Amazon scraps development plans for Newark Liberty Airport

PLANS for Amazon to develop new air cargo facilities at Newark Liberty International Airport in New Jersey, US have been scrapped, reports London's Air Cargo News.


The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey (PANYNJ) said on July 7 that negotiations with Amazon regarding a lease to develop existing air cargo buildings at the airport had come to an end without a deal.


PANYNJ chief operating officer Huntley Lawrence said: "On August 5, 2021, following a publicly advertised request for proposals and the submission and evaluation of proposals, the Board of Commissioners authorised the executive director to enter into exclusive negotiations for a lease with Amazon for the development of existing cargo buildings at Newark Liberty International Airport.


"Over the past year, the Port Authority and Amazon have engaged in good-faith negotiations. Unfortunately, the Port Authority and Amazon have been unable to reach an agreement on final lease terms and mutually concluded that further negotiations will not resolve the outstanding issues.


"The growth of air cargo and the redevelopment of airport facilities in a manner that benefits the region as well as the local community remain a top priority of the port authority.


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Amazon scraps development plans for Newark Liberty Airport
Amazon scraps development plans for Newark Liberty Airport