The WCA Family of Logistic Networks has launched a new alliance in a sector of logistics and freight forwarding that demands specialist expertise.

The WCA Pharma Partnership (dealing mainly with medical and pharmaceutical products, biotech goods, temperature sensitive pharmaceuticals and substances, diagnostics, vaccines, plasma, laboratory products, etc, etc) has been created in response to demand from manufacturers and suppliers for more responsive, flexible and cost-effective supply-chain solutions in these areas. Full details are at

Heading up the WCA Pharma Partnership as general manager is Ajit Patil, WCA Family vice-president. He has an extensive background in the pharmaceuticals and biotech SCM field and can be relied on to share his expertise with members of the network as well as their clients.

The WCA Pharma Partnership features carefully selected independent forwarders in strategic locations around the world, all of which have the know-how to move the relevant goods safely, quickly and with precision. Every Partner is an expert in improving clients’ logistical effectiveness, while at the same time reducing operational costs.

Partners are all able to advise clients on the most appropriate method of movement of their goods to ensure products arrive securely, on time and in optimum condition.

All the Partners have long experience of working together as a group in a network. Clients benefit because the Partners know and trust each other and can work together to provide the optimum solution to any distribution or supply-chain headache.

The WCA Partnerships represent a new alternative for shipping, distribution and supply chain management in the field of Pharmaceutical products.

Members of the Partnerships are all part of the world’s largest grouping of independent logistics professionals ’ the WCA Family of Logistic Networks, which has more than 2,550 member offices in more than 160 countries and provides insurance programs and financial protection for all transactions between members as well as the world’s top track and trace system and a host of other business tools. Partners meet at regular conferences to examine ways of improving and extending the service they can offer.