Friday, June 14, 2024

Industry joins forces to safely move lithium batteries

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) is joining forces with other industry bodies to ensure lithium batteries are moved safely by air. By partnering with the Global Shippers Forum (GSF), the International Federation of Freight Forwarders Associations (FIATA) and The International Air Cargo Association (TIACA), they are renewing calls for governments to crack down on […]

Multimodal 2018: What do shippers want? That is the question

The age-old questions of ‘what do shippers want?’ needs to be answered if meaningful Key Performance Indicators (KPI) are to be produced. The session entitled ‘Developing KPIs for air freight shippers’ at Multimodal 2018 was held in Birmingham on 2 May, focused on the work of Global Shippers Forum and Cargo iQ, an IATA interest […]

Chris Welsh MBE to retire from the Freight Transport Association

After 36 years’ dedicated service, Chris Welsh MBE will be retiring from the Freight Transport Association as its Director of Global and European Policy at the end of May 2018. Welsh has spent his career at FTA defending and advancing the interests of importers and exporters (shippers) in their dealings with the world’s shipping lines […]

TIACA ES: GACAG outlines five key priorities

Members of the Global Air Cargo Advisory Group (GACAG) outlined five key priorities at The International Air Cargo Association’s (TIACA) Executive Summit in Miami at the opening plenary session on 19 October, writes Justin Burns. GACAG is made up of TIACA, the International Air Transport Association (IATA), International Federation of Freight Forwarders Associations (FIATA) and […]

European businesses call for seamless customs transaction period

European businesses and trade bodies are calling for a seamless customs transaction period following Brexit to protect European Union (EU) and UK competitiveness. The group is urging EU and UK negotiators to put legal certainty and predictability for business and trade at the top of their negotiating agenda, and its priority for customs is the […]

Cargo iQ to give its members real-time access to data

Cargo iQ has launched an ‘Air Cargo Intelligence Hub’ giving members real-time access to data for the first time. It was detailed at its Commercial Summit in Geneva, where the IATA interest group also revealed a new Sales Toolkit, including a short animated film (above) outlining the value of the organization. The Hub allows members to […]

Multimodal 2017: Industry needs to speak same language

The industry needs to speak the same language to improve quality, Multimodal 2017 delegates were told in the Valuing Air Cargo Performance session in Birmingham (UK) on 4 April. In the session, speakers agreed that quality has improved considerably but further improvements are still needed, and all players in the supply chain need to speak […]

Global Shippers’ Forum and Cargo iQ sign MoU

The Global Shippers’ Forum (GSF) and Cargo iQ have signed a memorandum of understanding to implement the latter’s Quality Management System (QMS) and promote sustainability in the air cargo supply chain. The MoU, which was signed at The International Air Cargo Association (TIACA) Air Cargo Forum in Paris on 26 October, is designed to promote […]

GSF expresses disappointment at disruptive battery ban

Lithium battery

The Global Shippers Forum (GSF) has expressed its disappointment at banning lithium ion (li-ion) batteries on passenger aircraft, which it says will cause major disruption. The International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) has imposed an interim ban on shipping li-ion batteries from 1 April 2016, which is expected to be lifted when a package performance standard […]