Entries open for TIACA’s new Sustainability Award

By Rachelle Harry

The International Air Cargo Association (TIACA) has announced that it will host its first ever Sustainability Award, as part of its Sustainability Program, supported by CHAMP Cargosystems. Entries are now open for applicants’ submissions.

The Sustainability Award will recognise achievements in noise reduction, the development of sustainable warehouses and handling buildings, the introduction of new technologies, improved and more efficient processes, and attracting, training, and retaining new participants to the air cargo industry.

TIACA is welcoming written submissions, free of charge, from any person or business in the air cargo industry. In their submission, entrants must address issues relating to the sustainable development of airfreight. Applicants must submit their entries via the TIACA website before September 30, 2019.

The winner of the TIACA Sustainability Award will receive a trophy and a $15,000 prize, and two runners up will be awarded $3,500. The winner and runners up will be permitted to use the 2019 TIACA Air Cargo Sustainability Award and 2019 TIACA Air Cargo Sustainability Award Finalist logos for two years after the competition.

All entries will be reviewed by an independent panel of judges that will include representatives from the TIACA Board of Directors and Chairmans’ Council, the sponsor of the Sustainability Award, strategic partners of the Program, and industry experts. The full panel will be announced in the next few weeks.

A small selection of finalists (no more than three) will each be given 15 minutes to present their case at the TIACA’s Executive Summit, which is taking place in Budapest, Hungary, from November 19-21, 2019.

“With this award, we hope to give visibility to many great ideas and initiatives that make our industry stronger and better in the long term, economically, socially, as well as environmentally,” said Steven Polmans, TIACA chairman and director of cargo and logistics, Brussels Airport Company.

“As soon as you have, wherever you are in the world, a solution that can have a positive contribution on Sustainability for the air cargo industry, you should apply,” said Arnaud Lambert, chief executive officer (CEO) of CHAMP Cargosystems. “Unfortunately, as the sponsor of the Award, CHAMP can’t participate but you can.”

“It would be great to increase the attractiveness of young talent by developing projects based on digital and mobile solutions as well, the bread and butter of Y and Z generations.”

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