The increase in volumes comes as volumes carried by freighters have increased, reaching 572,11 tonnes - up 23.4 per cent on the first six months of last year, reports London's Air Cargo News.
Ahead of the Covid outbreak, the airport had been approaching its capacity limit, which in particular affected freighter operations due to flight slot limitations, and the cargo team were aiming to make more of existing flights.
However, with Covid grounding many passenger flights, the airport has been able to handle more freighters. Cargo operations have also been consolidated at main hubs as space has opened up and airline networks have narrowed.
The airport said that it is working on finding a solution to the impact of slot limitations for freighters.
'The figures demonstrate that cargo remains important, not only for Schiphol and its local air freight community, but also for the economy of the Netherlands,' said Anne Marie van Hemert, head of aviation business development. 'We seek to find a joint solution to the slot issue.'
Meanwhile, Schiphol has also appointed two cargo partnership directors after finalising its latest restructure, which has led to the creation of a new aviation business development division under airport operations and aviation partnerships.
Olaf Van Reeden and David Van der Meer have joined Roos Bakker, bringing together 'all airline and cargo commercial and operational businesses at the airport'.
They report to Helene van Riemsdijk-Schouten, manager airline and cargo partnerships, who reports to Ms van Hemert.
'The future of Schiphol Cargo will be about collaboration and the cargo partnership directors are focused on re-connecting with the cargo community and moving towards the future with plenty of energy,' said Ms van Riemsdijk-Schouten.
'Our aim is to optimise top connectivity, realise state-of-the-art digitalisation, create a green airport, orchestrate seamless cargo processes, and deploy empowered partnerships.'