August 23, 2019 Cool Chain Facility for AC Fresh in Toronto
Air Canada Cargo is pleased to announce that we are extending our collaboration with GTA dnata in Toronto to include all AC Cool Chain shipments.
Starting September 16, in addition to pharmaceuticals, shipments booked with our AC Fresh solution flowing through Toronto will be handled by our trusted partner, GTA dnata. This includes seafood, chilled meats, fruit, vegetables, herbs and fresh flowers – all perishable shipments that require a comprehensive, integrated cold chain logistics approach.
GTA dnata's state-of-the-art facility is fully equipped for handling temperature-sensitive shipments, with a temperature controlled dedicated environment for perishables (15 to 25 degrees Celsius) and separate coolers for storage in specific ranges (2 to 8 degrees Celsius).
"Toronto is a key gateway for international perishable shipping," says Vito Cerone, Senior Director, Sales and Commercial Strategy for Air Canada Cargo. "Our collaboration with GTA dnata has been extremely successful for pharmaceutical shipments, so the addition of perishables is the natural next step. We're excited to be adding a world-class facility and experienced team that will help us meet our customers' growing needs with regards to these sensitive shipments."
Each year, thousands of perishable shipments are handled at our Toronto hub alone. These include Canadian exports as well as shipments from the United States, Central and South America destined to Europe and Asia.
With hundreds of flights reaching almost every part of the world, our Toronto hub provides rapid access to international routes, keeping perishables moving quickly and efficiently.
Detailed information for our customers who handle perishables will follow in future messages.