CO2 Emissions Reporting Added to deltacargo.com
Delta Cargo is continually improving its involvement in sustainable activities. As part of an effort to comply with a new French law, a new feature has been added to deltacargo.com. Customers may view CO2 emissions affiliated with their shipments by entering their air waybill number in the Track My Shipment module.
The law requires that cargo customers are provided their shipment’s CO2 emissions within 2 months after their booking. However, deltacargo.com provides this information as soon as shipments are confirmed.
Delta Air Lines at large is participating in this new endeavor as well. Passengers may view the emissions affiliated with their travel itineraries via delta.com/CO2 effective December 12th.
SkyTeam Cargo Runs New York Marathon, Raises Funds for Team for Kids
The SkyTeam Cargo runners met today with representatives from Team for Kids in New York City where they presented the charity with a check for $42,500.
“We are the only global airline cargo alliance and there’s no better way to show our teamwork in action than by running a marathon together,” said Eurlings. “I’m proud of the SkyTeam Cargo running team, each of whom has invested time and a great deal of effort in our shared goal to raise as much as possible to enable hundreds of children to have healthier futures.”
Team for Kids brings together adult runners from around the world to raise funds for New York Road Runners youth programs. Funds raised provide free or low-cost school and community-based health and fitness programs for children who would otherwise have no access to regular physical activity. The charity’s programs serve nearly 100,000 children each year in more than 400 schools across New York City, the United States and South Africa. Funds raised by SkyTeam Cargo will support 400 children in the Young Runners’ program for an entire school year.
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About SkyTeam Cargo
Founded in 2000, SkyTeam Cargo is the world’s only airline cargo alliance. With 11 members from six continents, the alliance offers an extensive network to more than 900 destinations worldwide. SkyTeam Cargo provides customers with a simplified shipping process built around four different product offerings designed to move customers’ cargo shipments seamlessly across its worldwide network. These are: Equation, for express shipping; Cohesion, fully customizable shipping solutions; Variation, unique shipments requiring extra attention; and Dimension, for general freight. SkyTeam Cargo carries 5 million tons of Cargo each year and its members are: Aeroflot, Aeromexico Cargo, Air France-KLM Cargo, Alitalia Cargo, China Cargo Airlines, China Airlines Cargo, China Southern Cargo, Czech Airlines Cargo, Delta Cargo and Korean Air Cargo.
Delta Cargo Opens Refrigerated Storage Unit at Detroit Airport
Delta Cargo, the air freight division of Delta Air Lines (NYSE: DAL), has opened a new 3,000 square-foot refrigerated storage unit at Detroit-Wayne County International Airport that 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 including pharmaceuticals, flowers, fish and seafood as well as fruits and vegetables in ideal climate conditions. With input from frontline Detroit Cargo employees, the unit 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,” said Tony Charaf, senior vice president and chief cargo officer. “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. Fresh, which is available on the entire Delta mainline network, is specially designed for perishable shipments that are time-sensitive and require protection from extreme temperatures.
Delta Cargo’s Detroit operations are open to customers 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
Delta offers customers in Detroit more than 500 peak-day flights to 129 destinations in the U.S. and 11 countries throughout Europe, Asia, Latin America and the Caribbean.
With revenues of nearly $1 billion in 2012, Delta Cargo offers a range of belly freight and mail services to customers via Delta’s worldwide network of operations. Freight customers can easily book and track shipments using Delta Cargo’s dedicated website at deltacargo.com.