Schiphol cargo up 6.7% in 2014

The year 2014 was another solid year for Amsterdam Airport Schiphol’s cargo traffic, beating 2013 by 6.7 per cent.


Schiphol cargo up 6.7% in 2014


The year 2014 was another solid year for Amsterdam Airport Schiphol’s cargo traffic, beating 2013 by 6.7 per cent. The final quarter of the year was once again its strongest, maintaining the classic lastquarter- peak pattern that was the norm before the 2008 global recession. Total tonnage in October-December 2014 was 422,112 – an increase of three per cent on the same period in 2013.

Contributing to the strong showing, Europe was up 11.6 per cent, Latin America was up seven per cent, Africa increased 4.8 per cent and North America grew 6.4 per cent. Asia fell by one per cent in the quarter, while the Middle East saw a 1.7 per cent reduction. Freighter movements grew to a total of 4304, up three per cent on 2013’s final three months.

For the year as a whole, tonnage was up 6.7 per cent to 1,633,195. Freighter movements in 2014 totalled 16,568 – a growth of six per cent on 2013, with a peak in movements in October and November.

Schiphol’s traffic continued to be dominated by Asia (38.84 per cent, slightly down on 2013) and North America (17.8 per cent of the total, up on 2013). The Middle East accounted for 12.9 per cent, Latin America rose to 4th place with 10.27 per cent share, Africa fell to 5th place with 10.75 per cent, and Europe accounted for 9.45 per cent of total tonnage. Imports grew to 51.51 per cent of all traffic, up from 50.58 per cent in 2013.