24/7 access to the stand-off zone: Known Transporter
The stand-off zone is a safety area around Schiphol’s terminal buildings. Locations that are within the stand-off zone are the logistic streets of Schiphol (Transportstraat, Expeditiestraat, Laad-&Loskade), the Jan Delleart Square and the Service Lane (Dienstenbaan). In order to enter the stand-off zone, the driver and the vehicle must be registered, and the vehicle must be checked prior to each visit. As a Known Transporter, the driver can carry out the safety check themself. That saves time.
What is a ‘Known Transporter?’
A Known Transporter is a supplier, transport company or other company whose driver(s) and vehicle(s) have obtained ‘BT’ (Bekend Transporteur, Known Transporter) authorisation to independently enter the stand-off zone of Schiphol. Watch the animation to find out everything about what a Known Transporter is in 1 minute and 30 seconds:
Who should register as a Known Transporter?
All companies that visit the stand-off zone with a vehicle can register as Known Transporters. This can include suppliers, transport companies and other companies that use a vehicle to deliver or collect goods, or to perform a service within the stand-off zone. In other words, it is about the actual users of the stand-off zone, and not the client of a transporter or supplier. The company is registered as a Known Transporter, but for every user and vehicle that needs access to the stand-off zone, the application process must be completed for the correct admission tickets with BT authorisations.
Benefits for Known Transporters
Registration as a Known Transporter offers considerable benefits:
- As a Known Transporter, you carry out your own vehicle security check. This means you are not dependent on the (limited) opening hours of the Remote Security Center.
- As a Known Transporter, you can drive directly to the vehicle passage following the vehicle check. Following verification of your personal Schiphol Pass and Schiphol Vehicle Pass with BT authorisation, you will be granted immediate access. In other words, you are not obliged to undergo a security check at the Remote Security Center first, which saves time!
- As a Known Transporter, you have 24/7 independent access to the locations within the stand-off zone for which you are authorised. In other words, you can pass through quickly and simply to deliver or collect your goods, or to perform your services. Please note: Following the introduction of time slots in around 2024, you will have to make an online booking in advance.
The animation explains how you can access the stand-off zone as a Known Transporter:
Which conditions does a company have to comply with to become a Known Transporter?
To become a Known Transporter, the company, the driver and the vehicle must satisfy certain conditions. Some of these conditions apply to the company itself, others to the personnel to be granted access to the stand-off zone. As a company, you must register with Schiphol and sign a declaration of intent. The client(s) or business partner(s) at Schiphol for whom you intend to enter the stand-off zone with a vehicle must agree that vehicle access to those locations is functionally necessary. The company must also draw up a security programme. In the security programme, the company establishes with Schiphol how the vehicle check and cargo check will be carried out and how it is ensured that this checked status remains intact until entering the stand-off zone. Staff must be in possession of a valid background check (VOG - Certificate of Conduct) and must have completed the e-learning module.
How do you become a Known Transporter?
To become a Known Transporter, you must complete a number of steps:
- Complete the application form, sign the declaration of intent with Schiphol and draw up the security programme. Send the completed documents by e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org with ‘Application Known Transporter’ in the subject line. Also include proof of power of attorney (Chamber of Commerce KVK registration).
- The drivers and/or persons carrying out the security check must be in possession of a background screening (VOG or VGB).
- The driver and/or person carrying out the security check must complete an e-learning module.
- Following registration in the digital webportal eVesta, you can apply for your BT authorisation for the drivers and vehicles that require access to the stand-off zone.
Watch the animation to see how you can become a Known Transporter:
Becoming a Known Transporter
Do you want to become a Known Transporter? Then complete the application form, sign the declaration of intent with Schiphol and draw up the security programme. Send these completed documents incl. proof of power of attorney (Chamber of Commerce KVK registration) to email@example.com with 'Application Known Transporter' in the subject line to start the application process. Also see the Step-by-step application Known Transporter document (pdf) to read what you need to do to become a Known Transporter. The security programme will be checked for completeness and accuracy by the Security Department. For smooth processing, we ask you to think carefully about how your organisation can reasonably ensure that the transport is carried out safely.