Dnata invests in UK air cargo

DUBAI-BASED ground handler dnata is continuing to invest in cargo infrastructure at its newest locations, having invested more than £8m throughout the United Kingdom.
Recognising the need for enhanced services at Glasgow, Birmingham, East Midlands, Newcastle and Gatwick airports, and moving Manchester warehouse space to larger, refurbished facilities, the company says it has improved the flow of air cargo in the UK.
Beyond the physical space, dnata has modernised each facility through new technology. From handheld devices for workflow management and barcoding, to latest access control system technology, dnata has translated the success of its Heathrow hub – dnata City – to its newest locations, states Gary Morgan, chief executive of dnata’s UK operations.
“With an overwhelmingly positive response from our customers at dnata City, we’re confident that mirroring the same level of service at other airports will benefit our clients and the industry at large,” adds Morgan.
With the expansion of warehouse facilities at each location, dnata is now able to handle more than 250,000 tonnes of cargo across the country.
The company has hired 120 full-time employees to ensure imports and exports transition smoothly from airport to airport. To support the network, dnata has established a new regional logistics centre, operating road feeder services linking the airports.
“Expanded warehouse facilities at Glasgow, Birmingham, East Midlands, Newcastle and Gatwick and new facilities at Manchester translates into jobs creation, increased capacity and more goods coming in and out of the country – a good thing for the industry and for the economy,” Morgan notes.
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