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 HPL-APOLLO, LLC 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.”