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TIACA announces 4th Sustainability Award small business and start-up finalists

TIACA announces 4th Sustainability Award small business and start-up finalists

The International Air Cargo Association (TIACA) has announced the results of the fourth edition of the Air Cargo Sustainability Awards, run in partnership with one of the leading industry IT solutions providers CHAMP Cargosystems.  The awards aim to recognise outstanding businesses and industry initiatives seeking to make air cargo more sustainable. There were two categories being judged, one for Start-Up/Small Business and the second for Corporate and established businesses.

The jury, comprised of 6 industry leaders and sustainability champions evaluated the submissions on a number of criteria, including impact on society and industry, ease of implementation, innovation and the wow factor.

“Firstly, I want to thank all the organizations that submitted an entry, the jury was impressed and felt the entries were incredibly diverse and allowed us to see how focused and innovative the industry truly is. This made it difficult for the jury to select a single entry that stood out from the rest and shows promise for a sustainable air cargo industry.  I would also like to thank the jury members for their time and dedication in reviewing the entries and the results of their deliberations. I look forward to announcing the Corporate winner and seeing the finalist presentations during the Air Cargo Forum in Miami.” Steven Polmans, TIACA Chair said.

After the results were tabulated, the jury selected these three entries as the finalists based on the judgment criteria;

  • AeroVect … GSE automation
  • CargoAi … Decarbonising the industry by use of a CO² efficiency score
  • EliteChamp … Air cargo vacuum pallet

The Start-Up and Small Business category recognises and encourages young growing businesses as well as small businesses building their presence in the air cargo industry and contributing to its sustainability transformation. The three selected finalists in this category and each will be invited to present at the Air Cargo Forum where the live audience will add their voice to selecting the ultimate winner.

The winner will receive a $10,000 cash prize with the two runners up receiving $2,500 each.

”Every year that we have supported the Air Cargo Sustainability Awards, the caliber of the submissions has grown. As we continue to foster these great new innovations, the selection process only grows more difficult for us. Sustainability and the pursuit of more sustainable practices can only benefit us all. We look forward to announcing the winners and the opportunity to meet the finalists at the Air Cargo Forum in a few weeks’ time,” Chris McDermott, CEO, CHAMP Cargosystems added.

An awards ceremony will be held during the upcoming Air Cargo Forum, in Miami Beach, November 8-10.

The Air Cargo Sustainability Awards is a key part of TIACA’s Sustainability Portfolio which includes, the Sustainability Roadmap, the Sustainability Survey and Annual Insights Report and the BlueSky Program.

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James Graham

James Graham is an award-winning transport media journalist with a long background in the commercial freight sector, including commercial aviation and the aviation supply chain. He was the initial Air Cargo Week journalist and retuned later for a stint as editor. He continues his association as editor of the monthly supplements. He has reported for the newspaper from global locations as well as the UK.

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