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Cargo Market


The Houston Airport System's George Bush Intercontinental Airport (IAH) is the 11th-largest air cargo airport in the United States and in 2008 handled over 372,007 metric tons of air cargo. In 2003, Houston’s IAH airport inaugurated the new IAH CargoCenter, a state-of-the-art facility with triple the former ramp capacity and 550,000 square feet of warehouse space.

The new IAH CargoCenter establishes IAH as a major air cargo distribution hub that can easily handle the demands of any importer/exporter business or shipper.


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The IAH CargoCenter is an ideal port-of-entry for everything from the heaviest of equipment to delicate perishable products.

The scope and quality of IAH facilities make it one of the top U.S. airports for international air cargo traffic. The facilities include:
  • A full-service cargo apron with hydrant fueling
  • Quality ground handling and support services for cargo operators
  • Warehouse space conveniently located at the airport
  • On-airport perishables facility: International Air CargoCentre II (upcoming)
  • Fast and efficient Federal Inspection Services available to importers
  • Animal and Plant Health Inspection Station (APHIS)
  • Foreign Trade Zone adjacent to the airport
  • Livestock export facility, and
  • 24-hour airmail facility

Learn more about Houston's growing Cargo Market



To contact the Houston Airport System's Air Service Development Team e-mail hasairservice@houstontx.gov

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