Volga-Dnepr's Stephen Harvey takes top cargo job at UK airport
EAST Midlands Airport (EMA), the largest dedicated air cargo operation in the United Kingdom, has named industry veteran Stephen Harvey vice president of cargo
EAST Midlands Airport (EMA), the largest dedicated air cargo operation in the United Kingdom, has named industry veteran Stephen Harvey vice president of cargo.
Mr Harvey joins the airport authority from CargoLogicManagement, the management and sales service side of the Volga-Dnepr Group of international all-cargo airlines, where he was director of business partnerships and new market development. He will be expected to leverage his airline experience and relationships to help EMA to attract new business.
He previously was chief commercial officer for CargoLogicAir, a London-based scheduled cargo airline and subsidiary of Volga-Dnepr Group. During his 30-year career, he has also held senior sales positions in Europe for Atlas Air and Volga-Dnepr.
EMA handles 370,000 tonnes of cargo per year, second only to London's Heathrow International Airport.
Mr Harvey joins the airport in the midst of a major expansion campaign and his portfolio will include long-range planning and investment, and marketing the airport to airlines.
The airport authority recently confirmed talks with Chinese officials in an effort to encourage direct cargo service between EMA and Chongquing Jianbei International Airport in southwest China, reports New York's FreightWeek.
'The opportunities for the airport are significant, particularly as the UK considers new trading relationships with countries all over the world. In future years, EMA will play an even more critical role in facilitating UK trade, supporting businesses and creating jobs for people in this region. I look forward to helping the airport achieve this,' Mr Harvey said in a statement.