DHL expands Thermonet to ocean freight shipments

DHL Global Forwarding has announced the launch of a new ocean freight product named DHL Ocean Thermonet tailored to the Life Sciences and Healthcare sector.

DHL Ocean Thermonet is expected to enable round-the clock monitoring of temperature-sensitive pharmaceutical products and the possibility to intervene at short notice in case of incidents, thereby ensuring cargo safety and integrity.

Nigel Wing, Global Head Life Sciences & Healthcare, DHL Global Forwarding, said of the announcement, “Based on an increasing demand from customers, we are now extending our Thermonet offering with DHL Ocean Thermonet, addressing the need for a transparent, compliant, consistent and reliable temperature controlled ocean transportation in the Life Sciences industry.”

DHL Ocean Thermonet is planned to provide seamless temperature visibility along the supply chain, 24/7 proactive monitoring and intervention based on pre-determined touch points and DHL’s SmartSensor technology, that is in line with GDP regulations. In addition, sensors are expected to constantly measure temperature, humidity and location parameters. Data transfer is planned to take place in real time via GSM network and enables a notification system, reporting any changes of status. The actively transmitted information is expected to be retrieved at any time via LifeTrack’s web or mobile app solution.

Source: DHL Global Forwarding