Amsterdam Airport Schiphol’s cargo hub is where carriers, forwarders, handling agents and airlines come together. That requires streamlined processes, not least in the areas of connectivity and safety. At the same time, Schiphol has a clear goal: to eliminate CO2 emissions from its aviation processes by 2030. How will the cargo community develop in the coming years, what does the future hold and how are we preparing for it? Anne Marie van Hemert, Head of Aviation Business Development and Olaf van Reeden, Cargo Partnerships Director discuss the challenges ahead.
Deeds not words
As Head of Aviation Business Development, Anne Marie is involved in both the passenger and cargo sides of Amsterdam Airport Schiphol (AAS). “Cargo has a ‘walk the walk, don’t talk the talk’ mentality. I like that.”
Anne Marie gives lead to three teams: Cargonaut, Airline and Cargo Partnerships (ACP) and Forecast, Analysis and Capacity Management (FACT). Her colleague Olaf is Cargo Partnerships Director, member of the ACP-team. “We’re the link between Schiphol and the cargo airlines, as well as a number of co-makers,” he explains. “Co-makers are all the links in the cargo chain at Schiphol, the parties which play a role in transport and handling.”