freight madepersonalPERISHABLELOGISTICSA sustainable approach totransporting fresh products

A HISTORY OF TRANSPORTING PERISHABLESAt Air France KLM Martinair Cargo we have been flying perishable goods around the world for aslong as we can remember. To this day, perishable logistics is the biggest product group within ourportfolio, excelling in terms of stability as well as continual growth. Crucial for our operations are ourconveniently located and inter-connected hubs at Amsterdam Schiphol and Paris Charles de Gaulle.Our Amsterdam hub is located around the corner from the world’s largest flower market, while ourParis hub is less than an hour’s drive from the biggest fresh produce market. In other words, we’re rightthere where the action is.A SUSTAINABLE APPROACH TO TRADELINKING PEOPLE AND MARKETSWe believe in bringing people and businessesWe always strive to exceed your expectationstogether as key drivers to sustainability. At Airwhen shipping perishables with us. For thisFrance KLM Martinair Cargo, our priority is toreason, we are strongly committed to building aintegrate corporate social responsibility at all levels more efficient cool chain through collaborations,of our operations. Our way of working creates ainnovations and data sharing. These are our keyprogressive dynamic with our partners throughout drivers for improving the operational supply chainthe supply chain and makes shipping smootherperformance that ultimately contributes to thereduction of food waste. Working together with alland easier for you.stakeholders is essential when it comes to realisingour ambition. Currently, we have partnerships withvarious improvement programs, and we activelyseek out new partners who share our vision of amore sustainable supply chain.


OUR COOL CHAIN PROGRAMAir France KLM Martinair Cargo is stronglycommitted to remain a front-runner in thetemperature-sensitive market segment. Bycontinuously improving and investing in our coolchain, we are leading the industry by example,encouraging all actors to comply with food safetyrequirements, increase shelf life and improveconsumer experiences.To push ourselves and the industry as a whole,we have dedicated a team specialised in coolchain management. The team’s task is to designthe cool chain of the future through improvedinfrastructures and digital innovations to helpstreamline your operations, while at the sametime reduce our collective footprint.AIR FRANCE KLM MARTINAIRCARGO IS THE FIRST AIRLINE TOBE FLOWERWATCH APPROVEDWe are proud to be the first airline combination tobe FlowerWatch approved. This means we complywith the industry’s highest standards for handlingflower shipments. This quality standard is basedon an innovative way to access our flower flowwherein we measure time-temperature exposurethroughout the chain. The delicate nature offlowers asks for a reduced transit time at the righttemperature. By cutting the so-called degreehours, we can increase the vase life of the flowerswe carry out of Kenya, Colombia, and Ecuador.

OUR FRESH OFFERSWe offer a variety of solutions for perishable shipments. All of them are designed for specific needswhen shipping frozen meat and fish, fresh fruits and even flowers.SPECIALIZEDFRESH ACTIVESPECIALIZEDFRESH 2 C AND 8 CFor perishables requiring temperaturesbetween –20 C and 20 C; such as frozen meatand fish. Your shipment is transported andstored in a constant temperature-controlledenvironment:For temperature sensitive perishables, suchas flowers, fresh fish, vegetables and fruits.– Temperatures of between –20 C and 20 C,according to your needs– Transportation in temperature-controlledcontainers– Temperature, dry ice and battery checkduring acceptance, transit and release atall points– Dedicated storage area during transit– Storage at temperature of between 15 C and 25 C– The captain is notified to ensure inflightmonitoring of your shipment– Specialised handling within ourglobal networkSPECIALIZEDFRESH 2 C AND 25 CFor less sensitive perishables, like certaintypes of fruits and vegetables, requiringstandard handling and protection from extremetemperatures during transportation.– Temperatures of between 2 C and 25 C– Thermal blankets on request– Protection from extreme weather conditionsduring ramp transportation and storage– Temperatures of between 2 Cand 8 C– Thermal blankets on request– Cool storage and air transportationat temperatures of between 2 Cand 8 C– Cool storage and air transportationat temperatures of between 2 Cand 8 C– The captain is notified to ensure inflightmonitoring of your shipment.

CONNECTED TO THE WORLDFrom our hubs in Paris Charles de Gaulle and Amsterdam Schipholwe operate more than 1,100 weekly flights to 457 destinations* in 157 countries!* short/medium/long haul and trucking destinations within our worldwide networkASIA27 destinationsAmsterdam SPLNORTH AMERICA21 destinationsParis CDGEUROPE88 destinationsMIDDLE EAST12 destinationsCENTRAL AMERICA15 destinationsAFRICA42 destinationsSOUTH AMERICA15 destinationsGO DIGITAL WITH USManage all your bookings online - anytime,anywhere, on any device.–––––Quote & Book compatibleTrack and TraceE-freight friendlyCapability toolDedicated webpagesIf you like to knowmore about how wecan help with yourcargo needs, scanthe QR code. It willtake you to ourcontact page.

From our hubs in Paris Charles de Gaulle and Amsterdam Schiphol we operate more than 1,100 weekly flights to 457 destinations* in 157 countries! * short/medium/long haul and trucking destinations within our worldwide network CONNECTED TO THE WORLD 42 destinations