Menzies Aviation appoints Global Head of Cargo to continue its rapid growth trajectory

Menzies Aviation, the leading service partner to the world’s airports and airlines, has announced three new senior appointments to drive forward its growing air cargo business, including a new Global Head of Cargo.

Beau Paine has been appointed as Global Head of Cargo and will retain his current role of Senior Vice President Cargo OSEA.

Beau joined Menzies in 2005, and has been instrumental in leading the Australian cargo team since 2018, and the wider Oceania and South East Asia (OSEA) team since 2021.

Beau takes the reigns during an exciting period for Menzies’ cargo business, which has recently opened several new locations including Chicago Rockford International Airport (RFD) and Philadelphia International Airport (PHL) in the US and José María Córdova International Airport (MDE) in Colombia.

A joint venture (JV) with Bangalore International Airport Limited (BLR) in India, involves the construction of a new domestic cargo facility with the initial capacity of 250,000 tonnes and increasing the capacity of the international cargo facility, while a JV at Santiago International Airport (SCL) in Chile will include all-new import cargo facilities.

In South Africa, Menzies has partnered with South African Airways (SAA) Cargo to undertake a significant refurbishment of its cargo terminals at O.R. Tambo International Airport (JNB) and Cape Town International Airport (CPT).

Renovations at the terminals include investment in electric vehicles and ground service equipment, solar energy, energy efficient lighting and a full recycling programme.

In his new role, Beau will be tasked with working closely with the company’s regional cargo teams, helping to grow and develop the business as part of its cargo expansion strategy.

He will be responsible for fortifying Menzies’ position as the leading cargo handler in the market, enabling it to grow its services and use of new technologies.

This includes the global roll-out of its next generation warehouse management system, Menzies Aviation Cargo Handling (MACH), delivered in partnership with Wipro.

Supporting Beau and Menzies’ OSEA operations, Kayla Moa has been appointed Vice President Cargo Operations, Australia.

Kayla, who joined Menzies in 2005, will oversee the company’s local cargo operations, with a focus on delivering safe and secure services for its customers.

Karl Aldwinckle has also been announced as the new Vice President Cargo Europe. Based at London’s Heathrow Airport (LHR), Karl will be responsible for increasing Menzies cargo footprint in Europe, along with supporting the roll out of new technologies.

Philipp Joeinig, CEO, Menzies Aviation, said: “We are delighted to announce the appointment of Beau, Karl and Kayla to new positions within our cargo team. Our cargo business has rapidly expanded, growing from 49 locations in 2021 to 75 this year, and we have ambitious plans to take this even further.

“With signs that cargo demand is strengthening, we’ve created a solid platform for growth, and I look forward to working with Beau, Karl and Kayla as we undertake this new chapter in our cargo journey.”

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