United Cargo ships food aid flight to Guam
24 / 07 / 2020
By Damian Brett
United Cargo has helped move 190,000 pounds of fresh produce to Guam for the US Department of Agriculture’s Coronavirus Farm Assistance Program.
The airline worked with food-logistics specialist Commodity Forwarders Inc. (CFI) to transport the produce from Los Angeles (LAX) to Guam (GUM) on United’s new cargo-only flight – a route added to meet cargo demand during the Covid-19 crisis.
The fresh food was repacked in 10-pound cases in Los Angeles, prepared for departure at CFI’s LAX location, before being flown to GUM by the United team.
“Everyone on our team has worked relentlessly during the pandemic to get critical goods to where they are needed most. Establishing a comprehensive network of cargo-only flights have allowed us to keep the supply chain moving even while passenger flight capacity has been reduced,” said regional senior manager of cargo sales, Marco Vezjak. “Knowing that we are able to help during these difficult times – in this case the Guam community – is our biggest reward and greatest motivation to keep moving forward.”
Since March 19, United has operated over 4,000 cargo-only flights, moving over 130m pounds of cargo.