Perishables and e-commerce boost Anchorage cargo volumes in 2018

A boom in e-commerce and perishables traffic helped Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport record a 2.5% rise in 2018 airfreight volumes to 2.8m tonnes.
Management at the world’s fifth busiest air cargo hub said that Anchorage is "strategically located between the world’s two largest economies which happen to be the two largest e-commerce markets".
Airport manager Jim Szczesniak said: “Global growth and e-commerce in particular are the driving force behind our solid numbers. In 2018 the airport secured new air cargo airlines and that helps grow our cargo numbers. We are also seeing a lot of growth using Anchorage to connect Latin America and Asia.
"The perishables market between those two regions is really exploding and Anchorage is strategically located between those markets. Airlines can pair fresh Latin American fruit with some fresh, wild caught Alaskan salmon or king crab and send a balanced meal to Asia.”

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