Geodis Netherlands has opened a new airside gateway at Amsterdam Airport Schiphol to improve both the speed and security of freight handling.
The Amsterdam Gateway spans 2,500 square metres of warehouse and office space directly next to the airport’s runway.
Geodis said that it opened the gateway to meet strong growth in Amsterdam and to further accelerate expansion while to also meet future demands of the market.
Geodis operations director freight forwarding, Ellis de Jong said it estimates the Amsterdam Gateway will bring a “significant decrease” in airfreight handling times, ensuring quicker delivery of cargo and a better service to customers. “Export wise, with gateway we gain more efficiencies on the consolidation side,” he added.
President and chief executive officer for north, east and central Europe, Thomas Kraus, said the opening of the Amsterdam Gateway is the “next important step” in both regional planning and global growth ambitions.
“It will substantially increase our competitiveness and reinforce the crucial hubbing function of our airfreight operation in the region,” he added.