Dimerco Express worked with Cathay Pacific to arrange its first flight for the new Zhengzhou North Cargo Terminal in Henan Province. The 160,000 square meter addition to the Zhengzhou Xinzheng International Airport adds 600,000 tons of freight capacity, bringing the airport’s total air cargo capacity to 1.1 million tons.
The Zhengzhou Terminal has been growing in importance as China’s Central Plains area continues to open up to more manufacturing and trade activity. With 77 freight forwarding offices across China, Dimerco is very involved in managing freight to and from China’s inland regions, as well as its east coast hubs. The new addition is state of the art, with advanced automation for scanning, weighing and moving cargo within the terminal. The facility also offers a large cold chain area, a new customs inspection area, and 101 shipping docks to make it fast and easy for trucks to move to and from the facility.
Development of the Airport is a strategic priority for the Chinese government, which will invest 4.88 billion Chinese Yuan Renminbi ($712 million USD) over the next decade to expand passenger and cargo capacity, By 2035, the Zhengzhou Xinzheng International Airport will have 5 runways and 3 cargo zones, and will have capacity to serve 100 million passengers and 5 million tons of cargo annually.