IAG Cargo has broken ground on the site of its new Constant Climate center located at its London Heathrow hub.
Constant Climate is part of the cargo airline’s product offering for the transportation of temperature-sensitive material.
The new facility, slated for completion in September 2013, will include two temperature-controlled zones. The first zone will be maintained at 2 to 8 degrees Celsius (about 35.6 to 46.4 degrees Fahrenheit), and the second will be kept at 59 to 77 degrees Fahrenheit. Once completed, the center will be able to accommodate 28 intact pallet positions or 56 AKE air freight container positions at any one time.
“Today’s announcement endorses our commitment to investing in our offering for the pharmaceutical industry as global demand for its high-value and temperature-sensitive shipments increase,” said Steve Gunning, managing director of IAG Cargo, in a written statement.