Schiphol Cargo spearheads Lifescience Steering Group
Schiphol Cargo – the dedicated cargo arm of Amsterdam Airport Schiphol – is forming a Lifesciences Steering Group to develop a long-term strategy for the promotion of Lifesciences-related activity centred around the Dutch airport.
The initiative follows a recent, highly-successful mission to
In the new Lifesciences Steering Group, Schiphol Cargo will be joined by AmsterdaminBusiness, Amsterdamse Innovatie Motor, Bioport Europe, Amsterdam Airport Area, Schiphol Area Development Company and the Holland International Distribution Council.
Says Schiphol Cargo Business Development Director Bart Pouwels: “Lifesciences is one of the industry clusters that Schiphol identifies as a key to the further development of its role as a cargo mainport and logistics centre for northern
“Our early collaborations and meetings have been very productive and encouraging, helping us to understand and resolve the special issues that surround global distribution in this demanding sector. For example, we are now in discussion with our resident carrier partners about enhancing the frequency, quality and volume of freight capacity on major routes from
With the creation of the Lifesciences Steering Group, a programme of further meetings has been planned in
Continues Pouwels: “The recent award of GDP* certification to Panalpina, one of our resident logistics service providers at Schiphol, and the impending opening of a dedicated pharma facility by another major operator, highlight the intense interest that this industry sector is creating.
“The Lifesciences Steering Group will target process optimisation in the lifescience supply chain, assisting stakeholders to establish best practice for handling this traffic. As a key player in this initiative, Schiphol Cargo will do everything possible to support its community in their efforts to maximise the huge potential of this fast-growing market.”