Wednesday 26th Oct 2016 - Logistics Manager

Woodland backs Manchester air cargo plan

Freight forwarder Woodland International Transport  is backing plans to boost freight capacity at Manchester Airport.

The airport has submitted plans to increase by 50 per cent the existing World Freight Terminal, creating an additional 250,000 sq ft, and is in talks to construct a new 1.5 million sq ft freight terminal close to the airport, which will be called Manchester Airport Logistics Park and dedicated mainly to airfreight.

Kinga Garner, manager of the Woodland office in Manchester, said: “We are pleased that the management at Manchester Airport have realised the importance of airfreight, which reflects a healthy import and export market, strengthened by an increase in overseas manufacturing.”

Woodland recently re-located to new premises at the World Freight Terminal, in response to continued expansion.