NTX Magazine Volume 2 - Page 54

Industry Spotlight Logistics BNSF Railway facility at Alliance Global Logistics Hub Trade Portal W Air cargo, rail, trucking access make logistics, international trade a breeze hat North Texas lacks in water is made up in air. With that sentiment, the region boasts two major air cargo hubs, Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport and Alliance Global Logistics Hub. With easy access to highway, rail and air transport, North Texas is a natural gateway for cargo entering and leaving the U.S. DFW Airport is the largest U.S. Customs district without access to a seaport or a land bridge/border crossing, and is the gateway for more than two thirds of all air cargo flown to and from Texas. DFW Airport is Foreign-Trade Zone No. 39, and most cargo 52 NTX Magazine coming through DFW Airport consists of small, high value items, said Luis Perez, vice president of Air Service Development. Korean Air has passenger and freight operations, and Singapore Airlines Cargo recently began freight service to South America. But the majority of freight into and out of DFW Airport “goes in the belly of passenger aircraft,” Perez said. That’s because DFW Airport has passenger flights daily and cargo flights just a few times a week. Frank Choi, sales manager for Korean Air Cargo, said that DFW Airport’s center of the U.S. location and proximity to each U.S. coastline makes it an attractive place to ship goods. “We have product coming in from overseas as well as exports like electronic components, raw materials and oil-related products,” Choi said. www.ntc-dfw.org