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Thu, 17 March 2022

Air Canada Cargo Opens Cold Chain Handling Facility at Toronto Pearson Int. Airport

(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.

The 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). Click to enlarge.
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 energy consumption.

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.

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