Royal Schiphol Group takes full ownership of Cargonaut

posted on 2nd November 2020 by Eddie Saunders
Royal Schiphol Group takes full ownership of Cargonaut
Miriam Hoekstra – van der Deen

“The cargo community will benefit from this transition, it will make the supply chain more predictable and it will strengthen Schiphol’s competitive advantage,” said Miriam Hoekstra – van der Deen, Head of Airport Operations.

“I would like to take this opportunity of thanking Maaike van der Windt, who worked hard to make this happen over the last two years.”

“Proper data sharing ensures smooth cargo handling, from which efficiency in the chain will increase,” Sjoerd Blűm, Chief Information Officer and Director IT and Data at Schiphol added; “We will be inviting community members to share their vision regarding their future needs and functionalities for the system and we will keep sharing important milestones as the project progresses.”

Digital Transport Strategy

The Dutch Ministry of Infrastructure and Water Management together with Dutch Customs are adopting new requirements for data exchange as part of the Digital Transport Strategy for freight transport.

One focus is the creation of a single Basic Data Infrastructure (BDI) for the digitisation of all forms of freight transport in the Netherlands and Cargonaut’s system will be an important building block for this.

Within the BDI, logistics companies retain ownership of the data they generate, and they can share this data in a controlled and, where necessary, protected environment.