Thursday, May 23, 2024

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. […]

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, […]

AFKLMP spreads the love with 3,000t of flowers for Valentine’s Day

Air cargo has helped spread the love for Valentine’s Day with airlines busily flying flowers in time for the big day. Over a two week period, Air France KLM Martinair (AFKLMP) Cargo shipped around 3,000 tonnes of flowers from production and export nations including Kenya, Ecuador and Colombia to Europe. AFKLMP used Boeing 747-400 Freighter […]

Demand from the Far East help Schiphol break records in 2017

Cargo volumes at Amsterdam Airport Schiphol have grown 5.4 per cent in 2017 with strong demand from the Far East boosting figures. The Dutch airport handled 1.75 million tonnes of cargo in 2017, with imports from the Far East increasing 3.1 per cent to 299,386 tonnes and exports growing 8.8 per cent to 316,097 tonnes. […]

AF-KL-MP flies 5,000t of flowers for Valentine’s and Women’s Day

Air France KLM Martinair (AF-KL-MP) Cargo has flown 5,000 tonnes of flowers in five weeks to meet demand for Valentine’s Day and International Women’s Day. The flowers were flown to Europe in February and March from countries including Kenya, Ecuador and Colombia both on freighter aircraft and in the bellyhold of passenger aircraft, offering 17 […]