DHL Global Forwarding has announced its new $1.6 million facility in Indianapolis, Indiana.

    The building has 20,000 square-feet of dedicated perishable handling warehouse space. It is strategically located to service the Midwest, Northeast, South and Southeast regions of the United States. It includes a bonded warehouse and it part of the DHL Global Forwarding Free Trade Zone footprint.

    “This new DHL Global Forwarding building is a testament to our mission — connecting people, improving lives – and expands our global network for the LSH sector. This is especially important now during these challenging times, when temperature controlled logistics is crucial in helping customers navigate the pandemic,” said David Goldberg, DHL Global Forwarding, US.

    “It is also a culmination of a meticulously planned facility that will further solidify our market leadership position in the logistics industry, and will offer all the necessary features and services to help our customers grow – especially in the life sciences and healthcare field.”

    The building is a bonded Container Freight Station (CFS), a location designated by carriers to import and export cargo. The building contains three temperature controlled chambers 15-25C storage and handling. 2-8C storage and handling and -20C storage and handling) that together measure close to 20,000 square-feet, built with variable temperature capabilities to process any pharmaceutical, biotech or medical devices that require a temperature-controlled environment.

    The new facility in Indianapolis will be added to the list of established Certified Life Sciences Stations. After completing the certification, the new facility will become one of eight, with specific storage capabilities dedicated for life science and healthcare goods.

    In addition to the new facility, DHL Global Forwarding is planning a new Life Sciences and Healthcare Freighter service from EMEA and Indianapolis. The new freighter tailors an “End-to-End” service from the time a shipment is accepted at the customer’s warehouse to the destination hub with inland-haulage to the Indianapolis facility for storage and final distribution.

    The new freighter will be implemented due to customer demand and need, and will provide a new scalable solution to ensure perishable shipments are handled with the highest quality standards and delivered with fast transit times.

    The facility/ certifications will also include Customs-Trade Partnership Against Terrorism (C-TPAT), ISO 9001, and ISO 22301 (BCM). The building is a GDP compliant handling and facility operations and all staff are Dangerous Goods Certified Personnel.