Schiphol backs further projects to improve efficiency

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Schiphol Cargo is backing further projects as part of the Smart Cargo Mainport Program to find innovation to improve flows through Amsterdam Airport Schiphol, underpinned by transparent data exchange.

The Smart Program projects centre on cargo flows, encouraging cooperation between the different parties in the supply chain, as well as data sharing.

The Program steering committee is headed up by Schiphol Cargo, KLM Cargo, Dutch Customs and Cargonaut, has attracted €375,000 of Dutch government backing, and participation from leading companies in the airport community and the University of Delft and Hogeschool van Amsterdam.

A pilot scheme is currently underway, bringing together all sectors of the supply chain to work collaboratively towards improved services through the hub.

Schiphol head of cargo, Jonas van Stekelenburg says: “This is a tangible innovation push for members of the Schiphol cargo community, aimed at realising efficiencies, reducing costs, and enhancing services.

“The community is putting in the effort, with companies willing to take risks and spend resources, and we are seeing results.”