Mixed Results for Schiphol Cargo

The mid-year figures at Schiphol Cargo, showed an increase in belly cargo but the slot restrictions continue to impact overall volume. It was reported that there was a 2.3 per cent volume increase in belly cargo figures, as China and the US remain the strongest markets, and an extension of the network leads to growth in Latin America


 

The mid-year figures at Schiphol Cargo, showed an increase in belly cargo but the slot restrictions continue to impact overall volume. It was reported that there was a 2.3 per cent volume increase in belly cargo figures, as China and the US remain the strongest markets, and an extension of the network leads to growth in Latin America

 

The mid-year figures show overall freighter volume has decreased by 2.7 per cent to 843,842 tonnes, compared with 2017, due to a 9.4 per cent decrease in full freighter air transport movements (ATMs) and the ongoing restrictions on slot availability.

 

“The mid-year figures reflect our expectations for a decrease in overall freighter ATMs as we continue to face capacity constraints,” said Maaike van der Windt, Director Aviation Marketing, Cargo and Customer Experience (ACC).

 

“However, the increase in belly volume is a positive development for Schiphol Cargo due to a slight growth in passenger flights since last year, and an expanded network across Latin America.

 

“Shanghai remains our main destination through the continued increase in e-Commerce in China, reaching more than 31,000 tonnes in the first six months of 2018, followed by the US with more than 22,000 tonnes.”