UPS opens first healthcare facility by Dublin Airport

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UPS has opened its first dedicated healthcare facility in Dublin to support the pharma and medical industry supply chain in Ireland.

The €12m facility at Horizon Logistics Park in Swords spans around 6,000 sq m and is situated next to Dublin Airport, UPS told Air Cargo News.

Fitted with specialised cold chain technology, the facility houses small package, freight forwarding and logistics and distribution capabilities and provides in-demand storage and inbound and outbound transportation for a range of pharmaceutical and health tech products.

“This investment marks our commitment to supporting Ireland’s world leading pharmaceutical and medical device industries,” said Cathy O’Brien, vice president for international sales at UPS Healthcare.

She added: “We’re the only provider who can take our customers’ treatments from clinical trial right to the patient, turning logistics into a competitive advantage, one that will only help grow Ireland’s position as a central hub for the pharma industry.

“Most importantly, we can give patients the peace of mind knowing that their critical healthcare treatments and devices are in safe hands.”

Last year, UPS introduced a new flight between the US, Ireland and the UK to strengthen the transatlantic trade lane – and Ireland’s links with its largest pharma export markets. 

The flight serves Dublin and Stansted Airports, returning to UPS’s air hub in Louisville, US, and carries healthcare and small package goods between the three countries. 

In 2023, UPS more than doubled the footprint of its dedicated healthcare facilities since 2020.

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Rebecca Jeffrey

Rebecca Jeffrey
New to aviation journalism, I joined Air Cargo News in late 2021 as deputy editor. I previously worked for Mercator Media’s six maritime sector magazines as a reporter, heading up news for Port Strategy. Prior to this, I was editor for Recruitment International (now TALiNT International). Contact me on: [email protected]