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TIACA and Messe München Announce Edmonton International Airport as the Inaugural Host of the start.hub logistics During air cargo forum & transport logistic Americas 2022
Following the success of the Innovation Journey held during the Executive Summit in March 2022, The International Air Cargo Association (TIACA) and Messe München are pleased to announce the launch of the start.hub logistics in Miami during the air cargo forum (ACF) and transport logistic Americas 2022.
TIACA announced that the first edition of the Regional event series was a success. 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 was held in Amsterdam and was hosted by Amsterdam Airport Schiphol.
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If you look at almost any IATA CASS operation around the world you will see that GSSAs account for a large portion of the carriers who participate. This tells us two very important facts about today’s air cargo distribution system.
Situation analysis at the time was pretty much – most of the world went home but expected (hoped) services would continue. Therefore some were designated essential workers, and there is now no doubt the GSA was indeed essential. Logistically the world needed to function, and if we put the shipping lines to one side, the air and trucking people behaved commendably. Airlines were pretty much grounded in terms of passengers, and those flights had previously carried a huge percentage of global air cargo.
Cargo GSA companies have traditionally provided airlines with strong local market knowledge and strong personal relationships with the freight forwarders, who provided the cargo and supervision of the cargo handlers who prepared the cargo. Furthermore, protecting the airline from credit risk in global territories far beyond their headquarters.