Shanghai Pudong airport sixth largest for cargo

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Pudong International Airport (PVG) ranked as the sixth largest in the world for freight in 2006, handling some 2.16 million ton of cargo according to the Airports Council International.

Pudong jumped two spots from last year on a rapid increase, 22.3 percent, of freight flights in 2006. In 2006, the airport handled 35,587 freight flights, accounting for 15.3 percent of the total flights. Eighty-five percent of the freight flights were from overseas.

The airport is accelerating its expansion project, having already added ten more freight storage units in 2006, and is now building another freight area – set to become one of the four logistics parks in Shanghai. The public goods store station is expected to be complete by the end of the year.

Currently the five leading airports for cargo are Memphis International Airport (MEM) in the US, Hong Kong International (HKG), Anchorage International (ANC) in the US, Incheon International Airport (ICN) in Seoul, South Korea, and Narita International Airport (NRT) in Tokyo, Japan.