World Courier Launches Pharma Logistics Station in the Midwest


AmerisourceBergen’s new 34,000 square-foot plant in Chicago area will support shipments that require temperature storage/delivery as cold as cryogenic.

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AmerisourceBergen’s World Courier, a specialty logistics provider, has opened a new transport station in the Greater Chicago area, enhancing its ability to deliver storage and distribution solutions for products that require temperature-control and time-sensitive delivery.

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

Growing at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 14.2% since 2022, the global specialty drug distribution market is expected to reach a value of nearly $6 billion by 2030.

“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 VP of 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.”

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