Schiphol Smart Cargo Program Progresses
Logistics firm Schiphol Cargo said it will launch a series of projects under the Smart Cargo Mainport Program, aimed at improving data exchange within the cargo supply chain at the Netherlands largest airport. The new projects will build on existing pilot schemes at the airport and will have access to EUR3750,000 of funding already raised from the Dutch government. Members of the Smart Cargo Program steering committee include Schiphol Cargo, KLM Cargo, Dutch Customs and Cargonaut with further from the University of Delft and Hogeschool van Amsterdam.
“This is a tangible innovation push for members of the Schiphol cargo community, aimed at realizing efficiencies, reducing costs, and enhancing services. The insight and learning we are gaining from the program is open to all Schiphol cargo community members and we are seeking more projects and asking for more innovative ideas,” said Jonas van Stekelenburg, head of cargo, Schiphol Cargo. The program is focused on improving cargo flows and data sharing by encouraging cooperation between the different parties in the supply chain.
Photo: Schiphol Airport.