Miami International Airport sets cargo record

Miami International Airport is handling more tonnes of cargo than ever before.

The aviation department has set a new record of just over 2 million short tonnes of cargo handled, surpassing its 2007 record by more than 15,000 short tonnes. It is an increase of 4.61 percent.

While the total domestic cargo tonnage for 2012 exceeded 2011’s tonnage by almost 14.5 percent, it fell short by about 10 percent compared with 2007.

The airport’s total international cargo tonnage for 2012 set a new record, surpassing the tonnage in both 2011 and 2007.

Photo of concourse J at the Miami International Airport is courtesy Miami-Dade Aviation Department.

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