboration with pharmaceutical shippers and other leading airports, Brussels Airport launched
Pharma.Aero last year. This cross-industry collaboration group aims to achieve reliable end-to-end air transport for pharmaceutical cargo, by fostering collaboration between CEIV pharma certified airport communities dedicated to developing and leading when it comes to handling pharmaceuticals. DHL Global Forwarding was one of the first global logistics service providers to join as a full member, confirming their passion for product integrity and patient safety.
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