Air France-KLM reports precarious year

Air-France-KLM Cargo suffered an operating loss of €212 million in 2014, with a two-week pilot’s strike blamed for €24 million of that loss. Had there not been a strike the operating loss still would have been €188 million. Either way, not a great year. Excluding the losses incurred from the strike, AF-KLM’s year-end losses would […]

New security system to cut down physical inspections

With a new remote security system, Dutch Customs will now be able to view shipments being scanned at the premises of freight forwarders and handlers, from the Customs Control Center at Schiphol Amsterdam Airport. Customs can then decide if selected shipments require physical inspection. Rhenus Logistics and Customs is undertaking a trial program. Once fully […]
  • March 26, 2014

Saudia Cargo anticipates flower surge

Saudia Cargo is set to operate four extra freighter flights from Nairobi to Amsterdam in February in order to meet the high demand of flower exports during this traditional peak month. The extra frequencies, which will use B747F, will be supplementary to the carrier’s already existing six weekly scheduled B747F frequencies, thereby providing a consolidated […]
  • February 12, 2014

Schiphol sees cargo growth beyond electronics

Amsterdam Airport Schiphol experienced 3.2 percent growth in cargo traffic in 2013, with a total of 1,531,089 tonnes, coming close to the airport’s all-time record set in 2007. The final quarter was, as usual, the best of the year, with a total of 410,698 tonnes (up 8 percent compared 2012). It also saw a return […]
  • January 17, 2014

Special shippers: Pharma investment paces Benelux

Amsterdam Airport Schiphol, the third largest cargo hub in Europe, saw a 1-percent increase in throughput in the first six months of this year. But growth feels “sluggish,” according to Enno Osinga, senior vice president cargo. “Nobody’s talking about the market picking up; it’s just changes in composition,” he says. “Inbound volumes from Asia grew […]
  • August 28, 2013