World’s oldest 747 completes final service

The end of the four-engined widebody era got a little closer today, when the world’s oldest 747 in service, operated by of KLM, completed its last flight from Los Angeles (LAX) to Amsterdam Schiphol (AMS). The flight took off from LAX at 13:55 PST yesterday and landed at AMS 9:05 this morning. The 747-400 aircraft […]

Schiphol’s Pouwels does more with less in Amsterdam community

Throughout 2018, the dominant story about Amsterdam Airport Schiphol (AMS) has been the shortage of freighter slots, due to a 500,000 “aircraft movements” limit set by the Dutch government. As a result, one prominent carrier, AirBridgeCargo, shifted its European hub from AMS to nearby Liège Airport. As this issue was going to press, the local […]

The World of E-Commerce: Taking advantage of retail’s online revolution

Buzzword or not, the “e-commerce revolution” has reshaped not only the air cargo logistics chain but the overall retail market, on a global scale. With the rise of e-commerce giants such as Amazon in the United States, and Alibaba and JD.com in China, the need for e-commerce shipments to move across the globe in only […]

Schiphol: Belly volume up, freighter volume down

The saga continues for Amsterdam Schiphol Airport (AMS) – traditionally, one of Europe’s most popular cargo hubs – following news that its Q1 2018 declines in cargo volumes have continued through Q2, due to a continued slot shortage issue for freighters. While the airport has seen volume in carrier’s belly cargo increase, it said “slot restrictions […]

Volga-Dnepr, CLA bolster presence at Liège

Today, Volga-Dnepr Group and U.K.-based subsidiary CargoLogicAir signed a memorandum of understanding with Liège Airport (LGG) to bolster their presence in Europe by developing a regional cargo hub at Liège. The deal will also mean Liège Airport will provide the carriers with ground handling, warehousing and office areas at the hub. This follows yesterday’s announcement […]

Cainiao chooses Liège Airport as European hub for global service

Alibaba’s logistics group, Cainiao, has chosen Liège Airport (LGG) as one of its key European hubs, as it moves forward with the international expansion of its “delivery in 5 days” service. Alibaba took control of the China-based logistics network in 2017, when its increased its stake from 47 to 51 percent in a deal that […]

Luxembourg OKs first digital road-feeder consignment between LUX, AMS

The Luxembourg government has signed off on the first electronic consignment note (CMR) for road transportation operated by Arthur Welter trucking on behalf of CargoLux Airlines. The trucking service will run between Luxembourg (LUX) and Amsterdam Schiphol (AMS) airports. Arthur Welter described the paper-free practice, saying that transport orders are received from customers digitally, forwarded […]

LATAM Cargo expands European freighter service

LATAM Cargo rearranged and increased its main-deck cargo services between Western Europe and South America, to accommodate growth in air freight demand, particularly in pharmaceuticals, as well as “the need to provide alternatives to avoid the rising congestion levels at European airports.” The carrier now offers five weekly 767-300F frequencies from Europe to South America, […]

Top 10 things overheard in Dallas at IATA’s World Cargo Symposium

IATA’s World Cargo Symposium 2018 is now history, but between the 13 separate, concurrent tracks and all the networking that was done by more than 1,100 delegates in Dallas a couple weeks ago, chances are there were several words of wisdom you may have missed, even if you had attended every day. As a refresher […]

Pouwels will lead Schiphol cargo team in new department

Following February’s decision to move Amsterdam Airport Schiphol’s (AMS) cargo department under the umbrella of the airport’s new Aviation Department, AMS has announced that the current director of business development for cargo, Bart Pouwels, will lead the cargo team in the new department, effective April 2. The new division at AMS includes five teams: Cargo; […]

WCS 2018: Schiphol to release data-sharing tool for flower shipment data

DALLAS – Soon, customers who receive a shipment of fresh-cut roses may be able to tell exactly where the flowers came from, how long the journey took and what condition they are in with just a glance at the air waybill (AWB). Today at IATA’s World Cargo Symposium, Amsterdam Airport Schiphol (AMS) revealed plans to […]

AMS merges cargo, aviation divisions; van Stekelenburg to step down

As of April 1, Schiphol Airport’s Cargo Division will be merged into Amsterdam Schiphol Airport’s (AMS) Aviation and Marketing Department, which raised questions about the hub’s future commitment to attracting main-deck freighter traffic. Jonas van Stekelenburg, who led the Schiphol Cargo department for near three years, says the move will put “cargo at the heart […]
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