United Cargo’s new TempControl centre to ease temperature sensitive commodities transport

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Jan 12, 2016:United Cargo recently opened a new TempControl centre at its hub at Newark Liberty International Airport (EWR). TempControl is United Cargo's industry-leading service for commodities requiring temperature-controlled transport.

The new facility includes the features and innovations most requested by United's TempControl customers, including +15C to +25C controlled room temperature, the capacity to simultaneously house 48 RKN units, electrical connectivity for all units and a number of features to ensure ease of unit movement into and out of the center.

"This new center represents two things: United Cargo's commitment to providing the best service possible to TempControl customers at our Newark hub and our commitment to remain a worldwide leader in the transport of pharmaceuticals and other temperature-sensitive commodities," said Jan Krems, president, United Cargo.

"United Cargo has several advantages in our Newark hub," said Jose Rosado, United's senior manager of Cargo Operations in Newark, “including our extensive widebody network and our experienced Cargo Sales and Operations teams. But the cool chain business is extremely competitive in New York, and that's one of the main reasons we built this new center.”

"This is just the beginning of the enhancements we have planned for TempControl," added Krems. "Our vision is to use this Newark facility as a blueprint for similar TempControl centers in other United hubs – such as Chicago O Hare and San Francisco."

Krems also used the occasion to announce Vienna as the latest city to join the worldwide TempControl network. The addition of VIE brings the total of TempControl-certified cities worldwide to 56.

Jan Krems, United Cargo president and Jose Rosado, United's senior manager of Cargo Operations in Newark, spoke at a ribbon-cutting ceremony on January 6 attended by a number of invited United Cargo customer and partner guests. Attendees later enjoyed a tour of the new center.

In October, the carrier introduced a new temperature-controlled option, branded EZ Passive, which improves response time by eliminating the need for a customised set of processes to be approved.

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