- DHL Global Forwarding Competence Center covers 1,000 square metres of temperature controlled facilities
- Second DHL Competence Center in Spain to receive QEP accreditation
Bonn, 03/26/2013, 10:00 AM CET – DHL Global Forwarding has opened a new Competence Center in Barcelona. The facility covers 1,000 square metres and further enhances the available services for the Life Science and Healthcare industry in Spain and Southern Europe. Due to its location in Barcelona’s Logistics Activities Zone, the center offers excellent connection to the El Prat airport and the port of Barcelona.
“Our new Life Science and Healthcare Competence Center is strategically located and benefits our customers in the drug and medical device industries greatly, since it offers a wide range of solutions for their logistic needs. We’re delighted to expand our cold chain network with yet another location that meets all the necessary standards and regulations for offering all guarantees to our customers”, says Benjamín García CEO DHL Global Forwarding Spain.
Accreditation as a Qualified Envirotainer Provider
The Life Science and Healthcare Competence Center is one of the DHL Global Forwarding network of GDP complaint sites across Europe which can support shippers to meet the European Commission recent new guidelines for the transportation of medicines. It devotes two thirds of its space to the 15°-25° controlled temperature area, while the 2°-8° controlled temperature area occupies the other third of the installations. In addition to these main areas, the complex offers four loading bays, a security area for psychotropic substances, a loading area for envirotainers and an area for refuse in safety cages. Alongside DHL’s bonded warehouse offerings such as temporary storage facility, customs warehouse and non-customs warehousing, the new facility is also certified as an Authorised Economic Operator.
Just like DHL’s station in Madrid, the new Competence Center in Barcelona received accreditation as a Qualified Envirotainer Provider (QEP), which guarantees that customer’s shipments are transported according to QEP program procedures.