Indianapolis strengthens hold as cold chain hub

Indianapolis International Airport is strengthening its cold-chain claim and enhancing its biopharma delivery services. The airport boasts FedEx, Cargolux and Pace Air Freight, each of which specializes in time-sensitive, temperature-controlled cargo transport.

The airport is already well known to drugmakers and logistics providers alike for its cold chain capabilities and convenient location. It's now been supplemented with a new adjacent airport, covering a one-by-two-mile site. 

German logistics provider DB Schenker boasts a large presence and has partnered with the airport in developing an advanced cold-chain operation. The operation extends beyond DB Schenker and is used by other biopharma and healthcare product distributors, says Global Airport Cities.

The airport, combined with good interstate highway access, has contributed to the economy of the region, making it competitive for high-tech manufacturing, logistics and distribution. Nearby Plainfield boasts shared and dedicated logistics facilities to manage the distribution of time-critical pharmaceuticals, medical devices and electronics. 

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