Air Cargo's Cutting Edge: Transfer Flexibility in Anchorage


  • Darren Prokop University of Alaska Anchorage




This paper discusses the current state air cargo liberalization at Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport. Air cargo transfer options were enhanced in 2004 and these involve U.S. exit options on top of the U.S. entry options granted in 1996. While setting these options in the context of co-terminalization, cabotage and value-added manufacturing, the paper shows how Anchorage is continuing to lead the United States in air cargo liberalization. It is also noteworthy that this process is unilateral and, significantly, is designed to enhance foreign air cargo operations in Anchorage. All such activity serves to maintain Anchorage’s status as a geographically significant air cargo center.

Author Biography

Darren Prokop, University of Alaska Anchorage

Dr. Darren Prokop is an Associate Professor of Logistics in the College of Business & Public Policy at the University of Alaska Anchorage. He is also the director of two graduate degree programs--- The Master of Science in Global Supply Chain Management and the Master of Business Administration. He received his Ph.D. in Economics from the University of Manitoba in 1999. Dr. Prokop specializes in transportation economics and its effects on international trade and supply chain security. He is also engaged in research examining the role of government policy as related to transportation, infrastructure provision, and non-tariff barriers to trade.