INAUGURATION OF THE NEW CARGO CHECKPOINT IN SCHIPHOL (AMSTERDAM, THE NETHERLANDS)

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24/09/2009
Mr.  Jan Kees de Jager, Dutch State Secretary of Finance officially opens the new Schiphol Cargo Checkpoint on an electric tow tractor SIMAI TE300R

On Monday 21st September 2009, Jan Kees de Jager, the Dutch State Secretary of Finance officially opened the Cargo Checkpoint at Schiphol. The Cargo Checkpoint is an innovative and unique worldwide partnership between Amsterdam Airport Schiphol (AAS), the Netherlands Customs Authorities and Air France-KLM Cargo.
Using the new scan facility, pallets don’t have to be checked separately. Instead an electric tractor drives through the scan with a full train of dollies. Cameras read the code from each container, communicating it to the control room, where the list of packed goods is displayed. A detector automatically warns if the load contains radioactive materials. Afterwards the cargo drives through a X-ray scanner to be checked. If something suspicious is noticed, security staff is ready to investigate the goods. If needed, dogs are in standby to search for dangerous or illegal goods.
In this innovative Cargo Checkpoint are used 30 tons SIMAI innovative electric tow tractors TE 300 R, appreciated for their great towing capacity, flexibility, safety and reliability
Sources: text and pictures PRessLink KLM , Paul Hagnauer, Haarlemsdagblad, video AmsterdamINC tv