Parcel International has launched same-day intra-European air cargo delivery service, 12send making use of Amsterdam Airport Schiphol’s baggage system and KLM’s European network, a service expected to benefit cross-border e-commerce.
Schiphol Cargo and KLM Cargo have backed the service, contributing to the start-up and launch, following a successful pilot trial in October 2016 on KLM routes between Amsterdam and Barcelona. Parcel International handles first and last mile, delivering to the final customer by electric van and e-bike.
Schiphol head of cargo, Jonas van Stekelenburg says: “Schiphol has a world-class baggage system which is fast, secure, and seamless, and working with KLM’s efficient network and Parcel International’s e-commerce expertise we are confident 12send will be a valuable enlargement of European air freight services, and meet the growing needs of our air freight partners.”
KLM Cargo executive vice president and Martinair Holland managing director, Marcel de Nooijer says: “With the belly capacity of KLM’s broad European passenger network we offer great solutions for all customers in the rapidly growing cross-border e-commerce market and the trend towards delivery within 24 hours.”
Parcel International aims to have 12send operating to 20 European cities in the coming years, and company partner Casper Plat adds: “Thanks to 12send, same-day delivery of e-commerce goods is now possible in the whole of Europe by harnessing otherwise unused cargo capacity of passenger planes. This means we can provide an “ordered before noon, delivered before 11pm” service all over the Continent.”