Answers to air cargo’s problems still elusive?

The challenges facing the air cargo industry are well understood and much discussed. A pessimistic conclusion from The International Air Cargo Association’s (TIACA) Executive Summit in Istanbul might be that the solutions remain as elusive as ever. Michael Steen, executive vice president and chief commercial officer at Atlas Air Worldwide, told the meeting of the […]
  • Staff Reports
  • April 28, 2014

Career workshop to develop air cargo professionals

The International Air Cargo Association (TIACA) is set to launch its first professional development workshop this summer in the Netherlands. Secretary general Doug Brittin announced the three-day Air Cargo Professional Development Program during TIACA’s Executive Summit in Istanbul. Its objective is to develop management and decision-making skills, including financial analysis, marketing and teambuilding. “The new […]
  • Staff Reports
  • April 28, 2014

Ancher joins TIACA HOF

Jacques Ancher, executive VP of KLM Cargo for 11 years until his retirement in 2001, was inducted into the TIACA Hall of Fame at its Executive Summit in Istanbul. Ram Menen, recently retired VP of Emirates SkyCargo and a member of TIACA’s Chairman’s Council, described Ancher as an industry pioneer who found innovative solutions in […]
  • Staff Reports
  • April 25, 2014

Growing parcel volumes face down regulations

Mail parcel volumes, growing because of e-commerce, are creating further challenges for pending advance data filing regulations, secretary general of The International Air Cargo Association (TIACA) said. The new regulations would require individual shipment information to be submitted to destination regulatory agencies in advance of transportation, rather than the present Customs’ requirement for information prior […]
  • April 10, 2014

Air cargo industry calls for security harmonization

Security will always be a topic of conversation in the air cargo industry, Oliver Evans said Thursday at the World Cargo Symposium’s Security track. “This subject is and remains one of the most important in our industry,” said Evans, Swiss International Air Lines chief cargo officer. Doug Brittin, secretary general of The International Air Cargo […]
  • March 14, 2014

Balancing trade and security in the sky

The air cargo industry and governments are in a constant balancing act when it comes to security. Parties want the tightest security possible without standing in the way of trade. That’s the goal of the U.S.’s Air Cargo Advance Screening (ACAS) program, and similar programs in the European Union and Canada. Two months after the […]
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  • February 26, 2014

TIACA names Ancher to Hall of Fame

Jacques Ancher, an innovative and creative leader who helped change the way air cargo was perceived in airline boardrooms around the world, is the 2014 recipient of TIACA’s Hall of Fame Award. TIACA, which describes Ancher as a visionary whose who career spanned 40 years with the Dutch national airline, KLM, will receive the award […]
  • February 24, 2014

TIACA sounds off in EU’s Emissions Trading Scheme debate

The European Parliament Environment Committee voted in favor of the European Commission proposal to include within the Emissions Trading Scheme (ETS) the portion of international flights in EU airspace, until the International Civil Aviation Organization develops the mechanisms for a global market-based measure (MBM). Despite The International Air Cargo Association’s efforts and those of many […]
  • February 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

TIACA tackles global expansion

The International Air Cargo Association (TIACA) has embarked on a global recruitment drive to help counter suspicions that it is a “club” serving only limited regional interests. A media briefing in London heard that the association is keen to strengthen its membership in areas of the world where it currently has less representation, such as […]
  • Staff Reports
  • January 20, 2014

Cargo execs reflect on industry

One of the air cargo sector’s strengths is its breadth of astute management. As the industry heads optimistically into the uncertainty of 2014, it will rely heavily on the guidance of its top executives. Air Cargo World has selected six of the industry’s best to highlight in our annual Air Cargo Leaders feature. United Cargo […]
  • Staff Reports
  • November 26, 2013

ICAO strives to strengthen air cargo security

The International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) and the World Customs Organization (WCO) talked about their efforts to strengthen air cargo supply chain security.
  • September 25, 2013
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