Cargo exports are Heathrow Airport’s baby


As the Duke and Duchess of Sussex finish decorating the nursery at Frogmore Cottage, Heathrow Airport has handled over 30,000 tonnes of baby items.

Over the past year, baby clothes topped the list with 10,398 tonnes of bibs and baby grows taking off from the UK to shopfronts.

Baby food, formula and vitamins came in at 8,220 tonnes and other top children’s commodities include toys, blankets, furniture, baskets and nappies.

The top UK export destinations are China, Hong Kong, Australia, the Duchess’ native USA, and Qatar.

The vast majority travelled in the belly hold of commercial aircraft carrying holidaymakers and business travellers.

Nick Platts, head of cargo at Heathrow Airport says: “It’s great to see so much interest in the arrival of the youngest member of the royal family. Of course, all my colleagues are hard at work making every arrival feel special and we’re focused on Heathrow playing our part as one of the UK’s largest ports, helping goods make their way across the globe.”