Emirates SkyCargo appoints Ross Barnett as UK cargo manager

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Emirates SkyCargo has appointed Ross Barnett as its new cargo manager in the UK.

The carrier says International Air Transport Association figures (IATA) revealed in December, the cargo arm of Emirates – exported a larger volume of cargo from the UK than any other airline.

Barnett will now be based in London, has over 30 years’ experience in the cargo industry. He joined Emirates in 1995, holding a number of positions in the company, most recently cargo manager for Northern England and Scotland where he was responsible for over 20 staff based in the region.

In his new role, he will oversee the 45 staff that Emirates SkyCargo employs in the UK, as his remit expands to encapsulate the whole of the UK, driving sales growth and ensuring operational excellence.

Barnett will oversee the cargo operations for the 18 daily passenger flights that travel between the UK and Dubai each day, alongside the two additional freighter services from Heathrow.

In December 2016, IATA stats showed Emirates SkyCargo carried nearly 5,700 tonnes of cargo from the UK, up 29 per cent on the same period last year.

This was the first month that Emirates SkyCargo exported a larger volume of cargo from the UK than any other airline. The total cargo volume flown by the UK arm of Emirates SkyCargo between January 2014 and December 2016 was nearly 190,000 tonnes.