East Midlands Airport talk at Manufacturers Conference

East Midlands Airport Managing Director, Steve Griffiths, gave a compelling talk at today’s East Midlands Manufacturing and Trade Conference 2023.


Did you know EMA is the largest pure cargo airport in the UK'

Steve Griffiths explained that the airports growth in cargo was because it was strategically positioned in the centre of the East Midlands. The East Midlands is the heartland of the UK’s manufacturing community, and the airport exports double the amount it imports as a result of this. The advanced manufacturing located in the region, including aerospace, automotive and pharmaceutical, is complimented by fashion brands and consumer products.

The huge variety of manufacturing SME’s in the region contribute the export of a wide variety of products which leave the UK via East Midlands Airport cargo.

UK air freight services support economic activity across the wider economy.

East Midlands Airport is at the Heart of the logistics ‘Golden Triangle’ - an area of the UK that serves road, rail and air.

High value goods are the key to the regions success.

Most of the UK benefits from the East Midlands Airport Cargo Operation.

More growth is inevitable as express air freight demands increase, and the Freeport becomes a focal point for public and private sector collaboration.

The figures speak for themselves.


Spatial Global is perfectly positioned to help optimise your freight forwarding


Spatial Global is located central to the East Midlands Freeport, and the heart of the ‘golden triangle of transport infrastructure’ with rapid road and rail access to all corners of the country as well as being on the doorstep of the UK's largest pure freight airport.



Why is East Midlands Airport so dominant in pure cargo'

The East Midlands region is home to world-leading multinational companies like Rolls Royce, Bombardier, JCB and Toyota. With the UK’s busiest ‘pure’ cargo airport - East Midlands - and on the crossroads of the UK's road and rail network. It's also central to a once-in-a-generation investment in infrastructure, which will hopefully make the East Midlands the location of choice for UK and international investment.


Heathrow is the UK's largest airport by 'cargo volume' due to the volume of flights

The acquisition of Hollyport Logistics, a Heathrow based freight forwarder, puts Spatial Global at the centre of the UK's Air Freight operations.

A Heathrow location, customs badge with direct access to handling and transport services. A 'Brexit assisting' solution for exports to the EU and fiscal representation in Amsterdam allowing UK shippers access to the whole of the EU with single customs clearance.



We realise your customers expectations are expanding at lightening speed.

It’s our job to help you get whatever it is you need as efficiently as possible to where you want it – and let you focus on growing your sales not fulfilling deliveries. Whether you need the same thing, month in month out – or require something which needs a ‘one off project managed solution’ – you will have issues unique to you, your organisation, your customers and your timescales.


Listening, questioning and understanding ‘why’ you’re selling what you do, who to, and what’s important, is how Spatial Global deliver you the best price.

Our unique fusion of Freight, Mail & Ecommerce means you can get a personal tailored solution – on a single project or blended combination of solutions. A solution designed around your specific mix of needs – a person you can speak with, someone who understands what’s important and why.


The Spatial Global difference is our ‘can do people’ and their focus on making us ‘easier to do business with’.

If you give us the what, where, when – plus the why, we promise you the most cost-effective solution, whatever you need, wherever you need it delivering. Put us to the test, get in touch with your Freight, Mail & Ecommerce challenges and see how we can help you grow.

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