Monday, July 15, 2024

UK forwarders welcome industrial strategy but look for action

BIFA comments on UK budget

The British International Freight Association (BIFA) has welcomed yesterday’s announcement by UK Prime Minister Theresa May that the Government plans to build an industrial strategy to deliver a high-skilled and competitive economy. BIFA’s director general, Robert Keen (pictured above) says the initiatives should provide a welcome boost for British industry and have a positive impact on […]

Emerging markets fuel 4.4% growth in November at Heathrow

Heathrow Airport handled 138,050 tonnes in November – a 4.4 per cent year-on-year (YOY) rise on the same month last year. In the first 11 months of 2016 it has handled 1,407,561 tonnes – a YOY increase of 2.8 per cent on the same period in 2015. On a rolling 12-month basis it has processed […]

IAG Cargo to upgrade London to Tel Aviv services for pharma

IAG Cargo new hires

IAG Cargo is to upgrade its London to Tel Aviv services from Airbus A321s to Boeing 777-200s from March 2016 to take advantage of Israel’s fast growing pharmaceutical sector. The 777-200s will operate twice a day between Heathrow Airport and Ben Gurion International Airport, replacing the remaining A321. The upgrade will provide a daily capacity […]

No Heathrow expansion unless environmental conditions met

Heathrow Airport expansion should not be approved unless it can demonstrate it can comply with environmental conditions, the UK government’s House of Commons Environmental Audit Committee says. In July this year, the UK government appointed Airports Commission published its final report on increasing runway capacity in London, concluding that Heathrow Airport should have a third […]