Two new trustees for TIACA
30 / 03 / 2017
KLM Cargo and Icelandair Cargo have been appointed as trustee members of TIACA (The International Air Cargo Organisation).
Both are long-standing TIACA members, and they will help elect the board of directors that manages the Association’s affairs and establishes its policy.
Icelandair Cargo serves 54 destinations in Europe and North America, including Greenland and the Faroe Islands. Managing director, Gunnar Már Sigurfinnsson, said: “Icelandair Cargo has been a committed member of TIACA for years and we wanted to play an even stronger role in driving forward critical air cargo initiatives that need to be addressed.”
He added: “We also believe it is important that small to medium sized companies like us are given a stronger voice, as we look to streamline processes and ensure better harmony across the global air cargo community.”
Air France-KLM Martinair Cargo is cargo division of the Air France-KLM Group, with a network of 457 destinations served from Paris Charles de Gaulle and Amsterdam Airport Schiphol.
Executive vice president, Marcel de Nooijer, commented: "By having both Air France Cargo and KLM Cargo as TIACA trustee members we demonstrate our commitment to take a leading role in shaping and supporting the professional development of our industry.
“We feel it is very important to work closely together with other supply chain stakeholders and support the active role of TIACA in stipulating an industry unified voice when it comes to discussing industry developments with regulators.
“We see a lot of change both regulatory and in industry, requiring clear guidance to keep the cargo moving, always safe and secure. We are confident that TIACA will bring value to us and our customers."
TIACA secretary general, Vladimir Zubkov, added: "I was delighted to meet both Marcel and Kester at the World Cargo Symposium in Abu Dhabi, and work with both of them at the Executive Summit. We share views on the state of the industry and the ways it should develop further.”
TIACA’s 2017 Executive Summit (will be held at the Turnberry Isle Resort, Miami, Florida, US on October 16-18 in partnership with the Supply Chain Americas show and exhibition.