Air Canada Cargo adds perishables to GTA dnata tie-up

Air Canada Cargo has extended its cargo handling deal with GTA dnata in Toronto to include all AC cool chain shipments.

Starting September 16, in addition to pharmaceuticals, shipments booked with the airline’s AC Fresh in Toronto will be processed by the cargo handler.

This includes seafood, chilled meats, fruit, vegetables, herbs and fresh flowers – all perishable shipments that require a “comprehensive, integrated cold chain logistics approach”, the airline said.

GTA dnata’s facility offers 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,” said 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.”

The Toronto hub handles Canadian exports as well as shipments from the US, central and South America destined to Europe and Asia.

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Damian Brett

Damian Brett
I have been writing about the freight and logistics industry since 2007 when I joined International Freighting Weekly to cover the shipping sector.After a stint in PR, I have gone on to work for Containerisation International and Lloyds List - where I was editor of container shipping - before joining Air Cargo News in 2015.Contact me on [email protected]