Air, Business, Freight News, Logistics

New dawn for AMI

[ February 6, 2012   //   ]

Airfreight and express wholesaler Air Menzies International (AMI) has moved into its new London Heathrow hub facility at Polar Park, Bath Road. AMI’s cargo division – one of the largest movers of airfreight in the UK – has already transferred all operations from its previous base in Stanwell. The Express division will transfer in early March bringing the two businesses back together under one roof for the first time since 2008. Rapid growth had forced the Express operation to re-locate to temporary overspill premises in nearby Colnbrook.

AMI regional vice president, Sharon Wright said: “The new base is not only larger than our old facility, it also offers greatly-improved access; and its clear-span design will make a major contribution to speed and efficiency. With transit-shed-style queue and door management, we have tackled head-on the greatest problem for trucks delivering to Heathrow. One fast delivery to AMI can replace several time-consuming individual drops to airlines’ transit sheds, and for our many customers who use both AMI and its Express arm, it will soon be possible for them to drop all their AMI shipments at a single location.”

Customers with small shipments will soon be able to “walk in” their deliveries and hand them over the counter, instead of having to queue with vehicles making larger drops.