Ted Stevens Anchorage looking to secure PPP to build temporary freight facility

Alaskan airport Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport is looking to tie-up a public-private partnership (PPP) to develop a Quick Cargo Center (QCC) with temperature-controlled facilities.

The airport’s vision is to provide air cargo carriers with a temporary storage facility and give them the opportunity to take advantage of the gateway’s Free Trade Zone and special air cargo transfer rights.

The airport has identified two locations adjacent to ten flow-through cargo parking positions. The smallest plot would accommodate a QCC of up to 100,000 square feet and provide convenient access to the road system.

The second location allocates enough space for a cargo terminal up to 380,000 square feet. ANC’s liberalised cargo transfer rights afford air cargo carriers opportunities for tail-to-tail transfers among flagships, to US integrators, and interline transfers to other foreign carriers.

Airport manager, Jim Szczesniak said: “A secure, climate controlled facility, proximal to the main cargo ramp provides air cargo carriers the perfect opportunity to perform cargo hub-and-spoke operations.”

In the first half of the year, the Anchorage airport’s tonnage increased by 5.2 per cent to more than 1.34 million tonnes.