Kodiak getting more cargo by ship

Nov 07, 2012 -- 5:04pm

 

- KODIAK, Alaska (AP) - Kodiak's air cargo business has been declining for years, and that situation doesn't appear to be changing anytime soon. The Kodiak Daily Mirror says since 2005 airport cargo traffic has plummeted from 16.6 million pounds to 9.8 million pounds - a drop of over 40 percent. Instead of using air cargo, more cargo is being sent by sea. The change is likely due to the rising cost of aviation fuel. Alaska Airlines hauls the bulk of Kodiak's air cargo. Northern Economics senior economist Jonathan King says Kodiak is unusual among Alaska locations because it ships out much more cargo than it receives.Northern Air Cargo announced last week it was ending scheduled air service to Kodiak.
 

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