Tag: UK

IAG Cargo transitions Heathrow truck fleet from diesel to HVO

IAG Cargo transitions Heathrow truck fleet from diesel to HVO

IAG Cargo has completed a transition from diesel to hydrotreated vegetable oil (HVO) for its 160-strong ground vehicle fleet at London Heathrow. HVO is a drop-in replacement for white diesel, made from plant waste and from fully renewable materials - meaning that it has a si...

DHL workers at East Midlands Airport to strike further 14 days

DHL workers at East Midlands Airport to strike further 14 days

Members of the trade union Unite employed by DHL Aviation at East Midlands Airport will "dramatically escalate" the industrial action set to begin tomorrow with a further 14 days of strikes. Unite announced on 31 January that its members would walk out on the airport over a pay dispute with DHL A...

DHL workers at East Midlands Airport to strike over poor pay offer

DHL workers at East Midlands Airport to strike over poor pay offer

Members of the trade union Unite employed by DHL Aviation at East Midlands Airport have announced strike action in February over a low pay offer. Industrial action was called after 180 workers who undertake ramp duties, provide aircraft handling and oversee the tower at the airport rejected a pay...

Further jump in China-UK air freight capacity through Bournemouth Airport

Bournemouth Airport’s Cargo First air freight business has announced a further increase in capacity between Bournemouth and China with carrier European Cargo now operating up to nine flights a week with a third aircraft now dedicated to the route. It means capacity on the e-commerce route has tri...

Menzies Aviation expands cargo business at Heathrow Airport

Menzies Aviation has renewed and secured several new key cargo contracts with airlines at London’s Heathrow Airport. The airlines include Thai Airways Cargo, Middle East Airlines, Royal Air Maroc Cargo, Royal Jordanian Airlines, Scandinavian Airlines Cargo and Tarom. Karl Aldwinckle, vice preside...

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Gatwick and Heathrow airports found to have RAAC concrete

RAAC has been found onsite at Gatwick and Heathrow airports, amid the school concrete crisis. Reinforced Autoclaved Aerated Concrete (RAAC), which is estimated to have a lifespan around 30 years, is less durable than traditional concrete and has been used in the construction of public sector buil...

Air traffic failures caused by ‘one in 15 million’ incident

The air traffic control failures that plunged airports into chaos over the August bank holiday weekend were caused by a "one in 15 million" occurrence according to NATS boss, Martin Rolfe. After a preliminary report into the incident was published today, Mr Rolfe confirmed the failures happened b...

Newlyweds’ nightmare, lost luggage and an airport flood: passengers’ stories amid air traffic control chaos

Passengers in the UK and abroad have told of the bank holiday weekend chaos experienced as a result of air traffic control (ATC) failures which are believed to have been caused by "unreliable" flight data. Travellers are expected to continue facing disruption to their flights in the coming days a...

Kale Logistics Solutions wins Best International IT Systems provider of the year at Air Cargo India 

Kale Logistics Solutions (Kale) was presented with the International IT Systems Provider of the Year Award at the STAT Times International Awards for Excellence in Air Cargo, in recognition of its digital transformation efforts delivered to the global air cargo community. Kale received the award ...

JD Launches China-UK All-Cargo Charter Flight

In September JD launched an all-cargo charter flight between China and the UK, the e-commerce giant’s first regular cargo flight to Europe. The route further expands JD’s international transportation logistics network. “We are committed to leveraging JD’s global supply chain, logisti...

Virgin Atlantic Cargo Targets A Bigger Share Of £20 Billion UK-India Trade Market

Businesses moving £20 billion of trade between the UK and India each year will enjoy a direct link to and from the North of England from October 2020 when Virgin Atlantic Cargo launches new Manchester-Delhi services. The route will see Virgin Atlantic fly to Delhi from Manchester for the firs...

Yodel and DG International forge global parcel partnership

Freight forwarder DG International has partnered with Parcel carrier Yodel to launch a global outbound service for UK retailers. The International service has been developed with the intention of providing home delivery services to over 200 countries for parcels up to 30 kilograms. The servic...

Heathrow Airport trucking system launches automatic freight movement updates

A community data system that aims to speed up delivery and collections at Heathrow Airport has been upgraded and is now providing two users with automatic shipment status updates. The two firms using the CCS-UK module collaborated with CCS-UK and CCS-UK User Group to produce a system enhancement...

Push ahead on Heathrow expansion for the sake of post-Brexit trade, says FTA

An expanded Heathrow Airport is vital to support the UK’s global trading ambitions post-Brexit, according to FTA. Heathrow Limited’s Airport Expansion Consultation closes today (13 September 2019), and the FTA is urging the Department for Transport (DfT) to support Heathrow Limit...

Heathrow Airport’s tonnage falls 9.9% in August

Heathrow Airport’s air cargo tonnage fell 9.9 per cent to 126,864 tonnes in August with the North American and Asia Pacific markets seeing the biggest regional falls. The only regions that grew freight traffic positively in the month at the UK hub were Africa which saw a 4.2 per cent uplift to...

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