‘Milk Run’ by Schiphol

Cargo Talk - - International -

Milk Run–A part­ner­ship project be­tween mem­bers of the Schiphol lo­gis­tics com­mu­nity, or­gan­ised by the steer­ing com­mit­tee for­warders of Air Cargo Nether­lands, aims to op­ti­mise the in­bound sup­ply chain at Schiphol. This will also re­duce CO2 by stream­lin­ing the de­liv­ery of im­port ship­ments from han­dling agents to for­warders’ ware­houses.

Cur­rently un­der­go­ing prov­ing trails, this new con­cept will re­place for­warders’ own truck col­lec­tions from all han­dling agents, with a sin­gle de­liv­ery from the han­dling agent to mul­ti­ple for­warders’ fa­cil­i­ties. This will re­sult in re­duc­tion of truck traf­fic on and around the air­port. As truck queues will cut down, it will im­prove ser­vice for for­warders.

The launch part­ners in the new Milk Run ser­vice are DHL, Panalpina, Nip­pon Ex­press, Men­zies (as the han­dling agent tri­al­list and scheme man­ager), Bos Lo­gis­tics (which pro­vides the col­lec­tion and de­liv­ery ser­vice on be­half of Men­zies) and com­mu­nity sys­tem provider Carg­onaut. An­other 10 for­warders will take part in later tri­als.

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