DHL and Envirotainer sign new global agreement

18-Aug-2010

Leading logistics provider DHL and Envirotainer, the Swedish provider of temperature controlled air cargo containers, have signed a new global partnership.

Leading logistics provider DHL and Envirotainer, the Swedish provider of temperature controlled air cargo containers, have signed a new global partnership.

The deal includes the signature of a global master lease agreement that is valid for all DHL Global Forwarding facilities, which means that DHL will use Envirotainer\'s specialised equipment for temperature-sensitive shipments worldwide.

DHL Global Forwarding\'s partnership with Envirotainer will allow DHL to expand its capability in transporting chilled and temperature-sensitive products, such as pharmaceuticals and medical equipment, for the life science and healthcare industry. With stringent industry regulations in place for the transportation of goods in this market, secure and transparent shipping is of the utmost importance.

As part of the agreement DHL Global Forwarding will be incorporating Envirotainer\'s training and audit programme across its network, to reach "Qualified Envirotainer Provider" (QEP) status - an industry-wide recognised standard. The qualification demonstrates DHL\'s expertise to manage shipments using Envirotainer containers and complies with international air transport regulations.

The first successful audits have already taken place at several locations, and the QEP status complements DHL Global Forwarding\'s existing quality schemes.

"This global relationship with Envirotainer supports our initiative to establish dedicated competency centres and regional hubs in the cold chain market," said Robert Krautheim, president of life science and healthcare at DHL Global Forwarding.

"As a major player in the life science and healthcare industry, DHL Global Forwarding is an ideal partner for Envirotainer. DHL\'s commitment to, and investment in, developing new customised solutions matches our approach to the life science industry," added Thomas Persson, ceo of Envirotainer.

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DHL Global Forwarding has worked with Envirotainer for seven years in many different countries, and is currently the largest forwarding agent for the movement of Envirotainer containers globally.

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