Amsterdam Schiphol and Korea’s Incheon Airport have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to co-operate in the promotion of e-freight.
The MoU requires the two airports to encourage the formulation of agreements for the use of e-freight between local parties to their supply chain.
It also provides for the exchange of e-freight knowledge and expertise between the two hubs, and paves the way for research and development into projects that will further stimulate the use of e-freight between, and from, both Schiphol and Incheon.
Both airports are Skyteam hubs.
Saskia van Pelt, Schiphol’s director of business development, cargo, says: “E-freight is a vital initiative that will strengthen the air cargo industry, improve efficiency and profitability for all parties in the supply chain, and make a significant contribution to aviation’s sustainability efforts.
“Our growth strategy is to develop e-freight on a route-by-route basis, partnering with like-minded hubs in other continents. This agreement with Incheon Airport is a significant step forward in our goals to become a paperless hub for air cargo, and Europe’s cargo gateway of choice.”
Incheon's executive vice president, Young-Geun Lee, adds: “We want to differentiate our cargo service by providing 'Fast & Easy' service to our customers.
"E-freight is the core project to achieve this goal, as it can save an average 24 hours’ lead time, and simplify the process through one-time keying of data. This also enhances data accuracy, and improves supply chain visibility.”