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Cargo terminal at airport to be renovated

The cargo terminal at the LF Wade International Airport, which will be refurbished over the coming months (Photograph supplied)

The cargo terminal at LF Wade International Airport will be renovated over the next few months.

Skyport, the airport operator, said the work will include a new roof for the 18,000-square-foot terminal, refurbished customs facilities, new administrative offices and space for special cargo, such as live animals or human remains.

According to a Skyport spokeswoman, an average of four million pounds of cargo was handled by the airport annually between 2015 and 2022, 90 per cent of which was imported.

She added that the company will invest $4.5 million into the refurbishment, scheduled to be completed by this fall.

Calling the project “integral” to the airport’s redevelopment, Aaron Adderley, president of Skyport, said: “It represents our dedication to facilitating a vastly improved cargo operation that serves Bermuda’s needs far more effectively than the current obsolescent facility, which dates back many decades.

“Having already invested over $400 million in delivering Bermuda’s new award-winning passenger terminal and surrounding infrastructure, this latest capital improvement represents Skyport’s commitment to continuously invest in the island’s airport campus throughout the life of our concession.”

Skyport is looking for firms to help develop and manage the renovated cargo terminal.

Interested parties should have prior experience with airport and air cargo operations and logistics and the financial resources to invest in and develop future opportunities. Applicants must be permitted to legally conduct business in Bermuda.

Initial contracts will run ten years and can be extended for five-year terms after that.

Parties have until June 14 at 5pm to submit their interest in the project to Skyport. The company may meet with pre-qualified bidders before this date.

Interested parties should contact Ken Hassard, Skyport’s commercial director, at khassard@skyport.bm.

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Published June 03, 2023 at 7:57 am (Updated June 03, 2023 at 7:25 am)

Cargo terminal at airport to be renovated

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