Cargo Handling

Kintetsu World Express to open a new CFS in the Netherlands

Artist impression of the upcoming new warehouse in Amsterdam. © WDP

Kintetsu World Express, a Benelux subsidiary of Kintetsu World Express, Inc., will construct and begin operating a new air cargo terminal in 2024, aiming to further increase air cargo handling volume in the future.

Currently, KWE Benelux Amsterdam Branch operates two facilities on the Westpoort industrial estate.

Warehouse 1 (10,811㎡) and Warehouse 2 (4,423㎡) are located approximately 10km from Schiphol Airport.

The logistics operations in Warehouse 2 will be merged into building 1 and the new CFS.

KWE stated: “This will provide an opportunity to streamline operations and provide improved logistics and air cargo services to our clients.

The new terminal is strategically positioned in Schiphol Airport’s cargo area, close to airline cargo facilities.

“It will begin in-house Unit Load Device (ULD) build-up and breakdown of air consolidation cargo to accommodate a wide range of goods.

“Additionally, the terminal will feature a GDP-certified temperature control facility for medical supplies and pharmaceuticals which require advanced temperature control.

“It will also hold TAPA certification to ensure the security of customers’ cargo.”

The new warehouse facility was designed with sustainability and energy efficiency in mind. It will feature construction using wood and XCarb steel and will be equipped with solar panels on the roof.

Upon completion, the building will be BREEAM certified Excellent.

“By initiating cargo handling at our own terminal, we aim to expand our air import/export business, enhance our presence in Europe, and increase the volume of cargo handled between Europe, Asia and the Americas.”