Wednesday, May 22, 2024

First multi-site smart charging network for electric aircraft to begin installs

Aerovolt are due to install their smart charging network starting in the Solent region of smaller airports in the UK with exclusive airside smart charging operations and access to electric aircraft. Aerovolt already have over 20 aerodomes signed on for fixed charger installations at large regional and medium sized aerodromes for a first stage rollout. […]

Emirates to operate additional flight to London Gatwick

Emirates will increase the frequency of its services to/from London Gatwick airport with the addition of a third daily flight, effective 27 July until 3 August 2022. This third daily flight will help serve high demand from customers travelling to and from London this summer. It will also provide additional seats to accommodate Emirates passengers […]

Political chaos couldn’t come at a worse time

Political chaos could not come at a worse time for retailers and their delivery partners, says ParcelHero. This year has seen Brexit regulation turmoil, soaring costs for retail and logistics businesses and a 75% jump in the number of courier and transport operators closing. What a time for the Government to implode, says the home […]

CILT(UK) publishes paper on UK airport expansion

The Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport in the UK – CILT(UK)­ – the leading professional body for logistics and transport professionals, has released a paper on airport expansion in the UK. Produced by the Institute’s Aviation Policy Group, part of the Public Policies Committee, the paper summarises recent decisions and activity on several UK […]

UK labour shortage: Brexit is just as much to blame as COVID

Following the warning from the CBI yesterday (6 September) that UK businesses should anticipate two years of labour shortages, Atul Kariya, partner at MHA, says expecting the end of furlough to help the manufacturing sector is wishful thinking and that the labour shortage results from a cocktail of issues: “The pandemic bears some responsibility for […]

BIFA welcomes HMRC announcement

BIFA launches CDS training system

The British International Freight Association (BIFA) has welcomed yesterday’s announcement by HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) clarifying the final implementation date when a new computer system will replace an existing system used for processing Customs declarations. BIFA director general, Robert Keen states: “Our members will be pleased with the clarity that is being provided following […]

HMRC to close CHIEF system

HMRC to close CHIEF

HMRC will be closing its Customs Handling of Import and Export Freight (CHIEF) system on 31 March 2023. From this date, all businesses will need to declare goods through the Customs Declaration Service (CDS). CDS is currently used for Northern Ireland and Rest of World declarations and has already processed more than one million declarations […]

LanzaTech’s plans for greener skies

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The United Kingdom is doubling down its investment in sustainable fuels in announcing that LanzaTech UK, among other companies, have been shortlisted for funding through The Department for Transport Green Fuels, Green Skies competition to advance the production of Sustainable Aviation Fuel (SAF). Announced as part of the Prime Minister’s Ten Point Plan, the Green […]

Zero emission HGVs by 2040

Zero emission HGVs

On July 14, the UK government announced commitments to end the sale of new petrol and diesel heavy goods vehicles (HGVs) by 2040. Rob Wright, executive director at supply chain and logistics consultancy, SCALA, comments on how this ambitious goal could be achieved and what businesses can do to play their part: “From an environmental perspective […]

HKIA sees double-digit cargo growth

HKIA releases January cargo figures

Airport Authority Hong Kong (AA) has released the traffic figures for Hong Kong International Airport (HKIA) for June 2021. During the month, passenger volume increased by 40.1% year on year to 83,000 passengers, cargo throughput rose by 11.5% year on year to 399,000 tonnes, and flight movements increased by 10.9% to 11,050 compared to the […]

New animal reception centre to open at Heathrow

A new animal reception centre at London Heathrow Airport is due to be open from Quarter 4 this year. The specialist facility, operated by Animal Aircare Ltd, will double as an approved border control post and state-of-the-art animal reception centre. Services will include assistance with airline approvals to carry animals, transit of animals through London […]

Matharoo: Putting Bournemouth on the cargo map

Behind the Californian-style beach promenade, the sandcastles and cafes and bars, sits Bournemouth Airport, riding the waves and proudly announcing its arrival in the air cargo market. For many years a gateway for holidaymakers, it is now successfully crafting a parallel identity to become an air cargo hub of choice in the South. Heading up […]

Menzies Aviation: Scottish pride

Menzies Aviation, proud of our Scottish heritage

“We’re proud of our heritage as one of Scotland’s long-standing and well-known businesses which has constantly evolved throughout its 188 year history and now we are investing in our digital capabilities in order to future-proof our business,” said Robert Fordree, executive vice president, cargo, Menzies. Founded in 1833, Menzies Aviation has come a long way […]

BIFA: The voice of British freight

BIFA comments on UK budget

ACW spoke to the voice of British freight, Robert Keen, director general, The British International Freight Association (BIFA). ACW: The spotlight has been on the logistics sector during the pandemic. How has the sector coped with the challenges? Keen: Logistics businesses have shown impressive resilience throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, adapting their operations swiftly and efficiently […]

BIFA Freight Service Awards now open for entry

Entries are now open for the British International Freight Association (BIFA) – – annual Freight Service Awards competition. Now in their 33rd year, BIFA’s Freight Service Awards are open to all Members of the trade association, which represents UK companies engaged in the international movement of freight by all modes of transport. As well […]

Redline wins two new airport contracts

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Redline, an Air Partner company that provides global security solutions, has won new business with airport customers as they scale up operations in anticipation of increased international travel. Doncaster Sheffield Airport has signed a new three-year contract for a digital Security Management System (SeMS), while Liverpool John Lennon Airport has renewed its SeMS contract for […]

Unipart wins five-year Jaguar Land Rover contract

Unipart Logistics has secured a five-year contract to run the new, custom-built Jaguar Land Rover Global Parts Logistics Centre at Appleby Magna in Leicestershire, which will open in 2022. Unipart Logistics will operate a UK and global aftermarket distribution centre, parts packing and branded goods operations, and a customer support function, supporting Jaguar Land Rover’s […]

UK “traffic light system” gives a red light to aviation

Stewart Wingate, CEO, Gatwick stated: “It is bitterly disappointing news for our impacted passengers and airlines that Portugal is to be added to the “amber” list from next week while no further destinations are being opened up for “green” travel.  While it is in all of our interests to ensure that we only take forward […]

Aviacargo hits a milestone

New York headquartered Airline General Sales and Service Agency, Aviacargo, has celebrated a series of record-breaking flights between Bournemouth in the UK and New York, JFK.  Operating the bellies of European Cargo’s Airbus A340-600 freighters the company carried 55 tonnes on a series of flights at the end of May and the start of June. […]

Brexit: The first Delayed Declarations deadline looms

UK importers who made the most of the Government’s Delayed Declarations scheme in January of this year, now have less than a month to complete customs. That’s the reminder from logistics specialist Rhenus UK, which is urging businesses to get their paperwork in order now so they don’t miss the rolling deadlines for customs clearance […]

Are apps meeting the needs of logistics employees?

While the vast majority of logistics businesses are now making use of employee-facing mobile applications, new research has shown that many face regular reports of issues from their workforce. The research by mobile data capture specialist WorkMobile, which explores the rising case for ‘no coding’ app development, revealed that 75% of CIOs in the logistics sector have received […]

The Air Charter Excellence Awards make a live return

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The Air Charter Association’s Excellence Awards is making a return this year with a face-to-face event on Thursday October 21 2021. After a year of online events, the Awards, held at The Millennium Hotel – Copthorne Effingham Park, near London Gatwick Airport, will be a welcome step to normality. “We are making some key changes […]

Gatwick’s revival is critical to the region’s economy

Gatwick’s strong revival is critical to the region’s economic recovery and will help create the dynamic, connected and innovative business environment necessary to diversify the region’s economy, according to a new report – Gatwick’s Economic Value – published today. Diversifying the region’s economy and making it more resilient has become an important objective for several […]

SWISS to resume London City-Zurich route

SWISS will resume flights from London City Airport to Zurich. SWISS will operate two rotations per week to Zurich initially, although their schedule will increase in line with the anticipated surges in demand for leisure and business travel as travel restrictions are relaxed in the UK and Europe this summer. Commenting on the resumption of […]

What does the Queen’s Speech mean for Logistics?

UKWA CEO Peter Ward comments on the Government’s agenda. “In the Queen’s Speech yesterday, the Government outlined its priorities for the country post-pandemic and post-Brexit. “For the warehousing and logistics sector, there were some key takeaways. The emphasis on training and education, with the lifetime skills guarantee designed to boost jobs, was welcome news and […]

Zencargo raises £30 million in funding

Zencargo, the London-based digital freight forwarder that helps businesses navigate supply-chain disruption by making intelligent decision, has raised £30M in Series B financing. The funding was led by Digital+ Partners with participation from existing investors, including HV Capital. Zencargo will use this latest round of funding to significantly grow its team, from 150 to 350 […]

London City becomes first airport with digital control tower

London City Airport has become the first major international airport in the world to be fully controlled by a remote digital air traffic control tower, following intensive testing and live trials of the revolutionary technology during lockdown. All flights on the summer schedule are being guided to land or take off from the heart of […]

Avolon announces new appointments

Avolon has announced the appointments of Felipe Campos as chief technical officer and Steven Graham to the role of head of Americas. Campos will bring a wide range of aviation experience to his new position which will be based in Dublin. An engineer by training, Felipe has been Avolon’s head of Latin America, responsible for […]

ONS Februrary statisics: 12% year-on-year decline in UK exports to the EU

Atul Bhakta, CEO of One World Express commented on the statistics: “The sharp annual fall in exports from the UK to the EU was to be expected. Regardless of the Brexit deal that was struck between the two, the early months of 2021 were always going to involve a period of acclimatisation as businesses got their […]