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Heathrow is the UK’s largest port by value with a network of over 200 destinations worldwide.

What we do

In 2021, Heathrow was Great Britain's most valuable port, seeing £153bn in non-EU imports and exports passing through, handling more cargo by value than all other UK airports combined, serving more than 200 destinations in the process. 

Heathrow’s year in cargo 2021

Cargo statistics are made available through our monthly traffic figures.


Our proposition

Our customers’ requirements are central to our unique cargo proposition:

  • Over 350 destinations.
  • Multiple daily frequencies.
  • Over 50 forwarders within 5km.
  • Easy access to key manufacturers.
  • Unrivalled connections opportunities.
  • Ideally located for key business clusters.

We offer specialist facilities to cater for your specific cargo needs:

  • Dedicated high value, express processing and pharmaceutical storage capability.
  • Four official Border Control Posts dedicated to the safe and secure import of plants, food and live animals.
  • The only live animal Border Control Post capable of accepting the full range of animals in the UK.
  • Strong relationships with key UK Government departments.

Our strategy

Our Heathrow Cargo strategy will grow Heathrow’s cargo proposition safely, securely, sustainably and efficiently. We are working with the Heathrow Cargo Community to develop this strategy for the next five years. We will develop this strategy through four pillars:

  1. Policy Change: Working with Government and industry to grow efficiency – securely.

  2. Transformation of the Cargo Estate: Developing world class, sustainable facilities to meet the needs of our customers and the broader cargo supply chain.

  3. Community Engagement: Leading a collaborative Heathrow Cargo Community.

  4. Digitalisation: Supporting the adoption of technology to reduce cargo throughput times.

Get in touch

If your query is related to a shipment, please contact your respective cargo handler.

For any commercial or business queries, please contact our Commercial Cargo Team at