ISSUE 6 2021

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Feature: Midwest Inland Ports Easing Congestion p.9


Feature: Air Cargo Pharma The Long Haul p.18

Rendering of the new 350,000 sq. ſt. cargo facility to be built by Aeroterm at JFK, the first such facility in 20 years. (PANYNJ photo.)

In this Issue


leans Container Terminal p.6

Port of New Or- Progress for

PANYNJ signs long-term ground lease for new world-class cargo facility at JFK

The Port Authority of New York

and New Jersey and

Aeroterm announced on June 22 the signing of a long-term ground lease agreement for the development of a state-of-the-art $145 million, 350,000-sq. ſt.cargo facility on more than 26 acres at John K. Kennedy International Airport. The project is part of a comprehensive Port Authority strategy to bring 21st-century standards to cargo operations at all of its commercial airports. The first new cargo facilities

built at JFK in two decades, the Aeroterm project represents a significant step forward in the JFK Vision Plan outlined by Governor Andrew Cuomo. The project is part of a comprehensive Port Authority strategy to bring 21st-century standards to cargo operations at all of its commercial airports. The Aeroterm project will

demolish two obsolete facilities at JFK and build an expanded,

best-in-class cargo facility that will incorporate advanced technology systems designed for maximum efficiency in the handling and storage of cargo, as well as a dedicated temperature- controlled area for handling pharmaceutical products. The new facility, with

its cutting-edge systems, will include greater ramp capacity to handle three of today’s large modern air cargo freighters (Group VI aircraſt) simultaneously. It will also have more than 50 dock doors for the efficient transfer and tracking of goods through the facility. Demolition of the existing

facilities is scheduled to begin in September 2021, with project completion expected by the end of 2023. “This cargo modernization

program is a critical step forward in the overall redevelopment of JFK airport, at a time air cargo is vital to our regional economic

vitality,” said Port Authority Chairman Kevin O’Toole. “We look forward to working with Aeroterm to raise our cargo capabilities to state-of-the-art standards.” Expanding opportunities for

minority- and women-owned business enterprises (MWBEs) is a critical component of the Port Authority’s inclusionary contracting practices, which includes a participation goal for MWBE contractors of 30 percent. The lease requires Aeroterm to make a good faith effort to achieve

a 20-percent participation goal with certified minority- owned business enterprises (MBEs) and a 10-percent goal of contracts with certified woman- owned business enterprises (WBEs). Local MWBEs will be given priority in this process and Aeroterm and its partners are committed to working with the local community to meet these objectives. The Port Authority and

Aeroterm – the leading provider of facility-related services to airports throughout North America – are working closely

with Worldwide Flight Services (WFS), the main cargo handler at JFK which is scheduled to operate exclusively out of the 350,000-square-foot


once it is completed. Working with more than

270 major airlines and airports globally in the cargo and ground- handling business, WFS


bring international expertise and efficiency to the first-class facility Aeroterm is building. In 2020, 1.2 million tons of cargo were processed at JFK, putting it among the top seven airports nationwide.

Port of Baltimore welcomes new containers service

originating in Southeast Asia

The Maryland Department of Transportation Maryland Port Administration (MDOT MPA)

is welcoming a new Asian container service through Southeast Asia/Vietnam and

China with the launch of a new Maersk Line to the Helen Delich Bentley Port of Baltimore.

+ our regular From the Editor p.4

Logistics Roundup p.2 Shipping Roundup p.3

Road & Rail Roundup p.5 Airfreight Roundup p.6

This Transpacific/Panama

Canal service will begin in July with the first ships arriving in Baltimore in late August. The service will include a string of up to 13 ships with carrying capacities of 4,500-plus TEU containers. The

new 2 >>

new digital EEXI Calculator p.8

DNV launches

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