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AirCArgo AsiA-PACifiC • FEBRUARY-MARCH 2015 • Page 9 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. TIACA Cool Chain Association link talk fests TIACA will hold its Executive Summit with The Cool Chain Association’s Perishables Conference during the week of the 18 May in Miami, USA. Air cargo executives attending both events at the Conrad Hotel in Miami, will benefit from discounted registration rates. The Cool Chain Association is hosting its conference, called Improv- ing The Perishable Air Cargo Supply Chain, 18-19 May 2015. TIACA is holding its Executive Sum- mit, which will have a focus on Supply Chain Strategies for Latin America, from the 19-21 May. “There is a great deal of synergy Green light for Brisbane Airport Master Plan THE Australian federal government has approved Brisbane Airport’s 2014 Master Plan, which sets out the airport’s strategic direction for the next 20 years. The Master Plan proposes several significant infrastructure developments at Brisbane Airport to accommodate predicted growth in passenger and air- craft movements. It provides for works associated with the new parallel runway, a regional satellite facility, upgraded terminal facilities and improved road and transport networks. In 2012–13, Brisbane Airport and busi- nesses operating on the airport precinct directly contributed A$3.3 billion (gross value added) to the Queensland economy. This is expected to increase to A$8.2 billion by 2034 and provide nearly 51,000 jobs. “The new parallel runway will be a key development for Brisbane and once com- pleted in 2020 will support the same level of capacity as Hong Kong and Singapore,” said Warren Truss, deputy prime minister and minister for Infrastructure and Regional Development. between the two events,” said Sebas- tian Scholte, chief executive of Jan de Rijk Logistics, chairman of The Cool Chain Association and on the Board of TIACA. “This is an excellent opportunity for air cargo decision makers from all parts of the supply chain to network, build business relationships and take part in high-level discussion about issues affecting our industry.” The Perishables Conference will focus on the importance of quality and efficiency and look at innovative approaches to halt modal shift, as well as providing insight into the Latin America market. TIACA’s Executive Summit will look at the challenges and opportunities in Latin America, as well as playing host to a series of panel debates and inter- active workshops on global airfreight issues.