Airport actuality

CARGO : THE AMBITION OF THE PARISIAN AIRPORTS

AUGUSTIN de ROMANET
Chairman & Chief Executive Officer
 

“THERE ARE NO MAJOR AIRPORTS WITHOUT MAJOR CARGO ACTIVITY”
 
“Air cargo plays a fundamental role in preserving an airport’s equilibrium. Regardless of whether it is carried in the holds of passenger aircraft or by dedicated cargo aircraft, cargo activity sets the pace for airport life.

Paris-Charles de Gaulle Airport is today in the global top fifteen for cargo. This industry is of significant importance to the airport and, more broadly speaking, to the economic attractiveness of France.The cargo activity accounts for approximately 40,000 jobs at the airport, which benefits from a catchment area with an estimated 25 million inhabitants within a 200-kilometre radius.
 
Its cargo services and infrastructure offering is part and parcel of the competitiveness of the Paris region’s industrial fabric and the attraction of new businesses. As an integrator of solutions, Groupe ADP unites the cargo ecosystem (airlines, forwarding agents, handling agents and ground handlers, integrators and express carriers) in order to foster growth for all.
 
As such, our ambition for cargo is to establish the European leadership of Paris-Charles de Gaulle in the coming years. Developing cargo activity is one of the pillars in our Connect 2020 strategic plan which, in particular, includes creating an additional 100,000 sqm of cargo facilities between 2016 and 2020 to support our customers’ growth.”
 


GROUPE ADP
PROMOTION OF AIR CARGO TRANSPORT

 
Held every two years by the TIACA (The International Air Cargo Association), the main international association of air cargo professionals, the Air Cargo Forum is the largest global meeting of players from this industry (airlines, airports, cargo forwarding agents, ground- handling agents, integrators, express delivery providers and loaders, etc.).
 
Groupe ADP participated in the 2018 edition of Air Cargo Forum (ACF) held in Toronto and the 2019 of Air Cargo Europe Munich.In 2017 & 2018, Groupe ADP increased its investment and interventions in international air cargo trade fairs like Air Cargo Europe in Munich in May 2017, Vinexpo alongside HAROPA (Ports of Paris, Seine-Normandy).
 
In November 2018, Groupe ADP participated to the Symposium on International Transport of healthcare products organised by Pharma Logistic Club and the Executive Summit of TIACA in October 2017 to promote its airports and their cargo related know-how.