United Cargo is expanding its specialised service for pharmaceuticals, healthcare material and other temperature-sensitive cargo to Mexico and adding new TempControl stations in Europe and the US.
Through an interline agreement with all-cargo carrier AeroUnion, widebody TempControl service is now available to Mexico City International Airport (MEX).
TempControl destined for MEX via the new interline service may be tendered in any approved container or packaging at any certified handling location in United Cargo’s TempControl network.
United Cargo will transport the shipments to LAX, then transfer them for carriage on AeroUnion’s daily widebody service from LAX to MEX. Customers will recover these shipments at AeroUnion’s facility at MEX.
“We provide TempControl service in MEX via several daily narrowbody flights to and from five of United’s US hubs,” said Jan Krems, president of United Cargo. “But many TempControl customers advised us of their need for widebody connectivity to MEX.
“This new interline service provides customers shipping widebody freight to MEX with the same relentless focus on control and integrity and the same level of service excellence they rely on throughout our global TempControl network, Krems adds.”
United Cargo also announced the addition of five European and two US locations to its TempControl network – increasing the number of stations certified to handle United TempControl worldwide to 75.
The new TempControl network locations in Europe are: Athens, Greece (ATH); Naples, Italy (NAP); Prague, Czech Republic (PRG) and Venice, Italy (VCE). A second network location has been added in Milan, Italy with TempControl service now available at Segrate Airport (SWK) along with Malpensa Airport (MXP).
In the US, Portland, Oregon (PDX) and Salt Lake City, Utah (SLC) are now certified TempControl network locations.