Trouble in paradise

IT was a marriage set to heal old wounds and forgive old slights, but the newly formed Global Air Cargo Advisory Group (GACAG) is in trouble only days after the collective heads of its members signed on the dotted line.

First announced last year at The International Air Cargo Association’s (TIACA) conference in Amsterdam, GACAG was to draw together the International Federation of Freight Forwarders Associations (FIATA), IATA, TIACA and the Global Shippers’ Forum (GSF) so that all could work together at integrating and streamlining processes within the global air cargo industry.

But IATA’s notoriously self-important attitude tripped this plan up almost immediately by it – as an airline association no less – deciding to introduce a certification programme for forwarders, without prior notification or discussion.

Read more in Air Cargo News issue 699 out next week.

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