New cargo handling facility at JFK for AF-KL-MP


Air France-KLM Martinair Cargo (AF-KL-MP) has opened a new cargo handling facility at New York John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK), paying special attention to cargo including pharmaceuticals, live animals and express.

The facility, which accommodates all types of cargo, offers a number of features to cater for premium products. For temperature sensitive cargo, it offers split cool chain enclosures with 72 cubic metres for 2-8C and 108 cubic metres for 15-25C.

Live animals will benefit from sharing a building with The ARK at JFK, with additional services including dedicated climate controlled vehicles from aircraft, terminals, cargo facilities and other airport locations.

AF-KL-MP Cargo regional director, Andy Newbold says: “t is very exciting to be able to present the AF-KL Cargo brand at this high level. Together with the North East Commercial and Customer Service teams we will be able to ensure that the unique features of our new facility will exceed the expectations of our customers.”

To cater for general cargo, AF-KL-MP has utilised technology to continue working during power outages and without risk of mechanical breakdown. A unit load device ‘roll-through’ option allows super-fast acceptance and processing. Express benefits from an acceptance door ensuring drivers are served immediately supporting ever-growing volumes of e-commerce.