New road targets improved San Juan cargo hub connectivity
07 / 02 / 2024
Source: Puerto Rico Life Sciences Air Cargo Community
Luis Muñoz Marín Airport (SJU) operator Aerostar Airport Holdings has invested in new road infrastructure to improve connectivity across the hub’s cargo facilities.
The operator invested $4.6m in the new road connecting cargo facilities at SJU, which currently handles over 90% of airfreight for the island – a major manufacturing hub for the pharma industry.
The new road links Puerto Rico’s main Baldorioty Highway with SJU’s cargo district replacing temporary access.
The road system features speed awareness measures and will help make the road safer and reduce wear and tear to vehicles.
It will also be lit by solar-powered LED lamps and is part of ongoing investment at the airport to “drive quality in the air cargo supply chain”, the operator said.
Elsewhere, Aerostar is also installing new ULD Racks at SJU and is also in talks with a “major freight operator” to develop new cold storage facilities in the cargo district, with work planned for later this year.
Aerostar has also joined the Board of the Puerto Rico Life Sciences Air Cargo Community, which was launched last year.
“The road improvements mark a crucial milestone in our ongoing commitment to elevate cargo operations at SJU,” said Varlín Vissepó, executive of cargo operations at Aerostar.
“We are dedicated to providing a safer and more efficient environment for our cargo operators.
“Our investment ensures immediate benefits in terms of safety and efficiency, and also lays the foundation for additional improvements for the cargo community.”
Adrián Dominicci, executive assistant of strategic sectors, department of economic and commercial development, added: “Puerto Rico is the number one bioscience manufacturing hub in the US by export volume, and the industry is looking to further expand.
“Aerostar’s investment, combined with the commitment of PR Life Science Air Cargo Community members, will ensure just that.”