Security: The art of the possible and the practical

SHANGHAI — Journalists usually attend events like IATA’s World Cargo Symposium in the hope that they will have the opportunity to interview some of the big players in the airfreight business. But on Wednesday morning, IATA staged an interview of its own, putting two of these important players on the stage, and having one interview […]

Cargo continues climb at Schiphol

Cargo tonnage through Amsterdam Airport Schiphol has continued its positive trend for the third quarter of 2014, up 6.7 percent over the same period of 2013, and 8.1 percent for the year to date. Every month of 2014 to date has exceeded 2013 figures. The third quarter was the strongest in 2014 so far, and also the […]

Amsterdam Schiphol continues cargo surge

Cargo tonnages through Amsterdam Airport Schiphol continued to build throughout the second quarter of 2014, leading to overall growth of 8.84 percent year to date. From January to June, Schiphol handled 801,700 tonnes. Schiphol’s cargo throughput has outstripped 2013 in every month of 2014, reaching a peak increase of 14.1 percent in May. “These figures, […]

Schiphol stays ahead of European neighbors

Cargo tonnage at Amsterdam Airport Schiphol ballooned by 7.3 percent in the first quarter of 2014 compared to the same period in 2013. Schiphol moved 392,990 tonnes during the first quarter of 2014. This quarter was also the second best in over three years, beaten only by the final quarter of 2013. “We are greatly […]
  • April 25, 2014

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

TIACA tackles global expansion

The International Air Cargo Association (TIACA) has embarked on a global recruitment drive to help counter suspicions that it is a “club” serving only limited regional interests. A media briefing in London heard that the association is keen to strengthen its membership in areas of the world where it currently has less representation, such as […]

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