Cargo fall at Schiphol

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Freight handled Amsterdam Airport Schiphol fell 3.2 per cent in the first half but the airport still reckons its doing better that its competitors.

A total of 729,174 tonnes of cargo was handed. Exports accounted for 48.7 per cent of the total, and held up slightly better than imports, which were 3.5 per cent down in the period.

Senior vice president cargo Enno Osinga said: “Although our total tonnages are slightly down on 2011, ours is the strongest performance among Europe’s top three cargo airports, and better than the entire European market which was down 4.9 per cent up to May.”

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