The Houston Airport System and Trammell Crow Company celebrated the grand opening of a temperature- and time-sensitive facility at George Bush Intercontinental Airport (IAH) to support cool-chain providers in the United States and abroad. Fresh Air Cargo–IAH is Houston TX’s first custom-designed facility for importers and distributors of perishable goods.
“This is a new dawn for George Bush Intercontinental Airport as it journeys into a new global trade network,” said Eric Potts, interim director of aviation.
More than 300 people attended a ribbon-cutting ceremony to celebrate the opening of Fresh Air Cargo–IAH. The inaugural flight December 10 was operated by Miami FL-based Arrow Cargo, which flew air cargo from Bogota, Colombia, into Houston; and then flew an outbound air cargo load from Houston to Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Arrow Cargo is now operating three weekly flights between Latin America and Houston.
“We are pleased to celebrate the official grand opening of Fresh Air Cargo–IAH and commend the City of Houston and the Houston Airport System for their commitment to improving the perishable-goods global supply chain,” said Steven Bradford, managing director of Trammell Crow’s airport facilities development team. “We are confident that with this facility, Bush Intercontinental Airport will become a key player in the global trade network and a desirable location for the import and trade of perishable goods.”
The airport’s anchor tenant for Fresh Air Cargo–IAH, Tradewinds Cargo Handling, offers import and export services with the large-scale cold-storage facility designed to handle time-sensitive, perishable imports flown into Houston from international markets and distributed throughout the United States. Tradewinds Cargo Handling is owned by New Jersey-based Group One Investments LLC.
Visit www.fly2houston.com/FreshCargo to learn more.