Monday 26th Jun 2017 - Logistics Manager

Schiphol invests in pharma warning system

Schiphol airport is developing an early warning system for pharma shippers, using a one million euro subsidy to fund data collection and monitoring of Pharma Gateway Amsterdam shipments to identify exceptions such as temperature incursions.

This data will then be used to design a model to alert shippers when there has been an issue with their consignment.

Jonas van Stekelenburg, cargo director at Schiphol, said: “Pharma shippers are asking for more visibility so they can have confidence that their sensitive cargo is being handled safely through the supply chain and find solutions if there are issues such as temperature incursions.

“This research will enable us to develop a system capable of stepping up to those challenges.”

Schiphol has teamed up with Air France KLM Cargo, Cargonaut, and PGA members for the project, which starts this month with results expected later this year.

The funding has been awarded by the Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research, and TKI Dinalog, the Dutch Institute for Advanced Logistics.