United Cargo opens new facility at Newark Liberty Airport

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The United Cargo team hosted a ribbon-cutting ceremony last week for its brand-new state-of-the-art, 165,000-square-foot cargo facility at Newark Liberty International Airport (EWR).

The extra cargo handling capacity that the new facility at 100 Frontage Road provides will support United Airlines’ plan to fly more widebody aircraft at EWR. The facility is a five-minute drive from the airline’s 154,000 sq ft on-airport facility at 344 Brewster Road.

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The facility includes 40 loading dock doors with aluminium grill grates and insulated panel doors; eight high-speed roll-up doors on weight activation sensors; 38 trailer truck stalls across from the dock for truck trailer staging; 1,008 skids of total pallet storage volume on racking; eight quad outlets and four duplex outlets in the ULD storage racking; 58 PMCs of total ULD storage capacity on racking; 48 ft high ceiling, allowing for future racking growth; and 100% electric MHE forklifts.

Temperature-controlled storage features also include two coolers (2 to 8 °C), measuring 2,700 sq ft; one temperature-controlled room (15 to 25 °C), measuring 4,500 sq ft; six-speed doors with air curtains to maintain the temperature in each room; and 16 duplex outlets with a dedicated 20 amps each.

“We are the number one cargo carrier in the world, and with warehouses like this one, we can truly outperform even more,” said cargo president Jan Krems. “With this new space, we will successfully serve the Newark area and customers worldwide even better than before.”

EWR represents nearly 30% of United Cargo’s global tonnage and revenue.

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“This investment in EWR is incredibly important because it’s such a critical hub for us across the network.,” said EWR and IAD airport operations senior vice president Mike Hanna. “It’s not only one of our most important hubs but a gateway to the world as we serve 61 international destinations. As one of the largest employers in New Jersey, we want to invest in the fabric of the community — making sure we partner with local companies across the tri-state area. We’re continuing to make great investments in this hub as the New Jersey hometown airline.”

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Author: Anastasiya Simsek