Sep 12, 2013
DETROIT, Sept. 12, 2013 – Delta Cargo, the air freight division of Delta Air Lines (NYSE: DAL), has opened a new 3,000 square-foot refrigerated storage unit at Detroit-Wayne County International Airport that will offer in-transit cooling and specialized handling for temperature-sensitive products such as pharmaceuticals and other perishables.
Designed and built in about five months, the new cooler unit uses precise temperature settings and controls to store sensitive shipments including pharmaceuticals, flowers, fish and seafood as well as fruits and vegetables in ideal climate conditions. With input from frontline Detroit Cargo employees, the unit features two drive-through doors and one rapid rollup door for easy access.
“This new refrigerated storage unit will make it easier for our customers to do business in and through Detroit,” said Tony Charaf, senior vice president and chief cargo officer. “We have a fabulous team in Detroit that works around the clock to ensure that our customers enjoy the best and most reliable service in the industry, and this latest investment allows them to apply their expertise to handle sensitive shipments.”
The new unit is the latest in a series of investments to Delta Cargo’s Detroit operations that will provide additional storage and transfer capability for the division’s Fresh product line. Fresh, which is available on the entire Delta mainline network, is specially designed for perishable shipments that are time-sensitive and require protection from extreme temperatures.
Delta Cargo’s Detroit operations are open to customers 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
Delta offers customers in Detroit more than 500 peak-day flights to 129 destinations in the U.S. and 11 countries throughout Europe, Asia, Latin America and the Caribbean.
With revenues of nearly $1 billion in 2012, Delta Cargo offers a range of belly freight and mail services to customers via Delta’s worldwide network of operations. Freight customers can easily book and track shipments using Delta Cargo’s dedicated website at deltacargo.com.
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