Amsterdam Airport Schiphol’s new Aviation Marketing and Cargo Division has appointed Bart Pouwels as the head of its cargo team, effective April 1, 2018.
Pouwels, who is currently director of business development of cargo, will report directly to Maaike van der Windt, head of the Aviation Marketing and Cargo Division at Schiphol.
“I am dedicated to air freight and am looking forward to using my experience to ensure the value of air cargo at Schiphol is recognized now and in the future,” said Pouwels.
Pouwels has been with Amsterdam Airport Schiphol since 2008 and has almost 20 years of experience in air freight, starting his career with Jet Services as key account manager and moving to DHL, where he spent 10 years as industry manager of express and freight.
During his time with the Schiphol Cargo team, he has worked on projects involving slot allocation, aeronautical affairs and airline account management. He has also played a key role in digitalizing the perishables and cool chain cargo flows at Schiphol, such as the recent data sharing initiative by the Holland Flower Alliance.
“Bart is a valuable part of the cargo team, and he, together with Saskia van Pelt and Ferry van der Ent, will continue to focus and support the air cargo industry and continue our cargo community initiatives,” said van der Windt. “Our (cargo) mission remains to connect the Netherlands and to shape Europe’s smartest cargo hub. Integrating cargo into a bigger division will put cargo closer to the heart of our organization as it increases its proximity to the airport’s management board.”
The new department, which will be in place on April 1, 2018, will be made up of five teams, consisting of cargo, route and business development, traffic analysis and forecasting, marketing and communications, and customer experience, according to Schiphol.