Wednesday, May 22, 2024

Jan de Rijk Logistics appoints Daniël Uijtdewillegen Chief Operating Officer (COO)

Jan de Rijk Logistics has announced the appointment of Daniel Uijtdewillegen as our Chief Operating Officer (COO), effective immediately. In this new role, Daniel will be responsible for overseeing the operations of our transport business units, including International Transport, Benelux Transport and Intermodal Transport. He joins the Jan de Rijk Logistics leadership team consisting of CEO, […]

Air France KLM Martinair Cargo and Jan de Rijk Logistics introduce new LHV

Air France KLM Martinair Cargo (AFKLMP Cargo) and Jan de Rijk Logistics have joined forces to take the new Long Heavy Vehicle (LHV) into operation. This completely new truck combination will run on BioFuel – Hydrotreated Vegetable Oil 100 (HVO100). The big advantage of using an LHV is the huge volume of cargo it can […]

Fred Westdijk to take over as Jan de Rijk CEO

Fred Westdijk has been appointed CEO of Jan de Rijk Logistics, succeeding Sebastiaan Scholte who left the company on 1 July. The 52-year-old, who will take up the role on 1 September, started his career in 1999 at KLM Cargo and subsequently worked at Exel Logistics, DHL Supply Chain and Jan de Rijk. He was […]

Polmans and Gadhia to head up TIACA board

Steven Polmans will take over as chairman of The International Air Cargo Association (TIACA) next month, joined Sanjeev Gadhia as vice chairman. Polmans, the director of cargo and logistics at Brussels Airport Company joined the TIACA board in 2016, and served as vice chairman for two years. He will replace Sebastiaan Scholte, CEO of Jan […]

Sebastiaan Scholte to leave Jan de Rijk Logistics

Kales chosen as Venipak's GSSA

Sebastiaan Scholte will leave Jan de Rijk Logistics after nine years with the company, departing on 1 July to pursue new opportunities. Jan de Rijk Logistics says the search for a new CEO has already begun and hopes to announce a replacement for Scholte in the coming months. Jan and Jacqueline de Rijk, company owners […]

Air cargo community must drive own standards for perishables

The air cargo community should drive its own standards for perishables and not wait for other groups and agencies to supply them, says Cool Chain Association (CCA) chairman, Stavros Evangelakakis. A lack of accountability is contributing to 1.3 billion tonnes of food being wasted along the supply chain every year, about one third of all […]

Secondary airports will overtake growth of main cargo hubs

Secondary cargo airports will grow faster than the current main air cargo hubs in Europe according to an on-line polling organised at the Jan de Rijk Logistics’ summer cocktail event at Schiphol on June 7, where certain market trends were analysed, says the forwarder A diverse group of forwarders, airlines, GSAs, handling agents and other […]

Truckers keep air cargo on the road

Road Feeder Services are vital in the air cargo supply chain. Global providers talk about growing demand, capacity challenges and digitalisation opportunities, writes David Craik. Jan de Rijk Logistics chief executive, Sebastiaan Scholte says the last 12 months has seen a lot of growth in its road feeder service volumes. “From last summer to the […]

TIACA appoints Scholte as chairman and Polmans as vice chairman

The International Air Cargo Association (TIACA) has appointed Jan de Rijk Logistics chief executive officer, Sebastiaan Scholte as its new chairman and Brussels Airport Company head of cargo and logistics, Steven Polmans as vice chairman. Both were formally welcomed to their new roles at last week’s Annual General Meeting, part of TIACA’s Executive Summit in […]

Evangelakakis takes over as Cool Chain Association chairman

Stavros Evangelakakis has taken over as chairman of the Cool Chain Association (CCA), succeeding Sebastiaan Scholte, who is standing down after five years. Evangelakakis, who is global product manager at Cargolux Airlines International, has been a board member of the CCA since 2012, says it is a “great pleasure” and the CCA needs to continue […]

Jan de Rijk operating result increases 10% in 2016

Jan de Rijk Logistics’ operating result increased 10 per cent in 2016 and says the outlook for 2017 is “modestly optimistic”. Turnover for 2016 was €208 million ($233.5 million) and an operating margin of €18.1 million, compared to €16.6 million in 2015, due to increased activities in contract logistics and further improvement initiatives. The company […]

Growth but uncertainty as Jan de Rijk drives into 2017

Jan de Rijk Logistics senior sales executive of air cargo, Robert Kleppers (pictured) is optimistic that the economic recovery will continue in 2017 but there is much uncertainty. He says after a slow start to 2016, air cargo picked in the second half with a better than expected performance, which has continued into 2017. The […]

KLM flies giant pandas first class to the Netherlands

KLM has transported Xing Ya and Wen Wu the giant pandas from Chengdu to Amsterdam on their way to Ouwehands Zoo. The pandas flew on a KLM Boeing 747 combi (KL0892) boasting the names of both pandas, taxied to the gate, escorted by the panda truck and KLM Panda Bus before transferring to the KLM […]

Antonov flies giant compressors from London to Seoul

Antonov Airlines has transported three giant compressors from its UK base at London Stansted Airport to Incheon International Airport in Seoul, South Korea. The UK-manufactured parts, each weighing 23 tonnes and measuring 648cm long, 284cm wide and 358cm high, travelled in modified crates designed to work with the Antonov AN-124-100 unique on-board crane system. Antonov […]

Pharma Gateway Amsterdam recognised for supporting IATA CEIV

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) has recognised Amsterdam Airport Schiphol’s support of the Center of Excellence for Independent Validators in Pharmaceutical Logistics (CEIV Pharma) program. Schiphol formed Pharma Gateway Amsterdam (PGA) a year ago to provide a transparent and qualified pharma air cargo supply chain, and members must undergo CEIV certification and are provided […]

Shippers want supply chain to embrace new processes, paper finds

Shippers want all sectors of the air cargo supply chain to engage in constructive discussion and embrace new process and new technology, according to a new paper by TIACA’s Shippers’ Advisory Committee (SAC). The paper says change is needed, and all sectors of the air cargo supply chain industry must work together to drive adoption of new […]

TIACA backs new initiative encouraging leaders of the future

The International Air Cargo Association (TIACA) has backed a new initiative encouraging new air cargo leaders of the future and collaboration in the supply chain. Staff from companies including Air France KLM Martinair Cargo, Jan De Rijk Logistics, Tosoh Corporation, Valeant Pharmaceuticals International, Agility, and Swissport visited each other’s sites to gain a better understanding […]

VIDEO: How Multi-modal Operators Face Their Challenges

Challenges are extensive for multi modal cargo operators and even more so with the rise of complex cool chain cargo and the growth of e-commerce. Azura Productions spoke to Jan de Rijk Logistics chief executive officer and president of the Cool Chain Association, Sebastiaan Scholte (CEO) about the problems and solutions facing multi-modal cargo operations. Jan […]

Collaboration the key to a better supply chain

Investments in facilities, staff training, dollies and other areas  to meet the demand of the cool chain are certainly one of the main trends in the supply chain, as businesses look to take advantage of the opportunities on offer, especially in pharmaceuticals and healthcare. The 4th Cool Chain Association (CCA) Pharma & Bioscience Conference takes […]

KLM Cargo launches pilot project to optimise supply chain

KLM Cargo has launched a pilot project to optimise the supply chain with improvements introduced over period of a weeks at a time in a bid to create the ideal design by April 2017 – which will then be applied at other European stations. The carrier is participating in a consortium representing all the parties involved in […]

More transparency and collaboration needed in the cool chain

Pertinent issues in the cool chain sector came under the spotlight at the Cool Chain Association’s (CCA) 4th Pharma and Biosciences Conference in Dubai from 19-20 September. Delegates at the JW Marriott Marquis heard from a range of speakers during the two-day event with much debate focusing on the need for transparency and collaboration in […]

Doug Brittin to retire as TIACA secretary general

Doug Brittin is to retire as the secretary general of The International Air Transport Association (TIACA) after three years in charge. A selection committee chaired by TIACA vice chairman, Sebastiaan Scholte, who is also the chief executive officer of Jan de Rijk Logistics, has been established and has commenced the process of reviewing and recruiting […]

Tianjin Airlines chooses Jan de Rijk as Gatwick RFS partner

Tianjin Airlines has appointed Jan de Rijk Logistics as its road feeder service contractor for its Gatwick Airport services, which started on 26 June. The airline started twice weekly Airbus A330 Tianjin – Chongqing – Gatwick services on 26 June, leaving Tianjin on Wednesdays and Saturdays at 09.35h and landing in London at 20.25h. Tianjin […]

Jan de Rijk the right feeder service for China Eastern

Jan de Rijk Logistics has expanded its European cooperation with China Eastern Airlines. China Eastern Airlines has granted a road feeder service contract for Prague and Amsterdam to the transportation provider. China Eastern Airlines starts services from Shanghai on Prague on 23 June with three flights a week and on 26 June the carrier will also start […]

Jan de Rijk Logistics reports solid growth in 2015

Netherlands-based road feeder services firm Jan de Rijk Logistics has reported higher revenues in 2015. The company posted a combined turnover of 216 million euros ($244 million) last year, and an operating result of 16.6 million euros compared to an operating result of 15.9 million euros in 2014. The firm explains: “The recent two acquisitions of […]

Air France KLM renews Scandinavian contract with Jan de Rijk

Air France KLM Cargo has renewed its road feeder service contract with Jan de Rijk Logistics covering Scandinavia. The contract renewal connects the Amsterdam hub with Air France KLM stations in Denmark and Sweden. Jan de Rijk will operate daily less than truckload (LTL) overnight services in both directions. The transportation and logistics firm provides […]

Pharma driving cool chain sector, but investment needed

The cool chain sector is growing, fuelled by the rising movement of pharmaceuticals, and investing in infrastructure is becoming a high priority across the supply chain. Cool Chain Association (CCA) chairman, Sebastiaan Scholte (pictured) tells Air Cargo Week more and more airlines seem to focus on pharma, mainly driven by better yields and growth opportunities, […]

IATA WCS: Amsterdam Schiphol aiming for CEIV certification

The logistics community at Amsterdam Airport Schiphol has launched a closed pharmaceutical chain programme to be International Air Transport Association (IATA) Center of Excellence for Independent Validators certified. It was announced at the IATA World Cargo Symposium on 16 March in press conference held in the Tegel room of the Intercontinental Hotel in Berlin, with […]

Jan de Rijk Logistics picks up De Rooy Logistics

Jan de Rijk Logistics has acquired De Rooy Logistics – a company in the Netherlands specialising in transport, distribution and value added logistics for the spare parts and automotive industry. No financial details of the deal have been revealed by the freight road feeder service provider. Jan de Rijk Logistics explains: “De Rooy Logistics is […]

CAL Cargo Airlines receives IATA CEIV pharma certification for all operations

CAL Cargo Airlines has received International Air Transport Association (IATA) Center of Excellence for Independent Validators (CEIV) certification for pharmaceutical logistics for all operations as an airline and for ground handling. The airline and its logistics hub at Liege Airport in Belgium are now CEIV certified, which CAL says makes it the first group to […]