International section

CargoMagazine: Customers come first

This year, airfreight tonnage has decreased by about 5% worldwide compared to 2018, but according to c.H. Robinson there are still plenty of reasons to be optimistic. In fact, the third-party logistics and supply chain management provider will be investing …


Changing players in the cargo chain

6 February 2020, the first Air Cargo Summit was organised by Air Cargo Netherlands, Air France KLM Martinair Cargo and Erasmus University Rotterdam. The informative and interactive event brought together around 75 air cargo leaders and logistics professionals to learn …


Recognition of Dutch Air Cargo Industry

The Dutch government presented on 15 May the draft Luchtvaartnota 2020-2050, titled Verantwoord vliegen naar 2050 (Flying Responsibly towards 2050). It was good to learn that the importance of air cargo for the Netherlands was clearly recognised in this civil …


Guy Driebeek: Smart Logistics and Access

Mr Driebeek thinks the current situation has made the benefits of an ICT infrastructure for all cargo-related traffic irrefutable. “Structural planning not only provides handling agents with an opportunity to organise their processes more effectively, perhaps even allocating specific slots …



Dick Meijaard: X-ray Screening of Air Freight

Dick Meijaard of PMT Cargo Security discusses the options and obstacles of scanning airfreight by X-ray machine, and his plans to launch his company’s own research project into the most effective methods.

When screening airfreight packed in barrels, we face …


CargoMagazine: Customs Schiphol Cargo

The Netherlands is a trading nation. In terms of distribution, it is the Gateway to Europe. Huge quantities of goods pass through the Netherlands every day. Dutch customs is responsible for supervising all cross-border movements of goods. Last year, Dutch …