The World Courier difference

Let's keep your momentum going

Our full-service logistics and storage solutions help you seamlessly deliver innovation.

We manage the logistics for your most precious innovations. And we don’t take that responsibility lightly. Across our global network of dedicated team members, we monitor the safety and integrity of your product proactively, ensuring it reaches patients without delay. We plan for contingencies, so you don’t have to, leveraging our global capabilities and local, on-the-ground knowledge to navigate logistics complexities. Our innovative distribution services for medications, including rare, orphan, and gene therapies, are customized and scalable to fit your product’s needs.

We go the extra mile to ensure increased supply chain efficiency, maximum return on investment, and enhanced patient care.

50+

countries with dedicated teams on the ground

4,000+

team members

120+

company-owned facilities globally

Managing biopharmaceutical complexities with care

From clinical to commercial, your product is protected at every step.  Discover a logistics solution that supports your organization and delivers your product to patients around the world:

Clinical Trial Supply Chain

Clinical trial logistics

Alongside our clients, we design and execute customized, comprehensive medical logistics programs for clinical trials in all phases of development, from research to commercialization.

Third-party logistics (3PL) solutions

We can convert fixed logistics costs into variable costs, which confidently scale with your business, allowing you to focus on your core competencies. Through our tailored storage and distribution logistics solutions, we provide valuable expertise and a scalable 3PL infrastructure.

Cell and gene therapy

From development, collection, manufacturing, and infusion back into a patient, we map out the intricate logistics of cell and gene therapies while securing product integrity and patient safety.

Direct-to-Patient

We improve treatment accessibility by bringing medications directly into patients’ homes, whether for at-home clinical trials or commercial distribution through our medical courier capability.
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Pharmaceutical 3PL outsourced operations

We offer complete order-to-cash services — outsourced services like customer service, client financial services, and contract management — that go beyond distribution to drive excellence in your customers’ experience.

Commercial supply chain

Tailored logistics solutions that span the full product life cycle from molecule to market, for all parts of the pharmaceutical supply chain including suppliers, CMOs and distribution centers across the world. From shipping active pharmaceutical ingredients (APIs), API-intermediates and drug substances to sensitive, high-value temperature-controlled specialty drugs, we streamline and accelerate your route to market.

Pharmaceutical storage and distribution

With 22 depots positioned strategically in global markets, we offer pharmaceutical storage and distribution services for both commercial and clinical trial applications, and we maintain compliance with international guidelines including GMP and GDP.

Comparator sourcing

If there is any doubt as to the integrity of a drug, it can jeopardize a trial and have significant implications. Leveraging our industry relationships, we meet manufacturers’ need for product integrity, simplicity, and fair pricing by sourcing trusted comparator products for clinical trial use.

Laboratory logistics

By connecting your lab to our hybrid transport service with select integrator partners, you can harness our strengths to bring performance, reliability and cost-effectiveness to your central lab’s transport needs.

Temperature controlled logistics 

Our clients are shipping more medical material over longer distances than ever before. A successful delivery is contingent on selecting the right packaging for the specific conditions encountered on the route.

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Industrial solutions

We deliver urgent shipments quickly and securely, and not just pharmaceuticals. We can help replace a critical component, build a custom shipping solution for a prototype or spare part, or ship dangerous goods.

Not all services are available in all regions, please get in touch with us to find out more about how we can support your business.

"Each interaction reminded me why I demand my organization utilize World Courier. I truly appreciate the level of service and expertise that I am consistently presented with."

— Jeff Cannon, Materials Manager, Vical Incorporated
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Providing a different level of care

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Our unmatched global network is made up of unmatched people. Over the course of their training, our highly educated team members have hands-on experience and are assigned a mentor with seasoned expertise. Providing strategic counsel and diligent execution, we’re an extension of your team — a touchpoint that spans from the back office to the warehouse, and from pickup to transport and delivery. We share a commitment to excellence. Most of all, our team members believe in what we do.
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Navigating customs complexities

With mission-critical material in transit, the last thing you need is an extensive delay at customs resulting in a temperature excursion. Together with our specialist internal team at World Customs Brokerage, we plan for every regulatory contingency so that your shipment arrives on time and within range. In addition to staying current with regulatory changes, we can also mobilize our global network of World Courier associates to advocate for your shipment in the local language, and often face-to-face.
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3PL title model: Accelerating market access, mitigating risks, realizing revenue  

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When speed to market, reducing risk, and expediting cash flow are mission critical, manufacturers should consider Title Model. Available in the U.S. market, this unique distribution solution transfers the title of the product from the manufacturer to World Courier, enabling us to leverage our own licensing to handle warehousing, distribution, and order-to-cash management of the product.
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GxP

A higher standard of compliance

Good practice (GxP) guidelines help businesses make products that are safe and fit for use. All parts of our business, from transport and storage processes to our depots themselves, comply fully with GxP standards. Unlike some logistics providers, we implement GxP requirements based on their strictest possible interpretation.

Streamlining the supply chain

Our global courier tracking technology

Our proprietary ordering, tracking and inventory management solutions provide meaningful insights and visibility for your shipments at all touchpoints across the clinical trial and commercial logistics supply chain.

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Global depot network

Our 22 depots are strategically located in global markets and offer vital services for both commercial and clinical supply chain support, increasing manufacturer reach for global clinical trials.

3PL specialty logistics pharmaceutical distribution center – U.S. market  

3PL distribution center infrastructure with more than one million square feet of managed warehouse space across three strategic locations in the U.S., designed to accommodate products across a variety of temperature, handling, and storage needs.

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CORE Labs

Our innovative researchers at the Climate Optimization Research and Engineering (CORE) Labs respond to customer requirements by developing temperature-control solutions through data-driven research.

Experience the World Courier difference for yourself.