- All shipments must be clearly marked as “PERISHABLE”
- Stations offering cold storage
- · Culiacán (CUL)
- · Cancún (CUN)
- · Guadalajara (GDL)
- · Hermosillo (HMO)
- · Mexico City (MEX)
- · Mérida (MID)
- · Monterrey (MTY)
- · Puerto Vallarta (PVR)
- · San José del Cabo (SJD)
- · Tijuana (TIJ)
- · Villahermosa (VSA).
- Dry ice, as a coolant, may be accepted; however, it is classified by IATA as Hazardous Goods and is subject to additional regulations.
- Shipments must be packaged to ensure safe transportation with ordinary handling care.
a. Leak-proof primary container. If several primary containers are handled, they must be individually wrapped to avoid contact with each other.
b. Leak-proof secondary container.
- · Plastic or Styrofoam cooler. No drainage.
c. Buffer material.
d. Absorbent material.
e. Absorbent material between the primary and secondary container.
FRUITS AND VEGETABLES
a. Cardboard, plastic, and/or wooden box ("huacales") according to the contents of the shipment.
- · Fruits and vegetables must be packaged in well ventilated containers, sufficiently resistant to withstand crushing.
- · Wax-coated carton provides properties that the carton itself cannot provide. Wax's resistance to moisture increases carton rigidity.
- · Ropes used to strap a cardboard box can crack the box and are therefore not recommended.
MEAT, FISH, AND SEAFOOD
a. Meat, seafood must be packaged in plastic bags.
b. Refrigerant must be placed in the lower and top part of packaging.
- · Refrigeration agent may be: Wet ice, dry ice, frozen gel, cold accumulators.
c. The correct location of absorbent pads in a box is at the bottom, between the surface and the bottom refrigerant.
d. Select expanded polystyrene (Styrofoam) boxes or plastic coolers.
FLOWERS AND PLANTS
a. Corrugated cardboard box, plastic coated cardboard.
b. Optional: In the case of flowers that must be insulated from outside temperatures, use expanded polystyrene (Styrofoam).
c. Boxes must have inserts that can support and protect the flower heads, in order to avoid any damage during transportation.
d. Wax-coated or plastic-coated boxes help maintain the high humidity for flowers.
- Shipper is responsible for using adequate packaging for product preservation.
- For more information, please contact your Aeroméxico Cargo sales representative.