Houston air cargo facility will handle perishable imports

The Houston Airport System and Trammell Crow Company announce that Tradewinds Cargo Handling, owned by New Jersey-based Group One Investments LLC, signed a lease to operate a cold-storage air cargo facility at George Bush Intercontinental Airport (IAH) in Houston TX.

Starting November 1, Tradewinds Cargo Handling will accept perishable imports flown into Houston from international markets and distributed throughout the United States. Trammell Crow developed the 61,484 square-foot IAH International Air CargoCentre II with the intent of establishing Houston as a major gateway for temperature- and time-sensitive air cargo.

Group One Investments named Kerry Galegher director of the new air cargo facility. The facility offers direct ramp access for airlines and is next to a consolidated Federal Inspection Services center, which speeds up processing of imported products.

“This new cargo operation adds a needed dynamic to international and Houston-based importers and distributors of perishable products,” said Eric Potts, Houston Airport System interim director of aviation. “The facility is the first of its kind in Houston in size and scope and allows airlines and logistics managers to better serve their customers.”

Tradewinds Cargo Handling will offer a range of import and export services, some of which include:

•Pre-cooling imports

•Sorting imports

•Relabeling imports prior to shipment to distribution centers or retail outlets

•Certified cargo screening for airlines, freight forwarders, consolidators, and commercial shippers

•Transshipment by air and ground transportation

Trammell Crow is marketing the remaining warehouse space at IAH International Air CargoCentre II.

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