TIACA offers reduced rate to start-ups and signs deal with NAP

TIACA is introducing a separate category for small, medium and start-up companies allowing them to become full members at a reduced rate.

The International Air Cargo Association will work on initiatives “with members from sectors which are new and unique but very crucial to the future of our industry. Companies in the development of drones, autonomous vehicles and unmanned aerial systems/vehicles, for example, are creating new opportunities for the air cargo industry. TIACA intends to facilitate the interest of these companies for greater reach and support them towards authorities and governments.”

Steven Polmans, chairman of TIACA, admitted: “We have not done enough in the past for a big group of companies in our industry…….. but TIACA wants to bring together all actors and stakeholders, so together we can take up the challenges our industry is facing today and tomorrow.”

As part of this strategy, an agreement has been signed with Neutral Air Partner (NAP), a premier global network of 250 leading air cargo architects and aviation specialists from 150 countries, giving NAP members automatic full membership of TIACA.

The partnership allows both TIACA and NAP to work together on programmes, conferences, training and communication. Christos Spyrou, ceo of NAP, will as join the board of TIACA on 1 January 2020.

Steven Polmans, chairman of TIACA, said: “Collaboration and partnerships are and should be part of our DNA, so this deal with NAP is a very good example of a win-win situation for both our organisations.

Spyrou says: “TIACA’s commitment to innovate the industry and to modernise the process of air cargo transportation is impressive. We are confident that working together with partners like these will drive direct value to our global customer base, and our members will acquire extensive knowledge and industry-leading expertise.”

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