The Houston Airport System and Trammell Crow Co. recently opened a new facility to handle temperature-controlled perishable goods. The operation at George Bush Intercontinental Airport (IAH) will support cool-chain providers in the U.S. and abroad. It is IAH's first custom-designed facility for importers and distributors of perishable goods, and the first of its kind in the Central U.S., the airport claimed. An inaugural flight utilizing the services of Fresh Air Cargo-IAH was operated in December by Miami-based Arrow Cargo, which brought in freight from Bogota, Colombia, then carried an outbound load to Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Arrow Cargo is now operating three weekly flights between Latin America and Houston. The anchor tenant for Fresh Air Cargo-IAH is Tradewinds Cargo Handling. It specializes in time-sensitive, perishable imports flown into Houston into international markets and distributed throughout the U.S.
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