Schiphol’s new tech aims to bust the truck queues

Amsterdam Airport Schiphol and its partners, including handlers, truckers, and forwarders, have launched a Digital Planning initiative under its Smart Cargo Mainport Program. It will optimize landside processes by drawing up a clear system of agreements that enable digital planning between handlers and air freight truckers, to reduce congestion. Companies delivering or collecting at Schiphol must first request a time slot digitally through a central platform and, if granted can then go ... [+]

Amsterdam cargo dips 6%

Amsterdam Airport Schiphol processed 679,214 tonnes of cargo in the first six months of 2023, a dip of 6% compared with the same period in 2022, in-keeping with global trends said the Netherlands gateway. Full freighter flights accounted for 64% of total throughput at the airport, equating to 431,315 tonnes of ... [+]

Schiphol sees growth in a difficult year

Freight at Amsterdam Airport Schiphol grew 15.7% in 2021 over 2020 to 1.66 million tonnes. Inbound cargo was u 15.2% to 869,241 tonnes in 2021 while outbound increased by 16.1% to 798,063 tonnes. The top three destinations for cargo by tonnage were Shanghai, Chicago and Dubai. Full freighters accounted for 67% of ... [+]

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