UPS opens UK mega-hub

UPS has officially opened its expanded air hub at East Midlands Airport.  The36,000sq m operation can now sort up to 22,500 packages per hour – more than twice the capacity of the previous facility and scale up more easily during peak periods. There are six daily flights to key markets, including Germany and the US. The facility features automated scanning and sortation systems  and it is served in part by liquefied ... [+]

Forwarder launches Sri Lanka-East Midlands freighter

US fashion fowarder Trinity Logistics has signed a deal with Etihad Cargo for a weekly wide-body freighter service from Colombo, Sri Lanka to Columbus, Ohio and on to East Midlands Airport in the UK. Etihad Cargo operated several charter flights for Trinity Logistics over the summer, and has now signed a formal, ... [+]

Best-ever year for East Midlands airport

East Midlands Airport had its best year for cargo in its 49-year history in 2014, with 308,935 tonnes of flown cargo was handled, up 3.6% on 2013. It also beat the previous all-time best calendar year by nearly 2,000 tonnes, in 2010. The airport is the main UK hub for ... [+]

Airlift for forklifts

Three Jungheinrich forklift trucks have been flown from East Midlands airport to Sierra Leone as part of the UK Government’s response to the Ebola virus crisis. The Department for International Development (DfID) acquired a 7-tonne diesel-powered counterbalanced machine and two smaller 4-tonne diesel-powered counterbalanced vehicles from Jungheinrich’s DFG range. They will ... [+]

DHL to double up in Leipzig

DHL Express will double the area of its main European hub in Leipzig, Germany. A €150 million scheme - bringing DHL’s total investment in its Leipzig hub to date to over €510m - will add around 40 000m² of additional warehousing and offices and a new shipment sorting system will ... [+]

Midlands manufacturing is magnet for FS Mackenzie

FS Mackenzie – the UK member of the FPS freight forwarder network – has opened its fifth office at East Midlands Airport. It will offer a full range of air and ocean forwarding services with particular emphasis on ocean NVOCC services. FS Mackenzie offers weekly export and import LCL services ... [+]

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