Top 10 things overheard in Dallas at IATA’s World Cargo Symposium

IATA’s World Cargo Symposium 2018 is now history, but between the 13 separate, concurrent tracks and all the networking that was done by more than 1,100 delegates in Dallas a couple weeks ago, chances are there were several words of wisdom you may have missed, even if you had attended every day.

As a refresher for those who may have missed the symposium, we at Air Cargo World have assembled some of our favorite moments from the event and shared them below as our top 10 remarks overheard at the sessions, workshops or on the exhibition hall floor during the four days of the event. Which one was your favorite moment?

“Our biggest challenge today is getting perishable cargo from the plane to the cool-chain facility ASAP.”

Despite all the technology that has been applied to the ground-handling aspect of air cargo, Kerry Galegher, seinor vice president of cargo for dnata’s U.S. market, speaking at the WCS Perishables panel discussion, said the industry is still trying to solve the problem of handing off the cargo from the aircraft to the cool-chain facility. His fellow panelist, Burak Ömeroğlu, vice president of  cargo sales in the Middle East for Turkish Airlines, however, said that better communication between airlines and forwarders should improve, so that airlines better understand the forwarders’ needs.

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