TIACA steps up membership drive

06 / 02 / 2014

  • Oliver Evans, head of cargo for Swiss Air Lines and chairman of TIACA with TIACA secretary general Doug Brittin

    Oliver Evans, head of cargo for Swiss Air Lines and chairman of TIACA with TIACA secretary general Doug Brittin

TO BOOST membership numbers The International Air Cargo Association (TIACA) is offering a member referral incentive scheme.

Existing members will save up to 100 per cent of their membership fees in the following year if they successfully recommend an applicant. 

“It is the goal of TIACA to increase its membership on a global scale. Part of this goal is to increase the number of members. Another part is to increase the numbers of members in different geographic areas and industries,” says a statement.

TIACA considers that its members play a vital role in the recovery of the global economy, which continues to face as many challenges as opportunities.

These include new cargo security requirements, the need for customs reforms to make cargo flows faster – as well potentially costly environmental issues.

“These challenges affect every business in the air cargo supply chain as well as our customers. But in isolation, what can individual companies do to understand how they will be affected – and how can your concerns and recommendations be heard?” TIACA asks.

The association is already working closely with the International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO), the World Customs Organisation (WCO) and other leading bodies whose decisions directly effect air cargo.

“TIACA is making great strides at a regulatory level, but we want and need to do more,” says the statement.

“Increasing the size of the association, its global reach and representation across all sectors, is important to all of us.

“Size equals strength, and growth will enable us to increase the pace and diversity of our work on behalf of our members and the industry-at-large,” it adds.