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January 25, 2023

Schiphol has appointed a new head of cargo as it looks to further shore up air freight focus at the airport.


In its announcement, Schiphol said as of March 2023, Joost van Doesburg will be Head of Cargo at Royal Schiphol Group.


He will succeed Anne Marie van Hemert, who will be continuing her career outside of Royal Schiphol Group as of February.

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Joost van Doesburg (Source: Schiphol Group)

"His appointment is in line with the wishes of Air Cargo Netherlands (ACN) to appoint a dedicated Head of Cargo who is firmly positioned in the Schiphol organisation," the announcement said, adding that Van Doesburg will focus entirely on cargo.


Schiphol also noted van Doesburg's "extensive experience" in the air cargo sector, noting that the new head of cargo is "very well-informed about everything going on at and around Schiphol."


"Van Doesburg will focus on ensuring that cargo retains an important position at Schiphol. But he and his team will also focus on key long-term developments for the air cargo chain, such as the development of Schiphol South-East into Cargo City, the construction of a future-oriented Port Community System and the Smart Cargo Mainport Programme," the announcement added.


Focus on air cargo expansion


Patricia Vitalis, director of airport operations and Aviation Partnerships at Royal Schiphol Group, noted that cargo is "hugely important" for Schiphol and the Netherlands.


"We are convinced that Joost will successfully represent the interests of the air cargo sector," Vitalis added.

 After seven years, I am returning to the fascinating world of air cargo full of enthusiasm and to a great position: Head of Cargo at Royal Schiphol Group. Together with the air cargo community at Schiphol, I want to start working on accelerating innovation, sustainability and customer experience to strengthen Schiphol's position as Europe's preferred airport.
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