Mercury Air Cargo’s 12,700 square foot refrigeration unit located on-airport at LAX is the state of the art
facility that makes up the heart of the largest on-airport perishable center on the West Coast.
Located in the same facility where premier carriers from Asia, Latin America and Middle East operate, the expansive
refrigeration unit gives Apollo Freight the ability to improve the cold chain process and reduce operational costs.
Seven units provide forced air cooling, also known as pre-Cooling services for both flowers and produce. Plus, we have a separate, dedicated refrigerator for
seafood that is also part of Mercury’s over 200,000 square foot on-airport warehouse facility.
Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa, who opened the new perishable center at a news conference in April of 2009, called
it “good for business” and the head of Los Angeles World Airports, Gina Marie Lindsey said: “LAX is the ideal time saving
location for flower distribution sourced from South America to San Diego, Los Angeles, Portland and other West Coast
cities. This direct-to-market air service means lower shipping costs that are certain to bring down the cost of flowers
to the consumer... LAX now has true flower power.”
Read more about the LAX Perishables Center as published in Floral Culture Magazine:
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