English Arabic Armenian Azerbaijani Chinese (Simplified) Chinese (Traditional) Czech Danish Dutch Estonian Filipino Finnish French Galician Georgian German Greek Hindi Hungarian Icelandic Indonesian Italian Japanese Korean Latvian Lithuanian Malay Maltese Norwegian Persian Polish Portuguese Russian Slovak Slovenian Spanish Swedish Thai Turkish Ukrainian Vietnamese

Virgin and Delta to co-locate throughout UK

LONDON: June 01, 2016. Virgin Atlantic Cargo and Delta Cargo have signed long-term contracts with dnata to co-locate their cargo handling at London Heathrow and 10 other UK airports.

Effective June 08, 2016, the new ‘one roof’ handling strategy will include London Gatwick, Manchester, Glasgow, Edinburgh, Aberdeen, Belfast, Birmingham, East Midlands, Leeds/Bradford and Newcastle.

The move is designed to provide easier single drop-off and collection points for customers of both airlines and will deliver longer-term benefits such as faster truck turnaround times at London Heathrow and enhanced services for premium products.

Virgin DNATAVirgin Atlantic is dnata’s largest cargo customer in the UK, moving more than 200,000 tonnes of cargo per annum.

John Lloyd, senior vice president, Cargo at Virgin Atlantic said: “Our working relationship with dnata in London has such longevity because they not only consistently meet our stringent service level agreement but they also work with us to find other ways to deliver service improvements and efficiencies to our customers. Our ‘door waiting’ times at Heathrow, for example, are already among the best at the airport but with the new technology being developed, dnata is confident they can be reduced even further. That’s the attitude we want our partners to take to share our passion for customer service.”

Commenting on the new agreement Gareth Joyce, president - Delta Cargo added: “Co-locating our cargo operations at Heathrow and across the UK under ‘one roof’ in partnership with dnata will help realize greater synergies, while delivering a more seamless and efficient service to our customers. With an extensive network between the UK and North America, plus hundreds of same-day, wide-body connections via Delta’s hubs, we offer a competitive and comprehensive range of cargo services that will continue to evolve thanks to our partnership with dnata.”

In support of the new contracts, dnata is making a multi-million pound phased investment which will include advanced control point technologies to further improve handling times for customers’ trucks when delivering and collecting cargo. The new system, which uses geo-fencing and advance information on drivers and their vehicles, will make customer interaction with Virgin and Delta’s Heathrow cargo operations faster and more seamless.

The new technology is currently being trialled by dnata ahead of its planned roll-out in Q1 2017. dnata will also work proactively with both airlines to support the continued growth of their existing products for perishable, temperature-controlled, pharmaceutical and high value cargoes.

Gary Morgan, dnata CEO commented: “We are thrilled to have renewed our contract with Virgin Atlantic Cargo and we appreciate being recognised for the high quality of service we have provided to Virgin Atlantic Cargo and their customers. It is especially gratifying to extend the partnership to Delta Air Lines and to welcome them into the dnata family. Our commitment and investment into the UK market has been unprecedented, and the benefit of working alongside like-minded carriers brings an opportunity to further invest in people, the latest equipment, high specification facilities and cutting edge technologies.”

Since the start of their joint venture in 2014, Virgin Atlantic Cargo and Delta Cargo have also co-located cargo handling at Atlanta, Boston, Las Vegas, Miami, New York (JFK and EWR), Orlando and Washington Dulles.

More News

Written on 19/07/2017, 21:52
dhl-vietnam-delivery-goes-electricHO CHI MINH City, Vietnam: July 17, 2017. DHL eCommerce has launched a nationwide domestic delivery operation including the use of electric motorbikes for...
Written on 18/07/2017, 20:18
bahri-and-bollore-build-a-businessRIYADH: July 18, 2017. The National Shipping Company of Saudi Arabia (Bahri) is setting up a joint venture with Group Bolloré to provide end-to-end...
Written on 18/07/2017, 16:22
seatrade-and-cma-cgm-to-launch-reefer-serviceMARSEILLE/ANTWERP: July 17, 2017. CMA CGM and ocean reefer specialist Seatrade are to begin a vessel-sharing agreement for perishables in October...
Written on 17/07/2017, 13:12
freightweek-news-update-week-29ATLANTA/CHICAGO: July 20, 2017. Coyote Logistics, a business unit of Atlanta-based UPS, is investing US$6 million in a new 48,000 square foot...
Written on 14/07/2017, 19:37
successful-first-test-for-hyperloop-oneNEW YORK, July 12, 2017 Hyperloop One has completed the first test of its vacuum transport system with a vehicle coasting for 5.3 seconds using magnetic...
Written on 13/07/2017, 20:12
istanbul-new-airport-signs-250-million-cargo-contractsISTANBUL: July 12, 2017. İstanbul New Airport has signed 25-year leases valued at €250 million with six cargo operators. MNG, PTT, Çelebi Ground...
Written on 11/07/2017, 21:40
turkish-airlines-continues-support-for-new-albania-airlineISTANBUL: JULY 10, 2017. M. İlker Ayci, chairman of Turkish Airlines, said the expected downsizing of Italian airline services to Albania creates a "high...
Written on 11/07/2017, 20:22
freightweek-news-update-week-28AMSTERDAM: July 14, 2017. SkyTeam, the global airline alliance, has appointed Nico Van der Linden as vice president Cargo from July 01, 2017. Read...
Written on 11/07/2017, 19:53
expanding-pharma-future-for-amerijetFORT LAUDERDALE, FL: July 11, 2017. Amerijet International has announced it is the first U.S. all-cargo airline to earn IATA's CEIV- Pharma...
Written on 10/07/2017, 22:46
rembrandt-returns-from-russiaAMSTERDAM: July 10, 2017. KLM Cargo is to deliver 63 Dutch Masters, including six Rembrandts, from the State Hermitage Museum in St Petersburg to the...
Written on 10/07/2017, 22:01
delta-creates-certified-pharma-networkATLANTA: July 10, 2017. Delta Cargo has become the first U.S. major carrier to be awarded IATA's Center of Excellence for Independent Validators (CEIV)...
Written on 09/07/2017, 22:24
cosco-shipping-buys-orient-overseasSHANGHAI/HONG KONG: July 09, 2017. COSCO Shipping Holdings and the Shanghai International Port Group (SIPG) are to acquire Orient Overseas International...
Written on 06/07/2017, 22:21
swiss-link-germany-to-belgium-and-hollandFRENKENDORF, Switzerland: July 06, 2017. Container handling and logistics company Swissterminal has begun a new Swisstrain box service to the Port of...
Written on 06/07/2017, 21:21
tnt-makes-progress-in-petya-recoveryMEMPHIS: July 06, 2017. FedEx reports most services from its TNT subsidiary are now available with all depots, hubs and facilities open, operational and...
Written on 05/07/2017, 22:35
luxembourg-says-it-with-flowers-hola-quitoQUITO, Ecuador: July 05, 2017. Cargolux Airlines has added Quito to a four-times a week roundtrip B747 freighter service that links Luxembourg, Curitiba...
Written on 05/07/2017, 21:14
cma-cgm-cuts-debt-with-sale-of-los-angeles-terminalMARSEILLE: July 03, 2017. CMA CGM is selling a 90 percent stake in its Global Gateway South (GGS) terminal at the Port of Los Angeles to EQT...
Written on 03/07/2017, 17:04
freightweek-news-update-week-27QINGDAO, China: July 06, 2017. Parallel car importer Shandong High Speed Qingdao West Coastport Co. Ltd. has appointed GAC China to handle the upstream...
Written on 30/06/2017, 19:59
maersk-restoring-network-after-petya-attackCOPENHAGEN: June 30, 2017. A.P. Møller-Maersk reports "great progress" in restoring its IT infrastructure following the 'Petya' ransomware cyber attack on...
Written on 28/06/2017, 23:09
antwerp-tests-blockchain-for-container-handlingPORT OF ANTWERP: June 28, 2017. Blockchain technology start-up T-Mining has begun a pilot project with MSC to make container handling at the port more...
Written on 28/06/2017, 19:31
kerry-launches-eurasia-rail-consolidation-serviceHAMBURG: June 28, 2017. Hong Kong-based 3PL Kerry Logistics has launched a weekly consolidation rail service between Duisburg, Germany and Shanghai via...

- powered by Quickchilli.com -