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Dutch pact to sort out supply chain

[ April 23, 2013   //   ]

Schiphol Cargo, Cargonaut, KLM Cargo and Air Cargo Netherlands, along with a broad spectrum of other Dutch business and government, have signed a covenant on information exchange between parties in the logistics chain.

The Neutral Logistics Information Platform (NLIP) is being developed to give the Dutch logistics sector a competitive advantage in Europe. All supply chain partners will be able to input information once, and then share it throughout the entire chain, helping shippers, logistics providers, ports and government departments to optimise supply chains, reduce administration and work more efficiently.

Schiphol Cargo senior VP Enno Osinga said: “We strongly support any move to drive inefficiencies from the supply chain, and the NLIP’s goals exactly match our own.

There are sixteen signatories to the covenant: Air Cargo Netherlands, Schiphol Cargo, Cargonaut, Dutch Customs, EVO (Dutch Shippers’ Council), Fenex (Forwarders Association), the Port of Amsterdam, the Port of Rotterdam, KLM Cargo, the Dutch Ministry of Economic Affairs, Portbase, Rijkswaterstaat, Strategic Platform Logistics, TLN (Transport & Logistics, the Netherlands), VRC (Port Shipping Agents) and VRTO (Port of Rotterdam Terminal Operators).

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