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STRONG MID-YEAR FIGURES FOR SCHIPHOL CARGO

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Cargo volumes at Schiphol reached 796,801 tonnes for the first six months of 2016, a 1.6% year-on-year growth, with June figures reaching 135,528 tonnes, a 2.5% year-on-year growth

 

Amsterdam, The Netherlands, Monday, 18th July 2016:Schiphol Cargo has seen cargo volumes grow over the first six months of the year, with a particularly strong April seeing 137,666 tonnes of freight transiting Europe’s third busiest cargo hub, compared to 128,843 tonnes in April 2015, up 6.8% year-on-year.

 

Cargo throughput for January to June 2016 was 796,801 tonnes compared to 784,567 tonnes in the same period in 2015, up 1.6% year-on-year.

 

There were 8,801 freighter movements from January to June 2016, compared to 8,218 in the same period in 2015, up 7.1%.

 

Jonas van Stekelenburg, Head of Cargo, Schiphol, said “Compared to the other main European hubs we had a good first half year in terms of volume: we attracted some new carriers such as Jet Airways, and experienced growth of some existing carriers such as DHL.

 

“Asia is a very important market for us, and we are pleased to see that Schiphol remains an attractive hub for carriers from the region.”

 

European freight showed the strongest growth in the first two quarters of 2016, up 41.7% to 90,991 tonnes compared to 64,197 in the same period in 2015.

 

The strong European results in part reflect development in carriers at Schiphol. New carrier Silk Way ships to Asia via Baku, and AirBridgeCargo, which has recently extended services from Schiphol, ships via Moscow. Both cities are defined as Europe.

 

Asia remains Schiphol’s biggest market, picking up in June to show only a 5.8% dip over the six-month period, with 276,312 tonnes from January to June 2016 compared to 293,293 tonnes in the same period in 2015.

 

“Our strong Cargo Community at Schiphol continues to implement forward thinking initiatives such as Pharma Gateway Amsterdam, and our Milk Run scheme, because we are focused on delivering the best service possible to our customers,”, said van Stekelenburg. “We are looking forward to more growth over the rest of the year.”

 

Africa showed a 2.3% growth for the first six months of 2016, at 90,870 tonnes compared to 88,859 tonnes in the same period in 2015.

 

North America contributed 152,149 tonnes from January to June 2016, compared to 150,494 tonnes in the same period in 2015, up 1.1%.

 

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ABOUT SCHIPHOL CARGO

 

Schiphol Cargo is a department of Amsterdam Airport Schiphol; the third largest air cargo hub in Europe that processed 1.6 million tonnes of cargo in 2015. One hundred and nine airlines offer direct flights to 322 destinations in 95 countries, of which 27 are full-freighter destinations*.

 

 

Schiphol has five major runways, 8 cargo handling companies, extensive and certified temperature controlled handling facilities, as well a livestock handling centre, and 400.000 m2 of cargo warehouses, 60% of which have direct air side access.

 

 

Schiphol prides itself on its collaborative model, successfully bringing together its logistics community, regulators and academia to drive process improvement and innovation. Two recent collaborations include the launch in 2015 of the Pharma Gateway Amsterdam, a closed pharma chain programme that will be IATA-CEIV certified, and the introduction of the Milkrun project that replaces forwarders' truck collections from handling agents with a single delivery to reduce CO2 emissions.

 

 

*2015 figures

 

 

Visitschipholcargoworld.comfor more information.

 

 

ABOUT SCHIPHOL GROUP

 

Schiphol Group is an enterprise that operates airports in the Netherlands, conducts international operations and participates in foreign airports.

 

Operating Amsterdam Airport Schiphol is the Group's largest activity.

 

Schiphol Group is the owner and operator of Rotterdam The Hague Airport and Lelystad Airport, and holds a majority share in Eindhoven Airport.

 

Schiphol Group's mission is Connecting the Netherlands: permanently connecting the Netherlands to the rest of the world in order to contribute to economic welfare and social welfare in this country and elsewhere; Connecting to compete and to complete.

 

Visitschiphol.nlfor more information.

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