Cargo handling services provider Alliance Ground International (AGI) has made moves to offer a dual-facility cargo handling solution at Newark Liberty International Airport.
The company has opened a new 76,000sq ft off-airport air cargo facility five minutes from the US airport to process import freight.
AGI is also relocating from existing facilities at the airport to a 24,000sq ft on-airport facility, which will handle outbound/export cargo.
Arriving import cargo will be trucked to the new off-airport facility by an AGI in-house shuttle service, which will connect cargo handling at the two facilities.
The off-airport facility will feature 19 cargo bay doors, active unit load device (ULD) charging stations, ULD storage and cold storage, pharma handling areas, increased security and easy access to major highways.
“Our dual-facility solution increases our air cargo handling capabilities while reducing wait times and truck congestion on the airport service roads,” said AGI’s chief executive officer Jared Azcuy (pictured above).
“It is a solution we have tried and tested at our other locations, and it will speed up processing, making for a more efficient and cost-effective operation.
“Newark will shortly be taking back much of the warehousing on airport as leases expire. Our new facilities and digital solutions mean that AGI is more than ready to support customers in New Jersey.”
AGI said the new warehouse features electronic flight boards, mobile technology for ramp operations and truck queuing and management software as part of an ongoing digitisation drive at the company.
AGI has long-term lease agreements for both facilities, which complement the 120,000sq ft priority mail facility operated by sister company Cargo Force in South Kearney, New Jersey.