Ted Stevens International Airport ranked fifth busiest hub for air cargo

Ted Steven International Airport in Anchorage is the fifth busiest hub for air cargo in the world. According to a release from the state Department of Transportation today, that’s up one spot from 2016, although down from a high of 3rd place in recent years.

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In 2017, the amount of cargo moving through the airport increased by about seven percent. In total, around three million tons of freight landed at Ted Stevens.

Alaska’s largest airport is a strategic stopping point for air cargo transiting between North America, Asia and Europe. According to DOT, each day around 75 large cargo jets land, many for re-fueling and freight transfer services.

The world’s busiest airport for cargo is in Hong Kong, followed by Memphis, Tenn., Shanghai, China and Incheon, Korea.

Zachariah Hughes reports on city & state politics, arts & culture, drugs, and military affairs in Anchorage and South Central Alaska.

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