Air, Freight News

AFKLMP Cargo opens new JFK facility

[ July 21, 2016   //   ]

Air France – KLM Cargo has opened a new state of the art cargo handling facility at JFK International Airport. The new facility is designed to handle all cargo types from pharmaceutical or live animals to express cargo requiring quick transit — and of course general cargo.

“Air France – KLM Cargo is delighted to present this significant upgrade in facilities and infrastructure at JFK boosting our competitive edge,” said Andy Newbold, Regional Director for AFKLMP Cargo.

The new facility offers split cool chain enclosures, 2-8°C with storage capability of 72 cubic meters, and 15-25°C storage capability of 108 cubic meters. There will also be ten Active container charging points and a bank strong room offering top level security for your precious cargo.

For the transportation of live animals, physically sharing a building with The ARK at JFK is mutually beneficial. The ARK will open in the fall and will offer previously unseen levels of service and care for all types of live animals: boarding, kennels, quarantine, import, export and transportation of large and small animals. Additional services will include transportation in dedicated climate controlled vehicles from aircraft, terminals, cargo facilities and other airport locations. The ARK will set new global airport standards for comprehensive veterinary, kenneling and quarantine services.

General Cargo operations employ very strong essential technology that allows the AF-KL Cargo facility to continue to work through power outages and without risk of mechanical breakdowns. A ULD ‘roll-through’ option allows super-fast acceptance and processing of Unit Load Devices for all shipments. A new Express acceptance door will ensure drivers are served immediately supporting the significant continuing surge in e-commerce that carriers have experienced during the past two years.

Efficiencies will also greatly improve due 50% more truck dock doors and ample space for 53 feet trailers to maneuver, dock and park on the landside area of building 78. The staff parking is physically separated from the truck area and there will be no pedestrians crossing the truck maneuver area, an important safety aspect.

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