Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport (ANC) is looking to add a climate-controlled storage facility to accommodate short-term, trans-Pacific transit cargo moving through ANC, according to an invitation for Expression of Interest (EOI) released by the airport.
The facility would be located in close proximity to aircraft parking positions, where tugs can store and retrieve pallets quickly. The EOI calls for proposals to design, build and operate or lease what the airport refers to as a “Quick Cargo Center.”
Located at the midpoint between Asia and North America, Anchorage is the second busiest air cargo airport in North America, after Memphis International Airport (MEM), and the fifth-busiest in the world. On average, it sees more than 150 widebody freighters land in a day to refuel or transfer cargo onto other aircraft on the way to major hubs in East Asia and the U.S. across the Pacific Ocean. FedEx, UPS, DHL, Polar Air and Atlas all utilize the airport as an international hub.