About Mercury Air Cargo
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“Mercury is a true partner that provides flexible and consistent good service translating into tangible value-added solutions for our customers.”
- Esteban Gutierrez, Cargo Manager, Los Angeles, Lan Cargo
“Air New Zealand chose Mercury Air Cargo to entrust the handling of our cargo product in both LAX and SFO because of their responsiveness, professionalism and their staff's positive attitude toward our customers.”
- Sal Sanfilippo, Regional Cargo Manager, The Americas, Air New Zealand
Mercury Air Cargo is the largest air cargo handler at Los Angeles International Airport (LAX), San Francisco International Airport (SFO), and San Jose International Airport (SJC). Mercury (LAX) was the nation's first TSA-Certified Independent Cargo Screening Facility and continues to provide those services at its three locations.
Mercury was the first cargo handling company at LAX, beginning in 1967, as the handling company for Japan Air Lines. Since that time, it's list of long-term customers has grown, including many of the world's most important airlines. Today, Mercury handles approximately 20% of all international cargo arriving to and departing from LAX.
Leadership for Mercury Air Cargo
John E. Peery, Chief Operating Officer and Executive Vice President
John E. Peery has over 30 years of experience in the air cargo industry. He is responsible for all aspects of Mercury’s air cargo handling operations. Mr. Peery began his cargo career as a warehouseman. He spent 13 years with Air New Zealand in positions of increased responsibility, including Cargo Operations Supervisor and Cargo Manager, North America as well as Manager of Air New Zealand’s operations in Hawaii and the Central Pacific. Prior to joining Mercury, Mr. Peery was a General Manager for the Northwest U.S. and Regional Vice President for the Western U.S. at Aeroground which was acquired by Menzies Aviation. While with Aeroground/Menzies, he had direct responsibility for operational, sales and financial oversight for the Los Angeles, Portland, Seattle, Dallas, Vancouver and Calgary cargo operations. Mr. Peery earned a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration Management from Long Beach State University.