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Delta opens refrigerated storage at Detroit Airport

Delta Cargo opened a new 3,000-square-foot (278-square-meter) refrigerated storage unit at Detroit-Wayne County International Airport.

It will offer in-transit cooling and specialized handling for temperature-sensitive products such as pharmaceuticals and other perishables.

Designed and built in about five months, the new cooler unit uses precise temperature settings and controls to store sensitive shipments. It features two drive-through doors and one rapid rollup door for easy access.

"This new refrigerated storage unit will make it easier for our customers to do business in and through Detroit," Tony Charaf, senior vice president and chief cargo officer, said. "We have a fabulous team in Detroit that works around the clock to ensure that our customers enjoy the best and most reliable service in the industry, and this latest investment allows them to apply their expertise to handle sensitive shipments."

The new unit is the latest in a series of investments to Delta Cargo's Detroit operations that will provide additional storage and transfer capability for the division's Fresh product line. Delta’s Fresh is specially designed for perishable shipments that are time- and temperature-sensitive.