Miami International Airport Again The Busiest In U.S. For International Cargo, Breaks New Record

Miami International Airport says it had a record-breaking year for cargo volume in 2021.

During the year, cargo volume increased 17 percent to 2.7 million tons in 2021, the most ever handled by the airport.

The growth helped MIA rank as the busiest airport in the U.S. for international freight last year, and the ninth busiest in the world. MIA has regularly been atop the U.S. rankings for international freight for years now.

International freight grew by 17 percent to 2.2 million tons, while domestic freight rose 15 percent to 500,000 tons.

Two major cargo carriers, DHL and Fedex, doubled their operations at the airport last year.

FedEx spent $72.2-million on a 138,000 square-foot expansion of its MIA facility, which doubled in size to more than 282,000 square feet. The expansion was completed in December, adding hundreds of jobs.

DHL spent $78 million on its expansion, nearly doubling its facility size to 206,000 square feet. The work was completed in November. DHL also upped its MIA employee count last year to 731, an increase of 70 percent.

 

(photo: Miami-Dade Aviation Department)

 

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Anonymous
3 months ago

The passenger terminals are a terrible expirence and visual depression, please tear it fully down and build ground up brand new

Anonymous
3 months ago

I wonder how much MIA can handle all this. I plane spot sometimes and I am astonished how much air traffic there is. Adding more without new runways must be putting a strain on air traffic controllers.

Anonymous
3 months ago

Some of the busiest airports in the world like LHR only have two runways. MIA typically has 3 in operation. If traffic ever gets too busy, they’ll slot control the airport like JFK, DCA, LGA, and LHR.

Not Anonymous
3 months ago

Yeah, and great that MIA is returning to the world stage (even if it is the America’s Ugliest Airport)

Anonymous
3 months ago

Great, now the county should focus on expanding passenger terminals and building new ones.

Anonymous
3 months ago

Yes, let’s get going with the expansion of the South, and North terminals, and a new Central tertminal.

Not Anonymous
3 months ago

yes PLEASE

Anonymous
3 months ago

If it’s replaced, it’ll be designed by Arquitectonica and look terrible and ripe for the wrecking ball ten years from now, compared to the sixty-year-old terminals that have served their purposes.

Anonymous
3 months ago

Bloody 3rd world airport. My business class ticket cost $8000 and i had to wait in line for 1.5 he to pass security check. Most airports in the world have a separate line. Even if i had a regular ticket, 1.5 hr long lines are a matter of shame. Miami airport is the pits.

Anonymous
3 months ago

awful for pollution, noise and co2. Should be incentivizing rail not this shit

Anonymous
3 months ago

Of course it had record-breaking freight when liberal states like NY and Commiefornia shut down interstate commerce under the guise of COVID and not deliberately to push the “eat bugs and soy, own nothing and be happy” agenda.

Not Anonymous
3 months ago

why do you have to make EVERYTHING political?

Anonymous
3 months ago

GDP of california is enough to be considered as its own COUNTRY
it would rank 12 in the world, so you can talk out of your butthole all you like! that’s what freedom of speech is all about letting a moron speak when they feel like saying something that sounds smart no matter how stupid the comment may be.

Anonymous
3 months ago

Fifth largest economy in the world, and California has a surplus

Anonymous
3 months ago

Florida has a projected defici