United Cargo has opened its TempControl Center at Newark Liberty International Airport for temperature sensitive cargo.
The facility was opened on 6 January in an event attended by United Cargo president, Jan Krems, and United Cargo senior manager of cargo operations at Newark, Jose Rosado. It includes temperature controlled rooms, capacity for 48 RKN units, electrical connectivity for all units and features to ensure the units can be moved in and out of the centre as easily as possible.
Krems says: “This new centre represents two things: United Cargo’s commitment to providing the best service possible to TempControl customers at our Newark hub and our commitment to remain a worldwide leader in the transport of pharmaceuticals and other temperature controlled-commodities.”
Rosado says: “United Cargo has several advantages in our Newark hub, including our extensive widebody network and our experienced cargo sales and operations team. But the cool chain business is extremely competitive in New York, and that’s one of the main reasons we built this new centre.”
United Cargo will be following the Newark blueprint in the US to Chicago O’Hare and San Francisco, and has added Vienna, Austria to the TempControl network.
Krems says: “This is just the beginning of the enhancements we have planned for TempControl. Our vision is to use this Newark facility as a blueprint for similar TempControl centres in other United hubs – such as Chicago O’Hare and San Francisco.”