Puerto Rico sees USD 4.6 million investment in cargo road

That is a great deal of money that is being pumped into Luis Muñoz Marín Airport (SJU), but it is the busiest hub on the island, after all. The new road will connect the airport’s cargo facilities. It is Aerostar, a Board member of the Puerto Rico Life Sciences Air Cargo Community, that is investing this money, and the road project is just one element in a larger project looking to improve the quality of service – particularly with a view to supporting the region’s vast pharma production. To this end, Aerostar became a member of the Board of the PR Life Sciences Air Cargo Community. The community of more than 40 pharma supply chain companies together discuss how to improve cargo operations, and to act as the voice of the industry with legislators. Solar-panel powered LED lights will improve visibility and efficiency, and the new road now connects “Puerto Rico’s main Baldorioty Highway with SJU’s cargo district, replacing access, initially envisaged as temporary, with a state-of-the-art road system, including speed awareness measurements, which will not only make the road safer, but also reduce damage and wear and tear to vehicles,” the release said.

Varlín Vissepó, Executive of Cargo Operations at Aerostar. Image: Aerostar

Aerostar also plans to installing new ULD Racks at SJU, and is in discussion with a major freight operator with a view to developing new cold storage facilities in the cargo district, with work planned for later this year.

Varlín Vissepó, Executive of Cargo Operations at Aerostar, explained: “The road improvements mark a crucial milestone in our ongoing commitment to elevate cargo operations at SJU. We are dedicated to providing a safer and more efficient environment for our cargo operators. Our investment ensures immediate benefits in terms of safety and efficiency, and also lays the foundation for additional improvements for the cargo community.”

Adrián Dominicci, Executive Assistant of Strategic Sectors, Department of Economic Development and Commerce, said: “Puerto Rico is the number one bioscience manufacturing hub in the U.S. by export volume, and the industry is looking to further expand. As a world-leading pharma hub, Puerto Rico is focused on providing world-class supply chain solutions. Aerostar’s investment, combined with the commitment of PR Life Science Air Cargo Community members, will ensure just that.

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