DFW AIRPORT, Texas, Feb. 2, 2017 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Cargo and logistics customers will soon have better opportunities to ship perishable items through one of the world's premier international gateways. Dallas Fort Worth International (DFW) Airport soon will begin installing a cold chain facility that will be operated by AirLogistix USA. Expected to be operational this summer, the state-of-the-art transfer facility will give DFW the ability to precisely control warehousing temperatures for shipments of pharmaceuticals, flowers and fresh foods.
"There are tremendous growth opportunities for domestic and international cargo customers to ship perishables through DFW to 180 markets," said John Ackerman, Executive Vice President Global Strategy and Development at DFW. "We are very excited to partner with AirLogistix USA on a cold chain facility at DFW Airport. Today, we handle 66 percent of the air cargo from Texas, and our cargo tonnage increased by more than 8 percent over last year and is up 18 percent this year. This new facility will increase our handling capabilities and open new doors for all our cargo and logistics partners to ship high-value, temperature and time sensitive products through DFW."
DFW handles more than 794,600 U.S. tons of air freight, which is shipped to destinations all over the world. Fourteen dedicated freighters serve 22 major cargo hubs throughout Asia, Europe, and North America from DFW. Valuable belly cargo capacity is also available to more than 200 global destinations on the 26 passenger airlines that serve the airport.
"Dallas Fort Worth is a natural choice for us to further develop AirLogistix USA 'middle mile' on-airport perishables handling services. The DFW gateway has the advantage of being located in the central U.S., which helped drive our expansion into North Texas," said Ray Brimble, President and CEO of Lynxs Group, owner of AirLogistix USA. "We look forward to working with all airlines that serve DFW. Our facility will be available to distributors and forwarders who need to keep their perishable and temperature sensitive goods cool during shipping, with particular emphasis on transit through the airport. We are ready to get started at DFW."
DFW Airport produces over $37 billion in economic impact for the North Texas region and more than 50 percent of that is attributed to cargo.
About Dallas Fort Worth International Airport:
Dallas Fort Worth International (DFW) Airport warmly welcomes more than 65 million customers along their journey every year, elevating DFW to a status as one of the most frequently visited superhub airports in the world. DFW Airport customers can choose among 157 domestic and 56 international nonstop destinations worldwide. DFW is elevating the customer experience with modernized facilities and updated amenities, as well as through a $2.7 billion Terminal Renewal and Improvement Program to renovate its four original terminal buildings. Centered between its owner cities of Dallas and Fort Worth, Texas, DFW Airport also serves as a major economic generator for the North Texas region, producing over $37 billion in economic impact each year by connecting people through business and leisure travel. For more information, visit the DFW website, download the new DFW App for iOS and Android devices, or follow DFW on social media.
About AirLogistix USA
AirLogistix USA has been in operation for over 5 years. AirLogistix IAH owns and operates the perishables handling facility at the George Bush Intercontinental Airport (IAH), and is the only cold storage that is on the airport with direct airport ramp access. AirLogistix USA will soon be opening similar facilities at DFW International Airport. The company is led by a 30-year veteran of the logistics and aviation industry, Kerry Galegher. His experience includes Domestic and International Operations and Business Development and Senior Management positions in Cargo and Ground Services at Continental Airlines. The facility is available for use to any distributor wishing to keep their perishable or temperature sensitive goods cool during import or export or during transit through the "middle mile". www.airlogistixusa.com
About Lynxs Holdings LP
Founded by Ray Brimble, for the past 23 years, Lynxs Holdings LP has developed and managed aviation related properties and services domestically as well as internationally. Lynxs entrepreneurial origins remain at the core of our endeavors as well as our spirit of innovation and creativity to develop and manage high-quality projects around the world. Lynxs Holdings LP owns and/or operates aviation related properties in several cities including Austin, Corpus Christi, San Antonio, Houston, and DFW, TX; Ft. Lauderdale, FL; Sacramento, CA; Anchorage, Alaska; and Grand Junction, CO. Please visit our website for more details. www.lynxs.com.
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