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Deal To Double Miami International Airport Cargo Capacity Stalls

A Miami-Dade committee just deferred Mayor Daniella Levine Cava’s call to reject an unsolicited proposal and instead directly negotiate with the joint venture to build and run a vertical air cargo hub at Miami International Airport (MIA), where cargo demand is rising.

Members of the Airports and Economic Development Committee argued for more time to analyze the proposal by Commissioner Raquel Regalado for building a patented “Vertically Integrated Cargo Community” (VICC) at no cost to the county.

The $2 billion privately funded project proposes a 50-year lease to develop a five-level, 1,706,575-square-foot structure able to yearly handle 4.95 million tons of cargo, more than double present use.
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Miami-Dade To Consider Proposal For $1.1B Cargo Hub At MIA

Miami-Dade County officials could enter serious negotiations with developers to build a $1.1 billion cargo hub in a multistory building at Miami International Airport.

The Miami-Dade Airports and Economic Development Committee on Jan. 11 will consider a resolution to enter into direct negotiations with Woodlands, Texas-based CCR USA Airport Management and Scottdale, Georgia-based AIRIS USA LLC for their patented “Vertically Integrated Cargo Community” (VICC). The measure could go before the full County Commission on Feb. 1. The parties submitted an unsolicited proposal to the county in October 2020.

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