Schiphol Airport integrates cargo and aviation marketing department
Amsterdam, the Netherlands, Wednesday, 21st February 2018 – Schiphol Cargo is to merge with Amsterdam Airport Schiphol’s existing Aviation and Marketing Department.
Maaike van der Windt will head up the new Aviation Marketing and Cargo Division from its launch on 1 April 2018.
Jonas van Stekelenburg, who has headed up Schiphol Cargo for close to three years, will support the development of the Division, before leaving for a new challenge outside Schiphol this summer.
“The new department puts cargo at the heart of our airport and the teams will benefit from the combined expertise and the synergies this will bring,” said van Stekelenburg.
Van der Windt has two decades of experience working in the aviation industry and joined Schiphol Group as Head of Aviation Marketing last year after working in a number of senior management roles for Brisbane Airport, Australia.
“The new structure will ensure that cargo is robustly represented in the future,” said van der Windt.
“Furthermore, we recognise the importance of belly capacity beside full freight capacity and aligning cargo with passenger network and business development ensures we optimise opportunities.”
Van der Windt will report to André van der Berg, Amsterdam Airport Schiphol’s Chief Commercial Officer (CCO), ensuring that cargo continues to have a direct line into the hub’s leadership team.
“Cargo is important to Schiphol and aligning the departments in this way ensures that we can continue to develop our service quality for our freight community,” said van der Berg.
“I would like to thank Jonas for his dedication to Schiphol Cargo, his pursuit of enhanced ground operations, and for driving digital efforts under the Smart Cargo Mainport Program.”
As Head of Cargo, Jonas van Stekelenburg initiated various digitalisation solutions for shipments, including advanced trucking data, Customs data, and flower production and shipment data.
“I really enjoyed working with everybody in the cargo and aviation industry. Cargo is not difficult but – because of the many players and the many aspects of shipments – can be quite complex. Solving these puzzles is a real joy,” said van Stekelenburg.
“I look forward to starting a new challenge as of the summer, making good use of the experience gained at Schiphol.”
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Maaike van der Windt will head up the new Aviation Marketing and Cargo Division from its launch on 1 April 2018
Jonas van Stekelenburg, who has headed up Schiphol Cargo for close to three years, will support the development of the Division, before leaving for a new challenge outside Schiphol this summer
About SCHIPHOL CARGO
Amsterdam Airport Schiphol is the third largest air cargo hub in Europe, moving 1.75 million tonnes in 2017.
Schiphol offers 525.000 m2 of cargo warehouses, of which 40 per cent 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, with over 50% of all American and Asian European Distribution Centres located in the Netherlands. 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 schiphol.com/cargo
About SCHIPHOL GROUP
Schiphol Group is an enterprise that operates airports in the Netherlands, conducts international operations and participates in foreign airports.
Operating Amsterdam Airport Schiphol is the Group’s largest activity.
Schiphol Group is the owner and operator of Rotterdam The Hague Airport and Lelystad Airport, and holds a majority share in Eindhoven Airport.
Schiphol Group’s mission is Connecting the Netherlands: permanently connecting the Netherlands to the rest of the world in order to contribute to economic welfare and social welfare in this country and elsewhere; Connecting to compete and to complete.
Visit schiphol.nl for more information