PHL and U.S. Customs and Border Protection: Working Together to Keep Cargo Moving

Shipping and receiving cargo happens at Philadelphia International Airport (PHL) 24 hours a day, every day of the year. In 2020, more than 623,000 tons of freight and airmail was handled at PHL. The airport relies on U.S. Customs and Border Protection to process shipments quickly and thoroughly to keep mail and vital items such as medical supplies and pharmaceuticals moving across the country and around the world.  

“PHL is in a prime location for freight operators,” said Stephanie Wear, PHL Director of Air Service Development and Cargo Services. “We’re next to Interstate 95, close to Pennsylvania Turnpike connections and minutes from bridges across the Delaware River. With partners like American Airlines, British Airways and Qatar Airways we offer access to airports in Europe and Asia. In order to grow our cargo operations, it is critical for the inspection process to be seamless and reliable. We thank U.S. Customs and Boarder Protection officials for their hard work to make PHL a quick in and out for our shipping partners, especially those handling commodities with limited shelf-lives.”  

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Florence Brown
Director of Communications
267-303-1249
florence.brown@phl.org
Heather Redfern
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