Los Angeles World Airports (LAWA) has selected a development team led by LAX Community Partners and an Environmental Technical and Expert Consultant team led by Ricondo & Associates to deliver the Cargo Modernization Program at Los Angeles International Airport (LAX).

This programme aims to optimise the cargo land footprint at LAX by co-locating compatible facilities and enhancing efficiencies and innovation.

Diagram of existing LAX cargo facilities
Diagram of existing LAX cargo facilities
Justin Erbacci, Chief Executive Officer, LAWA said:

In addition to being the busiest passenger origination and destination airport, LAX also is a key transportation centre for global cargo and a critical hub for domestic and international commerce. This project will provide more technically advanced and efficient cargo facilities and capabilities that will allow LAX to better power the economic vitality for the City of Los Angeles and greater Southern California region.

Last year, LAX was ranked as the 6th busiest airport worldwide for air cargo tonnage, processing more than 2.7 million tonnes.

It currently has three cargo areas with 27 buildings across 2.6 million square feet, as well as roughly 3.5 million square feet of aircraft ramp area.

Many of these facilities, which range from 20 to 80 years old, are now at the end of their useful life and are no longer compatible with current industry standards.

Terri Mestas, Chief Development Officer, LAWA said:

LAX’s transformation is being thoughtfully advanced, providing best-in-class offerings to the travelling public and businesses that rely on our infrastructure every day. Our cargo facilities are no exception. Through our Cargo Modernization Program, we will provide our partners with facilities that move cargo efficiently while having positive impacts on the surrounding community, LA’s economy and LAX's broader sustainability goals.


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