Tuesday, 8 January 2013

AA Cargo boosts New York's freight forwarding network

AA Cargo, the freight division of American Airlines, is planning on expanding its international flight schedule form New York City. The freight forwarder recently announced that there will be a new Boeing 777-300ER flying goods from JFK to London Heathrow Airport this year.

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"JFK is not only the international gateway to Europe, but it also is the hub that connects Asia to South America and the West Coast to Europe and Latin America. Our network through New York allows us to move perishable daily from the Deep South to Japan and also hightech shipments from Asia to Brazil", said Cristina Castro of AA Cargo. 

The company currently moves over 450,000kg of air freight through its depot at JFK Airport where it also runs a 135,000-square-foot warehousing facility. Rich Burkhardt, manager of AA Cargo operations at JFK, considers the facility's ambient room to be a huge asset when handling temperature-sensitive goods.

"Expedite TC Passive supports ambient temperature control using cool rooms, expedited handling processes and high-visibility monitoring to ensure cargo is handling within desired temperature ranges."

This storage feature will also be available to future customers of AA cargo, i.e. to store goods before they are being sent out on the freight forwarder's new flight connection.

Source: Air Cargo Week

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