30
June
2017

Schiphol Cargo wins Best Airport Europe for the third time

Europe’s third busiest cargo hub is first airport to win a hat-trick at Asia Cargo News celebration of excellence

Amsterdam Airport Schiphol won the Best Airport Europe prize at last night’s 2017 Asian Freight, Logistics & Supply Chain (AFLAS) Awards.

The annual event, organised by Asia Cargo News, honours outstanding leadership across the entire supply chain, recognising innovation, service quality, customer relationship management, and reliability.

The awards are voted for by readers of Asia Cargo News, and this year over 5,000 industry leaders took part in the voting process.

Rick Ligthart, Customs Attaché in Singapore, Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand & Vietnam, Dutch Customs, was present to accept the award on behalf of Amsterdam Airport Schiphol.

“This has been an exciting year for Amsterdam, which has seen us launch new initiatives and process record volumes of air cargo, and this award is a reflection of the commitment of our Cargo Community to ensuring we continue to deliver innovative and high quality services to our customers,” said Jonas van Stekelenburg, Head of Cargo, Amsterdam Airport Schiphol.

“We are delighted that Rick was able to accept the award on our behalf; the support of Dutch Customs at the event speaks of our strong ties with both public and private organisations,” he added.

Amsterdam Airport Schiphol enjoyed a strong first quarter in 2017, handling a record 717,868 tonnes from January to May , up eight and a half per cent on the same period last year.

In March, the International Air Transport Association (IATA) recognised the Cargo Community at Amsterdam Airport Schiphol for its contribution, support, and endorsement of its CEIV Pharma Program as Pharma Gateway Amsterdam, an initative to bring transparency to the pharma supply chain.

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