Mackay Airport seeks input on freight hub proposal
Mackay Airport manager of commercial and terminals Adrian Miles said agribusinesses and the Mining, Equipment, Technology and Services (METS) sectors were looking to grow their export footprint.
He said growing demand for quality food being harvested one day and available to global buyers and markets the next, would play a key role in the future of air freight.
“A precinct on airport offers a speedier transit system and potential for freight innovation in our region,” he said.
“We’ve got a number of advantages as a regional export centre over capital city airports and we’re located where the produce comes from. You can harvest one day and have it on the plane on the same day.”
Mackay Airport said potential export businesses had been invited to be part of the conversation to develop a realistic and comprehensive understanding of the opportunities a freight hub could offer and the work needed to get the region on-board.
A series of workshops and presentations is being held with stakeholders this week.
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