A New and Different Kind Of International Air Cargo Facility

At MidAmerica St. Louis Airport, we are attuned to your international air cargo needs. We’re different; we know what you want.

Efficient Air Cargo Transfer. You want an efficient air cargo transfer system to get your goods from the aircraft to ground transportation as quickly as possible. We provide you with a one-stop shop for air cargo. Our air-cargo facility wasn’t converted from a warehouse or hangar for use as air cargo. It was specifically designed and built as an efficient, 21st-century air cargo complex.

We provide fast crossdocking for unloading aircraft directly to ground transportation, with easy access to nearby highway, rail, and barge transportation connections.

Low Operational Costs. You want a facility that offers the lowest costs and helps maximize the profitability of your operation.

MidAmerica is a low-cost airport. Economic development incentives are in place and available from the State of Illinois, as well as local and regional governments. The St. Louis region’s wages are relatively low and productivity is higher than comparable American cities.

New and Modern Warehousing. You want modern warehousing facilities, so we give it to you. MidAmerica St. Louis Airport recently opened a new, $6.3-million, 50,000-square-foot cargo facility to serve your needs. The facility is fresh, technology-ready, provides 10 air access doors, 37 truck docks, and is located on the airport apron.

Access. We know that you want access to major U.S. markets for distribution of your clients’ goods and commodities. Our location in the heart of the Midwest provides fast and efficient access to a region of America that currently is underserved by international air cargo. MidAmerica St. Louis Airport is located in the Illinois portion of the St. Louis region, and is less than 25 miles from downtown St. Louis.

We are located within one-day truck service of 92,749,367 American consumers—almost one-third of the U.S. population. Major cities in that 500-mile radius include: Chicago; Kansas City; Memphis; Indianapolis; Columbus; Cleveland, and Detroit.

Connections. At MidAmerica St. Louis Airport, we give you immediate access to multimodal distribution centers unlike anywhere else in the Heartland of America. On the ground, you will have access to four of America’s major north-south and east-west interstate highways: I-70, I-55, I-64, and I-44.

That is the reason major companies such as Dial Corp., Procter & Gamble, Kimberly Clark, Ford Motors, Hersheys, Anheuser-Busch and many other international companies chose nearby Gateway Commerce Center for their Midwest warehouse/distribution and logistics center over the past 10 years.

Minutes away are multimodal, truck-to-rail distribution centers. So is the Tri-City Regional Port District, which is home to Lock & Dam 27, and is the northernmost, ice-free lock & dam on the Mississippi River.

Uncongested Air and Ground. We believe you want to do business in an uncongested area in order to save time in the air and increase efficiencies of distribution once your cargo is on the ground. The airspace and ground transportation systems are not congested like similar facilities in other major American cities.

Highway traffic flows have improved due in part to more than $1 billion in highway transportation investments over the past five years. No air traffic backups, no ground transportation snarls.

Foreign Trade Zone. A major advantage of MidAmerica St. Louis Airport for international air cargo enterprises is our designation as a Foreign Trade Zone.

You and your clients will directly benefit from the Foreign Trade Zone status in a number of ways, including:

  • Duty-free re-export of merchandise.
  • Duties to be paid only after merchandise leaves the Zone.
  • No duty or reduced duty on scrap.
  • Waste or yield loss duty generally is not incurred.
  • New U.S. Customs building on ramp
  • Designated Port 4581
  • 50,000 sq. ft. Air Cargo warehouse
  • Lower duties on foreign content applied to merchandise manufactured in the FTZ, and other advantages.

It’s like having a duty-free zone in the middle of the United States. In addition, on-site customs benefits all international air cargo companies by increasing efficiency of international air cargo transportation

World-Class Airport. While I said we are different than what you may be accustomed to, we are similar in many ways to other world-class cargo airports:

  • 10,000-ft. and 8,000-ft. parallel runways.
  • Unconstrained ATC/airspace environment.
  • Dual CAT I ILS with simultaneous instrument approaches.
  • No nighttime or noise restrictions.
  • We can accommodate the largest cargo aircraft in the world.

The real difference between success and failure in any business is the attitude of the people you work with. This airport, MidAmerica, wants to be your international air cargo partner; to work with you to make your business a success.

That’s why we’re different. That’s why your choice should be MidAmerica St. Louis Airport.

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