Air Cargo Operations
Shipping Cargo Through Shreveport
Shreveport Regional Airport is recognized as the second busiest air cargo airport in the State of Louisiana.
With daily service through Empire Airlines and FedEx Express & United Parcel Service operating Airbus wide-body aircraft and in Shreveport, customers seeking to ship overnight cargo or parcels to anywhere in the world can utilize Shreveport Regional Airport’s services.
Location, Location, Location
Shreveport Regional Airport is located near two major interstates - I-20 & I-49, and is served by rail access, which makes the airport well positioned for future air cargo growth. Additionally, Shreveport is located along the Red River and the Port of Shreveport-Bossier, making shipping through Shreveport Regional Airport a smart logistics choice.
Air Cargo West
To handle this growth, the Shreveport Airport Authority is now opening two new air cargo buildings in the new industrial park known as Air Cargo West. With nearly 56,000 square feet available in two buildings, the facility provides state-of-the-art air cargo capabilities. Tenants for the new buildings include FedEx Express, UPS, Empire Airlines and Integrated Airline Services.
Ground-freight forwarders seeking warehouse and office space have multiple options at Shreveport Regional Airport. Nearly 40,000 square feet is available in different configurations in the existing air cargo building, and another 9,000 square feet of space is available in Air Cargo West, the new cargo district.
U.S. Customs Port of Entry
To assist cargo carriers, a United States Customs Port of Entry office is located at Shreveport Regional Airport. The service enables products from around the world to be shipped and cleared here much faster than at high-traffic coastal ports of entry. The office is located in the air cargo terminal at the airport, 6125 Interstate Drive, Bay 11. The telephone number is 318-635-7873.
Additionally, Shreveport Regional’s highly secured area is legally considered as outside the domain of U.S. Customs Service by the U.S. Government. This means foreign goods may be brought into the FTZ without formal customs entry or the payment of duty and excise taxes until and unless they enter the U.S. Testing, repackaging, inspections, and further processing can also be conducted within the FTZ.
The airport is also capable of handling most cargo freighter aircraft. Runway 14/32 is 8,350 feet long and 200 feet wide with grooved pavement and Category II lighting, while Runway 5/23 is 6,200 feet long and 150 feet wide. The runways and taxiways have the highest weight-bearing capacity called for by the FAA and are able to accommodate the largest of aircraft.