World Courier Fully Integrated GxP-Compliant Global Transport and Storage

Time and temperature specific transportation

World Courier provides time and temperature-sensitive transportation services to the pharmaceutical industry.

Relying on its own international network of over 150 company-owned offices in more than 50 countries, World Courier works closely with customers to ensure regulatory compliance and supply chain integrity, as well as to identify and deliver the best logistical solutions for each individual study or shipment.

Following an extensive review of international good practice (GxP) and quality management standards, as well as the successful implementation of company-wide compliance processes in 2009, World Courier meets all current standards for GxP compliancy as it applies to the courier / transport industry. Each World Courier office is also ISO 9001:2008-certified and maintains its own IATA-certified dangerous goods team.

World Courier is dedicated to treating every shipment on an individual priority basis, delivering customised solutions and value-added services to the pharmaceutical and biomedical industries.

In 2012, World Courier was acquired by AmerisourceBergen Corporation, one of the world’s largest pharmaceutical services companies. Serving the US, Canada, and selected global markets, AmerisourceBergen provides a suite of value-added services that focuses exclusively on enhancing the effectiveness of the pharmaceutical supply chain.

A partner in clinical trial logistics

With a fully GxP-compliant transport and storage supply chain system in place, World Courier meets the most demanding industry expectations for managing time and temperature-sensitive clinical trial materials.

Every shipment, whether containing biological specimens, investigational drugs, vaccines, or other delicate pharmaceutical products, is handled on an individual basis by highly trained personnel.

Clinical trial services include:

  • Development of transport schedules to / from investigator sites
  • Site assistance including review of protocols, documentation, permits, paperwork, and packaging
  • Cold chain services including temperature-controlled packaging, supplies, and expertise
  • In-transit dry ice / gel-pack replenishment and temperature monitoring
  • Strict adherence to global standards of practice (SOP) for all biopharm shipments
  • Individual shipment monitoring from pick-up to delivery including real-time online tracking with protocol and site-specific details
  • Customs clearance and delivery in more than 220 territories and nations
  • Pre-customs clearance whenever possible for shortest transit times
  • 24-hour availability, including weekends and holidays

Investigational drug storage depots

World Courier operates 13 ISO 9001:2008 good manufacturing practice (GMP) compliant investigational drug storage depots in Latin America (including Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, México, and Perú), Europe (Russia), Africa (South Africa), and the Asia Pacific (including Australia, China, India, Japan, and Singapore).

Leading pharmaceutical companies worldwide rely on this sophisticated investigational drug storage network to dramatically improve clinical trial logistics in challenging and strategic regulatory environments.

These state-of-the-art facilities offer:

  • Separate validated storage areas (15°C to 25°C, 2°C to 8°C, -20°C, and -70°C) for investigational drugs and other temperature-sensitive materials
  • Closed lockers to guarantee maximum confidentiality
  • Storage space for ancillary supplies and returned drugs in non-temperature-controlled areas
  • Comprehensive site management SOPs
  • Full-time on-site pharmacists
  • Remote Internet-based client access
  • Same-day or next-day distribution to in-country locations

Global temperature-controlled transport services

World Courier also offers sophisticated temperature-controlled transport services designed to minimise the number of temperature excursions faced by researchers, an area now increasingly scrutinised by regulators.

Services include:

  • Speciality packaging solutions
  • Comprehensive guidance with country-specific import requirements
  • Global SOPs for all quality-related activities
  • In-transit temperature monitoring
  • Refrigerated trucking services
  • Expedited customs brokerage

Dangerous goods courses and climate-controlled transport awareness training

Offered on-site, off-site, or via a distance-learning video, World Courier delivers one-day dangerous goods courses designed specifically for pharmaceutical professionals who handle biological specimens. Climate-controlled transport awareness training is now also available to customers in various markets.

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Press Release

World Courier Publishes Guide to Technologies and Services Used to Ensure Successful Temperature-Controlled Delivery

As the pharmaceutical industry's global development accelerates, demands on temperature-controlled shipping are increasing.

White Papers

Temperature-Control Solutions Customising the Cold Chain

Of historical global pharmaceutical industry statistics, two in particular stand out. Brazil, Russia, India, and China (BRIC) nations accounted for $2.68bn in sales for 2016, and $8bn was spent on cold chain logistics globally in 2014.

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White Papers

Securing the Supply Chain: Third-Party Contingency Planning for Clinical Trial Transport

Are you certain that your logistics provider can effectively respond to the many unexpected occurrences that threaten to disrupt your carefully conceived budget and timetable?

15 August 2017

Temperature-Control Solutions Customising the Cold Chain

Of historical global pharmaceutical industry statistics, two in particular stand out. Brazil, Russia, India, and China (BRIC) nations accounted for $2.68bn in sales for 2016, and $8bn was spent on cold chain logistics globally in 2014.

11 April 2017

Worldwide Pharmaceutical Logistics Risk Management

The globalisation of clinical trials and specialty pharmaceutical commercialisation, along with the rise of complex biological-based drug therapies, present a host of opportunities for manufacturers.

4 April 2017

Ten Tips for Contingency Planning and Crisis Preparation

Contingency planning is the process that prepares us individually, corporately and on a local and global level to respond coherently to an unplanned event.

1 September 2014

Smarter Supply, Executive Brief: New Requirements in Global Clinical Supply Spur Evolution and Innovation

Who knew clinical trial logistics had so much in common with the automotive and high-tech industries? That certainly seems to be the case with trends such as just-in-time (JIT), customer-managed inventory (CMI) and vendor-managed inventory (VMI).

Securing the Global Pharmaceutical Supply Chain Against the Threat of Counterfeit Drugs

With a fully integrated GxP-compliant transport, storage and distribution system in place and more than 140 wholly owned ISO:9001-certified offices in more than 50 countries, World Courier, is the world's largest and most experienced provider of specialty courier services.

17 July 2014

Press Release

4 April 2017

As the pharmaceutical industry's global development accelerates, demands on temperature-controlled shipping are increasing.

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6 November 2014

World Courier is hosting a joint webinar presentation at 3pm (GMT) on 9 December with Nils Markmann from World Courier and AmerisourceBergen's Paul Ross.

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19 February 2014

World Courier has announced the opening of a new facility in Gothenburg, World Courier's second office in Sweden, on 1 March.

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11 February 2014

World Courier has announced that Clinical Trial Supply Chain Services (CTSCS) has been rebranded as Clinical Supply Solutions (CSS).

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24 January 2014

World Courier today (24 January) announced that World Courier Italy has been accepted as a member of the Italian Association for the Development of Biotechnology (Assobiotec) after a challenging election process.

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13 January 2014

World Courier has announced the upcoming expansion of the World Courier Ground Europe (WCGE) fleet.

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15 December 2013

World Courier today announced that they are in the final stages of creating a new facility in Wales, with the support of the life sciences division of the Welsh Assembly Government, to support existing Welsh clients.

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29 October 2013

World Courier has announced that the company's operations are in full compliance with the recently issued Good Distribution Practice of Medicinal Products for Human Use (GDP) guideline document (2013/C 68/01) in the European Union (EU).

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13 March 2013

The Central Drugs Standard Control Organization (CDSCO), the national regulatory body governing pharmaceuticals and medical devices in India, issued draft guidelines earlier this year designed to ensure the quality and identity of pharmaceutical products throughout the distribution process.

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7 January 2013

World Courier is pleased to announce the December 2012 opening of its newest office in Innsbruck, the company's third office in Austria and 152nd in its global network.

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9 November 2012

World Courier is pleased to announce the November 2012 opening of a new office in Basel, Switzerland − the company's third office in that country, bolstering the company's global network to 151 offices in 52 countries.

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10 April 2012

World Courier is pleased to announce that its newest clinical trial supply chain services (CTSCS) investigational drug storage depot will open in May 2012 in Buenos Aires, Argentina after having moved to larger purpose-built premises in response to strong customer demand.

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10 June 2010

World Courier's new, free-to-download white paper outlines the new regulatory changes that specifically affect export shipments of human serum and plasma from China and the delays that the new administrative process may create. Click Read more

23 February 2010

Regulatory agencies and pharmaceutical companies now demand that every party involved in the pharmaceutical supply chain - transportation and logistics providers included - conforms to GxP guidelines. Click Read more

16 November 2009

World Courier is delighted to announce that its global company-owned transportation network of over 140 offices in 50 countries worldwide meets all necessary standards for GxP-compliant status as it applies to the courier/transport industry. 'GxP' - a general term for the Good P

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15 October 2009

World Courier is pleased to announce the opening of its newest purpose-driven investigational drug storage facilities in Melbourne (Australia) and Johannesburg (South Africa), bringing its network of GMP-compliant clinical trial depots to a total of 11 worldwide and providing cost-effective logis

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6 August 2009

In response to growing client demand, and based on recently-established international biosafety regulations, World Courier has begun rolling out dedicated storage areas for GMO-derived pharmaceutical products throughout its global investigational drug storage network. "We believe that

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6 August 2009

"While the current economic crisis has not impacted the pharmaceutical industry as harshly as many other industries, it is adding pressure to a sector that is already facing a challenging new market reality," says Klaus Hachmann, managing director for World Courier (Deutschland). "Over

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26 November 2008

World Courier is pleased to announce the opening of its newest purpose-built, ISO-certified, GMP-compliant investigational drug storage depot in Beijing (China), offering a unique and proven one-stop logistical solution to biopharmaceutical companies with demanding clinical trial materials storag

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Regional Offices

World Courier (India) Private Ltd.

3rd Floor, Rishyamook Building

Block-A, 85 A Punchkuiyan Roa

New Delhi 110 00

India

+91 11 2374 1674 +91 11 2374 1673
World Courier S.A. (PTY) Ltd

20a Willow Street

Kempton Park 1620

South Africa

+27 11 394 3880 +27 11 394 4361
World Courier do Brasil

Transportes Internacionais Ltda.

Via Anhanguera s/n km 15 – Box 7

05112-000 Sao Paulo

Brazil

+55 11 3622-1900 +55 11 3622-1919
World Courier de Chile Ltda.

Lira 353

Santiago

Santiago

Chile

+56 2 210 6000 +56 2 665 9623
World Courier Colombia S.A.

Avenida (Calle) 24 # 95

12 Bodega 42

Bogota, D.C.

Colombia

+57 1 428 6966 +57 1 413 8620
World Courier del Ecuador S.A.

Paez 370 y Robles

Piso 3ero Ofc. 302

Quito

Pichincha

Ecuador

+593 22 522 461 +593 22 226 523
World Courier del Peru SA

Av. Camino Real 390

Oficina 1002

Edificio Torre Central

Centro Camino Real, San Isidro

Lima

Peru

+51 1 442 8080 +51 1 442 2445
World Courier de Uruguay SA

Misiones 1379, Ofc. 502

Montevideo

Montevideo

Uruguay

+598 2 915 11 75 +598 2 916 02 48
World Courier de Venezuela, SA

Avenida Libertador – Edificio Nuevo Centro

Piso 7, Oficina F

f.Chacao, Caracas

Venezuela

+58 212 263 7667 +58 212 263 9966
World Courier (Austria) GmbH

Cargo Nord – ALC Nord

A-1300 Vienna Airport

Vienna

Austria

+ 43 1 7007 3939 +43 1 7007 32622
World Courier Argentina S.A.

Avda. Corrientes 316 P.B.

Buenos Aires

Buenos Aires

Argentina

+ 54 11 4328 8300 +54 11 4328 5879
World Courier (NZ) Ltd.

7 Brigade Road

Airport Oaks

Auckland

New Zealand

+64 9 275 5300 +64 9 275 5650
World Courier Australia Pty.

Unit 1, 8 Lord Street

Botany NSW 2019

Australia

+61 2 8335 9100 +61 2 8335 9170
World Courier Ground, Inc.

125 Whipple Street, 2nd Floor

Providence, RI 02908

United States of America

+1 401 459 0990 +1 401 459 0992
World Courier, Inc.

1313 Fourth Avenue

New Hyde Park

NY 11040

United States of America

+1 516 354 26 00 +1 516 354 26 37
World Courier de Mexico SA de CV

Avenido Gustavo Baz No. 176 Bodega 1

San Jeronimo Tepetlacalco

Estado de Mexico

Mexico

+52 55 5020 7050 +52 55 5020 7057
World Courier Ukraine LLC

34 Chervvpnopraporna Street

03083 Kyiv

Ukraine

+38 44 583 0044 +38 44 583 0040
World Courier Israel Ltd.

7 Nachal Ayalon St.

Tel Aviv

Israel

+972 3 688 8811 +972 3 688 8812
World Courier of Canada Ltd.

3581, rue Ashby

Ville St. Laurent

Quebec H4R 2K3 (Montreal)

Canada

+1 514 288 4466 +1 514 288 9183
World Courier K.K. (Japan)

Baumplatz 1F – 2F

6-4-16 Kiba

Koto-Ku, Tokyo 135-0042

Japan

+81 3 5653 6230 +81 3 5653 6240
World Courier Hong Kong Ltd.

Unit B, 24/F

169 Electric Road

North Point

Hong Kong

+852 2833 5775 +852 2834 5023
World Courier (Malaysia) Sdn Bhd

Level 4.6A, Menara Sunway Annexe

Jalan Lagoon Timur, Bandar Sunway

Selangor (Kuala Lumpur)

Malaysia

+60 3 5635 3583 +60 3 5635 2538
World Courier Greece Ltd.

549 Messogion Ave.

15343 Athens

Greece

+30 210 675 6517 +30 210 675 6909
World Courier Hungary Kft

Gyomroi Ut. 128

1103 Budapest

Hungary

+36 1 431 0550 +36 1 431 0555
World Courier Italia S.R.L.

Via Gadames, 132

20151 Milano

Italy

+39 2 3800 3900 +39 2 3800 3773
World Courier (Norway) AS

Industriveien 20

2050 Jessheim (Oslo)

Norway

+47 6394 6200 +47 6394 6201
World Courier France SARL

30 Rue Mozart

92110 Clichy

France

+33 1 55 21 2000 +33 1 55 21 2006
World Courier Bulgaria Ltd.

Trade Center Europe

7 Iskarsko Shouse Blvd.

1528 Sofia

Bulgaria

+359 2 489 9480 +359 2 489 9259
World Courier Zagreb d.o.o.

Sandora Brescenskog 30

10410 Velika Gorica (Zagreb)

Croatia

+385 1 637 05 20 +385 1 637 05 30
World Courier Czech Republic s.r.o.

Tlumacovska 18 / 1118

Prague 5, 155 00

Czech Republic

+420 233 133 611 +420 233 133 622
World Courier (Denmark) A/S

Avedoereholmen 96-98

DK-2650 Hvidovre (Copenhagen)

Denmark

+45 32 46 06 80
World Courier (Finland) Oy

Puutarhatie 20

01300 Vantaa (Helsinki)

Finland

+358 9 8700 3300 +358 9 8700 3350
World Courier (Sweden) AB

Soderbyvagen 1A

195 25 Arlandastad

Stockholm

Sweden

+46 8 594 414 80 +46 8 594 414 99
World Courier Slovak Republic s.r.o.

Dvojkrizna 49

821 06 Bratislava

Slovakia

+421 2 4341 5477 +421 2 4363 5012
World Courier , D.O.O.

Poslovna cona A 35

SI-4208 Sencur (Ljubljana)

Slovenia

+386 4 27 91 93 1 +386 4 27 91 93 2
World Courier de Espana S.A.

Trespaderne 29

Madrid 28042

Spain

+34 917 461 010 +34 913 291 222
World Courier Switzerland SA

4 bis, route des Jeunes

1211 Geneva 26

Switzerland

+41 22 827 30 60 +41 22 827 30 70
World Courier Holland B.V.

Diamantlaan 14-16

2132 WV Hoofddorp

Netherlands

+31 20 653 4141 +31 20 653 3416
World Courier (Poland) Sp.z.o.o.

Ul. Poleczki 33

Building A2

02-822 Warsaw

Poland

+ 48 22 575 3600 +48 22 575 3609
World Courier de Portugal, Lda.

Av. Eng. Arantes e Oliveira, 11 - 3º A

1900 - 221 Lisboa

Portugal

+351 218 411 120 +351 218 411 129
World Courier Romania Srl

Aleea Privighetorilor Nr. 80

Sector 1

Bucharest 014031

Romania

+40 21 350 4445 +40 21 350 4447
World Courier Ltd.

Leningradsky prospect 80

Building 5, 1st Floor

125190 Moscow

Russia

+7 495 787 11 72 +7 495 787 11 71
World Courier (UK) Ltd.

12th Floor

25 Farringdon Street

London

EC4A 4AB

United Kingdom

+44 20 7928 7256 +44 20 7928 7105
World Courier (Ireland) Ltd.

48 Airways Industrial Estate

Santry

Dublin 17

Ireland

+353 1 862 4001 +353 1 862 4035
World Courier Korea Co., Ltd.

Room No. 1205

Woori Venture Town

82-29 Mullae Dong 3 Ga, Yeongdeungpo Gu

Seoul 150-70

South Korea

+82 2 6335 8538 +82 2 6335 8539
World Courier Beijing Branch

Room B708, Huixin Plaza

No. 8 Beisihuan Zhong Road

Chaoyang District

Beijing 100101

China

+86 10 8497 1841 +86 10 8497 1842
World Courier Singapore Pte. Ltd.

5 Changi North Street 1

Singapore 498766

Singapore

+65 6282 0076 +65 6282 1209
World Courier Belgium N.V/S.A.

Minervastraat 18

B – 1930 Zaventem

Belgium

+32 2 712 5080 +32 2 712 5089
World Courier (Deutschland) GmbH

Lise-Meitner-Str. 8

D – 65428 Rüsselsheim (Frankfurt)

Germany

+49 6142 8355 0 +49 6142 8355 055
European Operations Hub - Aerolink Courier GmbH

General Cargo Center, Room 150

Kriegerstrasse14

51147 Koeln

Germany

+49 2203 955 780 +49 2203 593 953
World Courier Management Ltd.

Soderbyvagen 1A

195 25 Arlandastad (Stockholm)

Sweden

World Courier Group, Inc. Taiwan Branch

8F, No. 323, Sec. 1

Nei-Hu Road, Nei-Hu District

Taipei City

Taiwan

+886 2 2627 1186 +886 2 8751 4622
World Courier Asia (Thailand) Co., Ltd.

Chamnanphenjati Business Center

65/109-110, 12th Floor Rama 9 Road

Huay Kwang, Huay Kwang

Bangkok 10310

Thailand

+66 2 248 7187 +66 2 248 7190
World Courier Tasimacilik ve Loj. Hiz. Tic. Ltd. Sti.

Besyol Mah. Inonu Cad. No. 96

Flor Is Merkezi B-Blok No.1

Florya – Istanbul

Turkey

+90 212 541 1055 +90 212 541 1085

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