Preighters and COVID vaccine delivery under debate at GHI’s Cargo Zone

The challenges of handling preighters and the industry’s role in delivering a future Covid-19 vaccine will be under discussion at Ground Handling International’s (GHI’s) Cargo Zone in Copenhagen this November

TIACA has teamed up with GHI to support the focus on air cargo opportunities at the prestigious aviation conference being held from 30 November-2 December.

The Cargo Zone will form a dedicated area on the showfloor and focus on a market that has enjoyed an enhanced status during the pandemic. The conference will offer the first opportunity for the aviation industry to come together in person and address a blueprint for the challenges of the pandemic.

Confirmed Cargo Zone speakers include business leaders at TIACA, Avianca Cargo, Hermes, Unilode and Menzies Aviation. See the full Cargo Zone workshop programme here.

The Zone will comprise a dedicated workshop theatre, exhibitor stands offering cargo relevant products and services and enhanced networking opportunities between pax/cargo operators.

Cargo capacity continues to lag behind demand according to latest IATA data. Industry leaders have cited a global ‘capacity crunch’ with inadequate ground infrastructure to move product efficiently.

The COVID crisis has seen many airlines hastily converting pax aircraft to carry cargo in hybrid aircraft coined ‘preighters’.

Max Gosney, GHI Chairman, said: “A poll during a GHI Webinar last month found 85% of industry stakeholders were actively looking to grow their cargo business in the next six months. But they also said they were struggling to make the right supplier connections to achieve this goal.

“GHI’s Cargo Zone aims to close the gap by bringing pax and cargo communities together to pursue new business opportunities for all.”

For more information on attending GHI’s Cargo Zone, please email max@groudhandling.com