New edition of the Air Cargo Monitor

Published on: 22 March 2022

This edition of the Air Cargo Monitor presents direct and indirect employment figures and added value, for the year 2019. In drawing up these figures, a detailed study was conducted into the relationship between businesses and the air cargo function of Amsterdam Airport Schiphol, with a view to making it possible to attribute employment at the investigated companies fully, partially or not to Schiphol, as a cargo airport. This study was conducted by Erasmus UPT among companies categorised as falling within the geographical and sectoral demarcation of Schiphol.

While the volume of air cargo at Schiphol fell by more than 8.5% in 2019 as compared with 2018, the number of persons directly employed in the Schiphol region demonstrated a decline of just 2.5%, from 13,480 (2018) to 13,143 (2019). Direct added value also fell from €1.36 billion to €1.31 billion (a fall of 3.8%). The decline in 2019 is the consolidated outcome of declines in the sector’s storage and service provision for transport and road transport, whereas postal and courier service companies showed a slight rise.