Ross Barnett has been selected as Emirates Skycargo’s cargo manager for the UK. The freight division of Emirates promoted Barnett from cargo manager for northern England and Scotland to his new post at its regional HQ in London.
Barnett will oversee the 45 staff that Emirates Skycargo employs in the UK, as well as cargo operations for the 18 daily passenger flights between the UK and Dubai, alongside the two additional freighter services from Heathrow.
In December 2016, Iata statistics showed that Emirates Skycargo carried nearly 5,700 t of freight from the UK, up 29% on the same period in 2015.
Last December was the first month that Emirates SkyCargo exported a larger volume of cargo from the UK than any other airline. The total cargo volume flown by the UK arm of Emirates Skycargo over the last three years amounted to about 190,000 t.