Air, Freight News

Schiphol remote scanning scheme starts

[ March 25, 2014   //   ]

Schiphol Airport has started trials of a new remote security scanning system with Rhenus Logistics, in which Dutch Customs can view shipments being scanned at the premises of freight forwarders and handlers from the  Customs Control Centre before deciding if they require physical inspection.

The Remote Scanning scheme – part of the ongoing SmartGate Cargo project – will speed up the flow of freight, reduce the number of physical inspections and enable Customs to make more efficient use of its resources.

Schiphol Cargo’s senior VP, Enno Osinga, said: “Once fully operational, this new remote scanning system will play a significant part in further streamlining the handling of air cargo through Schiphol. The system demonstrates that innovation and collaboration will continue to enable the industry to maintain speed and competitiveness. We are very fortunate in the Netherlands that both our government and our Customs authorities recognise the vast importance of logistics to our economy and actively work together with industry to ensure that security and compliance, and operational efficiency are given equal consideration.”

The Schiphol Smart Gate Cargo program is a joint initiative of Customs, Amsterdam Airport Schiphol, Air Cargo Netherlands and KLM Cargo.


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