New interim chief for Maastricht

Maastricht Aachen Airport, the Netherlands’ second-largest cargo hub, has appointed Former Schiphol airport director Jonas van Stekelenburg (pictured) as interim chief executive for an initial term of nine months, taking over from Jos Roeven. The changes come as part of a strategic initiative following the joint investment commitment of the Provincial Council of Limburg and the Royal Schiphol Group. Former chief executive Jos Roeven, said: "My initial plan was to lead ... [+]

Schiphol beefs up security rules

Amsterdam Airport Schiphol has introduced a ‘secure import’ system to fight cargo theft. Last year air cargo handling agents at Schiphol tightened the rules for access to their forecourts with all driver visits to Dnata, KLM Cargo, Menzies Aviation, Swissport and Worldwide Flight Services’ forecourts having to be notified in advance ... [+]

Schiphol seeks freighter slot solution as freight surges

Amsterdam Airport Schiphol in the Netherlands processed 837,671 tonnes of cargo in the first six months of 2021, up 27.7% on last year. Some 572,111 tonnes were on freighter flights, up 23.4% and 265,560 tonnes in bellyhold, up 38.1%. Schiphol has been facing capacity shortages for freighters due to slot restrictions, ... [+]

Schiphol cargo in decline

Amsterdam Airport Schiphol’s total cargo volume for 2020 declined by 8% to 1.44 million tonnes compared to 2019. Inbound volume declined by 4.7% to 754,361 tonnes and outbound by 11.7% to 687,161 tonnes. Traffic was down on most trade lanes, one of the few exceptions being inbound from the Middle ... [+]

Schiphol promises a digital future as it takes full ownership of Cargonaut

Royal Schiphol Group has acquired additional shares in community system Cargonaut and the Dutch airport owner now has full ownership of the company. It says it will now renew Cargonaut’s port community system, incorporating suggestions from its users. Modernisation will take place over the next two years, with all current services ... [+]

Amsterdam eases freighter slot rules

Amsterdam Airport Schiphol has temporarily lifted the Local Rule 2 (LR2) slot allocation procedures due to the global COVID-19 outbreak. It said that normally LR2 provides sufficient ad hoc capacity for full freighter airlines, in the current exceptional circumstance it works counter-productively. Under LR2, the number of slots available for reallocation ... [+]

WFS wins Schiphol CEIV certificate

Worldwide Flight Services (WFS) has gained IATA CEIV Pharma certification for its facilities at Amsterdam Schiphol Airport. It provides dedicated temperature-controlled facilities at 2-8°C and 15-25°C. All employees received specific training on the procedures and handling processes, while the team leading the CEIV programme for WFS also completed IATA’s own ... [+]

Schiphol gets new cargo chief

Amsterdam Airport Schiphol has a new head of cargo - Bart Pouwels, who is currently director business development cargo. He will lead the dedicated team, reporting directly to head of aviation marketing, cargo, and customer experience Maaike van der Windt. During his time with the Schiphol Cargo team, he has worked on ... [+]

Data link-up helps Schiphol keep track of flower shipments

Schiphol airport has launched a scheme that links flower shipment information with airwaybill numbers through its Smart Cargo Mainport Program (SCMP) portal. The scheme has been piloted by the Holland Flower Alliance Data Sharing Working Group, which piloted the scheme. Data such as number of boxes, flower type, and number of flowers ... [+]

Schiphol is Seko’s second-largest site

Seko Logistics has opened its second largest operation in Europe at Amsterdam’s Schiphol Logistics Park. The new 80,000 facility doubles the size of SEKO’s previous locations in Amsterdam and brings its entire service offering under one roof. It provides a further distribution channel into Europe for US retailers and will ... [+]

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