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% to 123,524 tonnes due to a number of additional full freighter flights. Outbound cargo grew by 1.8% to 76,498 tonnes. However, ... [+]

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 ... [+]

Pharma logistics by the book

Schiphol Cargo, the dedicated cargo department of Amsterdam Airport, has published an eBook on pharma logistics. In it, seven experts in the pharma and pharma logistics sectors set out to open pharma logistics managers’ eyes to the opportunities, warn them about the potential pitfalls of international transportation, and provide expert ... [+]

Dnata to buy Schiphol handling ops

Dnata is to acquire its Schiphol cargo handling operations from Aviapartner, subject to competition approval expected by the end of September. As well as full cargo handling operations, this facility includes the Schiphol Animal Centre and Temperature Control Centre, as well as its freighter ramp handling operations. Operations comprise 44,000sq ... [+]

Schiphol’s Osinga to retire

Amsterdam Airport Schiphol cargo director Enno Osinga is to retire in September 2015 and will be succeeded by Jonas van Stekelenburg. Stekelenburg has lately worked on sustainability, energy efficiency and carbon reduction certificate for the Netherlands gateway. He was also responsible for establishing the Mainport Innovation Fund.   [+]

Pharmacists double-check airports’ numbers

A recent conference on Good Distribution Practice (GDP) for pharmaceuticals in the aviation Industry at Schiphol airport underscored the importance of data integrity for quality managers and the lack of data quality at some airports.  Schiphol Cargo hosted the conference, in close cooperation with DARQA (Dutch Association of Research Quality ... [+]

Nineteen out of 28 aint bad!

Amsterdam Airport Schiphol took the 'Best Airport Europe' category at the Asian Freight & Supply Chain Awards - for the 19th time in the scheme’s 28-year history. Schiphol’s senior VP Cargo, Enno Osinga, and business development director Saskia van Pelt were on hand to receive the award at a presentation ceremony ... [+]

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