Air France KLM Martinair cargo open new facility at JFK airport

Air France – KLM Cargo has opened a new state of the art cargo handling facility at New York’s John F. Kennedy (JFK) airport. This new facility was designed to accommodate handling all types of cargo, from specific attention cargo like pharmaceutical or live animals to express cargo requiring quick transit and of course general cargo. 

Andy Newbold, Regional Director for AFKLMP Cargo stated that “Air France – KLM Cargo is delighted to present this significant upgrade in facilities and infrastructure at JFK boosting our competitive edge”. 

The new facility offers split cool chain enclosures, 2-8°C with storage capability of 72 cubic meters, and 15-25°C storage capability of 108 cubic meters. There will also be ten Active container charging points 
and a bank strong room offering top level security for your precious cargo.

For General Cargo operations very strong essential technology is utilized. This carefully selected option allows the AF-KL Cargo facility to continue to work through power outages and without risk of mechanical breakdowns. A ULD ‘roll-through’ option allows super-fast acceptance and processing of Unit Load Devices for all shipments. A new Express acceptance door will ensure drivers are served immediately supporting the significant continuing surge in e-commerce that carriers have experienced during the past two years. 

The efficiency to serve customers will greatly improve also due to 50% more truck dock doors and ample space for 53 feet trailers to maneuver, dock and park on the landside area of building 78.

Mr. Newbold concluded “It is very exciting to be able to present the AF-KL Cargo brand at this high level. Together with the North East Commercial and Customer Service teams we will be able to ensure that 
the unique features of our new facility will exceed the expectations of our customers.” 

For more information:
Air France-KLM-Martinair Cargo Press Relations
Jean-Claude Raynaud
Tel: +33 (0)1 4156 6308

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