Air, Freight News

AACargo Expands Temp-Controlled Network in San Juan, Dallas/Fort Worth

[ April 13, 2016   //   ]

American Airlines Cargo continues to invest in its global network in support of the increasing demand for both pharmaceutical and perishable goods across the world. Most recent facility improvements include those in both San Juan (SJU) and Dallas/Fort Worth (DFW), which see some of the highest demand for time- and temperature-sensitive goods.
This year, American’s DFW operation will focus on increasing the amount of perishables transiting into and through the hub. An important gateway for cargo transiting from Latin America to European and Asian destinations, DFW moves a variety of perishable commodities, including produce—most frequently, asparagus and berries—Chilean salmon and fresh cut flowers.
The new drive-through perishable facility is almost 4,000 square feet, which is an addition to the current 1,800 square-foot perishable and 800 square-foot pharmaceutical coolers at the DFW hub.
In response to the increasing demand for pharmaceutical goods in the Latin America region, American has also invested in the expansion of its cold-chain network with a new 600-square-foot space in SJU—bringing total cooler space to 1,000 square feet at this location. This facility will now operate two separate, interchangeable units capable of housing temperature-sensitive products from 15 to 25 degrees Celsius or 2 to 8 degrees Celsius. American Airlines is the only carrier at SJU with both refrigerated storage and Controlled Room Temperature (CRT) spaces dedicated to pharmaceutical goods.