Air, Freight News

East Mids appoints cargo chief

[ December 11, 2019   //   ]

East Midlands Airport (EMA) has appointed Steven Harvey as its new vice president of cargo. His previous roles in a 30-year career in the industry include being a director CargoLogic and roles at Atlas Air, Volga Dnepr and Ruslan International.

EMA handles several express and mail operators and is second only to London Heathrow in cargo handled. It is also one of the few major UK airports to have a dedicated cargo manager, following the departure of Nick Platts from Heathrow.

Recently, EMA recorded its highest ever monthly cargo volume with over 34,877 tonnes passing through the airport in October.

Work is nearing completion on EMA’s East Apron extension which serves the FedEx m, UPS, and Royal Mail operations and will allow up to four more aircraft to be parked.

UPS’s new facility is also rapidly taking shape and will be the operator’s largest air logistics facility outside the US.

Early in 2020, EMA will unveil a new commercial strategy to respond to future growth in demand for air cargo.

Harvey said: “I’m very excited to be joining the team at EMA. The opportunities for the airport are significant particularly as the UK considers new trading relationships with countries all over the world. In future years, EMA will play an even more critical role in facilitating UK trade, supporting businesses and creating jobs for people in this region. I look forward to helping the airport achieve this.”