Air Cargo Forum: TIACA says cooperation is key to air cargo’s future

Industry and regulators pledged to work more closely to make air cargo safer and more reliable at TIACA‘s Air Cargo Forum in Paris.
TIACA secretary general, Doug Brittin, and his counterparts at the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) Dr Fang Liu, and the World Customs Organization (WCO), Sergio Mujica, also said the air cargo community must work towards a paperless environment to keep it competitive, especially in e-commerce markets.
They added that advanced screening technologies were essential to ensure a secure and efficient air cargo network.
Brittin declared: "We are living in a period of great transition for our industry, and collaboration among all members of the air cargo community has never been more important.
"Together we can work towards a common goal to ensure that new legislation does not impact air cargo flows, as well as to find solutions to ongoing challenges such as cargo delays, restrictions on the transport of Lithium batteries and the impact of Big Data on our industry."
During the Forum, ICAO and TIACA will release a joint communique outlining their continued plans to work together on a series of initiatives aimed at improving the industry.
This includes the development of a new technology platform to support pre-loading advance cargo information systems, as well as a new cargo service quality index for measuring cargo performance at airport level.
The aim is to build on previous agreements between ICAO and TIACA signed at the Association’s two previous ACFs in Seoul, South Korea, and Atlanta, US.

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