Latam Cargo Group has announced the opening of its perishable hub in Guarulhos, Brazil.
The temperature-controlled cooler facility was designed to protect the quality and freshness of perishable products while en-route to other destinations in South America, North America and Europe.
The facility occupies an area of 1,637 square meters, of which 50 per cent (825 sqm) is equipped with variable temperature cooling chambers that offer refrigeration ranges of between zero to 2°C and 2 to 12°C for storage and re-palletising.
The system also gives the option of raising the temperature of any of the chambers up to 22 °C. The new perishable hub has now increased the perishable storage capacity at Guarulhos by 33 per cent for Latam Cargo.
CEO of Latam Cargo Group, Andrés Bianchi, said the new cooler was a clear example of the commitment to be a strategic partner for customers. “We know Latin America is a major producer and exporter of perishables, and that its economic development largely depends on the international recognition of the quality of its products.
“Faced with this reality, and as the leader in air transportation in the region, we took on the challenge of providing excellence in service and execution, and investing in leading-edge infrastructure to protect the freshness of the products carried, with the high standards our value proposal is well known for.”
The company has gained international recognition for its expertise transporting fresh products, which account for 45 per cent of all goods carried during a year. In this context, Guarulhos occupies a place of relevance because 85 per cent of all cargo connecting here are perishables- an extremely important part of the cargo industry.
Latam Cargo’s perishable hub opened as part of the launch of FRESH, an enhanced version of the perishable care option that provides more robust temperature control across the network.