Logistics UK is campaigning for policies to create a world class, sustainable, air freight sector. Air freight already accounts 40% of UK imports and exports by value and is crucial for the future of global Britain. Logistics UK represents businesses across the Air Freight supply chain, including carriers, airports, forwarders, supply companies and shippers in sectors such as pharmaceuticals, manufacturing, and fast parcels which rely on Air Freight.

Helping air freight deliver

UK airport capacity is a limiting factor for UK importers and exporters, air freight operators and the British economy.  Logistics UK is working closely with government , members and other stakeholders to support sustainable growth at Heathrow and other airports, and promoting a balanced approach to environmental issues.

In addition to airport expansion, Logistics UK campaigns for all of our members across the supply chain (carriers, shippers, forwarders, ground handlers and aviation suppliers) on many other issues. These include aircraft noise rules and regulations; climate change and air quality; road and rail connections and supporting greater access for freighters to current airport and airspace capacity. Through our training arm we provide advice and support on compliance with air freight security, dangerous goods requirements, customs and trade procedures, with discounted rates for members.

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Air Freight: Call to action report

Logistics UK and Aberdeen Standard Investment’s AIPUT fund (Airport Industrial Property Unit Trust) has set out  11 key recommendations for the UK to facilitate the sustainable growth of its economically-vital air freight industry. The report follows a policy roundtable hosted by Logistics UK and AIPUT to discuss the steps that need to be taken by both government and the industry to secure a prosperous future for UK air freight.

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Air Freight Council

Logistics UK members set our policy messages and campaign strategy through our Policy Councils. The Air Freight Council sets Logistics UK policy on Aviation including the government’s Aviation 2050 Strategy, noise and night operations, climate change and air pollution, Heathrow expansion, air cargo security and specific issues on Brexit affecting this sector. Please see our Council pages for further information.


Logistics UK and the environment

Like many human activities the transportation of goods from A to B by rail, water, road or air all of it has an impact on the environment. Some modes more damaging than others, but the Logistics UK works with all to reduce their effect. 


Report shows Air Cargo keeps Britain Trading

A report from Airlines UK, co-sponsored by Logistics UK, demonstrates the vital contribution that goods moved by air add to the UK economy, and the employment opportunities arising from the complex and high-speed logistics chain that moves products from the warehouse to the runway.

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Air Campaigns