Anchorage airport Q3 cargo up 5.62pc to 917,753 tonnes
ALASKA’s Ted Stevens Airport in Anchorage third quarter year-on-year cargo tonnage increased 5.62 per cent to 917,753 tonnes, reports Juneau’s KINY radio news Alaska.
The airport also announced in a release an air cargo shipping study, done in partnership with the Anchorage Economic Development Corporation, was recently completed.
ANC Pacific-Air-To-Sea-Service, or PASS, is a completely new shipping method that could help alleviate current bottlenecks in the supply chain.
ANC PASS works by combining the airport’s air cargo network and the backhaul capacity of ships servicing the Port of Alaska.
Airport manager Jim Szczesniak said ANC PASS provides an opportunity to inject more capacity into the supply chain and allows airlines to better utilize their scarce aircraft.
He expects cargo increases to reach new heights and point out that the airport is a strategically located international hub with a robust airline network and special air cargo transfer rights.