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New 700,000 Square Foot Warehouse Slated for Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport

  • 03 Feb 2021

Alaska Cargo and Cold Storage, LLC (ACCS) intends to break ground, in Q4 of 2021, on a 700,000-square-foot cargo & cold storage facility at the world’s sixth busiest air cargo airport, the Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport (ANC).

The ACCS development is the second fully executed lease agreement of five proposed cargo projects at ANC. “ANC’s location on the globe is critical to the air cargo network,” said Airport Director, Jim Szczesniak. “This new facility will enhance the efficiency of the global supply chain and ANC’s position as The Center of the Air Cargo World. The more than 200 widebody cargo freighter operations per day can utilize a new asset at ANC. The new facility will provide an additional mechanism for the air cargo industry to take advantage of ANC’s liberal cargo transfer rights and Foreign Trade Zone (FTZ).”
ANC has the most liberalized air cargo transfer rights in the U.S., allowing for:


  • Interline cargo transfer to/from non-US carriers
  • Interline cargo transfer to/from US carriers
  • Cargo transfer online between an airline’s aircraft
  • Aircraft change of gauge
  • Commingling of US and non-US traffic on the same flight

“We recognized the opportunity at ANC to provide new infrastructure that’s critical for shippers to make the most out of a location that’s already a strategic stop with many benefits,” said McKinley Capital CEO and CIO Rob Gillam. “Our advanced ACCS facility will be located adjacent to the runway and it’s going to have the latest in automation and smart warehouse technology to maximize efficiency. This facility has the potential to streamline the global supply chain and the global cold chain, making ANC a global logistics hub.”

The 700,000 square-foot facility, currently under design and striving to be a state of the art facility, will rise to create 32.5 million cubic feet of warehouse space and feature innovative technologies, including:


  • Climate control zones
  • Ground source heat exchange
  • 500KW solar photovoltaics
  • Oxygen Reduction Fire Suppression System
  • Highly efficient 3 stage ammonia refrigeration

Additional sustainable design and construction attributes are being included that encompass site planning, water use, energy efficiency, materials and indoor air quality.



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