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Healthcare Logistics

Meet critical delivery dates with dedicated healthcare logistics experts and proven strategies to promote safety, mitigate risk, and avoid disruptions.

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Adapt your healthcare transportation strategy for changing markets

Save lives and improve quality of care with a strong, resilient supply chain and logistics strategy that delivers products on time—every time. That’s why we’re here.

Caution is non-negotiable when it comes to the transportation and delivery of essential healthcare products. Gain confidence in your most essential shipments through real-time supply chain visibility. From vaccines and medical equipment to pharmaceuticals and therapeutics, trust our stringent security protocols, good distribution practices (GDP) certifications, healthcare logistics compliance, and market-leading technology to help deliver shipments safely, on time, and on budget.

What sets our healthcare logistics services apart

Visibility and reliability

Know where your time-critical shipments are and when they’ll arrive with the combination of our Navisphere® technology and healthcare center of excellence.

Safety and security

Follow our stringent security/high-value protocols to defend against supply chain vulnerabilities when patients rely on you to deliver.

Specialized services

Reduce the need for multiple logistics providers with our seamless, multimodal set of global services, including ocean, air, customs, and surface transportation.

Cold chain and temperature controlled transportation

Room temperature

Products kept
between 15°C and 25°C

Cool temperature

Products kept
between 8°C and 15°C

Heat sensitive, non-frozen

Products kept
between 2°C and 8°C

Frozen

Products kept
at -20°C

Healthcare logistics services for every segment

Prepare for a healthier future with specially designed logistics services fully equipped with special handling options, storage facilities, and more. Choose from a variety of integrated shipping solutions that support all aspects of the healthcare field.

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Medical

  • Medical devices
  • Equipment
  • Consumables
  • Spare parts
  • Sterilized products
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Therapeutic

  • Pharmaceuticals
  • Generics
  • Over the counter
  • Animal health
  • Vaccines 
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Consumer health

  • Vitamins
  • Supplements & nutrition
  • Dental products
  • Rehab 
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Leverage our team of dedicated healthcare experts

When more than money is at stake, trust experts who understand what it takes to create safe, resilient supply chains with surgical precision.

Whether you’re delivering to retail pharmacies, nursing homes, or hospitals—keep your essential healthcare shipments safe and secure with support from trained healthcare logistics professionals. Following proven protocols for healthcare and medical products, our experts work diligently to deliver optimization, cost reduction, and continuous improvement strategies that can drive better outcomes for your business and contribute to the well-being of patients.

What can our healthcare experts do for you?

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Success story: Thomas Scientific

Challenge

With extensive product lines spanning from laboratory instruments and chemicals to safety equipment and supplies, Thomas Scientific experienced a 300% increase in orders for high-priority healthcare products during the pandemic.

Solution

Using creative supply chain solutions, C.H. Robinson secured capacity for Thomas Scientific despite volatile market conditions. Through collaboration and communication, the team developed tailored solutions for long-term planning.

Result

Thomas Scientific expanded their international supply chain while managing costs in a wildly dynamic marketplace. Even during their highest demand, the company averaged between 8–10 days transit time on international shipments.