miami international airport
Miami International Airport
will keep its altitude among the top airports for cargo traffic in the world as it is declared the first pharmaceuticals freight hub in the United States, and second-ever in the world.

A cargo plane from carrier Western Global Airlines that launched international service at Miami International Airport

A cargo plane from carrier Western Global Airlines that launched international service at Miami International Airport

The International Air Transport Association, which represents 260 airlines or 83 percent of the globe’s air traffic, will recognize MIA at the 2015 Air and Sea Cargo Americas Conference for being a leader in certifying its pharma logistics providers under IATA’s Pharma Certification Program. The program ensures that high-value and temperature-sensitive drugs and medicines are transported in accordance with global best practices, IATA says.

Pharma products being transported through MIA increased 79 percent since 2010, to $3.3 billion in 2014.

Overall, the airport is the top U.S. airport for international freight. Last year, the airport handled 96 percent of Florida’s total air trade value and 40 percent of the state’s total air and sea trade value last year. It set a record of 2.2 million tons of goods moving through the global gateway in 2014.

Source: SFBJ