Congestion At O’Hare International Airport Slowing Shipment of Air Cargo Through United States
A combination of factors is driving significant congestion at the O’Hare International Airport in the United States, causing growing delays for cargo shipments transiting through the facility. The congestion is driven by road construction near the airport, poor communication between air shippers, and a large influx of cargo diverted from West Coast seaports. The congestion is delaying cargo handling operations at the facility and pushing back departures for several flights. While road construction is due to cease soon, interactions between shippers and increase cargo through the facility is unlikely to be address in the near future. Several entities are considering a meeting between shipping companies to discuss how trade through O’Hare can be remedied, but there is no concrete plan to enhance communication between firms as of yet.