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GACAG must provide 'clear pointers,' chairman says

By control on June 6, 2013

The Global Air Cargo Advisory Group must provide “clear pointers, direction and targets,” its new chairman said.

Oliver Evans, chief cargo officer of Swiss International Air Lines, assumed the role after his election as chairman of The International Air Cargo Association.

TIACA was chosen to act as the facilitator of GACAG upon its formation in 2010. Evans succeeds Michael Steen, executive vice president and chief commercial officer of Atlas Air Worldwide Holdings Inc.

"GACAG is very much a collaborative effort and therefore each member carries equal responsibility and weight,” Evans said. “It is a great honor for each of us to have the responsibility to speak on behalf of the entire air cargo industry, thanks to our efforts to form such a powerful coalition. We have achieved much in the past two years, but the opportunities ahead are greater still. Our priority must be to provide clear pointers, direction and targets in such a complex industry. I am therefore delighted that the Cargo 2000 board has sought an ongoing dialogue with us, which started last month in Brussels, as this is a perfect example of how the various industry groups and associations are now pulling together around the banner of GACAG to simplify and strengthen our processes and value proposition.”