Dallas Fort Worth International Airport has good reason to celebrate as the airport unlocked its 1 million tonne milestone for cargo moved in 2021.
The air hub, based in North Texas, announced the feat at the 2022 TIACA Executive Summit in San Francisco in end-March, attributing it to ongoing shifts in the global supply chain, including the shift from ocean to air freight.
DFW said it is focused on future investments in air cargo facilities and infrastructure to meet growing demand driven by e-commerce, perishables, and pharmaceutical/ life sciences products.
The airport has been streamlining its processes to avoid the congestion seen at other major air cargo hubs and is accelerating the digitization of the cargo community.
The company has adopted DFW Cargo Cloud, an open-architecture digital data-sharing platform that allows cargo community members to exchange data, reduce paperwork and facilitate transactions and handoffs more efficiently between stakeholders.
DFW will also start the construction of two new state-of-the-art buildings for cargo later this year, with an additional eight category six aircraft parking positions, creating capacity for the fastest growing cargo markets.
“With the development of new airside cargo facilities and infrastructure, and with an ideal, mid-continent geographic location that allows our customers to reduce transit times and increase speed and efficiency, DFW is poised for future growth,” said John Ackerman, executive vice president of global strategies.