Freight News, Air, Logistics

Samskip takes to the air

[ May 4, 2021   //   ]

Multimodal operator Samskip has created a dedicated air freight business, adding to its existing rail, road, shortsea and inland waterway offerings.
Samskip Air will be based at Schiphol Airport, managed by Hans Blauw, who joins as airfreight manager after four years of running Fairways Group to support Aeroméxico and DHL Aviation. He said: “As a career logistics professional, the opportunity to help Samskip Air become a force in airfreight logistics was too good to miss, in a market that is currently under-served on quality. The group has exceptional skills in temperature-controlled goods, pharmaceuticals, electrical goods and automotive parts, and there is always room for services that offer reliability, cargo handling expertise, security and robust documentation.”

Director global forwarding, Samskip Logistics, Martijn Tasma, added:  “With 47 offices in 35 countries, Samskip has the network, the local staff, the customs knowhow and the digital booking systems to flourish in offering airfreight services for high value cargoes, pier-to-pier and door-to-door. Schiphol is a global gateway for air freight business with China, the United States, South America, Russia, the Middle East and Africa, and provides a European gateway to Samskip’s multimodal network of trucks, trains, barges and short sea vessels.”