DHL Opens a Life Science Competency Center

Located in Carolina, Puerto Rico, the new facility enhances DHL Global Forwarding’s abilities by offering services specifically to meet the shipping needs of pharmaceutical, biotechnical and medical device manufacturers.

Although DHL Global Forwarding has been serving the Puerto Rican market since 1958 with freight forwarding services that include customs brokerage, domestic air and ocean services, this 70.000 square foot facility is the carrier’s first life sciences and healthcare center in North America.

Archie Torrado, district manager for DHL Global Forwarding, explains, “This facility was specifically designed to provide our customers with the highest levels of service and to meet their increased demand for facilities that offer high security, standardized processes, a clean environment, and are regulatory compliant.

DHL is developing Life Sciences Competency Centers at select airports around the world at which there are larger shipment volumes requiring specialized handling. At the Puerto Rican facility the company will be adding temperature and humidity control rooms during 2009 to the existing warehousing space that incorporates the latest in technology and security systems.

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