Air cargo leaders and regulators from across the globe pledged to work more closely together to ensure a more efficient, safer air cargo supply chain at The International Air Cargo Association’s Air Cargo Forum in Paris last week.
TIACA general secretary Doug Brittin was joined by Dr Fang Lui, secretary general of the International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO), and Sergio Mujica, deputy secretary general of the World Customs Organisation (WCO), in pledging to continue cooperation to secure a bright future for the industry.
“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,” said Brittin.
“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 on-going 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 released a joint communiqué outlining continued plans for initiatives to improve the industry, including development of a new technology platform to support Pre-Loading Advance Cargo Information (PLACI) systems, as well as a new Cargo Service Quality Index for measuring cargo performance at the airport level.