The International Air Cargo Association (TIACA) bids farewell to Vladimir Zubkov, Secretary General of TIACA from January 2017 to August 2020 and Special Advisor to the Board on Industry Affairs since September 2020.
The International Air Cargo Association (TIACA) has appointed Eng. Naif Ali Al Abri, CEO, TRANSOM to its Board of Directors, the Association’s governing body.
The International Air Cargo Association (TIACA) announced that Glyn Hughes will take the newly created role of Director General of the association.
Digital Air Cargo Forum
This year the Digital Air Cargo Forum (ACF) will take place on December 1-10. Register for the six sessions now:
- People4Cargo – December 1, 14.00-15.00 CET
- Sustainability4Cargo – December 2, 14.00-15.30 CET
- Airports4Cargo – December 3, 14.00-15.00 CET
- Cargo4Vaccines – December 8, 14.00-15.30 CET
- Drones4Cargo – December 9, 14.00-15.00 CET
- Uniting air cargo – December 10, 14.00-15.30 CET
Full event agenda (pdf)
As a dedicated freighter hub, Liege Airport and the Cargo Community has focused very hard on dedicated infrastructure and specialized services for our 5 key products: Perishables, Live Animals, Outsized Cargo, Pharma and E-commerce.
E-commerce has continued its exponential growth over the last five years and has proven to be a business model that drives business-to-consumer (B2C) activity, which is significantly different to the traditional airfreight forwarder concept of business-to-business (B2B). It has seen vertical integration by those positioned as integrators where controlled end-to-end pickup and delivery are integral service delivery items.
Another result of COVID-19, which became one of the big stories of 2020, was the acceleration in the growth of e-commerce shipments. Prior to the pandemic, e-commerce was growing twenty percent (20%) since 2008 while global trade volumes remained flat. The e-commerce supply chain proved its mettle to deliver groceries and toilet paper to the American people for over 10 months.
TIACA supports its members and works with industry partners and regulators to advocate and drive change for a safe, profitable and united air cargo industry that embraces modern technologies and practices to sustainably and fairly serve trade and social development worldwide.