United Cargo adds Mexico City to its specialist pharma service network

posted on 1st August 2019 by Justin Burns
United Cargo adds Mexico City to its specialist pharma service network

United Cargo has added Mexico City International Airport (MEX) to its specialist service for pharmaceuticals, healthcare material and other commodities requiring temperature-sensitive transport.

Through an interline agreement with all-cargo carrier AeroUnion, the widebody TempControl service is now available.

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 U.S. 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.”

United Cargo has also added 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; Naples, Italy; Prague, Czech Republic and Venice, Italy. A second network location has been added in Milan, Italy: TempControl service is now available at Segrate Airport along with Malpensa Airport.

In the US, Portland, Oregon and Salt Lake City, Utah are now certified TempControl network locations.