(17 Mar 2022, 12:27 +07)
Air Canada Cargo has opened a cold chain
handling facility at Toronto Pearson International Airport (YYZ).
The upgraded facility has over 30,000
square feet of temperature-controlled areas and an expanded cooler
to fully meet the requirements of cold chain shipments, such as
pharmaceuticals, fresh food and other perishables.
enhancements are the first step in a multi-year investment plan
for the facility and are part of several planned infrastructure
investment projects for Air Canada Cargo.
Air Canada Cargo has opened a cold chain handling facility at Toronto Pearson International Airport (YYZ)
“This is an exciting day for Air Canada Cargo as
we take another step forward in our evolution. The enhanced
temperature-controlled facility is the only one of its kind for a
Canadian airline and positions Air Canada Cargo to continue
successfully growing our business, including the launch of our
dedicated freighter aircraft,” said Jason Berry, Vice President,
Cargo, at Air Canada. “This investment, and the others that are to
follow, will allow us to better serve our customers and I am very
excited for what the future holds for Air Canada Cargo.”
To contribute to Air Canada’s long-term net-zero
emissions goal, the renovations included the installation of
energy efficient equipment such as temperature controllers that
will constantly monitor the conditions inside the facility and
only regulate the temperature as needed, resulting in reduced
Rapid roll-up doors have also been
installed to minimize the energy loss when the cooler is accessed
to store or retrieve goods, and LED lighting has been installed
throughout the facility, further reducing energy consumption.
As the dedicated air freight division of
Air Canada, Air Canada Cargo offers air freight lift and
connectivity to hundreds of destinations across six continents
using Air Canada’s domestic and international passenger flights,
cargo-only flights with its fleet of Boeing 767-300ER freighter
aircraft, and trucking services.
Air Canada Cargo has self-handled hubs in
Montreal, Toronto, Vancouver, Chicago, London and Frankfurt.