GUAM: Ambitious air cargo plans for Guam

Under its more than US$150 million investment to improve the Antonio B. Won Pat International Airport, the Guam International Airport Authority is seeking to develop, among others, an integrated Air Cargo Facility with Bonded warehouse to be operated by third parties. An Airport Authority management consultant Fred Tupaz said the investment plans, comprising 59 enhancement […]


Under its more than US$150 million investment to improve the Antonio B. Won Pat International Airport, the Guam International Airport Authority is seeking to develop, among others, an integrated Air Cargo Facility with Bonded warehouse to be operated by third parties.

An Airport Authority management consultant Fred Tupaz said the investment plans, comprising 59 enhancement projects scheduled for completion by 2008, include construction of a second air cargo warehouse, also to be operated by third party, and a freight forwarding distribution centre to meet anticipated air cargo growth in Guam.

“This follows the granting of a two year term for foreign carriers with the US Department of Transportation’s (DOT) authority in December 2006, with some exceptions, to engage in transportation of cargo through Guam,” he said. As part of its airport improvement works, the Guam Airport is now working to extend its existing runway to accommodate long range, long haul aircraft, said Tupaz said.

Regarding the express business, Tupaz said the Airport Authority has also signed a $1.6 million lease agreement with DHL. The express service operator will build a new DHL facility in Tiyan at a cost of $1.2 million to carry out express activities.