World Courier opens new sites in Asia, Africa


Organization aims to provide logistical benefits in these locales

World Courier's new Kenya office. Credit: World Courier

World Courier, a specialty logistics company, opened a new clinical and commercial storage depot in Istanbul, Turkey, along with a new office in Nairobi, Kenya.

Given the city’s large population and location in the Eastern-Europe-Middle East-North African triangle, the company’s Turkey depot will serve as a clinical and commercial storage facility. It offers the advantage of allowing sponsors to utilize in-country depot storage, as opposed to direct-to-site shipments, which the company says can help mitigate any temperature deviation issues.

The opening of the new Kenya office comes at a time when governments across the globe are planning for the rollout of Covid-19 vaccines and formulating distribution plans in regions, such as Sub-Saharan Africa that may have limited logistics infrastructure (internet, cargo facilities, roads)—high temperatures and lack of rainfall are also concerns. World Courier notes that the GxP (good practice)-compliant location is conveniently near the Nairobi airport—with enough fridge and freezer capacity for packaging—and should help strengthen local supply chains.

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