Dnata Boosts Cargo Infrastructure Throughout UK

May 15, 2014
Company invests $13 million in cargo infrastructure at regional airports.

DUBAI, U.A.E., & London, UK 13th May 2014: dnata continues to develop cargo infrastructure at its newest locations, having invested more than £8 million ($13.4 million) throughout the United Kingdom. Recognizing the need for enhanced services at Glasgow, Birmingham, East Midlands, Newcastle and Gatwick airports, and moving Manchester warehouse space to larger, refurbished facilities, dnata has improved the flow of air cargo in the UK.

Beyond the physical space, dnata has moderniszd each facility through 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.

“With an overwhelmingly positive response from our customers at dnata City, we’re confident mirroring the same level of service at other airports will benefit our clients and the industry at large,” said Gary Morgan, CEO of dnata’s UK operations.

Over the past four years, dnata has built its reputation as a leader in the UK air cargo industry. 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 center, 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 job creation, increased capacity and more goods coming in and out of the country—a good thing for the industry and the economy,” added Morgan.