Samskip incorporates air freight division

2021/05/10 at 8:29 AM

Dutch logistics provider Samskip has soared into the air. The company with multimodal portfolio incorporated an air freight division. Samskip Air will boost the company’s stance in exporting Scandinavian fishery products and will develop its global logistics solutions.

Samskip has a strong multimodal footprint across Europe. The Dutch company provides a well-developed network of rail, road, shortsea and inland waterway connections. It will generate an annual container traffic of 850,000 TEU, as well as sizeable general, breakbulk and project cargo volumes.

Since 1 May, Samskip is offering air freight delivery to the customers. To this end, the Dutch company put into operation its dedicated division, Samskip Air, which is headquartered at Schiphol Airport. The new subsidiary will work to increase the company’s air freight volumes, establish new routes and develop multimodal synergy with other Samskip logistics services.

Skilful management

Samskip Air is headed by Hans Blauw, a skilful manager with a big background in the European logistics. He took the executive posts in KLM, Hellman Worldwide, FedEx, TNT and ALM (Aircraft Load Management). Before joining Samskip as Airfreight Manager, he has been working for Fairways Group to support Aeroméxico and DHL Aviation. Hans Blauw will report to Mon Verstegen, general manager for freight forwarding at Samskip Logistics.

“Hans’s track record speaks for itself and we are delighted to welcome him aboard as the entrepreneurial engine driving Samskip Air. We look forward to consolidating our leading logistics role in Scandinavian fisheries exports and working with our global offices to develop other volumes and links at other airports”, Mon Verstegen said.

More details

Samskip will soon deliver more details about its air freight business. “In the weeks ahead, we will be presenting Samskip Air and explaining how, as a major transport group, Samskip has the negotiating power that works to the advantage of its airfreight customers and the support network to de-risk the air freight supply chain”, Samskip’s general manager summed up.

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