Richmond International Airport is one of the busiest air cargo facilities in the nation. On average, more than 100 million pounds of cargo is handled annually at RIC by all-cargo air carriers, including Federal Express (FedEx) and United Parcel Service (UPS). These carriers offer a number of shipping, receiving and storing options, including shipments of high-security and temperature-sensitive freight, fast international delivery, and overnight and priority deliveries for businesses and individuals.
RIC's cargo facilities currently offer over one million square feet of cargo apron and 142,000 square feet of air cargo warehouse space with direct apron access. Because of its central location on the Eastern Seaboard, cargo transit via RIC makes sense. Goods shipped out of the metropolitan Richmond area can reach 50 percent of the U.S. population within 24 hours. This translates into more efficient manufacturing, lower costs and improved expansion capabilities for area companies.
And as international trade continues to grow, the worldwide information economy grows. As a result, Richmond International Airport has been designated a Foreign Trade Zone (FTZ #207), where foreign and domestic merchandise is considered international commerce (not in U.S. Commerce Territory). Foreign merchandise may enter the airport without formal Customs entry or the payment of Customs duties or government excise taxes.
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