Cargo Volumes at Schiphol to a record in the first half year of 2017

Europe’s third busiest hub welcomed an additional 153 full freighter flights in the first half of the year and volumes to the Far East and Europe grew tangibly. A strong flower trade led to growth in inbound Latin America volumes.

“The Schiphol Cargo Community has worked on a series of new initiatives this year, which demonstrate our commitment to delivering safe and efficient cargo products, and our excellent first half-year performance is the result of this collaboration,” said Jonas van Stekelenburg, Head of Cargo, Amsterdam Airport Schiphol.

“We are pleased that our continued focus on developing innovative solutions, such as our Compliance Checker and the Milkrun, for our growing base of e-Commerce and pharma customers has helped to deliver strong growth in the first half of the year.

“Our commitment to quality initiatives, such as the Pharma Gateway Amsterdam programme, has ensured that Schiphol remains one of the fastest growing cargo hubs in Europe.”

Schiphol’s new Compliance Checker, launched in May, speeds up cargo flows by detecting data errors and Customs compliance errors in air waybills will help boost e-Commerce flows through the hub.The Community has also recently secured a EUR one million grant to start developing a Pharma Incursion Alerter, an early warning system for shippers, and a pilot phase for the scheme is currently being planned.

In addition, Air Cargo Netherlands’ Milkrun initiative, launched in May 2015, became fully operational last month, without the need of a project manager to manage performance and planning data.

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