Monday, June 24, 2024

TIACA on sustainability: People, Planet, Prosperity

TIACA on sustainability People, planet, prosperity

The biggest issue facing the aviation industry today is sustainability. Though it is at the top of many companies’ agendas, for true change to be realised it is imperative that companies are fully invested in the process of making the industry, and the world, more sustainable in all senses of the word. The International Air […]

IATA wants to reduce the complexity of audits

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) aims to reduce the complexity of audits through the Smart Facility Operational Capacity (SFOC) programme. The initiative has two components, standardising the global audit programme and the committed audit reduction. The SFOC Audit Certification provides airlines with the assurance that certified facilities are adhering to IATA’s Resolutions and Recommended […]

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 […]

dnata gains IATA CEIV Pharma at DWC

Cargo handler dnata has gained IATA CEIV Pharma certification at its Dubai World Central (DWC) facility. The certificate at DWC complements accreditation at Dubai International, and joins its CEIV network in Amsterdam, Dallas, Singapore and Toronto. Amsterdam, London, Manchester, Singapore and Zurich are all certified to GDP standards. dnata has invested in infrastructure and equipment, […]

IATA and ATA to push adoption of CEIV Live Animals

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) and the Animal Transport Association have joined forces to push industry adoption of the CEIV Live Animals programme. This was formalised through a memorandum of understanding (MoU) signed between IATA and ATA at ATA’s 49th Annual Conference in Budapest, Hungary. Under the terms of the MoU, ATA will encourage […]

Global freight forwarders sign up to IATA Net Rates

Three major global freight forwarders have joined forces with IATA and its air cargo rates distribution platform, IATA Net Rates. The platform has been developed by the industry for the industry, to not only serve the airlines and GSAs to streamline the distribution of cargo rates but also by freight forwarders to access a one-stop-shop […]

Unilode wins IATA Air Cargo Innovation Award 2019

Unilode Aviation Solutions has won the IATA Air Cargo Innovation Award 2019 for its Bluetooth-based tracking system for unit load devices. The concept allows customers to use the ULD as a proxy for air cargo located inside to track location and transmit status updates on the temperature, light and shock exposure and humidity. Explaining that […]

CEIV Pharma for Dallas Fort Worth cargo community

Dallas Fort Worth International Airport has been awarded Center of Excellence for Independent Validators (CEIV) in pharmaceutical logistics by the International Air Transport Association (IATA). The Texan airport adopted the community approach for the certification process by assembling logistics partners specialised in ground handling, trucking, cold storage/warehousing and freight forwarding. The certification for the logistics […]

IATA WCS 2019: CEIV Fresh certificate launched

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) has launched the CEIV Fresh certificate, with Hong Kong International Airport being named the first certified community. The accreditation was pioneered by the airport, with Airport Authority Hong Kong (AA) working closely with members of the airport community including Hong Kong Air Cargo Terminals, Cathay Pacific Services Limited and […]

Dachser obtains CEIV Pharma at Frankfurt Airport

Dachser has expanded its life science and healthcare services by obtaining IATA CEIV Pharma certification at its Frankfurt Airport branch. The certification process began in 2017, requiring internal and external training, review of procedures for handling temperature-controlled life science and healthcare products, and an extensive assessment of complex processes by two separate independent validators. CEIV […]

EuroAirport gains IATA CEIV Pharma certificate

EuroAirport Basel Mulhouse Freiburg has been presented with its IATA CEIV Pharma certificate in the presence of airport stakeholders and IATA representatives. The certificate was presented to the airport at a customer event at the EuroAirport Cargo Terminal in the presence of IATA’s global head of cargo, Glyn Hughes and representatives from Fiege, Fischer Road […]

60 seconds of summer with IATA’s Glyn Hughes

Glyn Hughes joined IATA in 1991 after an airline career at British Caledonian and Air Europe, becoming global head of cargo four years ago succeeding Des Vertannes. His priority areas have included safety, security, quality, special cargo, operations, modernisation and industry sustainability. And lighting the barbecue. ACW: You joined IATA in 1991. What were you […]

IATA announces winner of 2018 FACE-UP competition

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) announced that Femke Sickler (pictured), a recent graduate of Delft University of Technology in the Netherlands, was the recipient of the IATA FACE-UP award for 2018. FACE-UP is a competition for recent university graduates whose thesis is on the subject of innovation and transformation in air transport logistics such […]

IATA signs MoU with Pharma.Aero to foster collaboration

Pharma.Aero has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with IATA to formalise their partnership and foster collaboration with air cargo stakeholders in the CEIV Pharma initiative. The deal was signed at the IATA World Cargo Symposium in Dallas where Pharma.Aero also hosted its general meeting, where members representing pharmaceutical shippers, airport communities, airlines, forwarders and […]

IATA digitalises the dangerous goods supply chain with eDGD

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) has taken a significant step forward in digitalising the dangerous goods supply chain following the adoption of the e-Dangerous Goods Declaration (eDGD) standards. The standards are an electronic approach to manage the IATA Dangerous Goods Declaration (DGD), leveraging industry initiatives to digitalise data and embrace data sharing platform principles. […]

IATA WCS 2018: Air cargo industry sets out four main priorities

Accelerating digitisation of the supply chain, enforcing lithium battery regulations, more efficient trade facilitation and developing the next generation of leaders are the four priorities for the air cargo industry. Speaking at the International Air Transport Association (IATA) World Cargo Symposium in Dallas, Texas on 13 March, IATA global head of cargo Glyn Hughes highlighted […]

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 […]

TIACA ES: Digital technology taking effect in the forwarding world

Digital technology is changing the freight forwarding marketplace and indeed much of the air cargo industry and those failing to invest and keep pace could well struggle, writes Justin Burns. This was the basis of a discussion at The International Air Cargo Association’s (TIACA) Executive Summit in Miami on 20 October in the ‘Rise of […]

Amerijet becomes first all-cargo airline in the US to earn IATA CEIV

Amerijet partners with SmartKargo

Amerijet International Airlines has become the first all-cargo airline to earn IATA CEIV Pharma certification, receiving the certificate on 27 June. The airline has invested heavily in technology, infrastructure and processes over the last few years to ensure safe handling and transportation of high-value and temperature sensitive cargo. The airline transports over 136 million kilogrammes […]

Pharma Gateway Amsterdam recognised for supporting IATA CEIV

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) has recognised Amsterdam Airport Schiphol’s support of the Center of Excellence for Independent Validators in Pharmaceutical Logistics (CEIV Pharma) program. Schiphol formed Pharma Gateway Amsterdam (PGA) a year ago to provide a transparent and qualified pharma air cargo supply chain, and members must undergo CEIV certification and are provided […]

IATA WCS2017: IATA Cargo Handling Manual launched

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) has launched the IATA Cargo Handling Manual (ICHM) to help airlines and cargo handlers work together more effectively while improving safety and efficiency. The ICHM, launched at the IATA World Cargo Symposium in Abu Dhabi, is the first complete set of standards covering operational activities of all stakeholders in […]

IATA WCS 2017: shippers’ survey finds air cargo more competitive

Results of the IATA Shippers’ Survey which is carried out every two years have been revealed at IATA’s World Cargo Symposium in Abu Dhabi today – and it found more shippers’ believe air cargo is more competitive than before. IATA’s head of cargo, Glyn Hughes says the global shippers satisfaction rating remains seven out of […]

Africa has huge potential and challenges to overcome

Africa is expected to make up 20 per cent of the global population by 2050, creating a huge potential labour force and consumer market but the numerous challenges were a major talking point in the first panel discussion of Air Cargo Africa in Johannesburg. During the session, ‘Unlocking Africa’s civil aviation potential: the time is […]

Abu Dhabi the next port of call for IATA’s WCS

The International Air Transport Association’s (IATA) World Cargo Symposium (WCS) takes place for the 12th time from 14-16 March in Abu Dhabi. This year’s WCS is themed ‘Transform Today: Shape Tomorrow’ and will take place at the Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre (ADNEC) and will welcome delegates from key stakeholders across the air cargo supply […]

Many issues to discuss as Air Cargo Africa returns for another year

There will be much to talk about at Air Cargo Africa in Johannesburg, with five panels discussing issues including Africa’s potential and overcapacity, and forum sessions including pharmaceuticals and perishables. The action will kick off with a welcome address by STAT Media Group editor-in-chief, R K Patra at 11.00h on Tuesday 21 February, followed by […]

IATA study finds air cargo connectivity boosts global trade participation

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) released a study yesterday at the Air Cargo Media Day in Geneva, which it says identifies a quantitative link between a country’s air cargo connectivity and its participation in global trade. The association says the study it commissioned, with research carried out by Developing Trade Consultants, found a one per cent […]

Qatar becomes first carrier to implement IATA’s Cargo-XML

Qatar Airways Cargo has become the first carrier to fully adopt, implement and integrate the next generation messaging standard, Cargo-XML in its cargo management system – CROAMIS. The Cargo-XML messaging is an initiative mandated by International Air Transport Association (IATA) as a preferred standard for electronic communication between airlines and shippers, freight forwarders, ground-handling agents, […]

Lufthansa Cargo awarded IATA CEIV Pharma certification

Lufthansa Cargo has become one of six airlines worldwide to be awarded International Air Transport Association (IATA) Center of Excellence for Independent Validators (CEIV) Pharma certification. The certification covers airline operations and the 4,500 square metre Lufthansa Cargo Cool Center in Frankfurt and it awarded the certificate following independent specialists reviewing processes using its Cool/td […]

EuroAirport to push for IATA’s CEIV pharma certification

EuroAirport is to implement the International Air Transport Association’s (IATA) Center of Excellence for Independent Validators in Pharmaceutical Logistics (CEIV Pharma) certification programme. The Swiss gateway will work to achieve it in co-operation with other stakeholders of the airfreight industry operating at the gateway. This certification it says will help reinforce EuroAirport’s position as one of the major […]

Frankfurt aiming to be Europe’s largest IATA CEIV certified hub

Air Cargo Community Frankfurt is aiming to make Frankfurt Airport the largest International Air Transport Association (IATA) Center of Excellence for Independent Validators (CEIV) Pharma certified hub in Europe. The community are aiming to make Frankfurt the largest certified pharmaceutical gateway in Europe by early 2017. At present, Perishable Center Betriebs and Bollore Logistics Germany […]