Press Release: Dublin 04/05/2017

DHL Global Forwarding, the air, ocean and road freight specialist within Deutsche Post DHL Group, recently certified its air freight station in Dublin according to the CEIV Pharma Standard of the International Air Transport Association (IATA). The CEIV Pharma Certification of the aviation industry’s umbrella association attests the highest service and quality standards for life sciences and healthcare customers through uniform processes and a compliant network.

“Over many years, DHL has been actively involved with IATA’s continuous efforts to adequately answer to the regulatory demands of the pharmaceutical industry. This standardized approach in the air freight industry means productivity, accuracy, and reliability. All of these lead to product integrity and patient safety,” states David Bang, Global Head of DHL Temperature Management Solutions and CEO LifeConEx at DHL Global Forwarding. 

DHL started to certify 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, the DHL Air Thermonet station in Dublin recently received the quality label. 

Due to its unique cloud-based IT platform LifeTrack, DHL offers complete transparency in the area of temperature-controlled transport. LifeTrack ensures shipment tracking and enables intervention if required, 24 hours a day - 365 days a year. With this quality assurance initiative, DHL positions itself as a reliable partner for the transport of complex, temperature sensitive pharmaceutical products. 

“For many years the focus on regulatory compliance has been increasing in the life sciences sector and DHL continues to place significant emphasis on improving our service quality. Supply Chain integrity is critical for this sector and we will continue to invest in our people and processes to ensure we meet the exacting standards of our customers in this industry”, commented Maurice Meade, Managing Director, DHL Global Forwarding (Ireland). 

With its international network, DHL offers a wide-ranging product portfolio at all of its Air Thermonet locations, covering all client needs for time and temperature sensitive airfreight shipments. DHL has successfully established itself as the market leader for logistics solutions in the life sciences and healthcare industry.