Cargolux adds direct cool chain link to Puerto Rico

Cargolux has already established four successful indirect weekly service from Aguadilla to Europe catering to the perishables and flower industry.


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Cargolux introduces a new direct weekly flight from Luxembourg to Aguadilla, Puerto Rico from 2 October bringing the number of weekly services it operates between Europe and Puerto Rico to five. Cargolux utilised highly specialised cool chain equipment and the most modern dedicated freighter in the industry, the B747-8F, that is ideally suited for perishable and cool chain shipments with its four independently adjustable climate zones, superior range and speed, the carrier said.

Cargolux has already established four successful indirect weekly service from Aguadilla to Europe that its notes are strongly supported by shippers and forwarders in the South and Central American perishables and flower industry. “Building on growing demand for faster services on the sectors to Puerto Rico, the new, direct south-bound flight complements the established services perfectly,” the carrier said.

“Our long-standing experience in the cool chain transport field, coupled with our dedicated, customer-oriented mentality, makes the Cargolux service to Aguadilla a superior offering for our partners in the pharma and perishables industry,” notes Niek van der Weide, Cargolux EVP sales & marketing.

“Only Cargolux serves this sector directly, fast and reliably. Customers have recognised our efforts in providing the best equipment and the most personal service and made us the preferred partner for their business. Our cool chain experts regularly assess the specialised and often unique requirements of our customers and offer solid and practical solutions. This dedication is well received and has made our CV Fresh and CV Pharma products a sound success.”

Cargolux was the world’s first GDP-certified cargo airline and utilises Luxair’s modern pharma and healthcare center at Luxembourg airport, itself a GDP-certified facility. “Gaining an early GDP certification has underlined our constant quest for the highest quality standards,” van der Weide added.