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 is limited, but the temporary lifting of the rule frees up freight operations to offset the current decline in belly ... [+]

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 ... [+]

Schiphol puts slot worries behind it

Netherlands gateway and Europe’s third largest air cargo hub, Schiphol, reported a 5.4% increase in cargo in 2017, to 1.75 million tonnes. Imports from the Far East increased by 3.1% to 299,386 tonnes, with exports to the region growing by 8.8% year-on-year to 316,097 tonnes. Latin America inbound cargo was up 21.5% ... [+]

Can’t wait for Xmas? Try 12send

Parcel International, has launched 12send, a same-day intra-European air cargo delivery that uses Amsterdam Airport Schiphol’s baggage system and KLM’s European network.It follows a successful pilot in October 2016 on KLM routes between Amsterdam and Barcelona-El Prat, Spain. Cargo shipped on the 12send service is processed and loaded by Schiphol’s luggage ... [+]

New system to speed Schiphol e-commerce

Dutch Customs has launched a simplified e-commerce declaration called VENUE to keep growing volumes of smaller shipments moving smoothly through Amsterdam Airport Schiphol. It is designed to help shippers import and export items that are being purchased via e-commerce platforms - such as fashion, personal care, and homeware - throughout ... [+]

Airports and airline get pharma-certified

The Amsterdam Airport Schiphol logistics community has launched an IATA CEIV Pharma-certified, closed chain programme, announced during the IATA World Cargo Symposium in Berlin. The initiative is the brain-child of Schiphol’s Pharma Task Force, launched in July 2015 by Air Cargo Netherlands, the Dutch Air Cargo Industry Association, and supported ... [+]

Schiphol to get IT modernisation money

Schiphol Airport is to modernise its Cargonaut community information platform, with an investment of around €2 million Euros. Half of this sum will come in the form of a grant from Top Sector Logistics – a co-operation between businesses, research institutes and Government - with the remainder will be ... [+]

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