Cargo Operations

About Our Outstanding Cargo Facilities

At Birmingham-Shuttlesworth International Airport, we provide the service and efficiency your shipping operations demand — outstanding cargo facilities, congestion-free air space, a wide selection of commercial carriers, U.S. Customs service, and a location in easy reach of major U.S. markets as well as the entire Caribbean basin. Find out how we can help your business express itself, too. Give us a call today at: 205-595-0533.


Some of the many reasons to consider Birmingham-Shuttlesworth International Airport for your cargo transportation needs:

  • Available space in current 47,000 square feet, eight-bay cargo building
  • Additional space of 21 acres available for cargo expansion
  • Convenient accessibility to all international markets
  • Port of Entry for US Customs, Federal Inspection Station
  • In-bond storage for commercial carriers
  • 24-hour airport operation, no noise restrictions
  • Uncongested airspace
  • Broad selection of commercial air carriers for connections
  • Excellent aircraft service and support facilities
  • Ground handling companies for your special operating needs
  • Largest passenger airport in the state, less than two hours to Huntsville, Montgomery, and Atlanta
  • Major distribution center and transportation hub for regional and national companies
  • Excellent location for global operations
  • Seven-county metro area with population of more than one million
  • Strong medical healthcare and biotechnology industries
  • Average household income of $53,000
  • Well-diversified business center
  • Centrally located for easy access to the Southeastern region
  • Close proximity to three major interstates and two major highways
  • Excellent truck and rail service
  • One of the nation’s leading Fixed Base Operators with two locations onsite


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