Royal Schiphol Group has named Joost van Doesburg as Head of Cargo, succeeding Anne Marie van Hemert.

Van Doesburg will take up his role in March and focus on ensuring that cargo retains its important position at Schiphol.

His team will focus on long-term developments including developing Schiphol South-East into a 'Cargo City', constructing the Port Community System and the Smart Cargo Mainport Programme.

His appointment is in line with Air Cargo Netherlands’ wishes for a dedicated Head of Cargo within Amsterdam Airport Schiphol’s operator.

Patricia Vitalis, Director Airport Operations and Aviation Partnerships at Royal Schiphol Group, says, “Cargo is hugely important for Schiphol and the Netherlands. We are convinced that Joost will successfully represent the interests of the air cargo sector. We have had many discussions over the years, but the common denominator was always that we want to make Schiphol a better place for employees and for the Netherlands.”

Van Doesburg says, “After seven years, I am returning to the fascinating world of air cargo full of enthusiasm, and to a great position: Head of Cargo at Royal Schiphol Group. Together with the air cargo community at Schiphol, I want to start working on accelerating innovation, sustainability and customer experience to strengthen Schiphol's position as Europe's preferred airport.”