Cargo and aviation. There are no more than a handful of airports in the world of aviation that successfully handle both passengers and cargo.
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Cargo and aviationThere are no more than a handful of airports inthe world of aviation thatsuccessfully handle bothpassengers and cargo. Amsterdam Airport Schiphol is one of the airports capableof achieving this. In 2020,all of 1,441,522 tonnes ofcargo were transported via Schiphol. Schiphol thusretains third place in Europe, making it one of the leadingEuropean cargo airports. Cargo and aviation March 2021 Royal Schiphol Group +31 (0)20 601 2673schiphol.nlyoutube.com/schipholShaping Europe™s smartest cargo hub at Amsterdam Airport
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But what does it take to become and stay successful? Schiphol believes that the solution lies in smarter cargo processes. We believe in cooperation with key parties in the chain, such as airlines and handling agents, but also logistics service providers, transport companies and government entities, such as Dutch Customs. Our role as an airport is to inspire and challenge these chain parties (our cargo community) to contribute to a smarter, more us realise our ambition of becoming Europe™s smartest cargo hub. What does it mean to be the smartest cargo hub? A high-performance cargo marketplace is of processes help goods reach their destination faster, thus promoting the Netherlands as an air cargo hub, creating employment opportunities and boosting Schiphol™s international trade function. The value of the cargo transported by air far outstrips that of the cargo transported by sea, by road or by rail. Moreover, air cargo is faster. The history of cargo on board: a stack of newspapers and a letter from London for the mayor of Amsterdam. Today, cargo Œ along with passenger transport Œ remains one of the two pillars of Schiphol™s Mainport strategy. It started with airmail, imaginable type of cargo is transported by air, such as be sold at the Aalsmeer Flower Auction or the large quantities of powdered milk for babies shipped to China because of its high quality.
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Cargo today Air transport is used in particular for goods that need to be moved quickly from A to B. Those goods are often shipments such as mobile phones and consumer electronics. Air transport is also used when time is of the essence, for instance in transporting medicines and organs, urgent deliveries of various components for computers or machines, and for emergency aid when disasters occur around the world. The air cargo market is driven by consumer goods having increasingly shorter life cycles, and the fact that components are increasingly manufactured together in one place. Businesses specialised in handling goods that are perishable or require urgent processing are established directly behind the cargo aprons at Schiphol. Smooth cargo streams require systems that integrate various data sets to enable constant cargo stream monitoring. Take transport companies who arrive to pick up or deliver shipments: they are unable to do so without the correct paperwork. The shipment must be registered with the logistics service provider, the handling agent and the airline. Subsequently, the shipment must go through Customs before it can be picked up or delivered. To measure is to know Now that clients want to know exactly where their shipment is in the cargo chain, data have become increasingly important. Cargonaut and the cargo community liaise closely in this regard. Cargonaut directs providing the logistics chain parties and Customs with complete and reliable information. Cargonaut manages the Schiphol Information Exchange Platform at Schiphol. Partners in the logistics chain and the various chains can exchange information and share this for reuse. To this end, air cargo carriers, handling agents, forwarders, logistics service providers, Customs and other supervisory bodies work closely together. Based on the available information in the platform, chain parties and software suppliers build their own smart applications to optimise industry pharmaceutical shipments during transport to safeguard their quality and shelf life. To enable remote temperature checks for the duration of the journey, that is at every touch point in the cargo chain, Cargonaut and the cargo community are considering developing a system that will allow all parties in the chain to monitor this information and take action when required. Pax/combi aircraft Cargo aircraft make up only a small proportion of the total number of air transport movements. In 2020, Schiphol had was carried out with a full-freighter aircraft. In these cargo aircraft around 71% of all cargo to and from Schiphol is transported. The rest is transported in the ‚belly™ of passenger aircraft. Transporting freight by ‚belly™ Œ in a passenger aircraft Œ has seen a strong increase in recent years. Important markets Asia is one of Schiphol™s important markets. Around 35% of all air cargo volumes travel to and from Asia. In particular the emergence of e-Commerce goods in recent years has contributed to the tremendous growth of cargo being transported to and from China. The most important goods include electronics, fashion items, but also powdered milk and baby food. East Africa and South
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FlowersFlowers are one of the best known and most appealing of air cargo products. Aalsmeer Flower Auction is the centre and important as it is partly because of Schiphol. More South America. Some of those are auctioned the same morning at Aalsmeer Flower Auction, and depart again thesame day by air to destinations such as North America and thanks in part to Valentine™s Day and International Women™s Day, while August is the peak season for the export of bulbs.Netherlands Food and Consumer Product Safety Authority consumption, and goods containing animal products (such as some medicines for humans and animals, as well as semen for breeding horses and bulls, for instance) have to comply with special EU regulations. These types of goods specially designed inspection stations. Schiphol has four such inspection stations. At Schiphol, KLM is the leading airline for the transport of animals such as horses, pets such as dogs and cats, and chicks. Animals travelling by air have their own facility. Special carers travel with important animals, such as racehorses or dressage horses. In order to be the smartest cargo airport and to remain the smartest, we have set up the Smart Cargo Mainport Programme (SCMP) together with our chain partners. This groundbreaking programme is intended to optimise the air cargo process. The associated projects will take place in the following three pillars: chain digitisation, optimal landside logistics and fresh innovations. In this way, we will stimulate developments in which data sharing plays an important role, since knowing which cargo will be arriving landside process is also very important. One example of this is the development of a trucking app, which will allow lorry drivers who are picking up cargo from handlers to know exactly at what time and at which location they need to be ready to load the cargo. an ultra-modern ULD scan and radiation portal monitors. Air cargo companies at Schiphol can also purchase their requirements imposed by Customs. This will allow them to Inspection Center will watch along remotely in real time. Rhenus Logistics and Fast Forward Freight already have their own scanner. At the entrance to the handling agent zone, radiation portal monitors will be installed. These will Transport hub from the rest of the world via the Netherlands. The export which are brought to the Netherlands from other European countries on lorries and leave the EU from there. maintaining a good balance between import and export. goods from all over the world come together before being shipped on again. This makes it particularly appealing for many European distribution centres to base themselves here. In turn, these businesses generate even more Schiphol, hundreds of lorries travel back and forth on a daily basis. Other products with a limited shelf life, such as electronics, newspapers or donor organs, also continue Smart Cargo Mainport Programme
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destinations in the Netherlands or elsewhere in Europe. of products being delivered to Schiphol by lorries and loaded onto aircraft. The proximity of Rotterdam harbour makes the Netherlands a magnet for logistics companies. Schiphol has a powerful network of forwarding services and lorry operators. Most of the cargo handled at Schiphol is transfer cargo not intended for the Dutch market, destined for elsewhere. Such transfer cargo strengthens Schiphol™s position as a hub. High accessibilitySchiphol has received many prestigious awards as the best cargo airport in the world and in Europe, due to the quality handling. Schiphol works closely with every partner in the transport chain to deliver the best facilities for every company working in air cargo. The Schiphol South East cargo zone still has enough room for further expansion. The airport has various lorry parks. There are two lorry parks where parking spaces are leased to local carriers on subscription basis. In addition, there is a lorry park where loading and unloading international cargo. There are various facilities for the drivers, including sanitary facilities, a waiting room and Wi-Fi. This lorry park has the potential for further expansion. An appealing base One of Schiphol™s strengths is the large number of destinations it serves. In 2020, passengers and cargo had EDCs (European distribution centres). More than 50% of Asian and American companies with European distribution centres have chosen the Netherlands as their base.
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