Multiple airports offer flights to all major cities in the U.S. in less than four hours AND DFW International Airport offers more nonstop domestic destinations than any other airport.
The 50,000 square-foot cold-chain shipping facility at Dallas Fort Worth International Airport opened in 2017 to handle temperature-sensitive products, from fish to pharmaceuticals. Since then, medical and pharma-related shipments have spiked by 20%, and the facility has become one of two in the U.S. to be certified by the International Air Transportation Association's Center of Excellence for Independent Validators.
To obtain that certification, DFW assembled logistics partners specializing in ground handling, trucking, cold storage/warehousing, and freight forwarding. DFW’s cold chain facility operates 24/7 to preserve temperature- and time-sensitive pharmaceutical freight.
The 37,000 square foot space has two dedicated pharma chambers, three multi-temperature zones, and a 15,000 square foot area for airside refrigeration.
Other features include a refrigerated dock with truck doors, dry cargo space, and a certified customs screening facility for imports and exports. The facility was ready to go for the distribution of temperature-sensitive Covid trial vaccinations and uses cloud-based supply chain management for tracking.
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many connections provide easy movement
Dallas-Fort Worth is the intersection of multiple major interstate highways, and rail lines. The region is also the intersection of multiple freight lines, with access to major railroad hubs within days (Houston = 1 day, Atlanta = 3 days, Chicago = 3+ days, Los Angeles = 4+ days).
DFW is a Major Peering point, connecting the world
The concentration of fiber access and total bandwidth guarantees low latency and ensures redundancy for high-speed fiber connectivity. The Central Time Zone is effective for companies operating on both coasts and the likelihood of business disruption from inclement weather remains low as the region is geographically dormant.
- Dallas-Fort Worth is home to data centers of all types and sizes that specialize in activities from internet hosting for multiple clients to large IT services for one company.
- The Texas electric power grid, ERCOT, gives data center operators a competitive advantage due to its independence from electric grids in other states. This autonomy reduces the risk of rolling power outages,
improves reliability, and reduces volatility in prices.
- Industrial Power Rates for Dallas-Fort Worth: $.050 cents/kWh