Schiphol Cargo and Schiphol Airport Merge Departments
The new division of Aviation Marketing and Cargo will be formally launched on April 1st, 2018 and will be headed up by Ms. Maaike van der Windt. To further support the development of the division former head of Schiphol Cargo, Mr. Jonas van Stekelenburg will assist before leaving Schiphol this summer.
Mr. Van Stekelenburg said “The new department puts cargo at the heart of our airport and the teams will benefit from the combined expertise and the synergies this will bring.”
The new head of the division Maaike Van der Windt has over 20 years’ experience in the aviation sector and joined Schiphol last year as Group as Head of Aviation Marketing. Ms. Van der Windt has previously worked at Brisbane Airport, Australia in various senior management roles.
Ms. Van der Windt said, “The new structure will ensure that cargo is robustly represented in the future. Furthermore, we recognize the importance of belly capacity beside full freight capacity and aligning cargo with passenger network and business development ensures we optimize opportunities.”
Ms. Van der Windt will report to the Chief Commercial Officer (CCO) of Schiphol Airport, André van der Berg. Mr. Van der Berg said on the new merger, “Cargo is important to Schiphol and aligning the departments in this way ensures that we can continue to develop our service quality for our freight community,” said Mr. Van der Berg. “I would like to thank Jonas for his dedication to Schiphol Cargo, his pursuit of enhanced ground operations, and for driving digital efforts under the Smart Cargo Mainport Program.”
During his time as head of cargo Mr. Van Stekelenburg devised numerous and varied digital solutions regarding shipments, these included advanced customs data, trucking data, shipment data and flower production.
Mr. Van Stekelenburg further added, “I really enjoyed working with everybody in the cargo and aviation industry. Cargo is not difficult but – because of the many players and the many aspects of shipments – can be quite complex. Solving these puzzles is a real joy. I look forward to starting a new challenge as of the summer, making good use of the experience gained at Schiphol.”