Cargo handlers move to airport suburbs to escape O’Hare congestion

An airport worker with a yellow vest walks towards an airplane and a ground tug.

Ground service providers drowning in shipments delivered by airlines are responding to massive gridlock at Chicago O’Hare by permanently relocating some warehouse operations outside the property  to increase capacity in what could increasingly become a model at major U.S. airports that haven’t prioritized investment in cargo facilities.

Alliance Ground International (AGI), with stations around the country, and local ground handling agent Maestro International Cargo this month are both opening...

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