DHL delivers clean water to India


DHL Global Forwarding, the air and ocean freight specialist of Deutsche Post DHL Group, recently transported a unique integrated water purification vehicle from Israel to India. The first-of-its-kind vehicle from GAL Water Technologies produces high-quality drinking water from contaminated water within seconds and was a gift from Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu to India’s prime minister Narendra Modi in the course of Netanyahu’s first visit to India.

DHL Global Forwarding Israel shipped the sensitive and high profile cargo from Caesarea to New Delhi via Tel Aviv and Leipzig by aircraft.

“Transporting sensitive goods requires highly specialized expertise in logistics combined with fast and reliable management of all stations along the shipping process. We designed a unique solution for GAL. Water Technologies to cover all aspects involved in the handling of such technically complex and high-profile cargo,” sayss DHL Global Forwarding Israel’s Dganit Edelstein.

After the cargo was transported from its origin at Caesarea to Tel Aviv airport, it was loaded on a special aircraft pallet and started its journey to New Delhi, India.

The shipment, a water purification jeep, can process up to 20,000 litres of seawater and 100,000 litres of muddy, contaminated water of any source per day, producing drinking water matching the World Health Organization’s water standards. It will be used if relief activities following natural disasters like floods and earthquakes and serves remote communities.

“With DHL Global Forwarding, we found the right forwarder for the transport of our GAL-Mobile vehicle, understanding and honouring the complexity behind it,” says GAL Water Technologies deputy CEO Sigal Levy. “We chose DHL as the best option for our sensitive shipment and we look forward to continue working with them in the future as we are more than satisfied with the smooth and professional handling.”