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AirCArgo AsiA-PACifiC • AUGUST-SEPTEMBER 2015 • Page 7 Page 14 • AIRCARGO ASIA-PACIFIC • MAY 2012 • Cargo 2000 compliant pro-active • eBookings direct to airline systems, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week • Host-to-Host connections and web based solutions master and house waybill data submission (FWB & FHL) to airlines and CTOs • Message reporting tools • Interactive flight schedules real time • Track and trace shipments multiple carriers at one time from one place • Cargo 2000 compliant pro-active shipment monitoring ONE NETWORK, GLOBAL REACH FIRST quarter gains this year have softened a cargo dip at Amsterdam Airport Schiphol’s top two markets. The gains have resulted in the airport’s total cargo throughput holding up well, to end three per cent below the 2011 figure of 358,220 tonnes. Asian traffic for January-March this year was down 15 per cent on the same period in 2011 at 129,974 tonnes. Although the region continued to dominate Schiphol’s traffic, its share of the total fell from 40 per cent throughout 2011 to 36.3 per cent in this year’s first quarter. Meanwhile, But cargo tonnages between Schiphol and the European, Middle East and Latin American markets all showed healthy growth in the first quarter of 2012, largely offsetting the weak performance elsewhere. European imports and exports rose 53 per cent to 29,223 tonnes, while Middle East cargo totalled 43,973 tonnes - up 5.1 per cent - and Latin American tonnages in- creased six per cent to 44,139 tonnes. Freighter aircraft movements through Schiphol from January to March grew to 3765 - up two per cent on 2011. This was despite the cessation of Jade and other carriers’ freighter services in December and January. “Weakness in Asian traffic, which is our largest market, continues to impact overall tonnages through Schiphol,” said Enno Osinga, Schiphol Cargo senior vice president. “However, we have made good gains on other routes, and this growth has largely offset the 15 per cent decline in Asian business - resulting in a more respectable dip in total tonnage.” “Our aim for 2012 is to spread our business base more evenly, so that falls in individual markets have less impact. We are also examining ways of encour- aging increased export business in collaboration with our cargo commu- nity,” said Osinga. “Despite a poor start to 2012 with traffic down 11 per cent in January, we have now made up most of the lost ground, and beaten our strong 2010 results by a small margin. But, with continuing market unrest in Europe and the US impacting global air cargo flows, we are expecting the year to continue as it has started, with throughput slightly down on 2011.” Asia and America down, but other Q1 markets improve for Schiphol North American traffic, down three per cent to 66,045 tonnes, took second place with 18.4 per cent of the total. Weakness in Asia traffic hurting Schiphol. Geodis man wins Bali trip MohAMMeD Khan from Geodis Melbourne was the lucky winner of a Garuda Indonesia Cargo raffle for Victoria and Tasmania cargo agents. Khan won two tickets MeL-DPS-MeL with two nights’ accommodation at the horizon hotel Seminyak, Bali. Picture drawing the winner is Joe haddad, Garuda Indonesia Cargo manager Australia with colleagues Lia and Stacey. ABF gifts five detector dogs to Indonesia THE AUSTRALiAn Border Force (ABF) has gifted five detector dogs to its indonesian counterpart as part of a broader strategic program of co-operation to better protect each country’s borders. ABF commissioner Roman Quaed- vlieg formally presented the dogs to the directorate general of Customs and Excise (DGCE) at a ceremony in Jakarta. The commissioner also met with the newly appointed director general of DGCE, Heru Pambudi. “The DGCE is a key strategic part- ner for the ABF in the fight against trans-national crime, including drug trafficking, the movement of illicit tobacco and other controlled goods,” said Quaedvlieg. The dogs will provide a valuable boost to the DGCE’s plans to expand the capability and reach of its k9 unit across the country. Quaedvlieg said ongoing co-op- eration with DGCE on a range of additional Customs, trade and law enforcement issues would be the subject of the next Customs-to-Cus- toms talks in Fremantle, Australia in november, to be attended by senior officers from both agencies. “The ABF already maintains a permanent post in Jakarta to further co-operation with DGCE and other key partner agencies in indonesia – and that relationship continues to pay dividends,” said Quaedvlieg. The ABF is working with DGCE to target risks posed by small craft movements between indonesia and Australia. An information-sharing arrangement is currently under way and the ABF has also delivered train- ing in vessel search techniques and small craft movement risk assess- ment to its indonesian counterparts.