Freight Amazon Air launches cargo hub in Kentucky

E-Commerce giant Amazon has announced the opening of a new cargo hub in Kentucky, United States.

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With the opening of the new freight hub at Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport CVG, Amazon is further expanding its aviation business with Prime Air. For the past four years, the company has planned and constructed the hub, which will be a central location for delivering packages throughout the states.

The new cargo hub represents an investment of $1.5 billion and will create around 2,000 new jobs in the area. The building measures 800,000 square-feet which sits on an over 600-acre campus with seven buildings.

Vice President of Amazon Global Air Sarah Rhoads said: “We’re excited to get rolling in Northern Kentucky, and we’re thrilled to employ thousands of fantastic people from the area in this next-generation, highly sophisticated facility that will connect our air cargo network for years to come.”

“CVG is proud to be home to Amazon Air’s primary U.S. air cargo hub,” added Chief Executive Officer of Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport Candace McGraw. “We’ve worked hard to ensure our airport is a great place to do business, and we couldn’t be more pleased to partner with Amazon on the transformational impact this hub is having and will continue to have on our local economy well into the future, from job creation to innovation and increased connection to the country.”

Amazon has installed modern robotic technology inside of the facility that help to move and sort packages. Additionally, the buildings feature solar rooftops, and all generated energy will directly feed into the electrical grid of the local community.

Especially during the pandemic, Amazon was one of the winners as E-Commerce numbers skyrocketed. Last year, the company opened new hubs in Europe and is now representing 40 locations in the United States.

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