Amazon’s plans at Newark Liberty Airport are scrapped

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Plans for Amazon to develop air cargo facilities at Newark Liberty International Airport in New Jersey, US have been scrapped.

The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey (PANYNY) said on July 7 that negotiations with Amazon regarding a lease to develop existing air cargo buildings at the airport had come to an end without a deal.

No alternative plans for development of the buildings has been announced yet.

PANYNY chief operating officer Huntley Lawrence said: “On August 5, 2021, following a publicly advertised request for proposals and the submission and evaluation of proposals, the Board of Commissioners authorized the Executive Director to enter into exclusive negotiations for a lease with Amazon for the development of existing cargo buildings at Newark Liberty International Airport.

“Over the past year, the Port Authority and Amazon have engaged in good-faith negotiations. Unfortunately, the Port Authority and Amazon have been unable to reach an agreement on final lease terms and mutually concluded that further negotiations will not resolve the outstanding issues.

“The growth of air cargo and the redevelopment of airport facilities in a manner that benefits the region as well as the local community remain a top priority of the Port Authority. Moving forward, the Agency will examine options and determine the best future utilization of these cargo facilities.”

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Rebecca Jeffrey

Rebecca Jeffrey
New to aviation journalism, I joined Air Cargo News in late 2021 as deputy editor. I previously worked for Mercator Media’s six maritime sector magazines as a reporter, heading up news for Port Strategy. Prior to this, I was editor for Recruitment International (now TALiNT International). Contact me on: [email protected]