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DSV Cold - the best choice for your inbound pharmaceutical and healthcare supply chain

Choose DSV COLD for a secure, reliable supply chain for sensitive, temperature-controlled pharmaceuticals

DSV Cold

DSV COLD is our world class, GDP compliant handling facility at OR Tambo International Airport in Johannesburg, South Africa.

Used exclusively for pharmaceutical and healthcare products, DSV COLD offers you a secure, door-to-door service with global visibility which meets the highest standards of in-transit handling and temperature controlled storage.

DSV COLD is positioned at the cargo section at OR Tambo International Airport, which makes for easy and fast collection from the various airlines – and yet it is out of line of sight, ensuring safety. It is also adjacent to the highway, offering easy access and shorter delivery times, and cuts out double handling.

We’ve mitigated your risk even further by carrier and lane risk assessment, healthcare specific SOPs and working instructions, specialised healthcare training of all DSV personnel and the use of IATA product labels.

DSV COLD complements the already formidable Airfreight, Sea Freight and Brokerage capabilities of DSV, and offers you airport storage in three temperature zones - 2°C to 8°C, 15°C to 25°C, and freezer facilities set at -20°C. 

It also eliminates the previously grey area of airport handling and ensures that your healthcare cargo is handled all the way by DSV, in line with globally recognised GDP standards.

We are the largest private distributor of cold chain products to the public and private sectors in South Africa, and lead the market in healthcare warehousing and distribution. DSV COLD is a unique product, and further strengthens your unbroken temperature-controlled healthcare supply chain.

Polar Cabin
Your cargo is transported from the airplane to the DSV COLD warehouse in our exclusive Polar Cabin, thus ensuring that medicines and other pharmaceutical & healthcare items are not subjected to extreme changes of temperature or direct sunlight.

The Polar Cabin is pre-conditioned to the required temperature for your cargo prior to arrival of the aircraft.

Watch DSV Cold in action – and see how it strengthens our offering of an unbroken temperature-controlled healthcare supply chain: