Cargo hub planned at Shannon Airport

The development of a cargo hub at Ireland’s Shannon Airport will be key to not only supporting companies across the west of Ireland but in accessing major emerging markets such as China, said Patrick Edmond, managing director of the Shannon Group’s International Aviation Services Centre (IASC).


Cargo hub planned at Shannon Airport


The development of a cargo hub at Ireland’s Shannon Airport will be key to not only supporting companies across the west of Ireland but in accessing major emerging markets such as China, said Patrick Edmond, managing director of the Shannon Group’s International Aviation Services Centre (IASC).

“We are in the early stages of developing IASC, which will build on the existing cluster of 40 aviation-related businesses at Shannon, and we see very strong potential within that for a cargo hub.” He went on to highlight the potential for seafood producers across the west of Ireland who have a product that is much sought after in China but cannot get that product to China quickly. “A cargo hub at Shannon would be of huge benefit to these exporters and the same applies across many sectors,” Edmond said, adding that a cargo terminal is part of the airport’s long-term planning.