Heathrow runway expansion wins majority Parliament vote amid opposition

Today, industry members with a stake in the battle for the expansion of London Heathrow Airport (LHR) have cause to celebrate following news of the U.K.’s House of Commons majority vote on the project, forecasted to cost £14 billion and see completion in 2026. However, the controversy around the decision has not died down. Groups […]
  • Nina Chamlou
  • June 26, 2018

British forwarders demand infrastructure investment following NIC report

Shortly after a report was released today in the United Kingdom, criticizing the slow pace on infrastructure development across the country, the British International Freight Association (BIFA), representing U.K.-based freight forwarders, echoed similar admonishments to Parliament regarding the continuing delays in the third-runway project for Heathrow Airport. In the first “Annual Monitoring Report,” compiled by […]
  • Randy Woods
  • February 16, 2018

Premium cargo on the wish lists of Hong Kong companies

The new year in Hong Kong began in an auspicious manner for the airfreight community. In the budget that was propsed in February, Hong Kong’s Financial Secretary, Paul Chan, outlined plans to foster air cargo. To cement Hong Kong’s status as major hub and enhance its competitive edge, Secretary Chan pledged to look at measures […]
  • Ian Putzger
  • April 11, 2017

U.K.-based carriers, airports search for Brexit signs

Last month’s British vote to bow out of the European Union has unleashed political turmoil across the nation. In the logistics industry, responses to the “Brexit” have been less dramatic, but operators are bracing themselves for tough and uncertain times ahead. Initial reactions showed consternation and confusion in the face of an outcome that had […]
  • Ian Putzger
  • August 2, 2016

BIFA to Cameron: Stop delaying Heathrow expansion decision

Brexit or no Brexit, the British International Freight Association (BIFA) has had enough. In an urgent message to the British government, BIFA said Prime Minister David Cameron’s administration, before it steps down in September, must stop delaying and move forward with the recommendations made by the Airports Commission by building more capacity at Heathrow Airport. […]
  • Lewis King
  • June 27, 2016

Impatient U.K. forwarders weigh in on airport expansion delays

Freight forwarders in the United Kingdom who are frustrated by the lack of progress in the expansion plans for the country’s airports are mad as hell and they’re not going to take it anymore. This was the gist of a statement made this week by the British International Freight Association (BIFA) in support of criticism […]
  • Randy Woods
  • May 12, 2016

FTA: Runway delay at Heathrow costly to U.K.’s image

After this week’s announcement from the British government that the decision to add a third runway at London’s Heathrow Airport will be delayed until mid-2016, the U.K.’s Freight Transport Association (FTA) weighed in on Thursday, warning that further delays will do irreparable harm to the U.K.’s ability to seek investment from overseas. “Yet another delay […]
  • Randy Woods
  • December 10, 2015