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American Airlines Cargo officially opens Philadelphia cold chain facility

PHILADELPHIA, Pa.–American Airlines Cargo has officially opened the ExpediteTC cold storage pharmaceutical facility in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, to handle temperature-sensitive, life science and healthcare cargo.

Strategically placed in the northeast pharmaceutical corridor, this high-tech facility and its specially trained employees are key elements in the effective handling of the sensitive, valuable and potentially life-saving products shipped through the international cold chain.

“With our quickly growing network at American, we see a great importance in investing in our infrastructure and people,” said Cargo’s president, Jim Butler. “We will continue to evolve our products and services as needed to ensure these sensitive shipments remain just as safe and potent for the end user as designed by the manufacturer.”

The American Airlines Cargo global training programs are designed to provide each and every employee, handler, ramp personnel with the knowledge and skills to properly handle these delicate shipments, the airline said.

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