Amsterdam Airport Schiphol wins Best Airport Europe for the third time at AFLAS Awards 2017

Europe’s third busiest cargo hub is first airport to win a hat-trick at Asia Cargo News’ Asian Freight, Logistics & Supply Chain (AFLAS) Awards

Singapore, Singapore, Thursday, 29th June 2017 – Amsterdam Airport Schiphol has won the Best Airport Europe prize at tonight’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 initiative to bring transparency to the pharma supply chain.

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Rick Ligthart, Customs Attaché in Singapore, Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand & Vietnam,  Dutch Customs, accepts the AFLAS Award for Best Airport Europe from Geoff Choo, Regional Commercial Director, Kerry Logistics Asia, on behalf of Amsterdam Airport Schiphol

Rick Ligthart, Customs Attaché in Singapore, Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand & Vietnam, Dutch Customs, accepts the AFLAS Award for Best Airport Europe from Geoff Choo, Regional Commercial Director, Kerry Logistics Asia, on behalf of Amsterdam Airport Schiphol 

About Schiphol Cargo

Amsterdam Airport Schiphol is the third largest air cargo hub in Europe, moving 1.7 million tonnes in 2016.

Schiphol offers 525.000 m2 of cargo warehouses, of which 40% have direct airside access. This includes facilities for perishables and pharma/life science cargo in multiple controlled-temperature zones, featuring refrigerated/deep-freezer and heated storage/handling facilities.

Over 150 logistics service providers are situated in the airport region.Schiphol benefits from close proximity to the Ports of Rotterdam and Amsterdam and an unparalleled European road feeder and distribution network.

In March 2016, Schiphol and its Cargo Community launched the Pharma Gateway Amsterdam that offers a CEIV-certified, closed and transparent pharma airport process.

To find out more visit schipholcargoworld.com

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