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AMSTERDAM AIRPORT SCHIPHOL AND CARGONAUT START USING UPGRADED PORT COMMUNITY SYSTEM


The airport community software delivers enhanced transparency between both internal and external stakeholders

Amsterdam, the Netherlands, Tuesday 13th February: Amsterdam Airport Schiphol (Schiphol) has launched the upgraded version of its Port Community System (PCS) after four years’ of collaborative development with its fully owned cargo information platform, Cargonaut.

The PCS is a single tech platform for information and data exchange between all internal cargo stakeholders at Schiphol and external authorities such as Customs.

The improvements deliver faster data processing, greater transparency and full compliance with the latest IATA standards and guidelines.

“By upgrading specific parts of the PCS, the system is more robust and future-proof. This means we can continue to safely ensure the smooth import and export of a large amount of cargo,” said Joost van Doesburg, Head of Cargo, Schiphol.

Careful development has meant that the PCS is fully future proofed being able to integrate upcoming tech as it evolves.

Later this year, for example, the Secure Import System is scheduled for implementation. The system informs forwarders when an import shipment is ready for collection by an air cargo handler, at the same time cross referencing data to improve security.

Work is also underway on the Truck Visited Management System to significantly improve and streamline waiting times for cargo deliveries and collections.

“The upgraded system facilitates the use of new technologies, including API Connections (software), XML (data migration) and the OneRecord data model. This model allows air cargo partners within this digital ecosystem to exchange data easily and transparently,” said Marco van Katwijk, Head of Cargonaut.

“We are currently carrying out a migration of the first clients to the updated PCS.”

Schiphol has been the sole owner of Cargonaut since 1st November 2020, and was a co-founder at its inception in 1986.

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About Amsterdam Airport Schiphol  

Schiphol is Europe’s fourth largest air cargo hub and welcomed 1.66 million tonnes of cargo in 2021.  

Schiphol initiates and co-creates smart cargo solutions to help the airfreight community excel at Amsterdam Airport Schiphol. One such initiative is the Smart Cargo Mainport Program (SCMP) in which Schiphol, together with supply chain partners, aims to integrate data and digitalise the air cargo supply chain by optimising landside processes and launching new sustainable innovations.   

Schiphol and its cargo community launched Pharma Gateway Amsterdam that offers a CEIV-certified, closed, and transparent pharma airport process, and launched Vaccines Gateway Netherlands to ensure safe, secure, and swift transportation of the COVID-19 vaccines from manufacturer to end-user.  

Schiphol, together with KLM Cargo and Royal FloraHolland, are the founding fathers of the Holland Flower Alliance. An initiative formed to optimise the logistics of the floricultural supply chain in East Africa and South America. The alliance focuses on the smooth transportation of flowers and plants from growers to wholesalers and is dedicated to the pursuit of innovation and sustainability in the floral supply chain. 

To find out more about initiatives by Schiphol Cargo follow our LinkedIn page or visit schiphol.com/cargo 

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AMSTERDAM AIRPORT SCHIPHOL AND CARGONAUT START USING UPGRADED PORT COMMUNITY SYSTEM

The airport community software delivers enhanced transparency between both internal and external stakeholders

Amsterdam, the Netherlands, Tuesday 13th February: Amsterdam Airport Schiphol (Schiphol) has launched the upgraded version of its Port Community System (PCS) after four years’ of collaborative development with its fully owned cargo information platform, Cargonaut.

The PCS is a single tech platform for information and data exchange between all internal cargo stakeholders at Schiphol and external authorities such as Customs.

The improvements deliver faster data processing, greater transparency and full compliance with the latest IATA standards and guidelines.

“By upgrading specific parts of the PCS, the system is more robust and future-proof. This means we can continue to safely ensure the smooth import and export of a large amount of cargo,” said Joost van Doesburg, Head of Cargo, Schiphol.

Careful development has meant that the PCS is fully future proofed being able to integrate upcoming tech as it evolves.

Later this year, for example, the Secure Import System is scheduled for implementation. The system informs forwarders when an import shipment is ready for collection by an air cargo handler, at the same time cross referencing data to improve security.

Work is also underway on the Truck Visited Management System to significantly improve and streamline waiting times for cargo deliveries and collections.

“The upgraded system facilitates the use of new technologies, including API Connections (software), XML (data migration) and the OneRecord data model. This model allows air cargo partners within this digital ecosystem to exchange data easily and transparently,” said Marco van Katwijk, Head of Cargonaut.

“We are currently carrying out a migration of the first clients to the updated PCS.”

Schiphol has been the sole owner of Cargonaut since 1st November 2020, and was a co-founder at its inception in 1986.

For further information please visit schiphol.nl/en/cargo

About Amsterdam Airport Schiphol  

Schiphol is Europe’s fourth largest air cargo hub and welcomed 1.66 million tonnes of cargo in 2021.  

Schiphol initiates and co-creates smart cargo solutions to help the airfreight community excel at Amsterdam Airport Schiphol. One such initiative is the Smart Cargo Mainport Program (SCMP) in which Schiphol, together with supply chain partners, aims to integrate data and digitalise the air cargo supply chain by optimising landside processes and launching new sustainable innovations.   

Schiphol and its cargo community launched Pharma Gateway Amsterdam that offers a CEIV-certified, closed, and transparent pharma airport process, and launched Vaccines Gateway Netherlands to ensure safe, secure, and swift transportation of the COVID-19 vaccines from manufacturer to end-user.  

Schiphol, together with KLM Cargo and Royal FloraHolland, are the founding fathers of the Holland Flower Alliance. An initiative formed to optimise the logistics of the floricultural supply chain in East Africa and South America. The alliance focuses on the smooth transportation of flowers and plants from growers to wholesalers and is dedicated to the pursuit of innovation and sustainability in the floral supply chain. 

To find out more about initiatives by Schiphol Cargo follow our LinkedIn page or visit schiphol.com/cargo