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Industry invited to join Australia's air cargo global gateway

THE Australian and international air cargo industry is being invited to join with others to build air cargo operations at Western Sydney International (Nancy-Bird Walton) Airport, reports Singapore's Payload Asia

12 May 2021 - 19:00
THE Australian and international air cargo industry is being invited to join with others to build air cargo operations at Western Sydney International (Nancy-Bird Walton) Airport, reports Singapore's Payload Asia.

Western Sydney Airport CEO Simon Hickey said the release of the registration of interest (ROI) is a unique opportunity for the air cargo industry to become a part of what he expects will become one of Australia's most important air cargo hubs.



'It's now time to build on the insights we've gained from early engagement with our air cargo [memorandum of understanding] MOU partners by moving into this important new phase of industry engagement,' Mr Hickey said.



'Our highly connected air cargo precinct will serve a community of air cargo operators and handlers, with direct airside access and 24-hour operations enabling efficient access to global markets.



'Covid-19 has accelerated growth in demand for air cargo and with Western Sydney International on track to begin operations in 2026, we're well placed to offer the industry a platform for growth and innovation for decades to come.'



Air cargo operators will be able to establish a made-to-measure presence at Western Sydney International, with room to upscale their facilities as their operations grow with the market.



The first stage of Western Sydney International's cargo precinct will include a dedicated cargo vehicle access point off the Northern Road to 75,000 square metres of cargo terminals, with room to expand from 18 to 54 hectares of developable land.



The first stage of Western Sydney International's air cargo precinct will process around 220,000 tonnes of cargo from both the holds of passenger aircraft and in dedicated air freighters, with the potential to grow to handle 1.8 million tonnes of air cargo annually in the future. For more information and to register your interest, please go to: https://westernsydney.com.au/cargo


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