Samskip has established a dedicated airfreight business based out of Schiphol airport in the Netherlands.

Samskip Air will be tasked with handling the company’s growing airfreight volumes, establishing new routes and developing opportunities for cooperation with Samskip’s pan-European multimodal network. The company said that its ‘one stop shop’ logistics options generate 850,000 teu in container traffic each year, as well as sizeable general, breakbulk and project cargo volumes.

Hans Blauw has been named airfreight manager at Samskip Air. He has held executive positions with KLM, Hellman Worldwide, FedEx, TNT and Aircraft Load Management (ALM). He joins Samskip from Fairways Group and will report to Mon Verstegen, general manager freight forwarding at Samskip Logistics.

Blauw said: “With 47 offices in 35 countries, Samskip has the network, the local staff, the Customs knowhow and the digital booking systems to flourish in offering airfreight services for high value cargoes, pier-to-pier and door-to-door.”