Wednesday, May 22, 2024

TIACA announces launch of Regional Symposiums

The International Air Cargo Association (TIACA) announced the launch of the Regional Symposium series. The series is aimed at engaging and bringing the air cargo community together to discuss issues that we are facing at a regional level. The kick-off event will be held in Amsterdam and will be hosted by Amsterdam Airport Schiphol. The […]

Fourth TIACA Air Cargo Sustainability Awards open for applications

TIACA welcomes six new members to the Board of Directors

The International Air Cargo Association (TIACA) announced that the fourth edition of the Air Cargo Sustainability Awards is now open for applications. The competition aims to recognize outstanding businesses and industry initiatives leading the way to a more sustainable air cargo industry. CHAMP Cargosystems, a leading industry IT solution provider, has generously committed to continue […]

TIACA and Pharma.Aero join forces to prepare for COVID-19 vaccine

The International Air Cargo Association (TIACA) and Pharma.Aero have joined forces to develop global guidance for the air cargo industry to enable optimal transportation of the COVID-19 vaccine. The guidance will be developed gradually in four work packages through a joint working group. In the past few months, airfreight has demonstrated its vital role in […]

TIACA’s Air Cargo Sustainability Awards open for entrants

The second International Air Cargo Association (TIACA) Air Cargo Sustainability Awards is now open for applications. The competition aims to recognise outstanding businesses and industry initiatives leading the way to a more sustainable air cargo. CHAMP Cargosystems, one of the leading industry IT solutions providers, has generously these key industry awards. “CHAMP is pleased to […]

Christos Spyrou joins TIACA’s board of directors

Christos Spyrou, CEO and founder of Neutral Air Partner (NAP), has joined the board of directors of TIACA (The International Air Cargo Association), which will next meet in Istanbul following the World Cargo Symposium. At the end of 2019, TIACA announced the creation of a new membership category to allow small companies and startups to […]

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 […]

TIACA reaches out to unite the air cargo industry

The International Air Cargo Association (TIACA) is changing its strategy to reach out to the entire air cargo chain to represent and unite the industry. The first step involves restructuring its membership fee with separate categories for small, medium and start-up companies allowing them to become full members at a reduced rate. TIACA is also […]

TIACA focuses on partnerships and sustainability

Partnerships, modernisation and sustainability were the focuses of TIACA’s 2019 Executive Summit, held in Budapest from 19 – 21 November. About 200 participants attended the event and TIACA has the ambition of strengthening the role of members as ambassadors to help attract more members. Chairman Steven Polmans asked who could be better ambassadors for TIACA […]

Wings for Aid wins first TIACA Sustainability Award

Wings for Aid has won the first TIACA Sustainability Award for its self-landing cardboard box to bridge the last mile in humanitarian crises. The award, sponsored by CHAMP Cargosystems was announced during the Gala Evening of the TIACA Executive Summit 2019 in Budapest, Hungary. The three finalists, M&G Packaging, Nallian and Wings for Aid Foundation […]

Issa Baluch inducted into TIACA Hall of Fame

Issa Baluch has been inducted into the TIACA Hall of Fame, in recognition for his work across the air cargo industry. His portfolio of skills includes being an author, speaker and advisor, as well as being founder and CEO of Swift Freight International. Baluch is also chairman of the FIATA Logistics Academy and was the […]

TIACA names Sustainability Award finalists

The International Air Cargo Association (TIACA) has whittled down applications for its first annual Sustainability Award to three finalists. The awards, sponsored by CHAMP Cargosystems received applications from established corporations and start-ups to address CO2 emissions, reducing waste, humanitarian aid and other sectors. The three finalists are M&G Packaging with BioNatur Plastics, offering 100% landfill […]

Partners sign up to TIACA Sustainability Program

Four strategic partners have signed up to The International Air Cargo Association (TIACA) Sustainability Program. Brussels Airport, Flexport, Oman Aviation Services and Turkish Airlines have joined CHAMP Cargosystems, sponsor of the inaugural Sustainability Award, which is a key part of the project. The programme, headed by TIACA’s new project manager Celine Hourcade, was launched this […]

Celine Hourcade to drive TIACA’s transformation

Celine Hourcade will join The International Air Cargo Association (TIACA) as project manager, supporting the transformation program. Initial priorities for Hourcade will be the development of TIACA’s Sustainability Program including the Sustainability Award, and delivering the Cargo Service Quality objectives for the tool. She will also head up projects to roll out transformation initiatives as […]

A strong voice is needed on the global stage

The Middle East may be the fastest growing region for air cargo but it is not being actively represented, something that Dr Khalfan Al Shueili intends to put right. The CEO of Oman Aviation Services was elected to the board of The International Air Cargo Association in April and believes this representation will help the […]

TIACA Sustainability Award open for entries

The International Air Cargo Association (TIACA) is calling for entries for its first Sustainability Award, focused on recognising companies addressing environmental, social and economic issues. The award, which is free to enter, is open to any person or company related to any aspect of the air cargo industry, and entries will need to address issues […]

Steven Polmans gets ready to lead TIACA 2.0

With a lack of clear vision, the industry was losing faith in TIACA. It has taken a concerted team effort to turn the situation around and incoming chairman Steven Polmans is confident of a bright future. After three years on the board of TIACA and almost two years as vice chairman, Steven Polmans is relishing […]

TIACA to focus on air cargo’s sustainability

The International Air Cargo Association (TIACA) has established a working group to deliver a sustainability program in partnership with CHAMP Cargosystems. One of the highlights of the project is launching a yearly Air Cargo Sustainability Award starting at TIACA’s Executive Summit this year, with the winner announced in November in Budapest, Hungary. The main objective […]

Polmans and Gadhia to head up TIACA board

Steven Polmans will take over as chairman of The International Air Cargo Association (TIACA) next month, joined Sanjeev Gadhia as vice chairman. Polmans, the director of cargo and logistics at Brussels Airport Company joined the TIACA board in 2016, and served as vice chairman for two years. He will replace Sebastiaan Scholte, CEO of Jan […]

Miami to be home of the TIACA Air Cargo Forum

Miami will be the permanent home for the Air Cargo Forum under the formalised partnership between The International Air Cargo Association and Messe München. The 2020 show, which will be held at the Miami Beach Convention Center on 10-12 November will be the first to be organised by Messe München and become part of its […]

Turkish Cargo’s Turhan Ozen joins TIACA board

Turkish Airlines’ chief cargo officer and head of Turkish Cargo, Turhan Ozen has been elected to the board of The International Air Cargo Association (TIACA). Ozen has extensive knowledge of the territories surrounding Turkey, having overseen business development in the Balkans, Middle East and African regions. Sebastiaan Scholte, chairman of TIACA and CEO of Jan […]

Miami Airport’s Emir Pineda elected to TIACA board

Emir Pineda of Miami International Airport’s operator, Miami-Dade Aviation Department has been elected to the board of The International Air Cargo Association (TIACA). The trade and logistics manager for the marketing division started his career as an intern at the airport in 1988 before embarking on a career that has seen him work at both […]

Oman’s Khalfan Al Shueili joins TIACA board

The CEO of Oman Aviation Services (OAS), Dr Khalfan Al Shueili has been elected to the board of The International Air Cargo Association (TIACA). Air cargo in the Sultanate of Oman witnessed significant growth between 2013 and 2018 with volumes almost doubling. Muscat Airport-based Al Shueili previously spent more than seven years leading readiness operations […]

ECS Group’s Bertrand Schmoll joins TIACA board

ECS Group chairman, Bertrand Schmoll has been elected to board of The International Air Cargo Association (TIACA), making him the first GSSA representative. He was elected at a TIACA board meeting in Singapore last month as part of ongoing plans to grow the management team. Since joining ECS Group in 2000, Schmoll has made a […]

Brussels Airport signs up to TIACA CSQ tool

Brussels Airport has become the first airport in Europe to sign up to The International Air Cargo Association (TIACA)’s Cargo Service Quality (CSQ) tool. The online rating tool covers every aspect of air cargo processing, including physical and document handling, technology, facilities, regulators and general airport infrastructure, amongst other variables. Performance assessment is undertaken by […]

Budapest Airport to host TIACA executive summit

Budapest Airport will host The International Air Cargo Association (TIACA)’s Executive Summit and Annual General Meeting from 20 to 22 November 2019. Working with EVA International Media to organise the summit, it will bring together decision makers from across the global for a series of panel discussions, keynote speeches and round table debates. The airport […]

TIACA Cargo Service Quality tool launched

TIACA’s new online Cargo Service Quality (CSQ) tool has officially launched, following its successful trial involving nearly 200 air cargo supply chain companies. Oman Aviation Services, SATS at Singapore Changi Airport, and Asia Airfreight Terminal in Hong Kong are the most recent Cargo Terminal Operators to enlist in the programme, which aims to improve visibility […]

Kenya to adopt TIACA Cargo Service Quality tool

Kenya will be the first country to adopt TIACA’s Cargo Service Quality tool nationwide, in a bid to improve standards at all airports. Kenya Airports Authority (KAA) is aiming to implement the online tool at all Kenyan cargo hubs by mid next year, allowing forwarders to rate and review the service quality they receive at […]

Goodwill message from TIACA at AFRAA’s 50th AGM

In a goodwill message and address by TIACA secretary general, Vladimir Zubkov, to the African Airlines Association (AFRAA) 50th Annual General Assembly in Rabat, Morocco, special greetings were sent to TIACA’s newly established partner – the African Airlines Association. Zubkov said it was an honour “to take part in the 50th Annual General Assembly of […]

TIACA partners with AMACARGA to expand Latin American presence

The International Air Cargo Association (TIACA) will work closely with AMACARGA to expand its presence in Latin America and support the air cargo community in the region. As part of the partnership, the two organisations will cooperate on their signature events including TIACA’s Air Cargo Forums 2018 and 2020, as well as explore joint training […]

TIACA and TSA Group to develop cargo training programmes

TIACA welcomes six new members to the Board of Directors

TIACA has been appointed a non-exclusive agent by TSA Group, throwing its weight behind a training programme focusing on the transport of dangerous goods and aviation security. As part of the partnership, The International Air Cargo Association (TIACA) will work with UK-based aviation consultancy firm TSA Group on the development of new courses aimed at […]