Yusen Logistics first CEIV-Pharma-certified forwarder at Schiphol

Yusen Logistics Benelux was awarded with IATA’s CEIV-Pharma certification last week, making it the first airfreight forwarder at Amsterdam Schiphol Airport to earn the designation. Yusen’s strides are part of a larger collaboration between Schiphol Cargo and Air Cargo Netherlands to become a preferred pharma gateway for Europe. Etienne Vesseur, deputy general manager of airfreight […]

Leaders in logistics recognized at 2015 Air Cargo Excellence Awards

FROM THE PRINT EDITION: There were many familiar faces in Shanghai last month during the Air Cargo Excellence (ACE) Awards ceremony. But there were also some notable newcomers that climbed the ranks in this celebra­tion of the top air logistics industry firms, as chosen by Air Cargo World readers. All three air cargo carriers that […]

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, […]

TIACA holds inaugural career development workshop

Delegates from the air cargo industry took part in the first Professional Development Workshop from The International Air Cargo Association (TIACA) in the Netherlands. The three-day workshop culminated in students delivering presentations reflecting real-world air cargo business and operational situations. Topics included market and competitive analysis, brand management, digital marketing, revenue management, understanding and analyzing […]
  • July 1, 2014

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

Security regulation affects the world, remains relatively unknown

It sounds simple enough. All carriers who fly cargo and mail into the European Union from non-EU countries must have their security operations validated. This European Commission regulation stems from the Yemen cargo bomb plot in October 2010. But this change – more than three years in the making – could take some of the […]
  • February 10, 2014

Info sharing needed when transporting pharma

The need for information sharing in order to manage pharma and life science shipments throughout their transportation was one of the key conclusions of the Pharma Shippers’ Forum at Air Cargo India in Mumbai. The gathering of 40 pharma shippers, together with representatives of logistics service providers, cargo handlers, airports, airlines and regulators, uncovered problems […]
  • February 7, 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

Flowers’ fantastic voyage

It starts in a country like Colombia at a farm like Flores de Tenjo. The sweet smell of 120 acres of flowers permeates the air. Workers scurry around the farm, tending to, cutting and transporting row after row of flower buds in greenhouse after greenhouse. Flores de Tenjo grows 50 varieties of flowers, 10 of […]
  • June 3, 2013