Philadelphia International Airport (PHL) announced today that it has partnered with Aviation Facilities Company Management (AFCO) on the redevelopment of Building C2, a key part of the airport’s cargo infrastructure and strategy.
The partnership will drive immediate cargo capacity growth by dedicating the entirety of Building C2 to cargo operations. More recently, the facility has functioned as a multiuse space with a diversity of tenants. Moving forward, AFCO will upgrade Building C2’s facilities to bring in modern and necessary amenities and tools to help attract additional cargo operators into the space.
“AFCO is a national leader in on-airport facility development and management,” said PHL CEO Chellie Cameron. “Their expertise on this key facility will generate immediate demand as we build our long-term vision of becoming the premier cargo airport on the East Coast.”
In addition to finding the best tenants to deliver economic value to the airport and its community, AFCO will continuously maintain and improve the facility as PHL expands its cargo capacity. PHL recently announced its PHL Cargo Expansion Strategy, which will triple the airport’s cargo warehouse square footage while bringing in new cargo partners.
“I’ve had the privilege and pleasure of working with and watching PHL’s growth since the 1990s, so working hand in hand again with the City as they enter this new chapter and move PHL forward into the future is a personal thrill,” said AFCO President & CEO Chuck Stipancic. “Our team is ready to work collaboratively with the City and all PHL stakeholders to generate economic growth at the airport and the region while being part of this exciting transition for PHL Cargo.”
Among its immediate goals, PHL also plans to implement an Air Cargo Community System, which would enable stakeholders to communicate electronically with each other, as well as shippers, airlines, trucking companies, customs brokers, freight forwarders and cargo handlers.