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Netherlands: Amsterdam Schiphol blames drop in Asian cargo for freight decline
The handled 385,842 tonnes of cargo in the first three months of 2015, its first quarterly fall in almost two years.
While January (-2.3%) and February (+2.1%) tonnages maintained the previous year’s levels and smoothed the effect of the shift in dates of the Chinese New Year between 2014 and 2015, it was March’s decline of 4.7% which resulted in the deficit.
Asia – Schiphol’s largest market region – saw a reduction in share to 36.49% of the total, representing a year-on-date drop of 3%.
North America maintained the second largest share at 18.9%, up 4.4% on 2014 Q1.
Freighter aircraft movements in the first quarter showed growth of 1.3% over 2014 Q1, to a total of 4,080.
Senior VP for cargo, Enno Osinga, says: “The results are disappointing, but not unexpected, and not confined to Schiphol alone.
"China is our single largest market, and we are China’s largest gateway into Europe; so the slowing of its economy and manufacturing output are inevitably very visible in our traffic figures.
“Europe’s weaker tonnages are explained by the impact on flower traffic of falling Russian demand around Valentine’s Day and Women’s Day, caused by their currency weakness.
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