Air Cargo at Newark Liberty International Airport

A photo of a parked FedEx aircraft.

Whether it's textiles from Asia or flowers from Holland, air cargo at Newark Liberty International Airport (EWR) continues to expand. Over the next two decades, air cargo around the world is expected to nearly triple, and the Port Authority continues to provide more efficient cargo handling facilities at EWR to accommodate it.

EWR is a major hub for express carriers with nearly 1.4 million square feet of cargo space. The airport offers a full range of short-, medium- and long-haul services to many domestic and international destinations.

Located in Newark, New Jersey, directly adjacent to Port Newark and the Elizabeth-Port Authority Marine Terminal, EWR also provides fast, efficient air-sea connections. EWR is located in the center of the Northeast rail and roadway corridor, just 16 miles from lower Manhattan, 20 miles from John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK) and 17 miles from LaGuardia Airport (LGA).

Facts about EWR's air cargo operations

  • 290 acres are dedicated to cargo operations.
  • It is adjacent to Port Newark and Elizabeth-Port Authority Marine Terminal, and Foreign-Trade Zone No. 49.
  • It houses nearly 1.4 million square feet of cargo space in modern buildings.
  • It serves more than 70 air carriers with at least 1,200 daily arrivals and departures to domestic and international destinations.
  • It is served by a heavy concentration of express package carriers.
  • It offers modern passenger terminals and accommodates 30 million passengers annually.

Learn more about EWR's cargo facilities here

 



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