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Schiphol's cargo up through third quarter

By Hpanchal on October 29, 2013

The growth in cargo throughput at Amsterdam Airport Schiphol continued through the third quarter, which was up 2.6 percent year over year at 383,780 tonnes.

The quarter marked a return to the growth shown in the first quarter of 2013.

A strong September, up 3.9 percent at 130,631 tonnes, brought the total for the first nine months of 2013 to 1,120,389 tonnes – a growth of 1.6 percent over 2012. Asia continued in the top slot, with North America in the second position.

Schiphol tonnages have shown growth in five out of nine months this year.

Freighter movements continued to show a slight decline, down 0.2 percent to 1,334 in September, and 1.4 percent below 2012, at 1,447 for the year to date.

“These are pleasing figures,” Enno Osinga, Schiphol’s senior vice president cargo, said. “The general trend is positive. This is a strong performance for a major European gateway, which reflects the determined efforts of the airlines, our own team and the logistics community to continue optimizing service standards and driving growth at Amsterdam Airport Schiphol.”