IATA steps in Swiss’ shoes

IATA will be seconding staff to Swiss WorldCargo in a development programme to enhance the association’s capabilities in the cargo field and “ensure closer alignment on the key issues facing global cargo”.

During the placement period, the secondee will be exposed to key management functions including revenue management, tracking and tracing, e-commerce activities, operations, security and network management.

IATA said the initiative aims to build on the past success of the association by facilitating dialogue and progress on agreed industry issues and priorities, and to further global cargo agenda items such as e-Freight and Secure Freight.

“This initiative is an important part of IATA’s efforts to develop its key talent,” Des Vertannes, IATA head of global cargo, said. “Our goal is a more reliable, secure, efficient and profitable supply chain through the implementation of industry change programs like e-freight, standard quality performance measures, and relevant standards that support global operations. Better understanding the environment of our members, and the broader supply chain, through first hand experience, is critical to being able to do that effectively.”

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