Ground Handling & Cargo Terminals


  • Sale of Gatwick stalls over offer price

    The sale of Gatwick, the UK’s second largest airport, has stalled following the refusal of the leading bidder – a consortium involving the Manchester Airports Group (MAG) and Canadian Infrastructure firm Borealis – to raise its offer. MAG refused...... Read More
  • Heathrow sees June cargo improvement

    London Heathrow reported a drop in cargo traffic of 14.5 per cent in June from a year ago to 103,400 tonnes, an improvement on the 19.2 per cent drop in May. London Stansted, similarly reported a traffic drop of...... Read More
  • Cargo decline slows in June at Frankfurt

    Europe’s busiest air cargo hub, Frankfurt airport, has reported a slowing decline in cargo traffic in June. Frankfurt handled 148,211 tonnes of cargo in June, a 16.5 per cent drop from a year earlier that followed year-on-year declines of...... Read More
  • Hong Kong sees cargo stabilisation

    Hong Kong Airport’s two major freight handlers, Hong Kong Air Cargo Terminals Ltd (HACTL) and Asia Airfreight Terminal (AAT), have both reported clear signs of a stabilisation in cargo volumes and are hopeful that the beginning of a recovery...... Read More
  • China posts 7.9% GDP growth for second month

    China has reported a 7.9 per cent year-on-year growth in its estimated gross domestic product (GDP) for the second quarter, spurred by a government economic stimulus package. The April-June figure was up from 6.1 per cent in the first...... Read More
  • Second WFS facility TSA certified

    Worldwide Flight Services (WFS) has said it is the first cargo handler to offer independent certified cargo screening facility (ICSF) locations in more than one state in the US after its Pittsburgh International Airport operation was certified by the...... Read More
  • Mercury Air Cargo launches cargo handling JV

    Mercury Air Cargo has launched MAC Cargo Handling – a joint venture with three veteran ground handling executives. Mercury said MAC will focus on providing airlines with experienced manpower and operations to improve their bottom line and service levels...... Read More
  • WFS wins LTU Int’l cargo contract for Miami

    Worldwide Flight Services (WFS) has announced it has been awarded a three-year contract to provide cargo handling services for LTU International in Miami. The German airline operates five flights a week during the summer and four services a week...... Read More
  • Mercury Air Cargo launches cargo handling JV

    Mercury Air Cargo has launched MAC Cargo Handling – a joint venture with three veteran ground handling executives. The joint venture brings together Mercury’s 25 years of cargo handling experience and its position as the largest third party air...... Read More
  • Cargo drop stabilised but Swine flu new threat

    A stabilisation of global inventory levels has helped stabilise air freight demand and halted the freefall according to the International Air Transport Association (IATA) as it warned that concerns over a swine flu pandemic could have a significant impact...... Read More