Fordree set to leave Menzies Aviation

Robert Fordree. Source: Menzies Aviation

Robert Fordree is set to step down from his role as executive vice president for cargo at handler Menzies Aviation.

Fordree has worked in the air cargo industry since 1990 and has been in his current role at the handler since June 2019 but is now moving on to a position at an airline.

“Robert Fordree has decided to move on from Menzies Aviation to join an airline,” the handler said in a statement. “Cargo remains a key focus for our business and we have bold plans to accelerate growth even further.”

The handler did not name which airline Fordree would join, although the Loadstar reports that he is heading back to the Middle East – he previously worked for Etihad for nine years – to head up Emirates SkyCargo’s cargo handling business.

Menzies Aviation has been ramping up its focus on cargo over recent years as it looks to diversify its business.

Earlier this year, the company expanded its presence at Chicago RFD as it focussed on developing at secondary airports.

Menzies adds Chicago RFD operation as it looks to grow at secondary airports

Menzies Aviation ramps up its focus on cargo

 

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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]