Schiphol Cargo and KLM Cargo back Parcel International’s new same-day intra-European air cargo service

<p style="text-align: justify;">Dec 16, 2016: A new same-day intra-European air cargo delivery service called 12send has been launched by Parcel International, making use of Amsterdam Airport Schiphol&rsquo;s baggage system and KLM&rsquo;s European network.</p> <p style="text-align: justify;"><a title="Schiphol Cargo" href="https://schipholcargoworld.com/" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">Schiphol Cargo</a> and <a title="KLM Cargo" href="https://www.afklcargo.com/WW/en/local/homepage/homepage.jsp" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">KLM Cargo</a> have backed the […]

Schiphol Cargo and KLM Cargo back Parcel International’s new same-day intra-European air cargo service
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<p style="text-align: justify;">Dec 16, 2016: A new same-day intra-European air cargo delivery service called 12send has been launched by Parcel International, making use of Amsterdam Airport Schiphol’s baggage system and KLM’s European network.</p>
<p style="text-align: justify;"><a title="Schiphol Cargo" href="https://schipholcargoworld.com/" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">Schiphol Cargo</a> and <a title="KLM Cargo" href="https://www.afklcargo.com/WW/en/local/homepage/homepage.jsp" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">KLM Cargo</a> have backed the service, following a successful pilot trial in October 2016 on KLM routes between Amsterdam and Barcelona-El Prat, Spain.</p>
<p style="text-align: justify;">Cargo shipped on the <a title="12send" href="http://www.12send.com/" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">12send</a> service is processed and loaded by Schiphol’s luggage system, and travels to KLM destinations Europe-wide.</p>
<p style="text-align: justify;"><a title="Parcel International" href="http://parcelinternational.com/en/" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">Parcel International</a> handles first and last mile, delivering to the final customer by electric van and e-bike.</p>
<p style="text-align: justify;">“Same-day delivery is soon to be a standard, and as Europe’s leading e-commerce hub, we have backed an innovative high-end service which is also CO2 responsible,” said Jonas van Stekelenburg, head of Cargo, Schiphol Cargo.</p>
<p style="text-align: justify;">“Schiphol has a world-class baggage system which is fast, secure, and seamless, and working with KLM’s efficient network and Parcel International’s e-commerce expertise we are confident 12send will be a valuable enlargement of European air freight services, and meet the growing needs of our air freight partners.”</p>
<p style="text-align: justify;">Marcel de Nooijer, EVP KLM Cargo & MD Martinair Holland said the service set a new standard in terms of cross-border delivery.</p>
<p style="text-align: justify;">“With the belly capacity of KLM’s broad European passenger network we offer great solutions for all customers in the rapidly growing cross-border e-commerce market and the trend towards delivery within 24 hours.</p>
<p style="text-align: justify;">Casper Plat, Partner, Parcel International, said customers ordering goods such as fast fashion and books demanded a same-day service but often had to wait for next day delivery via truck.</p>
<p style="text-align: justify;">“Thanks to 12send, same-day delivery of e-commerce goods is now possible in the whole of Europe by harnessing otherwise unused cargo capacity of passenger planes,” he said.</p>
<p style="text-align: justify;">"This means we can provide an "ordered before noon, delivered before 11pm" service all over the Continent.</p>
<p style="text-align: justify;">“The partnership between Schiphol, KLM, and Parcel International joins our strengths to the benefit of our customers, who are demanding shorter and shorter fulfilment times.”</p>
<p style="text-align: justify;">Parcel International aims to have 12send operational to 20 European cities in the coming years.</p>
<p style="text-align: justify;"> The service is driven by a new start-up called 12send, with Parcel International as the majority stakeholder. KLM Cargo and Schiphol Cargo have contributed to the start-up and launch of the service.</p>

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