Florida-based air cargo carrier National Air Cargo and NorthLink Aviation have signed an agreement for hardstand terminal capacity at NorthLink’s air cargo terminal at Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport (ANC) in Anchorage, Alaska.
NorthLink is building essential airport infrastructure at ANC to serve air cargo carriers. NorthLink has entered into a 55-year concession for a 120-acre property on the airport’s South Park campus and is developing infrastructure for aircraft parking, fuelling, de-icing, and related warehouse and office space. Under the agreement, National will be able to utilise this infrastructure to support its operations and growth.
NorthLink’s south campus air cargo terminal will include 11 power-through hardstands and four push-back hardstands; two dedicated de-icing stands; dual-hydrant fuelling systems at each hardstand; infrastructure to recover and recycle onsite glycol used for de-icing aircraft; modern air cargo warehouse adjacent to hardstands; LEED-certified office space for customers and operations team; and a ground service equipment facility.
“Our agreement with NorthLink Aviation LLC will enhance our growing global airline operations and service offerings. The state-of-the-art facility at Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport will position National at one of the busiest cargo hubs in the world. We greatly appreciate all the support offered by the NorthLink Aviation team and are eagerly looking forward to a prolific alliance in Anchorage” said Christopher Alf, chairman, National Air Cargo.
“We are honoured that National has chosen NorthLink as its infrastructure partner at ANC. We understand the critical importance of ANC to National’s global operations and are eager to build a long-term partnership with the National team,” said Sean Dolan, chief executive of NorthLink.
ANC serves as a key refuelling point for transpacific air cargo. With the continued growth in air cargo volumes between Asia and North America, NorthLink will provide air carriers with the infrastructure to refuel, deice and exchange cargo safely and efficiently at ANC.
National Air Cargo, based in Orland, Florida, is a FAA Part 121 international air cargo carrier. National’s growing fleet consists of six Boeing 747s together with an Airbus A330-200 and a
Boeing 757-200. National offers commercial cargo charters, ACMI, CMI, and scheduled services.