BAA begins search for new logistics partner

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Britain’s biggest airport operator BAA has put its logistics contract for the Heathrow Consolidation Centre out to tender.

Incumbent DHL won a two and a half year contract with the company in 2009 which was worth up to £22.5 million.

The HCC was established more than ten years ago as part of BAA’s environmental programme.

It provides consolidation of retail goods sold at Heathrow to help reduce vehicle movements in and around the airport. It also plays a major role in Heathrow’s security processes for the retail sector.

Labyrinth Logistics Consulting will be supporting the tender process.

Dennis Darwent, procurement manager at BAA, said: “Labyrinth brings a wealth of experience to this project both in terms of their logistics procurement expertise and also their understanding of the Heathrow Airport environment from other projects in this area.”

The HCC tender will be carried out through the Official Journal of the European Union process and formal notification will be published on the OJEU web site during the autumn.

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