Saturday, May 18, 2024

GTS acquires Cargo Holland in the Netherlands

Global Transport Solutions, a logistics service provider specialized in marine- and time-critical logistics, has acquired Cargo Holland, a freight forwarder specialized in air freight solutions located at Schiphol Airport, Netherlands. John Burgstra, co-CEO of GTS, commented on the transaction: “The acquisition further solidifies our presence in the Netherlands, by reinforcing our freight forwarding operation and […]

Qatar Cargo increases frequencies to The Netherlands

Qatar Airways Cargo has increased its freighter frequency to The Netherlands from nine weekly flights to 34 flights a week, making cargo capacity over 7,500 tonnes. Pharmaceuticals and perishables form the majority of exports, whilst imports mainly consist of medical equipment, vegetables, fruits and flowers. “In these tough and trying times, it’s important to support […]

First air cargo digital corridor between India and Netherlands established

Kale Logistics Solutions has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Cargonaut, an established cargo community service provider based in the Netherlands to create a digital air freight corridor between the two countries that will enhance shipment visibility and optimise flow of cargo data. In the first of its kind, Mumbai airport, India and Schiphol […]

Shippers call for urgent implementation of Schiphol local rule

The Dutch Transport Minister has acknowledged the need for a local rule for cargo carriers at Amsterdam Airport Schiphol but no date has been given for implementation. The local rule is designed to counter the effects of the slot scarcity caused by the 500,000 annual aircraft movement cap for the year 2020, which was agreed […]

Carriers in favour of ‘local rule’ at AMS

Airlines operating at Amsterdam Schiphol airport met yesterday to discuss a proposed local rule to break the impasse over aircraft slots at the Dutch gateway, Europe’s third largest freight hub. An extraordinary meeting of the Coordination Committee Netherlands, representing passenger and cargo carriers, had been requested by Sharon Dijksma, outgoing secretary of state for infrastructure […]

KLM starts Shipping Blue small package service for BlueBiz customers

KLM has launched a small package delivery service called Shipping Blue, allowing BlueBiz loyalty programme members to ship packages around the world. The service has been developed specially for small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs), and members are able to ship packages of up to 30 kilogrammes around the world. The packages can be delivered door-to-door […]

Training is high priority for KLM

Training is one of the top priorities for KLM Cargo as part of its goal to be the globe’s number one cargo carrier. KLM Cargo manager of compliance knowledge, Gert Mijnders (pictured) says training is now such an important tool within the industry and it “certainly” is for KLM Cargo. Mijnders explains: “We cannot afford […]

Dimerco continues expansion with new Netherlands office


The Dimerco Express Group has continued the expansion of its European network with the opening of an office in the Netherlands. Dimerco reported 30 per cent growth in Europe for 2016-2017 earlier this year and the new operation, which is based at Venlo, will be its third location in the Netherlands (other offices are in […]

New digital data sharing concept to be piloted

Tosoh Corporation, Panalpina World Transport, KLM Cargo and facilitating parties Schiphol Cargo, Dutch Customs authorities and Cargonaut, are collaborating in an initiative to re-use data from the shipper throughout the supply chain – as part of joint vision to make processes smoother and more efficient. Global chemical and specialty materials company, Tosoh will act as […]

Pharma standards can help other cool chain sectors

Air France-KLM-Martinair Cargo (AFKLMP) is looking to learn from the way pharmaceuticals are now being handled and moved across the air cargo supply chain. Over the last few years, signficant investments have been made by operators whether that is in pharma facilities, or improving processes and standards through CEIV Pharma. As a result traffic has […]

Frankfurt-Hahn sets up task force as it looks to boost business

A new task force has been set up at Frankfurt-Hahn Airport led by chief operation officer, Christoph Goetzmann as it looks to promote the gateway as an alternative hub for airfreight in the Frankfurt region of Germany. Goetzmann says in the upcoming months, the airport will introduce its improved service in a road show to all international […]

Dutch artistic masterpieces flown by KLM from St Petersburg

KLM Cargo transported works by Dutch artistic masters from St Petersburg to Amsterdam Airport Schiphol this morning before they were moved to the Hermitage Museum. The works, including Rembrandt’s ‘Young Woman with Earrings’, will be on show at the exhibition ‘Dutch Masters from the Hermitage. Treasures of the Tsars’. KLM Cargo was entrusted with a number […]

Second perishables acquisition for Panalpina in 24 hours

Panalpina has made another acquisition in the shape of German perishables firm Cool Chain  Group (CCG) – only 24 hours after it announced it was taking over Dutch perishables handler Interfresh Airfreight Handling. The move is part of the freight forwarder’s strategy to strengthen its Perishables Network as it puts a focus on the vertical after […]

Panalpina acquires Dutch perishables specialist Interfresh

Panalpina has acquired Dutch company Interfresh Airfreight Handling – which specialises in the Customs clearance and last-mile distribution of imported perishables from Africa, Asia-Pacific and Latin America. Panalpina will also takeover sister companies Fresh Cargo Connection and Dutch Cargo Connection, subject to conditions. All three companies are fully owned by CEO and founder of Interfresh, Sonja Kauffman. […]

KLM building again after tough times

Air France KLM Martinair Cargo (AF-KL-MP) is starting to build again after several tough years, KLM president and chief executive officer, Pieter Elbers (pictured) says. He made the comments in a press conference following the opening of AF-KL-MP’s new sorting system at Amsterdam Airport Schiphol on 13 July. Elbers explains that a major aim was […]

Digital innovations and flowers high priorities for AFKLMP

Air France-KLM-Martinair Cargo (AFKLMP) is focussing much of its energy on digitisation and innovation. The launch of myCargo is contributing to its ambition to innovate customer service by offering relevant and improved digital services. A personalised toolkit for customers, namely employees working at freight forwarders, myCargo is a portal where customers can make bookings, quote […]

Swissport The Netherlands awarded IATA CEIV Pharma

Swissport The Netherlands has been awarded the International Air Transport Association’s (IATA) CEIV Pharma certificate at Amsterdam Airport Schiphol. The cargo handler says the certification reflects Swissport’s “dedication to offer excellent life science & healthcare shipment handling services” and will increase its contribution to the Pharma Gateway Amsterdam. The subsidiary of Swissport International says the […]

Schiphol targets more pharma community members

Pharma Gateway Amsterdam (PGA) is looking to add members to further improve cooperation, collaboration and transparency in the pharma supply chain at Amsterdam Airport Schiphol. AirBridgeCargo Airlines was the latest to join last month and the second airline to sign up to the 14-member quality pharma initiative, which was set-up in March 2016. Head of […]

DSV to build new warehouse in the Netherlands to meet e-commerce demand

Danish freight forwarder DSV is to expand its warehousing facilities in the Netherlands to meet the growing demand for e-commerce business. DSV recently acquired an additional 140,000 square metres of land adjacent to its facilities in Venlo, and the lot is to be developed with a further 83,000 square metre of warehousing. The new facility […]

Silk Way West to increase Maastricht Aachen Airport services

Silk Way West Airlines has increased services to Maastricht Aachen Airport (MST) in the Netherlands’ second largest cargo gateway. Recently, Silk Way West Airlines has started to operate one weekly flight, but will gradually increase to four by the end of October. Silk Way West Airlines is the parent company of Sky Gates Airlines, which already operates four flights per […]

CEIV certified ABC joins Pharma Gateway Amsterdam

AirBridgeCargo (ABC) Airlines has joined Pharma Gateway Amsterdam (PGA), the second airline to join the 14-member quality pharma initiative. The carrier operates 22 flights per week from Amsterdam to significant pharma destinations in Europe, Asia, and the United States, including Moscow, Chicago, Shanghai, and Singapore. ABC is already IATA Center of Excellence for Independent Validators in […]

KLM to fly to India’s economic heart with Amsterdam – Mumbai flights

KLM is to launch Amsterdam – Mumbai flights on 29 October as part of its 2017-18 winter schedule, providing up to 20 tonnes of cargo capacity. The three Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner flights a week will depart on Mondays, Thursdays and Sundays from Amsterdam at 13.00h, arriving in Mumbai at 01.55h, and the return will leave […]

American Airlines starts Amsterdam – Dallas flights

American Airlines Cargo has launched Amsterdam – Dallas Fort Worth services as well as adding a number of seasonal routes to other European destinations. The new service to Europe’s third largest cargo airport started on 5 May using a Boeing 767-300, and American says it will offer customers in the Benelux region new opportunities to […]

Germany, the Netherlands and Italy exports boost CEVA

CEVA Logistics enters Leaders Quadrant in Gartner 2021 Magic Quadrant

CEVA Logistics senior vice president global product airfreight, Peter Baumgartner (pictured below) says it has been a “very positive” few months for the logistics services provider, and for the airfreight forwarding sector across Europe in general. He notes airfreight volumes in the fourth quarter of 2016 showed a global seven per cent year-on-year growth and […]

Leisure Cargo appoints GAC as its Netherlands GSA

Leisure Cargo has appointed Globe Air Cargo (GAC) – an ECS Group subsidiary – as its general sales agent (GSA) in the Netherlands. The contract came into effect from 1 April and with Leisure Cargo shippers get access to a global network of 14 airlines under one airway bill. Amongst others Leisure Cargo through GAC Netherlands will […]

Crane Worldwide opens office at Amsterdam Schiphol

Crane Worldwide in the Netherlands has invested in a brand new head office facility at the heart of Amsterdam Airport Schiphol. The new facility houses the country’s head office staff, as well as an active airfreight operation offering dedicated client support. The warehouse facility offers value-added services such as storage, pick and pack operations, labelling and […]

Double-digit volume growth but yields keep falling

After a slow start to 2016, growth picked up in September with a surplus of business like never before in December, Kales Group chief executive officer, Peter Kales (pictured above) tells Air Cargo Week (ACW) staff writer, James Muir. He says volumes grew 15 per cent but yields narrowed month by month, and growth would […]

Record tonnage year for Amsterdam Schiphol

Amsterdam Airport Schiphol

Amsterdam Airport Schiphol ended 2016 with a record as it handled 1.66 million tonnes, up 2.5 per cent on 2015. Europe’s third largest air cargo hub had a strong end to the year, with December figures up 10.4 per cent on the same month in 2015 at 149,000 tonnes. Cargo until November was up 1.8 per […]

Schiphol backs further projects to improve efficiency

Schiphol Cargo is backing further projects as part of the Smart Cargo Mainport Program to find innovation to improve flows through Amsterdam Airport Schiphol, underpinned by transparent data exchange. The Smart Program projects centre on cargo flows, encouraging cooperation between the different parties in the supply chain, as well as data sharing. The Program steering […]

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 […]