EUROPE: BA World Cargo expands perishables facility

British Airways World Cargo has announced that it is to invest £850,000 to expand its Perishables Handling Centre (PHC) at London Heathrow Airport. The extension will add 2,325 square feet to the centre and include a new Border Inspection Post (BIP) facility for non-human consumption products of animal origin. Construction is expected to be completed […]


British Airways World Cargo has announced that it is to invest £850,000 to expand its Perishables Handling Centre (PHC) at London Heathrow Airport. The extension will add 2,325 square feet to the centre and include a new Border Inspection Post (BIP) facility for non-human consumption products of animal origin.

Construction is expected to be completed by the end of February 2008 and like the carrier’s existing BIP, it will be operated on behalf of BA World Cargo by Christian Salvesen.

First opened in 1998, BA World Cargo’s PHC is a fully chilled, 69,000 square feet facility specifically designed to meet the needs of perishable cargo shippers and importers. In 2006, the facility handled over 115,000 tonnes of perishable goods including fresh fruit, vegetables and flowers.