posts tagged with Cold

FedEx Breaks Ground on New Temperature Controlled Facility at Memphis World Hub

cold-chain.jpg FedEx Express announced today that it is beginning construction on a new state-of-the-art temperature controlled facility and heavyweight pickup and delivery operation at the FedEx Express World Hub in Memphis, TN. The 88,000 square-foot facility will interface directly with Memphis hub operations, providing greater efficiency for shipments transiting the FedEx Express network, as well as enhanced handling of customers’ cold chain shipments.

The new facility offers several unique features that will give cold chain shippers added confidence that their shipments will remain within their intended temperature range in the event of delays. Facility features include:

Dry Ice Shipments in Air Transport

FedEx_dry_ice.jpg Adding dry ice in perishable shipments has been used as a cost effective solution to maintain cold temperatures for a limited time. Dry ice is solidified carbon dioxide (CO2) at very low temperature. Phase change diagrams establish the relationship between temperature, pressure and states of matter for carbon dioxide.

Shelter from the Cold

...Looking back, it was a tough week; one in which the harsh weather added a layer of unfriendliness.

And yet, knowing that at least 40 more people had somewhere to rest offered a sense of warmth and comfort even the hostile weather couldn’t dissipate.