Logistics UK responds to update on Manston Airport Development Consent Order

Friday 22 September 2023

Speaking on the announcement that the Manston Airport Development Consent Order is to be upheld, Policy Advisor at Logistics UK, Ellis Shelton, comments: “Reviving Manston Airport for the transportation of freight is critical for supporting the UK economy as it will maximise international imports and exports and create further trade opportunities across the globe. Logistics UK therefore supports today's announcement upholding the Development Consent Order for Manston Airport, providing the potential economic benefits are delivered and carbon net zero targets are reached.”


Logistics UK is one of the UK’s leading business groups, representing logistics businesses which are vital to keeping the UK trading, and more than seven million people directly employed in the making, selling and moving of goods. With decarbonisation, Brexit, new technology and other disruptive forces driving change in the way goods move across borders and through the supply chain, logistics has never been more important to UK plc. Logistics UK supports, shapes and stands up for safe and efficient logistics, and is the only business group which represents the whole industry, with members from the road, rail, water and air industries, as well as the buyers of freight services such as retailers and manufacturers whose businesses depend on the efficient movement of goods.