O’Hare to get new $200 mn cargo center

To be built in three phases, the center will handle B747-8 freighters

B747-8 cargo planes Chicago Chicago mayor Northeast Cargo Center O'Hare Rahm Emanuel three phases

The construction of the Chicago O’Hare International Airport Northeast Cargo Center will start soon, according to Chicago mayor Rahm Emanuel. To be built on 65 acres, the center to be built in three separate phases will cost nearly $200 million.

The first phase will entail the construction of a taxiway to connect the Northeast Cargo Center to the rest of O’Hare airport, as well as a facility with office and freight space. Additional facilities with freight and office capacity will be built during the second and third phases of construction.

commence, Once completed with new, larger runways and taxiways, the airport will be able to handle B747-8 cargo planes.