A revolution in Cold Chain handling to and from South Africa

We are already widely known for being one of the key players at Brussels Airport in handling pharmaceutical and biotech products. Now we are bringing these high standards to the next level. Having obtained all the necessary certifications such as GDP and CEIV, a new groundbreaking product -unique to the Belgian market- has been designed to protect your sensitive pharmaceutical products. 

DSV Cold Chain Handling

We ensure temperature protection every step of the way

Different elements will prevent riskful interruptions in the end-to-end cold chain, such as the use of cool dollies airside on the tarmac both in South Africa and Belgium, and the highly specialised airside cool facility in Johannesburg. An added bonus is the full end-to-end visibility by our company-specific IT systems.

A world class handling facility at Johannesburg

DSV benefits from a deep-rooted relationship and experience with the South African market. It is by far the largest private distributor of cold chain products in South Africa, and market leader in healthcare warehousing and distribution.
With its brand new airside pharma warehousing facility at OR Tambo International Airport, Africa’s biggest and busiest airport close to Johannesburg, DSV now offers a secure door-to-door service, meeting the highest standards of in-transit handling and temperature controlled storage. Positioned in the cargo section of the airport and adjacent to the highway, it enables easy and fast collection from the various airlines as well as easy access and shorter delivery times.

We ensure temperature protection in Seafreight - also for LCL

DSV Sea Healthcare groupage offers the benefits of temperature integrity, even for consignments less than a container load. This avoids having to wait until a container is full, allowing for smaller and more frequent shipments.

Pan-European packing takes place at DSV’s temperature controlled facilities in Belgium. Shipments are then transported to the closest sea port, from where ships sail weekly to Durban (South Africa). From there, goods go by road to Johannesburg and are unpacked at DSV’s pharma warehouse for onward distribution. 
Also in oceanfreight, DSV ensures a fully closed cold chain at any given point in time in an LCL framework. 

More information ?

AIR : call +32 2 610 41 76 or mail to
OCEAN : call +32 3 611 06 61 or mail to

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