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BIFA chief slams Heathrow ‘misery’

[ November 1, 2017   //   ]

British International Freight Association (BIFA) director general Robert Keen has called on Heathrow airport to follow up a congestion-busting plan unveiled earlier this month with action not words”.

It follows October’s launch of a new plan by non-executive director Lord Deighton to minimise congestion and emissions from freight vehicles.

This included modernisation of the airport’s 1960s cargo infrastructure so as to increase the number of airside transhipments, use of consolidation points and a Cloud app for forwarders.

 Keen said that congestion in the Shore Road area of Heathrow’s cargo terminal (the ‘Horseshoe Road’)  “is as bad as it has ever been”. He added that the police often had to turn away vehicles, “leading to a huge rise in complaints from our members”.

Keen said that Heathrow was already at crisis point. BIFA members, he said, “are enduring misery on a daily basis when using the airport’s cargo centre”.

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