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Texas airport to open cold chain zone

Dallas, Texas, US: Perishables and fresh foods are the focus of a new strategy at the Dallas/Forth Worth International Airport.

The location is looking to boost its prowess as the preferred hub for transporting perishable goods by adding a 37,000-square-foot facility to its layout. 

John Ackerman, executive vice president, global strategy and development says: “There are tremendous growth opportunities for domestic and international cargo customers to ship perishables through DFW to 180 markets,”

“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.”

The new centre will have 14,00-square-feet of refrigerated storage space to specifically preserve fresh foods and flowers. Dallas/Forth Worth stated that the transfer facility will open this June, and will be run by AirLogistix USA.

According to the airport’s latest figures, it handles more than 794,600 tons of airfreight per year. The airport services 22 major cargo hubs throughout the world.   The planned expansion will allow Dallas/Forth Worth to control warehousing temperatures for its perishable products. The new strategy was born after the airport analyzed approximately 600 different tradelanes, and found 30 percent throwing up opportunities in comparison to other airports, according to the Loadstar.