TIACA hails WCO ‘7 + 1’ adoption

In a significant milestone for future air cargo safety procedures, the World Customs Organization (WCO) formally adopted the “7 + 1” data set, which will be the requirement for risk data analysis, helping to standardize basic pre-loading advance cargo information (PLACI) safety processes. The International Air Cargo Association (TIACA) considers this an important update to […]
  • Staff Reports
  • July 8, 2015

Security: The art of the possible and the practical

SHANGHAI — Journalists usually attend events like IATA’s World Cargo Symposium in the hope that they will have the opportunity to interview some of the big players in the airfreight business. But on Wednesday morning, IATA staged an interview of its own, putting two of these important players on the stage, and having one interview […]
  • Staff Reports
  • March 11, 2015

A renewed call to action at AirCargo 2015

NEW ORLEANS – In the next few years, changes in the world of airfreight – in the form of e-commerce, staff turnover, competition and belly capacity – may be coming faster than shippers, forwarders, carriers and airports are prepared for, said speakers at yesterday’s AirCargo 2015 conference session, “Regulatory and Policy Issues for Air Cargo […]
  • Staff Reports
  • March 4, 2015

Air cargo emissions forecasted to increase

IATA has set the goal of achieving carbon-neutral growth by 2020 and reducing 50 percent in net emissions by 2050, reducing the carbon footprint produced by moving cargo by air. It’s an important goal, given that the International Transport Forum (ITF) has estimated that CO2 emissions from freight transport will grow by 290 percent by […]
  • Staff Reports
  • February 11, 2015

TIACA remains vital to industry’s future

Seoul, South Korea, is a modern, vibrant city, and Airports Council Interna­tional has ranked Incheon Airport number one for the past seven years. Incheon is also home to one of the larg­est air cargo carriers in the world. Accordingly, Seoul was a natural choice for the recent 2014 International Air Cargo Forum of The Interna­tional […]
  • Brandon Fried
  • January 8, 2015

Debate intensifies on how to boost supply-chain efficiency

SEOUL — How can the airfreight industry knock down barriers and improve the supply chain? That was the question addressed by an industry panel at the TIACA Air Cargo Forum in Seoul on Tuesday. Suggestions ranged from emulating the practices of integrators to accelerating the move to go paperless. Jae-Dong Eum, Korean Air’s vice president cargo […]
  • Staff Reports
  • October 7, 2014

September 2014 People

AIRLINES Anton Khodakovsky became Volga Dnepr Group’s vice president, Japan and South Korea. Khodakovsky started work in the freight industry over 15 years ago. In 2004, after holding various positions in the freight sector, he joined Volga-Dnepr Group. During his 10 years with AirBridgeCargo, Anton has held various roles, including commercial director and regional director, […]
  • August 28, 2014

TSA administrator to give keynote at TIACA conference

U.S. Transportation Security Administration (TSA) administrator John S. Pistole will be the keynote speaker at The International Air Cargo Association’s (TIACA) Air Cargo Forum in Seoul. Pistole will speak at the luncheon on Oct. 8, addressing participants on air cargo issues including risk-based security measures. Pistole was confirmed as the TSA’s fifth administrator in July […]
  • August 20, 2014

TIACA pushes for global standards for advance data

TIACA’s Doug Brittin and Sue Presti discussed the industry’s views on advance data regimes for air cargo shipments at ICAO and WCO meetings held in Singapore from July 29 through Aug. 6. Advance data regimes, which ICAO and the WCO refer to as Air Cargo Information (ACI), have been piloted in the U.S. (under the […]
  • August 7, 2014

The week in brief

Hactl is the first handling facility at Hong Kong International Airport to achieve Good Distribution Practices (GDP) accreditation, bringing it in line with the World Health Organization’s (WHO) quality assurance guidelines for the handling of pharmaceuticals. To meet the GDP guidelines, Hactl enhanced the temperature-controlled zones in its SuperTerminal 1 facility. Total freight tonnage at […]
  • July 31, 2014

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

TIACA welcomes TSA decision to nix cargo screening reports

The International Air Cargo Association (TIACA) welcomed the U.S. Transportation Security Administration’s (TSA) decision to lift requirements for air cargo screening reports, less than a year after calling for the regulation to be axed. TSA has announced that it will no longer require the industry to provide air cargo screening volume reporting, a requirement that […]
  • June 20, 2014

Forwarders speak up about U.S. air cargo advanced screening

A coalition of associations representing airfreight forwarding companies is calling on the U.S. federal government to solicit input from small- and medium-sized forwarders before expanding the Air Cargo Advanced Screening (ACAS) program. The program, which analyzes advance data on inbound air shipments to the U.S. to assess risk, is in pilot phase, but U.S. Customs […]
  • June 5, 2014

The answer to the air cargo leadership crisis

One observer likens the air cargo industry to a village. As its longest-time residents retire and leave, empty spaces remain. New residents need to move to the village if it hopes to innovate. “It’s not a really big industry,” Joost van Doesburg says. “The world air cargo industry is just a small village where people […]
  • May 28, 2014
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