Wondering about the 10 busiest cargo airports in the world? Ever since Wilbur and Orville Wright invented the airplane over a century ago, man has been obsessed with flying. From barely being able to lift a person a few feet in the air to hosting tonnes of cargo, thousands of miles away, planes have definitely come a long way. They have been used for transporting cargo, transporting passengers and in wars to bomb targets.
Once the size of the planes started increasing and they needed longer runways to take off from, airports came into being. Today, planes are the fastest and hence, the primary mode for the transportation of cargo from one place to another, especially where large distances are concerned in order to accommodate free trade in the world.
Airports have been built in order to facilitate not just passengers, as can be evidenced in the 10 busiest airports by international passenger traffic, but to facilitate the loading and unloading of cargo as well. The following airports are considered to be the 10 busiest cargo airports in the world currently, according to statistics released by the Airport Council International, according to total metric tonnes of cargo loaded and unloaded. It comes as no surprise that there are three airports located in the United States of America and it is even less surprising to know that there are three airports belonging to China on this list as well.
10. Taoyuan International Airport, Taiwan
Total cargo loaded and unloaded annually: 2,008,727 metric tonnes
Due to its location, the Taoyuan International Airport is one of the busiest airports in the world, serving as a tran-shipment center in addition to serving millions of passengers each year.