Brussels Airport to restructure and expand cargo team

By Damian Brett

Nathan De Valck

Brussels Airport has centralised the entire responsibility of all activities in the cargo zone within the cargo business unit and it is also looking to expand the team.

The new structure results in the cargo unit overseeing all operational, financial, commercial and real-estate cargo activities in addition to its existing responsibilities.

The unit will remain under the leadership of Steven Polmans, previously head of cargo, who was appointed director cargo and logistics at the end of last year.

“[Over the] last months a new structure was drawn up to manage all existing and additional activities and as a result,” Brussels Airport said. “The cargo team will be significantly expanded with new and adapted functions.”

In line with this, Nathan De Valck will take up the new role of head of product and network development, reporting in to Polmans.

He will be responsible, with his team, for all business development and key account activities for airlines, forwarders and shippers as well as the further development of the various specialisations and products such as pharma, perishables, animal transport and e-commerce.

In the coming months, the cargo and logistics team will be further strengthened with, among others, a head of cargo real estate, business analyst, parc services manager and an operations manager.

“These reinforcements confirm the importance of cargo for the airport and the clear commitment to further develop Brussels Airport as a leading logistics platform in Europe,” Brussels Airport said.

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Damian Brett

Damian Brett
I have been writing about the freight and logistics industry since 2007 when I joined International Freighting Weekly to cover the shipping sector. After a stint in PR, I have gone on to work for Containerisation International and Lloyds List - where I was editor of container shipping - before joining Air Cargo News in 2015. Contact me on [email protected]