DHL Global Forwarding, the freight branch of DHL, has received the ISO certification for the standard of its chemical transportation in Germany. Facilities in several German cities including Hamburg and Frankfurt were audited by SQAS (Safety and Quality Assessment System) requirements.
Volker Oesau, CEO of Middle and Southern Europe for the DHL branch commented, "The chemical industry is an important sector for our air and ocean freight business. We are continually analyzing the industry's needs and implementing appropriate solutions. We plan to put further stations of DHL's European network through the SQAS certification process in the upcoming months".
The DHL stations were audited by the independent inspection company SGS AS by means of a standarized questionnaire. Emphasis is placed on the safety of the procedures in place, as well as the environmental compatibility for the transportation and storage of chemicals by logistics service providers.