Amazon opens new Chicago Rockford Airport facility

Monday marked the ceremonial opening of a new 200,000-square-foot Amazon facility at Chicago Rockford Airport (RFD), the airport’s director of business development and cargo, Ken Ryan, told Air Cargo World. News of the expansion at the Chicago airport came late last year when RFD confirmed Amazon would more than double its footprint there. Amazon Air had […]

Amazon Air begins ops at gateway airports, moves some 767F ops away from Atlas Air

Amazon Air flights began operating at St. Louis Airport (STL) as of yesterday, as can be seen in the tweet from the airport below. According to flight tracking software, the flight, operated by Air Transport Services Group carrier ABX Air, departed from Baltimore (BWI) and continued to Ontario (ONT). STL is not the only […]

St. Louis gateway to focus on Mexico and Latin America

The Lambert-St. Louis International Airport commission approved a 20-year lease with two 10-year extensions, to Bi-National Gateway Terminal LLC for a 49-acre site near one of the airport’s four runways. The company plans to build an international air-cargo handling facility, which when completed, will serve multimodal cargo needs and have the ability to handle perishables, […]

St. Louis, Toluca aim to do cargo business

The city of St. Louis, United States, and Toluca, Mexico, are planning to form a partnership for importing and exporting goods, with St. Louis serving as a key air hub. A delegation from St. Louis, which includes Mayor Francis Slay, Rhonda Hamm-Niebruegge, the director of Lambert St. Louis International Airport, and U.S. Ambassador to Mexico, […]

U.S. chooses Lambert-St. Louis for cargo customs pilot

U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) admitted Lambert-St. Louis International Airport (STL) to its Automated Commercial Environment (ACE) Cargo Release Pilot.  The ACE Cargo Release Pilot, formerly known as Simplified Entry, allows importers to file a streamlined set of data earlier in the import process, and update their entries right up to the carrier’s arrival.  […]
  • March 4, 2014

Missouri tries to attract air cargo

Missouri and St. Louis grew because of trade – and lawmakers want to make that happen again. State senators endorsed legislation creating new tax incentives for air cargo. Freight forwarders would receive a credit of 40 cents per kilogram for cargo placed on outbound flights from a Missouri airport. “For St. Louis to have a […]
  • April 3, 2013