Schiphol and Atlanta create trade corridor

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Amsterdam Airport Schiphol is collaborating with Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport to promote trade and investment between Atlanta and the Netherlands.

The memorandum of understanding will enable an exchange of data between Schiphol and Atlanta to facilitate end-to-end planning and capacity optimisation, extend the benefits of the AMS Cargo Community System to Atlanta, and boost trade flows.

Bart Pouwels, head of cargo at Amsterdam Airport Schiphol says: “This collaborative agreement will enable us to promote the benefits of strengthening the Netherlands as a gateway to Europe, and Atlanta Airport as a gateway to the Atlantic, the Midwest, and the South of the USA.”

From September this year and throughout 2020, the airports will work on the formation of the Atlanta Cargo Network, with the aim to increase exports from Atlanta to Amsterdam of agricultural and manufacturing goods produced in Georgia.

Elliott Paige, director of air service development at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport says: “This collaboration will allow us to create a mutually beneficial, symbiotic relationship with Schiphol and, by extension, the Netherlands, a nation that has well over a thousand years of history in successful trade experience.”

The agreement will connect key cargo operators and logistics providers at Schiphol and Atlanta, and will be supported by Cargonaut, which operates Schiphol’s Cargo Community Information Platform.

Nanne Onland, chief executive officer of Cargonaut says: “By working together, we create an internationally connected hub, ensuring a fast and efficient flow of goods by sharing data, optimising processes, and collaborating with our partners based upon agreements.”

Atlanta is working with Kale Logistics Solutions to create a next generation of airport cargo community system.

Amar More, director of Kale Logistics Solutions says: “The next gen platform goes beyond the traditional message exchange systems and aims to integrate the whole air freight supply chain from exporter to importer, thereby creating efficiency, transparency, and security in the supply chain.”