Heathrow cargo chief moves on

Heathrow Airport head of cargo Nicks Platts is to leave his post on 9 October saying that he would seek a fresh challenge. He said the cargo programme at Heathrow was “well advanced”.  Since taking up the post in 2015, he has overseen improvements in efficiency and a reduction in the gateway’s once notorious congestion, although many would argue that there is still much work to be done in this ... [+]

Ten more years for Swissport at Heathrow

Cargo handler Swissport is to extend its stay at SEGRO’s Heathrow Cargo after it signed a 10-year lease on a 104,000 sq ft warehouse unit on Shoreham Road. The agreement follows long-term commitments from Air Canada and Worldwide Flight Services which have both re-geared leases in 2019. The lease includes ... [+]

Heathrow Runway Three clears another hurdle – updated

The High Court has thrown out a challenge brought by local councils, environmental groups and the London Mayor to plans Heathrow’s third runway. Their case had hinged on the argument that the government's National Policy Statement in support for the plan had not taken into account the effect of pollution, ... [+]

New information system speeds up Heathrow cargo, says CCS UK

The CCS-UK User Group says its AIS (Advance Information System) is bringing real results at Heathrow Airport, and helping to reduce congestion at the UK’s busiest airfreight gateway. Two years ago, CCS-UK User Group – the body which represents all users of the UK’s air cargo community computer system, CCS-UK – ... [+]

BIFA boss cautious over Heathrow runway

BIFA director-general Robert Keen has sounded a note of caution over the recent vote by MPs in favour of a third Heathrow runway. He said: “Whilst BIFA welcomes the positive news from Parliament…the obstacles that the project still faces leave me with a certain sense of foreboding whether the spades ... [+]

MPs vote for Heathrow third runway

MPs voted 415 to 119 in favour of a third runway at London Heathrow airport on the evening of 25 June, possibly bringing down the curtain on a controversy that has lasted over 20 years. Conservative MPs were forced to support the government plan although Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson, who as ... [+]

Vote ‘yes’ to Heathrow Runway Three, say BIFA and FTA

Speaking ahead of 25 June’s parliamentary vote on the National Policy Statement for Heathrow expansion, BIFA director general Robert Keen said he hoped it would “see the end of years of procrastination over the expansion of UK aviation capacity, with the UK Parliament voting in favour of a new runway ... [+]

Heathrow third runway in the queue for take-off

The Cabinet has approved plans for a third runway at Heathrow, paving the way for a vote by MPs on the controversial issue. However, a positive outcome can by no means be relied on. Many MPs, along with one Cabinet Member, foreign secretary Boris Johnson, are vehemently opposed to the scheme, ... [+]

Blast from the past

On the 50th anniversary of the Roskill Commission report – which urged expansion of London’s airport capacity in the 1960s – business groups representing over 500,000 companies have written to the Prime Minister calling on her to table a vote on Heathrow expansion. They said that Heathrow expansion would double ... [+]

April surge for Heathrow cargo

Cargo at Heathrow enjoyed its 21st consecutive record month in April with traffic by value increasing by 2.3%, compared to the same time last year. The US (+4.1%), India (+7.1%) and China (+10.9) were among the fastest growing countries for cargo. [+]

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