Air Cargo at Newark Liberty International Airport

A photo of a parked FedEx aircraft.

Whether it's express packages, textiles, pharmaceuticals, electrical machinery, or a host of other top air cargo commodities, Newark Liberty International Airport (EWR) continues to provide the air cargo industry with a multitude of transportation options. The airport offers a full range of short-, medium- and long-haul services to many domestic and international destinations. EWR also continues to attract new international carriers, expanding its service to more key air cargo markets.

EWR is a major hub for passenger carrier United Airlines and for express carriers FedEx and UPS. With nearly 1 million square feet of total cargo facility space, EWR offers excellent facility choices and cargo connectivity to passenger terminals. 

Located in Newark, New Jersey, and directly adjacent to major highways The New Jersey Turnpike and Route 78, EWR provides easy access to New York City as well as to inland destinations.  Bordering Port Newark and the Elizabeth-Port Authority Marine Terminal EWR also provides fast and efficient air-sea connections. EWR is also 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 million square feet of cargo space in modern buildings.
  • It serves more than 45 air carriers with nearly 1,200 daily arrivals and departures to domestic and international destinations.
  • It is served by a heavy concentration of express carriers including FedEx, UPS, and DHL.
  • It offers modern passenger terminals and accommodates 33 million passengers annually.

Learn more about EWR's cargo facilities here


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