Air-side tour of Manchester Airport Cargo Facility

A rare opportunity to experience airfreight forwarding ‘airside’ operations at first hand

Manchester Airport currently handles around 100,000 tonnes of import and export freight and mail annually, connecting the North of England to 160 destinations around the world. With a community of more than 1,000 professionals managing freight-only aircraft as well as consignments that arrive or depart in the holds of passenger aircraft. The World Freight Terminal at Manchester Airport’s largest cargo markets are the Far East, North America and the Middle East, with daily flights connecting to all of these destinations.  It provides 24/7 service from 60,000 square metres of warehouse and office space. This comprehensive air cargo support system has grown to meet the increasing demands on importers and exporters across the UK.

Emirates hosted an ‘airside ramp’ tour

Due to the heightened state of terror threat the airside tours are very limited and only a few places are allocated when they become available. Spatial Global’s Freight Manager Rachel Morley was able to secure an airside cargo tour for a limited number of Spatial Global delegates.

A big thank you to Emirates SkyCargo & Andy Haslam

“This fantastic opportunity enables our clients to understand the working airport processes on the ground. Understand why air freight can get ‘bumped’ at the last minute and experience the time pressured environment of air freight forwarding first hand.

I’d like to thank our hosts Emirates SkyCargo and particularly Andy Haslam , Emirates SkyCargo Cargo Sales Coordinator, for his time and the insight to the working practices of Air Freight at Manchester Airport.”

Rachel Morley, Spatial Global, General Manager Operations

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