DHL launches new cryogenic logistics service
DHL Global Forwarding, the air and ocean freight arim of Deutsche Post DHL, has launched a new cold chain logistics offering for the transport of shipments at frozen or cryogenic temperatures.
Designed for customers from the life sciences and healthcare industry that need 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," said David Bang, CEO, LifeConExt.
"It is specifically designed for customers who require 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.”
The new service uses a non-hazardous liquid nitrogen dry vapor shipper, which has an IATA A152 waiver and is classified as non-hazardous, providing ten days of holding time at minus 150º Celsius in a safe and environmentally friendly manner.
It is considered more reliable than dry ice, which needs to be replenished every few days and is prone to temperature deviations.
The new solution includes a temperature monitoring tool and customers are able to track their shipments at any given time via an online platform. .