US-based carrier Centurion Air Cargo has announced the development of its new global headquarters and cargo centre at Miami International Airport.
The new 800,000sq ft (74,322m2) facility will house an international shipping and receiving hub for the airline, which is one of the largest carriers of perishable goods across North, Central and South America. The centre will reportedly comprise dry and refrigerated warehouse areas and an exclusive ramp with space for up to eight wide-body aircraft, such as the Boeing 747.
Two hundred jobs and $123 million of capital investment to the local economy will purportedly be generated once the project is completed in 2012.
Centurion’s parent company Aerolog Group will construct and fund the new facility in partnership with developer Aeroterm and investment firm Bristol Group.