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    ROYAL SCHIPHOL GROUP TAKES FULL OWNERSHIP OF AIRPORT CARGO INFORMATION PLATFORM CARGONAUT


    Schiphol will modernise and relaunch Cargonaut’s Port Community System incorporating recommendations from the cargo community

    Amsterdam, the Netherlands, Monday 2nd November 2020 – Royal Schiphol Group has acquired additional shares in Cargonaut B.V and now has full ownership. Cargonaut,  which was incepted in 1986, is responsible for information provision across the airport’s cargo community.

    Getting ready for the future

    Schiphol will renew Cargonaut’s Port Community System (PCS), incorporating suggestions from its users and futureproofing it for the cargo community.

    The modernisation will take place over the next two years, with all current services and processes remaining as they are until the new IT system is fully operational.

    “With the new system that Cargonaut and Schiphol Group are building we will be ready for the future and able to further innovate and exchange information,” said Jonas van Stekelenburg, Interim Chief Executive Officer, Cargonaut.

    “We are replacing the current deprecated system, but we are also improving it: the new PCS will make it easier for cargo parties to communicate with one another, as well as with the Government.

    “Moreover, it will enable the sector to handle the expected increase in e-commerce clearances.”

    Increasing predictability in the supply chain

    The move will strengthen the airport cargo community’s relationship with Dutch Customs, which under the Dutch Government’s Digital Transport Strategy, is seeking to work more closely with companies such as Schiphol who fulfil a public Mainport function.

    “The cargo community will benefit from this transition, it will make the supply chain more predictable and it will strengthen Schiphol’s competitive advantage,” said Miriam Hoekstra – van der Deen, Head of Airport Operations.

    “I would like to take this opportunity of thanking Maaike van der Windt, who worked hard to make this happen over the last two years.”

    “Proper data sharing ensures smooth cargo handling, from which efficiency in the chain will increase,” Sjoerd Blűm, Chief Information Officer and Director IT and Data at Schiphol added; “We will be inviting community members to share their vision regarding their future needs and functionalities for the system and we will keep sharing important milestones as the project progresses.”

    Digital Transport Strategy

    The Dutch Ministry of Infrastructure and Water Management together with Dutch Customs are adopting new requirements for data exchange as part of the Digital Transport Strategy for freight transport.

    One focus is the creation of a single Basic Data Infrastructure (BDI) for the digitisation of all forms of freight transport in the Netherlands and Cargonaut’s system will be an important building block for this.

    Within the BDI, logistics companies retain ownership of the data they generate, and they can share this data in a controlled and, where necessary, protected environment.

    ENDS

    About Amsterdam Airport Schiphol

    Schiphol is Europe’s fourth largest air cargo hub, and welcomed 1.57 million tonnes of cargo in 2019.

    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 innovations.

    Schiphol and its cargo community launched Pharma Gateway Amsterdam that offers a CEIV-certified, closed and transparent pharma airport process.

    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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    ROYAL SCHIPHOL GROUP TAKES FULL OWNERSHIP OF AIRPORT CARGO INFORMATION PLATFORM CARGONAUT

    Schiphol will modernise and relaunch Cargonaut’s Port Community System incorporating recommendations from the cargo community

    Amsterdam, the Netherlands, Monday 2nd November 2020 – Royal Schiphol Group has acquired additional shares in Cargonaut B.V and now has full ownership. Cargonaut,  which was incepted in 1986, is responsible for information provision across the airport’s cargo community.

    Getting ready for the future

    Schiphol will renew Cargonaut’s Port Community System (PCS), incorporating suggestions from its users and futureproofing it for the cargo community.

    The modernisation will take place over the next two years, with all current services and processes remaining as they are until the new IT system is fully operational.

    “With the new system that Cargonaut and Schiphol Group are building we will be ready for the future and able to further innovate and exchange information,” said Jonas van Stekelenburg, Interim Chief Executive Officer, Cargonaut.

    “We are replacing the current deprecated system, but we are also improving it: the new PCS will make it easier for cargo parties to communicate with one another, as well as with the Government.

    “Moreover, it will enable the sector to handle the expected increase in e-commerce clearances.” 

    Increasing predictability in the supply chain

    The move will strengthen the airport cargo community’s relationship with Dutch Customs, which under the Dutch Government’s Digital Transport Strategy, is seeking to work more closely with companies such as Schiphol who fulfil a public Mainport function.

    “The cargo community will benefit from this transition, it will make the supply chain more predictable and it will strengthen Schiphol’s competitive advantage,” said Miriam Hoekstra – van der Deen, Head of Airport Operations.

    “I would like to take this opportunity of thanking Maaike van der Windt, who worked hard to make this happen over the last two years.”

    Digital Transport Strategy

    The Dutch Ministry of Infrastructure and Water Management together with Dutch Customs are adopting new requirements for data exchange as part of the Digital Transport Strategy for freight transport.

    One focus is the creation of a single Basic Data Infrastructure (BDI) for the digitisation of all forms of freight transport in the Netherlands and Cargonaut’s system will be an important building block for this.

    Within the BDI, logistics companies retain ownership of the data they generate, and they can share this data in a controlled and, where necessary, protected environment.

    ENDS

    About Amsterdam Airport Schiphol

    Schiphol is Europe’s fourth largest air cargo hub, and welcomed 1.57 million tonnes of cargo in 2019.

    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 innovations.

    Schiphol and its cargo community launched Pharma Gateway Amsterdam that offers a CEIV-certified, closed and transparent pharma airport process.

    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