When it comes to transporting fresh and perishable products, it is imperative to preserve the delicate nature of the goods, and refrigerated transportation is a critical link in the cold chain logistic operations. Global suppliers need partners who can provide temperature-controlled transportation with the appropriate infrastructure to store and handle time-sensitive shipments. Whether the shipment is frozen, chilled or temperature-controlled, maintaining the cold chain starts with the proper packing and labeling of the shipments. Thus, delicate perishable goods should be transported in insulated shipping containers that can hold an exact temperature ranging from -20°C to +25°C to help ensure the product integrity. Approved shipping containers are typically insulated with polystyrene, polyurethane or vacuum-insulated panels that include gel packs, dry ice, or liquid nitrogen to maintain internal temperatures for periods of 24, 72 or 96 hours. Shipping temperature-controlled freight internationally, suppliers need a carrier that can ensure that the sensitive cargo remains at the appropriate temperature not only in transit, but also while in storage and at the extremely difficult ground handling stage.
Amerijet International, Inc. is a full-service all-cargo carrier providing regional and international, scheduled transportation services following strict IATA Perishable Cargo Regulations. Amerijet is a member of the PMA (Produce Marketing Association) and has been transporting fresh fruits and vegetables, meat, poultry and seafood, as well as floral products and pharmaceuticals for more than 40 years while providing temperature-controlled integrity to highly sensitive cargo. Amerijet’s dedicated 210,000-square-foot Exports and 100,000-square-foot Imports air cargo handling facilities at the Miami International Airport include a custom-built 10,300 square-foot (227,419 cu. ft.) cooling facility perishable handling center featuring multiple pre-cooling systems, with refrigerated storage space subdivided into four climate-controlled chambers offering not only refrigerated, but frozen and chilled storage to ensure the proper handling of perishable products. “As a dedicated air cargo airline, we have invested heavily in the best training and equipment to transport temperature-controlled shipments safely,” explained Pamela Rollins, Senior Vice President of Business Development for Amerijet. “Proper temperature monitoring and being able to provide the necessary storage capabilities are crucial due to the fragile nature of these products, and we have both the proven experience and unparalled expertise to get the job done in the most effective and timely fashion in the industry.”
Amerijet operates Boeing 767-300, Boeing 767-200 and Boeing 727-200 aircraft from its primary international hubs at the Miami International and Port of Spain, Trinidad hubs serving the Caribbean, Central America, Mexico and South America with direct flights. Amerijet’s worldwide partner network provides seamless transportation solutions for customers throughout the Europe, Asia, South Africa and the Middle East. With 25 offices in the United States and 130 international offices worldwide, Amerijet delivers the expertise and infrastructure to provide seamless worldwide freight services for freight of any size or type. For more information, please visit www.amerijet.com or call our MIA Station at +1-844-257-7470.