Despite the speed involved in air transportation, control of shipping environment is a necessity to handle the varied perishables using this form of shipment. Air transportation allows the shipper to take advantage of premium markets as well as opening new markets in diverse geographic locations. New products conducive to air shipment are frozen foods, fresh meats, tropical fruits, and high density type vegetables.
A new accomplishment during the past two years is the development of intermodal containers specifications to take advantage of the jumbo air freighters of the future. In order for the perishable market to benefit fully complete cooperation is needed between the airline, the shipper, the delivery driver, and the engineer who will meet the challenge of providing proper type containers as well as the means of conveyance.