David van der Meer and Olaf van Reeden are cargo partnerships directors at Amsterdam Airport Schiphol, Europe's third largest cargo gateway. Reji John, Editor, STAT Media Group, met them at the recent IATA World Cargo Symposium in London and asked them about cargo volumes handled at the airport, the impact of the pull out of AirBridgeCargo Airlines, macroeconomic conditions adversely impacting consumer demand, potential threat of a long term impact of the geopolitical events, sustainability and creating smart facilities at the airport to increase efficiencies.