Delta Cargo has unveiled a new cooler facility New York John F. Kennedy International Airport.
The largest of its kind at the airport, the cooler facility offers an “upgraded experience” for customers with cargo that requires specialised handling for temperature-sensitive goods being shipped around the globe, Delta Cargo said.
“This is just one of the significant investments Delta is making to innovate and expand our service offerings to our Cargo customers,” said Delta Cargo’s vice president Rob Walpole. “By expanding our cold chain footprint and leveraging our extensive partner and route network at JFK, we are offering an unparalleled set of options for our customers looking to move temperature-sensitive shipments through the Northeast corridor.”
Delta Cargo said the new cooler would serve as its premier cold chain facility for pharmaceutical and healthcare products, while also enabling perishable cargo shipping of produce and fresh goods. The cooler features expert temperature monitoring, enhanced control and oversight, and specially trained and certified staff to ensure precise handling and integrity of the cold chain, the company said.
Delta Cargo also described the new cooler as a “marquee investment” for the company. It was “strategically built into the airport’s infrastructure to streamline time in transit”.
Each of the facility’s dedicated chambers for pharmaceuticals and perishable goods features distinct temperature zones designed to keep products ranging from vaccines to berries at their specific, required temperature throughout the entire journey. The cooler also has humidity control capabilities as well as dedicated capacity for seafood.
“This cargo cooler is the latest of Delta’s significant investments in the transformation at this airport and another example of their partnership in creating a world-class global gateway at JFK that not only features a best-in-class passenger experience, but also state-of-the-art cargo handling that will strengthen our supply chain and boost the region’s economy,” said the airport’s general manager Teresa Rizzuto.