IAG Cargo saves the day amidst U.K. heat wave

On a hot summer day, what’s better that a crisp, fresh salad? Consumers in the U.K. were almost forced to find out last week when the island nation was nearly left without its leafy greens due to extreme heat. In response, U.K.-based IAG Cargo shipped more than 30,000 heads of iceberg lettuce from Los Angeles to London […]
  • Nina Chamlou
  • July 11, 2018

Emirates SkyCargo launches Dubai-U.K. routes

Tomorrow, Dubai-based Emirates SkyCargo launches daily services to London Stansted Airport (STN) and Edinburgh Airport (EDI) on 777-300ER aircraft, opening up 500 tonnes of capacity (inbound plus outbound) per week between the United Kingdom and the United Arab Emirates. The carrier cites strong growth in demand for the transportation of pharma products between the two […]
  • Nina Chamlou
  • June 7, 2018

Transitional period of Brexit fallout set at 20 months

This week, the European Union (E.U.) and the U.K. government made another small step toward tackling the implications of Brexit for companies operating throughout the supply chain by agreeing on a specific amount of time to have a “transitional period” so all parties can get used to the new rules. The previously proposed transitional period […]
  • Nina Chamlou
  • March 22, 2018

CargoLogicAir meets with British official on boosting U.K. trade

Aviation minister for the British parliament’s department for transport, Baroness Liz Sugg, met with executives from London-based CargoLogicAir (CLA) at London Stansted Airport (STN) to discuss CLA’s role in boosting international trade in the realms of pharmaceuticals, aerospace, oil and gas, and the automotive industries. In attendance was recently-appointed CEO David Kerr, chief commercial officer […]
  • Nina Chamlou
  • March 21, 2018

CargoLogicAir takes delivery of third 747 freighter

After less than 18 months of operation, CargoLogicAir (CLA) has taken delivery of its third 747 freighter, growing the fledgling all-cargo airline’s fleet to two 747-400Fs and a new generation 747-8F. The London Stansted Airport-based airline, received its U.K. air operator certificate from the Civil Aviation Authority at the start of 2016, and works in […]
  • Lewis King
  • May 4, 2017

Amazon drone deliveries ramping up in Cambridgeshire, UK

Amazon Prime Air now officially includes a drone fleet after the online retailer made its first customer delivery by drone. The Cambridgeshire delivery took place near Amazon’s UK drone-testing plant, where the company has been working with the government to test longer-distance deliveries. Jeff Bezos, Amazon’s CEO broke the news on twitter today, announcing that […]
  • Lewis King
  • December 14, 2016

U.K., China clear unlimited cargo flights

An agreement last week to remove limits on the number of cargo flights between the United Kingdom and China is an encouraging signal that post-Brexit policy makers are serious about exploring, or expanding, trade routes outside of the Euro zone. Additional flights “will provide massive opportunities for our businesses, helping increase trade, create jobs and […]
  • Lewis King
  • October 18, 2016

IAG Cargo inaugurates London-Tehran service

Tehran’s re-integration into the global economy is driving demand for air cargo, said IAG Cargo, which today launched six flights per week to and from Iran. The route will be served by a British Airways 777-200 aircraft, with belly-hold capacity for six pallets and up to 20 tonnes of lift on each flight. IAG Cargo […]
  • Lewis King
  • September 1, 2016

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

U.S. hedge fund submits plans to resurrect Manston Airport

U.S.-based hedge fund RiverOak has submitted an outline for its plans to redevelop Manston Airport in the southeast of the U.K. The plans will be opened to public comment later this month, according to local media. RiverOak says it will reveal more details regarding its plans for freight operations at the airport, but that the […]
  • Lewis King
  • July 11, 2016

Virgin taking on pharma shipments without CEIV

Virgin Atlantic is muscling into the pharma air cargo business, but they are forging their own path, and opting to forego CEIV certification. In less than two years, the carrier has already doubled its share of the pharma market between the U.K. and North America, suggesting that its in-house Cool Chain product has the reputation […]
  • Lewis King
  • July 7, 2016

ACS wins U.K. humanitarian services contract

Air Charter Service (ACS) will provide airlift services for the British government’s humanitarian missions around the world for the next two years, the charter company announced. The contract is for two years and builds on the aviation company’s record of providing services during humanitarian and natural disasters. ACS will be the primary supplier on the […]
  • Lewis King
  • July 6, 2016

Heathrow non-decision angers airfreight groups

The British government has kicked the proverbial can down the road yet again, deferring the decision on the Heathrow Airport expansion until October of this year. The latest excuse? The Brexit, of course. Prime Minister David Cameron was expected to make a decision this month on whether or not to expand either Heathrow or Gatwick […]
  • Lewis King
  • June 30, 2016

German air cargo restrictions another setback for Bangladesh [updated]

Germany is now the third country, after Australia and the U.K., to restrict direct cargo flights from Bangladesh due to security concerns. The decision was made by the LBA, Germany’s civil aviation authority, and was taken “because of information provided by our law enforcement authority and intelligence services.” Shipments from Bangladesh to Germany, the LBA […]
  • Lewis King
  • June 28, 2016
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