Barry Shields

Barry Shields is an accomplished professional with over 30 years of experience in the cargo industry, specializing in logistics and operations management. With a strong foundation built within the Emirates group over the past 15 years, Barry currently holds the position of Manager of Cargo Operations at dnata Cargo, located in the dynamic city of Dubai.

In his role, Barry assumes comprehensive responsibility for all aspects of cargo operations. He leads a dedicated team in overseeing the handling of various types of specialized cargo, including the critical cold chain, for multiple airlines and Freight forwarders. With a keen focus on efficiency and safety, Barry ensures that the cargo handling processes run smoothly and effectively across multiple freight handling terminals.

One notable achievement in Barry’s career is his contribution to the CEIV pharma accreditation. Working in one of the most challenging climate environments, Barry ensures that the cargo operations meet and exceed industry regulations and standards.

Barry’s dedication to excellence extends beyond his daily responsibilities. He serves as a Board member on the IATA Healthcare & Perishable working groups, actively contributing to the development of industry guidelines and best practices. Barry’s contributions have influenced the content of significant manuals like the PCR (Perishable Cargo Regulations) and TCR (Temperature Control Regulations), ensuring that cargo operations adhere to the highest standards of quality and compliance.

With a wealth of experience and a deep understanding of the cargo industry, Barry continues to make valuable contributions to dnata Cargo and the broader logistics community.