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Air Cargo Sustainability Awards 2020

Act today for a resilient tomorrow

In partnership with one of the leading industry IT solutions providers CHAMP Cargosystems, TIACA organized the second Air Cargo Sustainability Awards to recognize outstanding businesses and industry initiatives to make air cargo more sustainable.

With this competition TIACA aims to celebrate and encourage creative solutions demonstrating a strong vision for a responsible, resilient, and united air cargo industry. 

Winners of the Air Cargo Sustainability Awards 2020

Air Cargo Sustainability Award Finalists

Background on Air Cargo Sustainability Awards 


The submissions received covered ideas and practices demonstrating how cargo is making positive change in the 3+2 areas of TIACA’s sustainability vision: supporting social welfare, economic development and environmental protection through innovation and partnerships.


This year the awards recognized solutions from established companies, such as large air cargo supply chain companies, industry organizations and scholars; growing businesses, like start-ups in two separate categories.

Two categories of leadership in sustainability were awarded:

The Corporate Prize 

The Corporate Prize recognized an established corporation, an international organization or a scholar with a long standing presence in the cargo community with a one-year free membership in the TIACA Sustainability Strategic Partnership Program, worth USD 10’000.

In addition to the Corporate Winner – Pelican BioThermal, finalists included:


The Start-up Prize

The Start-Up Prize recognized and encouraged young growing businesses building their presence in air cargo industry:

  • Winner: USD 10’000
  • Two runners-up: USD 2’500 each 

Recipient Selection

All finalists were selected by members of a Jury. Jury members included:
  • Chris McDermott, CEO, CHAMP Cargosystems (bio)
  • Deniz Kargaci, Manager, Corporate Sustainability Management, Turkish Airlines (bio)
  • Eng Naif Al-Abri, CEO, TRANSOM (bio)
  • Steven Polmans, Director Cargo & Logistics, Brussels Airport (bio)
  • Susy Schoneberg, Head, Flexport (bio)
The winner of the Start-Up category was selected by TIACA members within the member portal. 

Winners of the Air Cargo Sustainability Awards 2019



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