A new temperature-controlled, bonded warehouse has been launched in Jakarta by DHL Global Forwarding to optimise supply chains in Indonesia’s life sciences industries ahead of a projected 10 per cent growth per year.
The DHL Bonded Warehouse will provide life sciences and healthcare customers a range of services designed to speed up and streamline movements of sensitive cargo. This includes in-house customs clearance even after the standard 4pm cut-off time, and automatic SMS notifications designed to speed up onsite DHL teams’ response to critical shipment events.
The facility is built with first grade Mills Test certified materials from PT.NS BlueScope Indonesia, a subsidiary of leading international steelmaker BlueScope Steel. Additionally, world-class cooling technology which is certified by the Indonesian Agency for Meteorology, Climatology, and Geophysics for best-practice temperature control will give manufacturers and distributors a storage environment of 2-8°C.
“Indonesia’s pharmaceutical market is projected to grow by 10 per cent per annum to be worth more than USD 12 billion by 2022, driven largely by growth in the domestic market for generic drugs and increasingly accessible healthcare country-wide,” said Vincent Yong, president director, DHL Global Forwarding Indonesia.
“This creates significant opportunities for both multinational and domestic life sciences operators to scale up their operations. This new bonded warehouse is our latest investment in the logistics infrastructure needed to fully capitalise on those opportunities while boosting the quality of medicines, devices, and other medical goods that Indonesia’s people have access to.”
DHL Global Forwarding already plans to roll out additional value-added services to further reduce shipment time and labour requirements, including final-mile delivery, packaging and end- to-end supply chain solutions.