Teesside International opens new cargo facility

Source: Teesside International

Teesside International Airport in the UK has opened a new £2.5m cargo handling facility as it seeks to capitalise on growth in trade in the northeast of England.

The purpose-built 21,000 sq ft hangar provides security screening technology, as well as cargo handling, freight-forwarding, customs clearage and storage.

The facility can also be used for specialised charter flights for both air and road freight.

As part of the development, the airport now has secured Regulated Agent status from the UK Civil Aviation Authority, allowing it to handle secure cargo at its site.

The facility is expected to generate 30 jobs and the airport also recently appointed a head of cargo.

“The new facility will all serve to capitalise on the huge opportunity within the region,” the airport said. “For example, a total of £2.9bn of goods were exported from the northeast in quarter four  2021, with a 47.3% recovery from the pandemic low point in quarter two 2020, higher than the national average.

“It will target the some 71,000 businesses within an hour’s drive of the airport, as well as those further afield.”

A new £200m logistics and industrial park is also being developed at Teesside International.

New £200m logistics park to be built at Teesside International

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Damian Brett

Damian Brett
I have been writing about the freight and logistics industry since 2007 when I joined International Freighting Weekly to cover the shipping sector. After a stint in PR, I have gone on to work for Containerisation International and Lloyds List - where I was editor of container shipping - before joining Air Cargo News in 2015. Contact me on [email protected]