SEKO Logistics doubles Schiphol presence to accommodate e-commerce growth

SEKO Logistics has opened an 80,000-square-foot facility (pictured) at Amsterdam’s Schiphol Logistics Park that combines its cross-border e-commerce, omni-channel and international transportation and fulfilment solutions under one roof. The new warehouse is part of an ongoing push at SEKO to expand its e-commerce footprint, with fulfillment for multiple wholesale, retail and e-commerce channels, including reverse […]

Schiphol rides out slot shortage to handle 1.75 million tonnes in 2017

Freighter slot space has been infamously tight at Amsterdam’s Schiphol Cargo in recent months, but the handling facility still reported an increase of 5.4 percent in 2017 airfreight volumes. The airport said that strong demand in the Far East for European goods boosted total cargo figures to 1.75 million tonnes. While annual imports from Asia […]

Liège cargo strategy pays off with record volumes in 2017

While other European airports were giving cargo the cold shoulder (or at least forcing them to compete for limited slots), Belgium’s Liège Airport did just the opposite, perusing cargo carriers through a strategy of unlimited slots and landing times, and massive investments into cargo facilities. Now, the airport is announcing all-time record volumes of 717,000 […]

Top 10 Air Cargo World stories of 2017

We at Air Cargo World thank you for your loyal readership during this surprisingly busy 2017 and wish you continued success in the coming new year. But before we turn the calendar to 2018, we thought we’d take one last look back at this year – our 75th continuous year in publishing – and find […]

Liège Airport announces additional €30 million investment in cargo capacity

Liège Airport (LGG) announced an additional investment of €30 million into four new parking areas for large aircraft. In the wake of last month’s decision to add 20,000 square meters of space for cargo, the Belgian airport is now investing more than €50 million in cargo, as it rushes to offer a capacity alternative to […]

AirBridgeCargo gains Schiphol slots after threat over Russian airspace

The slot scarcity at Amsterdam Schiphol Airport (AMS) took a dramatic turn after a threat from Moscow to close Russian airspace to Dutch planes if AMS refused to accommodate more aircraft slots for Russian airline AirBridgeCargo (ABC). As Dutch newspaper NRC reported, Air France-KLM signed an agreement on Nov. 3 to lend ABC slots for […]

European shippers demand IATA act to defend freighter operations

The European Shippers Council (ESC) is warning that slot-allocation policies at major airports will “immediately hurt the rest of the supply chain, hamper the economic investment climate, and result in a loss of jobs” unless policies are changed to accommodate full freighter operations. For example, with freighter flights at Amsterdam Schiphol (AMS) facing a 20 […]

Full-freighter flights at AMS down by 20 percent this winter

With Amsterdam Schiphol Airport at its annual maximum for air traffic movements and the rejection of a proposal that full-freighter operations at the airport receive exemption from IATA and European Union slot allocation rules, industry associations The Netherlands Trade Union Confederation (FNV) and Air Cargo Netherlands (ACN) expect 20 percent of freighter flights to and […]

AMS slot scarcity pressures freighters

Amsterdam Schiphol Airport’s annual maximum of 500,000 air traffic movements (ATMs) is challenging freighter operations at the airport and has led the Dutch airfreight community association Air Cargo the Netherlands (CAN) to request a local rule from the Airport Slot Coordination Committee to exempt full-freighter operations from the restrictions. While Dutch officials said the rule […]

BRU picks up 4 weekly Singapore Airlines freighter flights from crowded AMS

Breaking with recent overall industry growth in cargo volumes compared with 2016, cargo traffic at Brussels Airport (BRU) fell by 1.1 percent, year-over-year, in September, but the airport expects the decrease to be partially offset by the addition of new Singapore Airlines Cargo freighter flights that had been flying through Amsterdam. Four of Singapore Airlines’ […]

Top 5 cargo communities improve supply chain speed, accuracy

Less than five years ago, the idea of a “cargo community” at an airport was little more than an attempt by the various cargo executives to know everyone’s names up and down the supply chain. What each member of the supply chain did, however, was largely a mystery. Today, all that has changed as more […]

E-commerce, community initiatives drive record cargo growth at Schiphol

Schiphol Airport has worked to establish itself as one of Europe’s premier e-commerce hubs. Now, with the Dutch airport’s new Compliance Checker program, Schiphol officials say they hope to reach even loftier goals of eliminating common data errors. Launched in May, the Compliance Checker program boosts e-commerce flows through the airport by detecting data discrepancies […]

Swissport Netherlands awarded IATA’s CEIV-Pharma cert

Swissport International’s Netherlands subsidiary was awarded IATA’s CEIV certification for pharmaceutical handling at the Amsterdam Schiphol Airport, allowing the Switzerland-based company to capitalize on the Pharma Gateway Amsterdam (PGA) program. The airport is a fast-growing hub for pharma shipments, and the PGA’s cargo community provides the sort of transparency that shippers have said they seek […]

Schiphol successfully tests automatic compliance analysis

MUNICH – Initial testing of an online compliance checking system that reduces delays by pinpointing mistakes on airway bills has successfully concluded. The system was developed as part of Schiphol’s Smart Cargo Mainport Program, and speeds up cargo flows by detecting data errors in air waybills. “The Compliance Checker reduces delays in the supply chain […]
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