The metropolitan area of New York is serviced both for passengers and air cargo by three major airports. These are the John F. Kennedy (JFK) International Airport, and the Newark and LaGuardia Airports. The growth of the air cargo business at JFK can be traced by the corresponding growth of the Air Cargo Center. The entire tonnage of air cargo arriving at and being shipped from JFK annually are ultimately dependent on surface modes of transportation. An air freight forwarding firm may be used to ship freight. The forwarder picks up the cargo, arranges for its air transit and then through its agents in different parts of the county, delivers the cargo to its ultimate destination. During 1966, the Commission received information from several sources which caused it to focus its attention on the air cargo industry in the metropolitan area of New York City.