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Centurion Air Cargo leases 800,000-sf facility at MIA

March 18, 2013 10:00AM

Centurion’s  new facility at the Miami International Airport

Centurion Air Cargo, a Miami-based cargo airline, has moved into a new $130 million, 800,000-square-foot facility at the Miami International Airport, the Miami Herald reported.

The highly automated center, located at 4500 NW 36th Street, features 159,684 square feet of chilled warehouse — the most of any North American airport.

“I’ve always believed in Miami,” Alfonso Rey, the founder of Centurion, said. “Miami is the center of the planet.”

Plans for the new headquarters were launched in 2007, after Centurion tapped Annapolis, Md.-based Aeroterm,  a specialist in airport-terminal development, to negotiate a 30-year lease with Miami-Dade County for 43 acres. Aeroterm and Bristol Group, a San Francisco-based real estate investor, financed the project, and Centurion is leasing back the space, according to the Herald. [Miami Herald]Christopher Cameron