Airport cargo information platform Cargonaut, recently acquired by Royal Schiphol Group, will also be part of the new Aviation Business Development Division.
Synergy and cooperation
“Cargo is, and remains, important to Schiphol and it supports the passenger network, making certain intercontinental routes profitable for many passenger airlines,” said Miriam Hoekstra – van der Deen.
“Having the route and business development managers and the cargo managers working more closely together will bring more synergy to the way we work and ensure that we can better support the airlines, especially during these challenging times.”
The new division will continue to support ongoing cargo initiatives by the community including Vaccines Gateway Netherlands, Pharma Gateway Amsterdam, the Holland Flower Alliance, and the Smart Cargo Mainport Program (SCMP), and will continue to fight for a dedicated cargo slot pool.
Digitisation of all export goods
“The SCMP remains an important pillar of our cargo strategy, we aim to be the smartest and most sustainable cargo hub in Europe,” said Patricia Vitalis.
“On the first of January we reached an important milestone, with all export goods delivered to Schiphol now completely digital.
“It is a good example of what you can do when you work together as a sector.”