Air Transport Services in The Netherlands

Air Transport Services in The Netherlands

One of the important advantages of starting a company in The Netherlands, is the excellent infrastructure. Many of INCO’s customers rely on the Port of Rotterdam, or of the great international airport of Schiphol. 
Only a few international airports in the aviation world, have both successful passenger as well as cargo operations. Amsterdam Airport Schiphol is one of them.

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In 2010 1,5 tons of cargo were transported via Amsterdam Airport Schiphol, placing it third within Europe. Globally, Schiphol is ranked 17th for cargo, making it one of the leading cargo airports in the world.

Frankfurt

2,199

Airport Cargo

(x 1,000 tons)

Paris (CdG)

2,177

Amsterdam

1,512

London (LHR)

1,473

Luxembourg

705

Leipzieg

663

Cologne

644

Liege

639

Brussels

476

Milan

422

Source: Amsterdam Airport Schiphol

Amsterdam Airport Schiphol is optimally situated at about three hours' flying time from all points in Europe and connects 301 destinations in 99 countries. Only a 15-minute drive from Amsterdam City Center, the airport is also one of the most accessible in Europe, with modern road, rail and air links, offering connections via private or public transport to cities in several countries. The High Speed Railway Line (HSL), which stops at Schiphol as well as

Amsterdam center, will reduce travel time to other major European hubs such as Brussels, Paris, Frankfurt and Munich by 2011. A feasibility study is currently being conducted on a dedicated freight railway terminal directly south of the cargo areas to plan options for ongoing air cargo transport by fast lane or high speed rail.

At Amsterdam Airport Schiphol, over 200 international logistics service providers, hauliers, forwarding agents and integrators provide fast, professional services. Amsterdam Airport Schiphol boasts 525,000m2 of cargo

warehouses, of which 60% with direct airside access and airside access for logistics service providers. And Schiphol continues to grow. The additional 85,000 m2 under construction for cargo processing will increase total cargo space to 460,000 m2 by 2015. The Amsterdam Airport Area is home to several industrial and commercial clusters that have chosen to establish themselves prominently in the region because of its mercantile traditions,

expertise, know-how and logistics credentials. Some examples are; aerospace, perishables, fashion, high tech, medtech, etc.


Asia and North America are Amsterdam Airport Shiphol's most important markets for total air cargo volume transported to and from these regions. Inbound cargo volumes are 47% and 15% respectively.

Inbound cargo Amsterdam Airport Schiphol: 2010 annual totals per continent

Asia

370.7

Continent Annual totals 2010

 (x 1,000 tons)

North America

120.1

Africa

107.5

Latin America

92.3

Middle East

63.7

Europe

36.6

Source: Amsterdam Airport Schiphol

Schiphol has been honored with numerous awards as best cargo airport thanks to the high 

quality of its cargo facilities and its efficient cargo transfer process, as best passenger airport thanks to its customer orientation and in the category best airport website thanks to its user-friendly environment and abundance of relevant passenger and airport visitor information, and range of language options.

In addition to Amsterdam Airport Schiphol, the Netherlands boasts 4 regional airports, which are of national importance. These airports are a vital link in the international (passenger and/or cargo) network of the Netherlands with the rest of the world.

  • Maastricht Aachen Airport

  • Eindhoven Airport

  • Rotterdam - The Hague Airport

  • Groningen Airport Eelde

Schiphol

1,512,251

Airports 2010 

 Freight transported (in tons)

Maastricht

61,975

Eindhoven

351

Rotterdam

21

Groningen

0

 

If you are active in the Dutch trading business (import and export), or you are planning to start a Dutch BV in The Netherlands which will focus on transportation services, our team can assist you in this process.

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