AFKLMP Cargo opens its newly warehouse at Chicago O’Hare International Airport

posted on 13th June 2023 by Eddie Saunders
AFKLMP Cargo opens its newly warehouse at Chicago O’Hare International Airport

Air France KLM Martinair Cargo (AFKLMP Cargo) wants to ensure that its customers’ cargo can get to as many places as possible.

The opening of AFKLMP Cargo’s newly renovated warehouse at Chicago O’Hare International Airport means this is now not only a wish, but a guarantee.

Chicago O’Hare International (ORD) is the largest international cargo airport in North America. Since 2022, ORD has been considered the world’s most interconnected cargo airport.

It is the AFKLMP Cargo’s third cargo hub.

AFKLMP Cargo’s job is to connect. That means providing customers with the capacity they require, so that their cargo can get to where they need it to be.

With demand increasing, expansion became essential to ensuring that AFKLMP Cargo’s operational processes remain robust, enabling to fulfil its business potential.

Air France Cargo Executive Vice President, Christophe Boucher: “The Air France warehouse at O’Hare is a key asset with good growth outlook, which is why we have invested in both infrastructure and more resources at our Chicago hub.

“After a six-month renovation period, we are proud to share that the capacity of our Chicago warehouse has increased by a sizeable 40%.

“This growth is supplemented by a streamlining of operational processes and reassessing the safety compliance of our warehouse, ensuring that our ORD cargo hub has optimised efficiency in order to offer to our Air France and KLM customers a best-in-class service to serve the Midwest Region.”

With greater capacity and leaner processes, AFKLMP Cargo’s customers can expect faster service, while being able to send more cargo with ease.

Jamie L. Rhee, Chicago Department of Aviation (CDA) Commissioner: “O’Hare International Airport is a vital economic engine for the entire Chicago region, and air freight has been a predominant driver of our growth over the last several years.

“AFKLMP Cargo’s warehouse renovation in the South Airfield helps bolster the capacity and efficiency of our cargo operations at one of the world’s great cargo hubs, and I thank the entire team at AFKLMP Cargo for their commitment to the Chicago market.”