Anchorage's perishables market between Latin America and Asia soars
AIR cargo volumes at Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport rose 2
AIR cargo volumes at Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport rose 2.5 per cent in 2018 to 2.8 million tonnes, making it the world's fifth busiest air cargo hub,' strategically located between the world's two largest economies which happen to be the two largest e-commerce markets.'
Manager Jim Szczesniak noted that you can send from the airport a balanced meal to Asia, reported London's Air Cargo News.
'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.'
He added: '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.'