Ted Stevens Anchorage international airport (Photo: Anchorage Airport)
Future airport facility will offer seafood cold storage, processing options
Monday, September 21, 2020, 02:00 (GMT + 9)
The following is an excerpt from a The Cordova times article:
Millions in federal transportation funds approved to construction first phase of project
A cargo storage and warehouse facility scheduled to open by the summer of 2022 at Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport is expected to offer the seafood industry new options for cargo transfer cold storage and value-added processing.
The 190,000 square-foot cold storage and climate-controlled air cargo transfer facility will be equipped to store an abundance of seafood harvested in Alaska and processing that will add value to the product before it is shipped out to domestic and international markets, say officials with the Alaska Energy Authority. Alaska is consistently the nation’s largest seafood producer.
Alaska Airlines is the dominant airline with 56.26 percent of the airport’s passenger traffic.(Photo: courtesy Rob Stapleton / Alaska Business)►
In 2017 and 2018 alone, annual harvests of some 2.5 million tons of seafood were worth $4.7 billion after processing.
Once the airport facility opens, seafood producers will have the option of cold storage in the state, rather than transporting seafood to cold storage in Washington state. Copper River Seafoods recently opened its own seafood cold storage facility in Anchorage.
AEA, a state entity whose mission is to reduce the cost of energy in the state, is working with Alaska Cargo and Cold Storage (ACCS) on the multi-million-dollar project. The goal is to provide a facility that is exceptionally energy efficient by maximizing available renewable and energy efficient technologies.(continued...)
Author: Margaret Bauman / The Cordova Times | Read the rest of the story by clicking the link here