Heathrow’s ambition is to be one of Europe’s best airports for cargo - timely, predictable and easy to do business with.
As Britain’s largest port by value, we connect British business to global markets:
- 30% of all UK exports by value outside the EU
- 70% of all UK air-cargo trade
- 86% of all UK bellyhold freight (more than Frankfurt and Amsterdam combined)
From Heathrow, 95% of the global economy is within reach of a direct flight. We're also uniquely placed as a transatlantic and European gateway. No other airport is better placed to connect UK exporters to the world and help the UK achieve its target of £1 trillion exports by 2020.
We’re investing millions to revolutionise our cargo hub, reduce throughput times and improve facilities. We’re also making Heathrow cargo more sustainable, with a more efficient operation using fewer cargo vehicles running on alternative fuels.
Our cargo strategy will lift freight volumes to 3 million tonnes a year by 2040 through improved service and increased capacity from a third runway:
- Work closely with the cargo community through engagement and discussion
- Halve current cargo throughput times, make them more predictable, and reduce costs
- Grow cargo capacity at the airport to generate additional cargo volumes for our airline partners
- Be 100% e-freight compliant, to reduce waste, cost and delays
- Provide a safe working environment
- Minimise the environmental impact of our cargo operation
To find out more about Heathrow’s plans for transforming cargo and to speak to some of our airport partners, including IATA and Border Force, visit us on stand 7050.
For more information on Heathrow Cargo visit heathrow.com/cargo