May 15, 2017: dnata has announced that it has reached an agreement with Lynx Holdings LP to acquire its AirLogistix USA cargo handling operations at George Bush Intercontinental Airport Houston (IAH) in the USA.
It is the only dedicated perishable cargo facility at Houston airport spread across 30,000 sq ft facility. This state-of-the-art cargo handling centre is suitable for all perishable products including pharmaceuticals, fruits, vegetables, fish and flowers, and further establishes dnata as a global leader in perishable cargo handling.
In 2016, over 16,000 tonnes of perishable cargo were handled from this warehouse. In addition to this, the facility also has the capacity to handle up to 20,000 tonnes of regular air freight.
As part of this transaction, AirLogistix USA and dnata have committed to open a similar facility at Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport (DFW) in summer 2017. This second facility will be 37,000 sq ft, again including a dedicated perishables handling facility.