World Courier opens clinical trials 3PL facility in Melbourne


World Courier, an AmerisourceBergen company and a provider of third party logistics services, announced that it has opened the doors to its new distribution facility in Melbourne, Australia. The company states that this is the first facility in AmerisourceBergen’s global network to be purpose-built to support clinical trial logistics and commercial third-party logistics. In conjunction with World Courier’s specialty logistics and transportation offerings, the facility provides a portfolio of supply chain solutions for pharmaceutical manufacturer partners.

The facility is designed to ensure that World Courier’s clinical trial customers can now continue working with the company for commercial 3PL after a product has been approved for launch. The facility will also serve clients that do not conduct their clinical trials within its walls and will be used as part of an Australia wide network.

Previously, World Courier operated a clinical trial logistics facility in Melbourne. These services, and all corresponding associates, will migrate to the new facility. New supply chain and logistics positions are also expected to be created as a result of the move.

John Butler, President of World Courier said, “We’ve successfully piloted commercial 3PL in Australia at our previous facility. That experience, together with the collective expertise of AmerisourceBergen, allows us to launch a nationwide offering that’s proven from day one.”

“This is just the latest and most visible example of the growing synergies between AmerisourceBergen’s core capabilities and World Courier’s global reach,” said Doug Cook, President of Global Specialty Logistics at AmerisourceBergen. “It’s exactly the vision we had in mind when AmerisourceBergen purchased World Courier in 2012. We’re taking World Courier’s local market knowledge and specialty logistics expertise and combining it with the supply chain and commercialization experience that AmerisourceBergen is renowned for in North America.”

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