US Airport Opens New Cargo Facility

2 September 2010 (Last Updated September 2nd, 2010 18:30)

Indianapolis International Airport in the US has opened a new cargo facility for shipping and receiving large or unusual freight items carried by airlines. The new facility, named the Airport Support Services Building, is a 40,000ft² concrete structure and was built at a cost of $

Indianapolis International Airport in the US has opened a new cargo facility for shipping and receiving large or unusual freight items carried by airlines.

The new facility, named the Airport Support Services Building, is a 40,000ft² concrete structure and was built at a cost of $5.4m, according to indystar.com.

The facility will integrate the cargo and tarmac operations that were scattered among three buildings near the airport's old passenger terminal.

The cargo facility will serve as the airport's primary hub to ship or receive cargo from passenger airlines and as a ground support equipment maintenance facility for airlines.

The new building will include conveyor systems, baggage carts, tugs and tractors, personnel transportation vehicles, trucks and portable equipment for servicing airplanes at the concourse loading gates.