The goal, said the company, is to increase capacity in that sector across its global network. Both locations are equipped with trained personnel, temperature-controlled rooms and sophisticated technology, including SmartSensor for tracking and maintaining product-temperature ranges. While DHL handles temperature-controlled shipments at all of its locations, the two new facilities offer enhanced capabilities, increased capacity and greater flexibility for the control of freight, the company said. The centers were chosen as strategic launching points for the transportation of pharmaceuticals, biotech and medical devices throughout the Americas. The Atlanta Competence Center has applied for Free Trade Zone status to process pharmaceutical products for export. The locations include cold storage for deep-frozen, controlled 2 to 8 degrees Celsius, and controlled 15 to 25 degrees Celsius. DHL maintains 26 Life Sciences and Healthcare Competence Centers worldwide.
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