Saturday, June 15, 2024

GEODIS continues IATA CEIV programme with eight sites in Europe now certified

By the end of 2022, GEODIS had received the IATA CEIV Pharma certification in 7 additional sites in Europe on top of the already existing site in Amsterdam, Netherlands. Having this certification ensures that facilities, equipment, operations and staff comply with the appropriate applicable standards, guidelines and regulations expected from a pharmaceutical manufacturer. This industry-wide […]

Schiphol takes a new approach for the new decade

Maaike van der Windt admits the last two years have been challenging for Amsterdam Airport Schiphol due to slot restrictions, but a new decade will see a new approach for freighters. As previously announced, total cargo volumes for the first half of 2019 were down 9.2% to 767,519 tonnes, mainly due to the full freighter […]

AFKLMP looks for some winter sun

Air France and KLM push for SAF use

Air France KLM Martinair Cargo has announced its winter schedule, with new routes and increased frequencies from Paris and Amsterdam. For the winter schedule, which runs from Sunday 27 October to Sunday 29 March, there will be new flights from Amsterdam Airport Schiphol to Bangalore, India three times a week and Liberia, Costa Rica four […]

Saudia Cargo awards multi-station contract to WFS

Saudia Cargo has awarded Worldwide Flight Services (WFS) a multi-station contract covering a number of major airports in Europe and the USA. The contract will see WFS handling over 160,000 tonnes of cargo per year and provide ramp handling for over 5,000 passenger and freighter flights. The three-year agreement extends WFS’s existing relationships at Paris […]

Freighter movements down 14% at Schiphol

Cargo volumes at Amsterdam Airport Schiphol were down 9.2% in the first half of 2019 due to a weaker market and fewer freighter movements. The Dutch airport handled 767,519 tonnes, with belly cargo volumes up 0.9% but freighter volumes declining 16.4%. Full freighter movements decreased 14.4% though belly air transport movements increased by 3.3%. Shanghai, […]

CSafe Global expands presence in Amsterdam

CSafe Global is increasing its operational footprint in Europe with the opening of an expanded service centre in Amsterdam, the Netherlands. The service centre in Hoofddorp, about eight kilometres from Amsterdam Airport Schiphol will manage and service all inbound and outbound traffic of RKN and RAP active temperature-controlled containers. Tom Weir, vice president of global […]

AirBridgeCargo shows off its horsepower

AirBridgeCargo Airlines demonstrated its horsepower by transporting nine racehorses from Moscow to Amsterdam on a Boeing 747-8 Freighter. The abc care team oversaw each step of the journey, keeping waiting times to a minimum within warehouses, on the apron and while loading and unloading the aircraft. ABC specialists tried to shorten before-the-flight standard procedures and […]

A new framework is needed for Dutch airfreight

The Dutch government is working on a new framework for airfreight, and the sector needs to make its opinions known, according to Maarten van As. The managing director of Air Cargo Netherlands says that to ensure air cargo can continue to grow, the association and the cargo sector as a whole must be concrete in […]

Geodis Netherlands opens Schiphol airside gateway

Geodis Netherlands has opened its new airside gateway at Amsterdam Airport Schiphol, located airside to improve speed and security of handling. The Amsterdam gateway consists of 2,500 sq m of warehouse and office space directly next to the airport’s runway. Geodis opened the gateway in reaction to the growth in Amsterdam, to further accelerate expansion […]

When time matters

NAX 24-7 Time Critical’s meeting and workshop will take place at the W Hotel in Amsterdam on 25 September. A full-day workshop intended to help participants to get to know the facing opportunities and challenges of the ‘Time Critical’ logistics vital sector has been organised. The workshop includes industry expert’s speeches including vendors and carriers, […]

Amsterdam to be SEKO Logistics’ MedTec hub

Amsterdam has become the hub of SEKO Logistics’ MedTec services in Europe, having gained ISO 13485 quality management certification. Having earned ISO 13485 across the US, SEKO’s MedTec business has grown 20% annually in the last five years and represents 13% of the company’s global revenue. SEKO MedTec supports seven of the world’s top 10 […]

AFKLMP receives FlowerWatch certification

Air France KLM Martinair Cargo has received FlowerWatch accreditation for all the fresh flowers it ships from Nairobi to Amsterdam Airport Schiphol. FlowerWatch has developed a fail-safe Quality Assurance system that not only identifies challenges in the cold chain, but helps to permanently fix them. The system’s central concept is ‘time temperature exposure’ measured in […]

Schiphol and Atlanta create trade corridor

Amsterdam Airport Schiphol is collaborating with Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport to promote trade and investment between Atlanta and the Netherlands. The memorandum of understanding will enable an exchange of data between Schiphol and Atlanta to facilitate end-to-end planning and capacity optimisation, extend the benefits of the AMS Cargo Community System to Atlanta, and boost trade […]

Local rule for Schiphol cargo flights given thumbs up

The ‘local rule’ reissuing 25% of unused slots to cargo flights at Amsterdam Airport Schiphol has been approved by minister of infrastructure and water management, Cora van Nieuwenhuizen. Cargo flights came under pressure in the summer of 2017 when Schiphol reached the maximum of 500,000 flight movements. Stricter regulations made it harder for cargo flights […]

Bellies are full of cargo at Schiphol

Full freighter movements may have fallen by 10% at Amsterdam Airport Schiphol in 2018, but strong passenger links meant that overall volumes only saw a small dip. Total volumes were down 2.5% to 1.72 million tonnes, which head of cargo Bart Pouwels says was due to more effective usage of belly capacity on passenger flights. […]

No complaints from AFKLMP

Air France and KLM push for SAF use

After a strong year in 2018, things are slowing down a bit in 2019 due to global issues, but there is nothing to complain about at Air France KLM Martinair Cargo (AFKLMP). In separate interviews with Gertjan Roelands, vice president of Europe and Ivo Frankort, director of Benelux, both were happy with the way business […]

Membership quadruples in just three years

Following the launch of Pharma Gateway Amsterdam three years ago, the number of members has almost quadrupled while resulting in better and clearer processes. The programme was launched at the IATA World Cargo Symposium 2016 in Berlin, Germany to support a certified track from the shipper to the consignee. Members come from across the supply […]

Rhenus obtains IATA CEIV Pharma at Schiphol

Rhenus Air & Ocean has obtained IATA CEIV Pharma certification at its Amsterdam Airport Schiphol branch. In 2018, Rhenus started the process of obtaining the certification by reviewing its procedures for the handling of temperature-controlled shipments, optimisation of facilities, training of staff and assessing procedures by independent validators. Frank Roderkerk, managing director of Rhenus Air […]

Full bellies at Schiphol, freighter traffic declines

Cargo volumes at Amsterdam Airport Schiphol decreased 2.5% in 2018 with increased belly cargo making up for declining freighter traffic. Schiphol handled 1.7 million tonnes of cargo in 2018, with belly cargo increasing 4.1% while full freighter volumes were down 7% with full freighter movements decreasing 10.4%. Total flight movements at Schiphol were 499,444, just […]

GEFCO opens Mission Control Centre in Amsterdam

CIG crack down on pest transference

GEFCO has launched a dedicated Mission Control Centre (MCC) in Amsterdam to manage global Time Critical Solutions (TCS) within its freight forwarding business line. The centre provides 24/7 services, supporting its dedicated TCS network teams alongside nominated partner agents across the globe. The freight forwarding division manages a global network of time critical operators and […]

WFS awarded IATA CEIV Pharma at Schiphol

WFS' expands at Copenhagen Airport

Worldwide Flight Services (WFS) has gained IATA CEIV Pharma certification for its pharmaceutical handling facilities at Amsterdam Airport Schiphol. At Schiphol, WFS provides dedicated temperature-controlled facilities for pharma products requiring both 2-8C and 15-25C environments. In preparation for its CEIV audit, WFS carried out a risk analysis and updated its quality management system and operating […]

WFS to handle cargo for Lufthansa at Schiphol

Worldwide Flight Services (WFS) will start handling cargo for Lufthansa Cargo at Amsterdam Airport Schiphol on 1 February 2019. The new contract will see WFS handle around 30,000 tonnes per annum, serving the airline’s trucked and flown volumes. WFS already handles over 220,000 tonnes per annum for 70 airline customers at Schiphol, and expects to […]

Nippon Cargo Airlines to resume flights to Europe

Nippon Cargo Airlines is resuming flights to Europe with services to Amsterdam and Milan starting again on 5 October. The Japanese airline suspended all services in June due to maintenance issues after inappropriate records concerning the lubricating oil supply for an aircraft at Tokyo’s Narita International Airport was uncovered. Services started again on 5 July […]

60 seconds with Schiphol Cargo’s Maaike van der Windt

Maaike van der Windt, now director aviation marketing, cargo and customer experience (ACC), Amsterdam Airport Schiphol has two decades of experience working in the aviation industry and joined Schiphol Group as head of aviation marketing last year after working in a number of senior management roles for Brisbane Airport, Australia. ACW: You have taken your […]

Slot constraints squeeze freighters out of Schiphol

Cargo volumes at Amsterdam Airport Schiphol fell by 2.6 per cent in the first half of 2017 as slot constraints squeezed out freighter aircraft. The Dutch airport handled 844,317 tonnes in the first six months of 2017, with full freighter volumes declining 9.4 per cent due to a decrease in air transport movements and the […]

Schiphol PGA shows the benefits of collaboration

Amsterdam Airport Schiphol

Amsterdam Schiphol Airport is often cited as model for transparency and competence in handling pharma shipments. In 2016, this competence was given concrete form with the setting up of Pharma Gateway Amsterdam (PGA), an alliance between Schiphol Group, Air Cargo Netherlands and 23 pharma logistics companies with the aim of establishing Schiphol as the best […]

Schiphol looks to play match maker

Shippers have reportedly been scrambling to avoid a repeat of last year’s capacity crunch when many found there was simply no freighter space left as the winter season took hold, writes Neil Madden. Yet at the same time, belly capacity is still often overlooked as an alternative for getting shipments quickly to end customers. This […]

Trade with South America blossoms at Schiphol

Amsterdam Airport Schiphol’s trade with South America has bloomed due to strong flower imports, while China also saw growth in the first quarter. Latin American imports increased 10 per cent to 34,097 tonnes helped by high demand for St. Valentine’s Day and International Women’s Day, while exports were up 31 per cent to 20,701 tonnes. […]

AirBridgeCargo makes light work of 22 metre pipes

AirBridgeCargo Airlines’ abcXL product has made light work of delivering 22 metre pipes for a solar energy project in China. Eight crates weighing around 20 tonnes and measuring more than 22 metres were loaded through the Boeing 747’s nose in Amsterdam with the help of two loading cranes for customer, Neele-Vat Air, in preparation for […]

Schiphol to link flower shipment data with air waybill numbers

Amsterdam Airport Schiphol is increasing transparency in the supply chain by linking flower shipment data to air waybill numbers at source. The Smart Cargo Mainport Program (SCMP) aims to make Schiphol the smartest airport in Europe through increased use of data sharing and includes initiatives such as the Holland Flower Alliance Data Sharing Working Group, […]