Wednesday, May 22, 2024

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 […]

Qatar Airways ends Maastricht to Liege flights

Qatar Airways Cargo will stop operating flights between Maastricht and Liege airports, according Belgian minister Jean-Luc Crucke. The flight covering 38 kilometres and lasting nine minutes was part of a flight route from China via Doha to Mexico. The contract reportedly stated the cargo must be sent to Maastricht but the Dutch airport’s runway was […]

FedEx Cross Border expands to three new locations

FedEx and BigCommerce join forces

FedEx Cross Border will expand its global e-commerce business to three new locations in the USA and the Netherlands. The new locations in Saddle Brook, New Jersey; Fontana, California and Venlo, the Netherlands give business to consumer merchants cost-effective transport services to access shoppers globally. The service includes flexible delivery options, end-to-end tracking, commercial and […]

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 […]

Digitalisation must still offer a personal touch

When Air France KLM Martinair Cargo revised its footprint five years ago, a strategic decision was made to enhance investments in the field of digitisation, Marcel de Nooijer tells Air Cargo Week. Speaking at air cargo Europe on 6 June, the executive vice president of AFKLMP explained that while the freighter fleet was cut back, […]

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 […]

If you can adapt, you can grow

After two exceptionally strong years, it looks like 2019 will be much weaker, but being adaptable means you can strengthen your market share no matter what happens, according to Jasper de Bruijne and Elvira Jonker of Global Airline Services. In 2019, managing director de Bruijne and sales director Benelux Jonker say airfreight exports are showing […]

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 […]

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 […]

CCA pilot data sharing scheme to cut food waste

Cool Chain Association members have piloted a new scheme to tackle food loss by sharing temperature data from perishable consignments moving from Latin America to the Middle East. Five pallets of berries and avocados were monitored from Guadalajara, Mexico to delivery in Kuwait using loggers powered by secure Near Field Communication (NFC) technology. Partners for […]

Cool Chain Association looks at cutting food waste

The Cool Chain Association (CCA) will host its fifth Global Perishables Event in Venlo, the Netherlands, focusing on how airfreight can reduce food loss. Waste-to-energy solutions, cool chain standards and collaboration with blockchain are just some of the topics to be debated at the two-day event, which will also include a tour of the Fresh […]

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. […]

Outrageous times are over for Global GSA

After the “outrageous” high yields in the final quarter of 2017, Ismail Durmaz says that 2018 was steadier for Global GSA Group with 9.8% growth globally. The CEO says that while not all markets performed the same, Global GSA was able to compensate small set-backs in certain markets with solid increases in other markets. Durmaz […]

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 […]

Maastricht Aachen earns IATA CEIV Pharma

Maastricht Aachen Airport has received its IATA CEIV Pharma certification, following an audit being carried out and training for staff. The airport’s managing director, Jos Roeven says pharma is very important for airfreight, especially in Limburg, with the industry making use of its speed and efficiency. The south Netherlands, particularly around Limburg is home to […]

Schiphol remains Europe’s smartest cargo hub

Amsterdam Airport Schiphol is maintaining its position as the smartest cargo hub in Europe through not only smart programmes but also better communication between its own departments. Speaking to Air Cargo Week at the TIACA Air Cargo Forum in Toronto, the airport’s head of cargo, Bart Pouwels explained that while customers may not look at […]

UPS provides solutions for customers in Limburg

UPS is providing solutions to pharma customers across Limburg in the Netherlands to address the logistics challenges and complex regulations in the healthcare industry. Limburg is the home of UPS’s European healthcare distribution campus, which has more than 70,000 square metres of dedicated healthcare logistics space serving the region’s medical cluster. Across Europe, UPS operates […]

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 […]