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August 01, 2017

Amsterdam Schiphol sets new air cargo record

Cargo volumes at Amsterdam Airport Schiphol grew 8.7 per cent to a record 866,713 tonnes between January and June 2017, up from 797,069 tonnes during the same period in 2016.

Europe's third busiest hub welcomed an additional 153 full freighter flights in the first half of the year, making a total number of 8,954 freight ATMs, and handled a record 148,765 tonnes in June, up 9.8 per cent on June 2016 figures of 135,528 tonnes.

Volumes to the Far East grew to 27,706 tonnes in June 2017, up 15 per cent on June 2016 figures of 24,091 tonnes, with inbound Far East volumes reaching 26,511 tonnes in the same month, up 14.1 per cent on June 2016 figures of 23,230 tonnes.

Half-year figures for the Far East were 154,866 tonnes for outbound, up 12.2 per cent on the same period in 2016, with inbound figures at 149,836 tonnes, up 8.3 per cent on the same period in 2016.

Schiphol's biggest market is Europe, with June 2017 inbound volumes at 11,217 tonnes, up 25 per cent on 2016, and June 2017 outbound figures at 11,450 tonnes, up 41.8 per cent on June 2016 figures.

Europe inbound figures for January to June 2017 were 60,320 tonnes, up 29.1 per cent on the same period in 2016, with Europe outbound figures at 61,641 tonnes from January to June 2017, up 39.2 per cent on the first half of 2016.

North American imports were up 1.7 per cent in June 2017 to 12,278 tonnes, suggesting a turnaround on the overall dip of 6.3 per cent year-on-year for January to June 2017 to 72,739 during the year to date overall.

Exports to the region continued to rise with an 0.8 per cent year-on-year increase to 14,208 tonnes in June 2017 compared to June 2016 figures of 14,099 tonnes, building on a 10.5 per cent increase from 74,556 tonnes in the first six months of 2016, to 82,379 tonnes for the January to June 2017 period.

Source: Schiphol