World Courier opens pharma logistics centre in Chicago

Chicago, USA: AmerisourceBergen’s World Courier has opened a new transport station in the Greater Chicago area, enhancing its storage and distribution for products that require temperature-control and time-sensitive delivery.

The 34,000 square-foot cold store is located about 20 minutes from Chicago O’Hare International Airport in Mount Prospect. The warehouse has walk-in refrigerators and freezer, as well as a liquid nitrogen tank and charging stations to support cryogenic shipments.

The global speciality drug distribution market is expected to reach a value of nearly $6bn by 2030 growing at a compound annual growth rate of 14.2% since 2022, World Courier says.

“Biopharma companies today are developing and bringing to market pharmaceutical products that are increasingly complex and sensitive, creating a heightened demand for specialized logistics support, such as cold chain logistics,” says Matt Virgilio, World Courier’s regional vicee president, North America.

“Through investments to open new or expand existing facilities, we are well-positioned to support our customers’ evolving needs and the unique requirements of their products—helping to ensure they reach the patients who need them.”