Heathrow to boost cargo capacity in the fight against COVID-19

Heathrow to boost cargo capacity in the fight against COVID-19 Heathrow Airport has called on more airlines and freight companies to maximise the use of the hub’s quieter flight schedule in the fight against COVID-19. Logistics companies have already begun importing key equipment such as COVID-19 testing kits via Heathrow in preparation for increased demand. Next week, Heathrow’s cargo movements are forecast to increase by 53%, as more airlines and

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Forwarders welcome Heathrow ruling

Speaking after yesterday’s ruling by the High Court in London against campaigners challenging the legality of the UK government’s decision to allow a third runway at Heathrow Airport, Robert Keen, Director General of the British International Freight Association (BIFA) said: “On behalf of BIFA member companies, which are keen for the greater number of flights and accompanying airfreight capacity that would result from a new runway, I can only hope

Time to end congestion at Heathrow’s cargo centre, says BIFA

Ever increasing air cargo volumes at Heathrow are exacerbating age-old problems for companies that have to use the airport’s cargo centre, widely known as the horseshoe, claims the head of the UK’s trade association for freight forwarders. Robert Keen, the British International Freight Association’s (BIFA) Director General said: “Congestion at the horseshoe is as bad as it has ever been and the local police are now turning away vehicles, leading

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IAG Cargo announce service from London to Nashville, USA

IAG Cargo has announced the introduction of a new direct service to Nashville, Tennessee. From May 2018 the B787-8 will operate five times a week from London Heathrow, bringing the total number of IAG Cargo-operated US gateways to 24.The aircraft will offer a cargo payload of up to 15 tonnes per flight and delivers easy access to any of IAG Cargo’s 350 destinations across its network and will constitute important

Ground handling key to improving air cargo performance

For airlines, the only real place they can improve performance is on the ground, according to Mark Olney, General Manager Cargo, Europe, Middle East, India and Africa, Air Canada Cargo.“In the air we are pretty much the same as everyone else, so the key is what we do on the ground,” he told delegates at an air freight workshop at Multimodal 2017. “That is why we have invested heavily in

Heathrow expansion deal met with a cautious welcome

The trade association that represents the UK’s freight forwarding and logistics businesses has given a cautious welcome to recent news that the government has approved a third runway at Heathrow. When discussing this recent news Robert Keen, Director General of the British International Freight Association said that the “news appears to be the beginning of the end of years of procrastination over the expansion of UK aviation capacity. “If that is