The new north cargo terminal at Zhengzhou Xinzheng International Airport in Henan Province, China has opened for business.
The 160,000 square metre facility adds 600,000 tons of freight capacity to the airport’s operations, bringing its total air cargo capacity to 1.1 million tons.
Dimerco Express worked with Cathay Pacific to arrange its first flight for the facility, as China’s central plains area continues to open up to more manufacturing and trade activity.
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Dimerco, which has 77 freight forwarding offices across China, is working to manage the movement of freight to and from the country’s inland region and east coast hubs.
“The new addition is state of the art, with advanced automation for scanning, weighing and moving cargo within the terminal. The facility also offers a large cold chain area, a new customs inspection area, and 101 shipping docks to make it fast and easy for trucks to move to and from the facility,” Dimerco announced in a press release.
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Development of the Airport is a strategic priority for the Chinese government, which will invest $712 million over the next decade to expand passenger and cargo capacity.
By 2035, the Zhengzhou Xinzheng International Airport will have five runways and three cargo zones, and will have capacity to serve 100 million passengers and five million tons of cargo annually.