ACE Awards 2017: Winners for top airports

Pivoting to the airport side of the ACE results, South Korea’s Incheon Airport came out on top in a strong field in the million-tonne-plus category. ICN won the Diamond Award last year in the large Asian airport listings, but this year’ s Diamond win represents large airports worldwide. Incheon’s 123-point overall score was the highest […]

WCS 2017: Schiphol to combat temperature excursions with new warning system

ABU DHABI, UAE–During a CEIV Pharma workshop held at IATA’s 11th annual World Cargo Symposium, speakers praised the air cargo industry for rapidly improving the reliability of the pharma supply-chain; but still, with more than US$34.1 billion in annual losses due to temperature excursions, and with allegations that nearly 25 percent of vaccines reaching their […]

In Good Time: From the first to the last mile

In recent years, forwarders and express providers have found innovative ways to consolidate and move shipments within the bellies of passenger aircraft. Rarely, however, have these urgent shipments been routed through an airline’s baggage system. A potentially revolutionary service, known as “12Send,” may be the first to tap into this virgin territory, providing another option […]

Is that an online purchase? Just throw it on the baggage conveyor!

On 15 December, Netherlands-based Parcel International launched a new intra-Europe same-day delivery service in cooperation with KLM and Amsterdam Schiphol Airport (AMS). The potentially revolutionary service, known as “12Send”, offers first-mile pickup (from online sellers in the Schiphol catchment area), places parcels in a trackable tote, and drops the packages into Schiphol’s baggage system. From there […]

Yusen opens first Switzerland outpost

Yusen Logistics announced that it is opening a branch office in Switzerland on January 1, 2017. The new, office, located near the Zurich Airport increases the number of outposts in its European network to 78 locations. The operation is the company’s first in Switzerland. The new outpost will offer air and ocean freight services, land […]

New Schiphol program a boon for e-commerce shippers

Customs authorities at Amsterdam Airport Schiphol won’t be sweating that new hand blender you ordered from sainsburys.co.uk, thanks to VENUE, a simplified e-commerce deceleration program launched by the Dutch Customs authority and the Schiphol cargo community. VENUE-authorized shippers can now submit a simplified pre-declaration, allowing their packages to clear customs without extensive holdups or scrutiny. […]

Schiphol cargo posts robust mid-year figures

Cargo volumes at Amsterdam’s Schiphol Airport reached 796,801 tonnes for the first six months of 2016, a 1.6 percent, year-over-year, growth, with a 2.5 percent, year-over-year, growth for June, reaching 135,528 tonnes. In the context of anemic growth on the global scale, Schiphol’s numbers represent “strong mid-year growth,” according to Europe’s third biggest cargo hub. […]

Jan de Rijk, China Eastern Airlines team up on new Europe flights

Dutch transportation and distribution provider Jan de Rijk Logistics will start providing road-feeder services in Prague and Amsterdam for China Eastern Airlines, effective today. China Eastern Airlines is starting the route with three A330-200 flights a week. The carrier is also rolling out passenger flights between Shanghai and Amsterdam on A330-200 aircraft four times a […]

Cargolux now flying flowers direct to Amsterdam

Luxembourg-based Cargolux is now routing freighter flights from South America directly to Amsterdam, the all-cargo airline announced this week. The new route is in response to South America’s growing output – and European demand for – cut flowers. Each week, Cargolux flies an estimated 95 tons of flowers from Latacunga (Ecuador) and Bogotá (Colombia) to […]

DHL-GF launches new perishables cool-center at Schiphol

With the recent launch of DHL Global Forwarding’s new temperature-controlled logistics center, high-value pharma, medical and life sciences commodities now have an additional option when passing through Amsterdam’s Schiphol gateway. The new 1,000-square-meter “Life Science Competence Center,” which came at a cost of €1 million, will serve as a hub for the processing, transfer and […]

WCS 2016: Schiphol unveils CEIV-certified pharma program

BERLIN — The Amsterdam Airport Schiphol logistics community has launched a closed pharma chain program that will be IATA CEIV Pharma-certified, and will offer pharma manufacturers new levels of transparency. The Wednesday announcement was made during the IATA World Cargo Symposium in Berlin. The initiative is the brain-child of Schiphol’s Pharma Task Force, launched in […]

WCS 2016: CEIV certifications projected to hit 80 by year end

BERLIN — IATA’s Center of Excellence for Independent Validator’s (CEIV) program has been around since August 2013, but still remains a mystery to many in the industry. But that mystery is dissolving as the number of CEIV certified entities — a certification that the enterprise adheres to the highest standard of excellence for the handling […]

Swiss WorldCargo beefs up e-AWB effort

Swiss WorldCargo is taking the lead in IATA’s e-AWB 360 campaign to speed up process implementation of switching to electronic air waybills (e-AWB) to all destinations and customers at numerous airports using the “single process” concept. Amsterdam Schiphol (AMS) became the first such “e-airport” on Jan. 1, later joined by Paris Charles de Gaulle (CDG) […]

AF-KLM-Martinair Cargo achieves CEIV certification

Air France-KLM-Martinair has become the first airline group to achieve IATA’s Center of Excellence for Independent Validators (CEIV) certification for pharmaceutical handling at two different hubs simultaneously. The group met this achievement at Paris-Charles de Gaulle (CDG) Airport and Amsterdam Airport Schiphol (AMS), and also for its respective airline processes. Bram Gräber, executive vice president […]
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