FIATA and TRAFFIC launch free digital course on prevention of wildlife trafficking  

The International Federation of Freight Forwarders Associations (FIATA) and wildlife trade monitoring network TRAFFIC launched a new digital “Prevention of Wildlife Trafficking” course on Oct. 4, during the FIATA World Congress 2019 in Cape Town, South Africa.   The three-hour digital course is aimed at providing freight forwarders with essential information that can aid workers in detecting, responding […]

FIATA deal with GS1 promotes digitalization for forwarders

In a memorandum of understanding (MoU) between the International Federation of Freight Forwarders Associations (FIATA) and GS1, a working group from the two organizations, will begin digitalization of FIATA documents using GS1’s global identification system. FIATA said that, to begin the process, its Advisory Body Information Technology (ABIT) group will follow “a step-by-step approach for […]

At long last, IATA reaches agreement with FIATA

Burying the hatchet after four years of protracted negotiations and occasional disagreements, IATA and FIATA have joined forces to “review, refine, and reengineer the current Cargo Agency Program to develop a new and modernized Program – IATA-FIATA Air Cargo Program (IFACP).” The new agreement will replace the current “IATA Cargo Agency Program,” and will  establish […]

IATA, FIATA near agreement on agency modernization

As the end of 2015 draws closer, so too do the two major air cargo associations regarding a solution to an impasse over how to modernize the cargo agent-carrier relationship. The main sticking point between the International Air Transport Association (IATA) and the Fédération Internationale des Associations de Transitaires et Assimilés (FIATA), representing forwarders, is […]

To the rescue: Can lithium batteries be made safe for flight?

On Sept. 3, 2010, a UPS 747-400 cargo aircraft took off from Dubai, headed to the UPS hub in Cologne-Bonn. It crashed shortly after taking off, killing the two crew members on board. Three years later, the United Arab Emirates General Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA) concluded that the cause of the crash, a fire on board […]

TIACA holds inaugural career development workshop

Delegates from the air cargo industry took part in the first Professional Development Workshop from The International Air Cargo Association (TIACA) in the Netherlands. The three-day workshop culminated in students delivering presentations reflecting real-world air cargo business and operational situations. Topics included market and competitive analysis, brand management, digital marketing, revenue management, understanding and analyzing […]
  • July 1, 2014

Forwarder associations highlight role of logistics to UN

CLECAT and FIATA, representing freight forwarders on the European and international level, presented their views on the role of freight forwarders and logistics in intermodal transport at a workshop of the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe. The Government of Belgium in Brussels hosted the UN workshop.  CLECAT and FIATA have pointed out to authorities […]
  • June 13, 2014

Air cargo industry must train next generation of managers

The air cargo industry must act to fulfill the educational needs of the next generation of managers for the worldwide airfreight industry, according to the results of a two-year research project. A task force led by The International Air Cargo Association with active participation from the International Air Transport Association and the International Federation of […]
  • January 21, 2014