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Freight and Economic Development


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During the 2019 National Regional Transportation Conference (June 2019, Columbus, Ohio), Bryan Schreiber provided a presentation about intermodal freight movement in Central Ohio, freight assets, and economic development impacts from development in the region and a foreign trade zone.

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Freight and Economic Development

  1. 1. Columbus Regional Airport Authority Who we are and why we’re here • Create exceptional travel experiences • Provide strategic opportunities for businesses • Drive economic growth 2
  2. 2. One of the world’s few cargo-dedicated airports located in the center of the North American International Freight Center. The commercial passenger airport serving over 8.1 million annual passengers. The Airport Authority Oversees the operation of a three-airport system, benefiting passengers, business and the community A general aviation airport that provides access to corporate and recreational flying and aviation education programs. 3
  3. 3. 4 Easily accessible airports
  4. 4. $3.1billion PAYROLL Columbus Regional Airport Authority Combined annual impact of our airports and FTZ 138 58,730 JOBS $12.9billion IMPACT Fueling Ohio’s economy 5
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  6. 6. A global logistics hub in the center of North America’s population,enabling you to ship freight quickly and reliably – anywhere in the world. 7
  7. 7. A comprehensive, global logistics solution 8 Highway Connectivity & Top Trucking World Class Distribution Space Geographic Advantage Two Airports John Glenn Columbus International Airport Rickenbacker International Airport Four Intermodal Terminals A Top 10 Foreign-Trade Zone
  8. 8. Geographic advantage 9 One day truck drive from 45% of U.S. population, 33% of the Canadian population and 46% of U.S. manufacturing capacity.
  9. 9. Norfolk Southern Rickenbacker Terminal • High capacity, high speed, state-of-the- art facility • Serves both domestic and international ocean container customers • On dock, double-stacked rail direct from the Port of Norfolk to Columbus • Non-grounded, container-on-chassis, w/ automated dispatch • Average truck dwell time less than 20 minutes. - Compared to hours of queue at other ports. • Currently processing over 300,000 annual container lifts, with room Norfolk Southern overview One of the largest in Columbus, located at Rickenbacker 10
  10. 10. Foreign-Trade Zone #138 Administered by CRAA, serving a 25 county area Ranked in the Top 10 out of 195 FTZs in the U.S. Defer, Reduce or Eliminate Customs duties & processing fees $10.4 Billion USD of goods entered in 2018 Setting records while helping companies compete globally 11
  11. 11. Rickenbacker International Airport (LCK)
  12. 12. 13 History Over 75 years of service (est. 1942) Began life in WWII as Lockbourne Army Air Base Named for nearby village of Lockbourne, Ohio and basis for airport designator “LCK” A leader in military diversity Post WWII home of the Tuskegee Airmen, the nation's storied all African American fighter wing Was a B-17 training base for the Women Air Force Service Pilots Renamed for Captain Eddie Rickenbacker A Columbus native and WWI’s most successful air combat ACE. Eddie was a prominent industry figure and statesmen, and head of Eastern Airlines for 3 decades
  13. 13. Present Cargo-focused and logistics hub 14 Open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year On-Site U.S. Customs and Border Protection No nighttime noise restrictions More than 5.6 million sq.ft. of air cargo ramp with hydrant fueling Parallel 12,000’ long runways Over 636,000 sq.ft. of active air cargo terminal space
  14. 14. 15 Connecting ~ 80 million sq.ft. of distribution & fulfillment space to the world by air, sea and land
  15. 15. 16 Connecting to the world via dedicated freighter service  20 scheduled weekly international 747 & 777 freighter frequencies on 6 premier carriers plus a significant amount of ad hoc and charters  Robust FedEx and UPS activity with a combined 48X weekly schedule to and from their hubs from which eCommerce and express packages travel the world over  Rickenbacker is served by 5 of the top 10 air cargo carriers in the world, including the top 4 as measured by freight-ton miles flown
  16. 16. 17 Product Diversification From Fashion and Retail to:  Aerospace  Automotive  Livestock  Project and Specialty Charters  E-commerce  Healthcare and Pharmaceutical
  17. 17. 18 Economic Impacts (2017 figures) Rickenbacker International Airport Total jobs: 15,280 Total annual payroll: $880 million Total annual economic impact: $2.5 billion Foreign-Trade Zone # 138 Total jobs: 9,980 Total annual payroll: $480 million Total annual economic impact: $5.2 billion
  18. 18. 19 David Whitaker, C.M. Chief Commercial Officer 1 614 239-5028 1 614 778-2523 mobile Bryan Schreiber Manager - Business Development 1 614 409-3621 1 614 623-7876 mobile Airport Authority Contacts Angie Atwood Program Manager, Foreign Trade Zone 1 614 409 3622 1 614 620 4740 mobile