Memphis International Airport is Still the World's Cargo Leader
Memphis International Airport is still leading the way when it comes to cargo. Airports Council International (ACI), Geneva has named Memphis International Airport the number one Air Cargo Airport in the World for the 16th consecutive year. According to preliminary rankings released by ACI, Memphis International Airport handled 3,840,574 tons of cargo during 2007, an increase of four percent over the 3,692,205 tons of cargo handled during 2006.
Memphis maintained its lead over Hong Kong, which handled 3,772,673 tons during 2007.
Memphis International Airport also is soaring above the competition when it comes to air cargo excellence. Memphis International received the highest overall score among airports in North America, in the fourth annual Air Cargo Excellence Survey conducted by Air Cargo World Magazine. This is the second time in three years that Memphis International has received this accolade.
Memphis International received an overall score of 114, based on performance, value, facilities and regulatory operations. Ratings for each airline were presented as an indexed score, relative to the average, to allow for easy comparisons. A score greater than 100 represents above average performance, a score below 100 represents below average performance.
"This 2008 Air Cargo Award of Excellence is one of the most meaningful compliments an Airport can be given," said Larry Cox, president and CEO of the Memphis-Shelby County Airport Authority. "It comes from the cargo customer base of airlines and airfreight forwarders who actually ship to, or through Memphis International Airport. It is an honor to win this award again and I can attribute it to the collaboration and partnership between the airport team and our largest cargo provider, FedEx."
Anyone interested in reading the full story, can read it online at Air Cargo World. A pdf of the full report can be found at http://www.aircargoworld.com/Graphics/month/30ACWD0308.pdf.