DHL Launches Temperature-Controlled Run Between Brussels, Cincinnati
By: DHL February 14, 2014
DHL Global Forwarding, the air and ocean freight arm within Deutsche Post DHL, has begun a temperature controlled airfreight service between Brussels and Cincinnati and vice versa. The DHL Aviation Boeing 747-400 freighter aircraft will operate the 8.30-hour flight six times per week in each direction and offers reserved space for life sciences products. Real-time tracking and temperature measurement data is available on each flight and can be accessed via a dedicated web portal.
"With this service we are further enhancing our dedication to the life sciences industry and the changing world of regulations within the industry sector. This is the first of many routes with a dedicated airfreight service for temperature-controlled products. More of them are planned", says Ingo Alexander Rahn, executive vice president and global head of airfreight, DHL Global Forwarding.
The aircraft employed on the route have four controllable temperature zones that are monitored constantly. Temperature measurement and shipment tracking is an integral part of DHL's Thermonet product and LifeConEx Premium service.