​DHL Global Forwarding, the air and ocean freight specialist of Deutsche Post DHL Group and Air France KLM Martinair Cargo are to improve transparency in the pharmaceutical logistics chain.

Together, the two players in the airfreight pharmaceutical industry have created a direct host-to-host connection to enhance the data reliability and availability for their customers.

Information about deliveries can be easily accessed and monitored via DHL’s LifeTrack Portal. Nina Heinz, Global Head of Network & Quality, at DHL Global Forwarding, explains: “When securing product integrity and patient safety in the supply chain, data transparency is key. Taking a partnership approach to automating shipment data sharing for cargo characteristics like container temperatures is an essential step to providing our customers with peace of mind about how their shipments are being moved across the globe.”

By joining forces, DHL Global Forwarding and AFKLMP Cargo enhance the integration of their systems and enable shared temperature readings for active pharma solutions. In the pharmaceutical industry, total transparency of the logistics chain is fundamental in order to maintain the integrity of the product.

The joint solution enables a host-to-host connection through an application-programming interface (API) that allows for system-based integrated information sharing about the shipment journey, including all shipments’ important milestones and temperature checks for active containers.