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  • IATA CEIV-certified
    life sciences and healthcare (LSH) facilities and temperature-controlled
    solutions to ensure test kits arrive in optimal condition
  • Test kits will
    help countries like Brazil, Ecuador, India, Lithuania, Poland, Russia and Saudi
    Arabia identify carriers of the virus

 – April 24, 2020 – DHL Global Forwarding South
Korea has air freighted more than 1.3 million Covid-19 test kits in the first three
weeks of April, to Brazil, Ecuador, India, Lithuania, Poland, and Russia as
countries around the world race to curb the spread of Covid-19. Tapping on its
global network of LSH facilities, suite of temperature-controlled solutions and
its customs clearance expertise, the leading
international provider of air, sea and road freight services will also ship
test kits to Saudi
Arabia in several shipments.


“Our team of experienced
LSH logistics specialists are working tirelessly to get medical and healthcare
supplies to their destinations. Temperature management specialists from LifeConEx use world-class solutions to ensure the integrity of
the test kits throughout their journey, whilst our efficient customs brokerage
team safeguards their smooth passage to the countries and medical agencies that
need them to fight the pandemic,” said Charles Kaufmann, CEO — DHL Global
Forwarding North Asia/South Pacific and President/ Representative Director —
DHL Global Forwarding Japan K.K.


Lauded for its
efforts in slowing the spread of
Covid-19, South Korea attributed its success to its
massive testing campaign with the support of local diagnostic device
manufacturers. South Korea has seen
demand from more than 110 countries for its test kits with analysts in
Seoul estimating global demand to come in at about 700,000 a day.  With one of its
largest producers of test kits churning out 1 million units a week, the
country is currently one of the world’s biggest manufacturers of Covid-19 test


SP Song, Managing
Director, DHL Global Forwarding Korea, said, “In
addition to test kits, we have also been sending personal protective equipment
such as facial masks and protective suits. South Korea has also been identified as a key supplier of PPE to India,
and these products are equally needed in countries where the virus is still
virulent. We are trying to do our part to support the global community and the
frontline workers in combating this epidemic.”


DHL Global
Forwarding has a global network of facilities that meet the European Union’s Good Distribution Practice (GDP) guidelines for life science
and healthcare supply chains and temperature-controlled
freight solutions integrating technology that allows real-time visibility and active


The freight
forwarder recently launched a dedicated
100-ton weekly air freight service for organizations and governments shipping
goods from China to Middle East and Africa, with health and medical-related
items, such as PPE, making up the bulk of the volume. The service will plug the
air freight capacity shortage shippers face with travel restrictions and
changing air freight routes amid Covid-19 developments.


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