DHL delivers clean water to India

DHL Global Forwarding has helped provide local people in India with clean water after transporting a water purification vehicle from Israel.

The first-of-its-kind vehicle from G.A.L. 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 was assigned for the transportation and shipped the payload from Caesarea to New Delhi via Tel Aviv and Leipzig on a freighter aircraft.

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 according to the World Health Organization’s water standards. It is used in natural disasters like floods and earthquakes and serves remote communities.

DHL Global Forwarding Israel business performance management, Dganit Edelstein said: “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 G.A.L. Water Technologies to cover all aspects involved in the handling of such technically complex and high-profile cargo.”

G.A.L. Water Technologies chose DHL Global Forwarding Israel over freight forwarders in Israel. After the cargo was transported from its origin Caesarea to Tel Aviv airport, it was re-loaded on a special airline pallet and started its journey to New Delhi, India.

G.A.L. Water Technologies deputy chief executive officer, Sigal Levy said: “With DHL Global Forwarding, we have found the right forwarder for the transport of our GAL-Mobile vehicle, understanding and honoring the complexity behind it.

“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.”