Schiphol and Atlanta airports to collaborate on cargo in trade alliance
AMSTERDAM Airport Schiphol has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport to promote cargo and investment between Atlanta and Amsterdam
AMSTERDAM Airport Schiphol has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport to promote cargo and investment between Atlanta and Amsterdam.
The MoU between the two air cargo hubs was announced at Air Cargo Europe, which is currently taking place in Munich, Germany, alongside the transport logistic trade fair.
The agreement will see an exchange of data between the two cargo hubs in order to facilitate end-to-end planning and capacity optimisation, extend the benefits of the Amsterdam Cargo Community system to Atlanta, and boost trade flows between the respective air cargo gateways.
'This collaborative agreement will enable us to promote the benefits of strengthening the Netherlands as a gateway to Europe, and Atlanta Airport as a gateway to the Atlantic, the Midwest, and the South of the US,' said Bart Pouwels, head of cargo at Amsterdam Airport Schiphol.
'Not only is this good news for Amsterdam by expanding our Cargo Community with Atlanta, but it will also benefit the economy of the Netherlands by establishing Schiphol's hub role,' he said.
From September this year and throughout 2020, the two airport operators will work on the formation of an Atlanta Cargo Network, with the aim to increase exports from Atlanta to Amsterdam of agricultural and manufacturing goods produced in Georgia.