Sunday May 1, 2016, it was exactly one year ago that the Milkrun started. At that time with one ground handler, one transporter and three freight forwarders. Now, one year later, there are more than 16 participants in the Milkrun. After one year the first results can be analyzed. The Milkrun brings a lot of benefits: the waiting times at the ground handler are reduced drastically, significant reduction of truck movements at the ground handler (over 40%), more efficient use of trucks (load factor doubled), and less fuel consumption what results in environmentally friendly transportation (over 30% CO2 reduction).

On May 1, 2015 the Milkrun pilot went live with the first participants; Bos Logistics, DHL, Menzies, Nippon and Panalpina. The focus was initially on the loose cargo flow. It appeared rather quickly that the ULD-transport flow is also suitable for the Milkrun. The initial results were positive; waiting times are reduced drastically, load factor has doubled and the number of truck movements are reduced between handler and forwarder. In September, 2015 Rhenus, DB Schenker, ITG, UTi, VCK Logistics, NBK, Fast Forward Freight and Quick Cargo Services joined the Milkrun. In addition, the youngest participants, Swissport and R. Nagel Transport joined since February 1st, 2016 and Ceva Logistics joined the Milkrun on April 1st, 2016 resulting in 16 Milkrun participants in total.

With the accession of Schiphol Cargo as partner the importance of the Milkrun is underlined. Moreover, TNO is involved to support the performance reports and analysis. Air Cargo Book is also a major contributor in the development of the portal, in the first period with Cargonaut, now in direct command of the participants who are a member of ACN.

In total there are 2481 Milkruns driven in the past year. By combining cleverly there were as many as 2915 truck movements savings. A caveat to this is that milkrun sometimes more often comes to a freight forwarder while the freight forwarder would have fewer cargo pick-ups during a day. The savings on the number of Milkrun trucks also means 2915 fewer trucks movements at the participating ground handlers and 2915 fewer drives at the counter. The load factor has doubled compared to last year, from 2.5 tons per truck to 5.2 tons per truck. Finally, there is achieved a CO2 reduction of 30% on average).