New cold chain facility for Dallas Fort Worth

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Dallas Fort Worth International Airport

Dallas Fort Worth International Airport (DFW) is to increase perishable cargo capacity with the opening of a cold chain facility operated by AirLogistix USA, to be operational this summer.

DFW says the facility will precisely control warehousing temperatures for shipments of pharmaceuticals, flowers and fresh foods.

DFW executive vice president global strategy and development, John Ackerman says there are tremendous growth opportunities for domestic and international cargo customers to ship perishables through DFW, commenting: “This new facility will increase our handling capabilities and open new doors for all our cargo and logistics partners to ship high-value, temperature and time sensitive products through DFW.”

He says DFW handles 66 per cent of air cargo from Texas and tonnage increased eight per cent in a year.

AirLogistix USA is owned by Lynxs Group, and its president and chief executive officer, Ray Brimble says DFW’s central US location is a major advantage for its expansion plans in North Texas.

He says: “We look forward to working with all airlines that serve DFW. Our facility will be available to distributors and forwarders who need to keep their perishable and temperature sensitive goods cool during shipping, with particular emphasis on transit through the airport. We are ready to get started at DFW.”

DFW handles more than 794,600 tonnes of airfreight, with 14 freighters serving 22 major cargo hubs across Asia, Europe and North America, as well as belly-hold capacity to more than 200 destinations on 26 passenger airlines.