Air Cargo bosses over the mooncakes
23 / 07 / 2012
DUTCH, Chinese and international air chiefs are to exchange traditional cakes and flowers to mark an historic freight deal.
Schiphol Cargo, Amsterdam, and China’s Central Customs Department with IATA have agreed a deal to launch paperless freight deliveries from the beginning of October.
In a symbolic celebration of the agreement, the group will exchange simultaneous e-freight shipments of mooncakes – a Chinese delicacy – and Dutch flowers.
The idea was one of several positive outcomes from a visit to Schiphol by the delegation from China and IATA.
The group wanted to see e-freight in action, and explore greater collaboration with Amsterdam.
Schipol Cargo director for business development, Saskia van Pelt says: “China is the world’s biggest exporter, and the single largest market for Schiphol’s logistics community.
“We cannot realise our goal to make Schiphol a paperless cargo airport without the support and involvement of China’s authorities and airlines.”