‘Milk Run’ by Schiphol
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.