Independence Fray: Taking a holiday on free trade

Today, we at Air Cargo World are taking the day off to celebrate the United States’ hard-won independence from its Mother Country 242 years ago. We Americans will break out the usual red, white and blue bunting and march in star-spangled parades. But this year, the celebration feels a little different – the fireworks a […]
  • Randy Woods
  • July 4, 2018

Trade War Fallout: 5 ways the Trump tariffs could impact air cargo

In trade wars, there tend to many casualties and few winners. But in the current politically charged climate, a trade war is now a reality, as the United States decided in March to adopt an aggressive protectionist policy to correct what the Trump administration believes is a crippling trade deficit between the U.S. and several […]
  • Randy Woods
  • June 21, 2018

TIACA’s Scholte touts ‘new vision,’ Asia expansion

Saying he wants to create a “stronger, more focused and a more agile” association, Sebastiaan Scholte, chairman of The International Air Cargo Association (TIACA) said the organization will redouble its efforts to promote disruptive innovation, including blockchain, “big data” analysis. ”We are having to rethink the way we conduct ourselves and our businesses in order […]
  • Randy Woods
  • May 23, 2018

Airforwarders Association partners with TIACA

The industry organizations Airforwarders Association (AfA) and The International Air Cargo Association (TIACA) are partnering up to act as joint advocates for the aviation industry with the signing of a memorandum of understanding (MoU) that formalizes an alliance between the associations. Under the MoU, TIACA’s secretary general Vladimir Zubkov will attend the AfA’s board meeting […]
  • Caryn Livingston
  • January 25, 2018

TIACA deal supports Africa’s airfreight development

The International Air Cargo Association (TIACA) and the African Airlines Association (AFRAA) signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) that will have TIACA working with the 40 members of AFRAA to support air cargo development in Africa. Under the MoU, the organizations will collaborate on improvements to air cargo safety and security; developing new training initiatives; […]
  • Caryn Livingston
  • November 20, 2017

TIACA launches new air cargo rating platform: CSQ

Before making plans for dinner, you probably vet restaurants you’re considering with a visit to Yelp. Why shouldn’t you do the same thing when it comes to airfreight? The International Air Cargo Association (TIACA) is trying to give shippers that option through an initiative launched yesterday at its 2017 Executive Summit in Miami. The initiative, […]
  • Caryn Livingston
  • October 20, 2017

Where We Went Wrong – Part 3: A new way forward

As seen in the first column in this series (February 2017), the emergence of e-commerce exposed how the air cargo industry is little match for new consumer logistics demands, which mandate transparency in pricing, speed and quality. The product offered by scheduled airlines, featuring interchangeable capacity and forwarding services in its industry model, should have […]
  • Stan Wraight
  • June 7, 2017

What shippers really want: Airfreight’s true customers speak out

Airport codes BCN and BQN are strikingly similar at first glance. But to a Spanish pharmaceutical manufacturer in Barcelona, located thousands of miles from a misdirected shipment of temperature-sensitive components languishing in a warehouse in Puerto Rico, that one letter represents millions of dollars per day. This scenario, and others like it, are all still […]
  • Lewis King
  • May 1, 2017

e-AWB penetration rate dips as shippers call for more digitization

While the newly formed Shippers’ Advisory Committee, created last year by the International Air Cargo Association (TIACA), today released a position paper calling for greater transparency and digitization of the global supply chain, the International Air Transport Association (IATA) recently reported that the penetration rate for its electronic air waybill (e-AWB) initiative dipped from 49.2 […]
  • Randy Woods
  • February 28, 2017

TIACA woos millennials with industry immersion program

Millennials aren’t flocking to the logistics business, prompting TIACA to back a program of visits aimed at improving collaboration across the air cargo supply chain. Young professionals from six companies in the Netherlands have completed a series of visits aimed at “improving collaboration across the air cargo supply chain.” Staff from companies including Air France […]
  • Lewis King
  • February 21, 2017

Those who ignore high-tech progress, prepare to get forked

American baseball star Yogi Berra once said that when you get to a fork in the road, take it. His quote recently came to mind while listening to speakers at the recent Air Cargo Forum, sponsored by The International Air Cargo Association (TIACA) in Paris. Participants in the conference suggested that shipping companies that fail […]
  • Brandon Fried
  • December 2, 2016

Vladimir Zubkov to push expansion, modernization as TIACA’s new boss

Vladimir Zubkov has been appointed the new secretary general at TIACA, replacing Doug Brittin, who retires at the end of the year. Zubkov has more than 40 years’ experience in the air transport industry, extensive regulatory-side practice at the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO), and most recently served as vice president of the Volga-Dnepr Group. […]
  • Lewis King
  • November 17, 2016

Doug Brittin to retire from TIACA by year’s end

One of the most recognizable faces of the airfreight industry, Doug Brittin, has said he will retire at the end of this year from The International Air Cargo Association (TIACA), where he has held the post as Secretary General since 2013. Sebastiaan Scholte of Jan de Rijk Logistics has been tapped to lead a selection […]
  • Lewis King
  • August 25, 2016

Air Cargo Advance Screening pilot extended another year in U.S.

The U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CPB) agency announced late last month that its Air Cargo Advance Screening (ACAS) pilot program will be given yet another one-year extension. The program will be extended through July 26, 2017, giving various supply chain stakeholders another 12 months to prepare for the mandatory advanced filing of information about […]
  • Lewis King
  • August 5, 2016
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