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TIACA Announces the 4th Sustainability Award Small Business and Start Up Finalists


Miami, October 24th, 2022

The International Air Cargo Association (TIACA) 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 recognize 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

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

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

The Start-Up and Small Business category recognizes 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 USD 10,000 cash prize with the two runners up receiving USD 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.

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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Rachael Negron
+1 786 265 7011

Notes to editors: 

TIACA is The International Air Cargo Association, based in Miami, Florida. TIACA is the unique international not-for-profit association representing and uniting all parts of the air cargo industry: shippers, forwarders, ground handlers, airports, airlines, manufacturers, IT providers. TIACA members are traditional players and new entrants, small, medium, and large companies with regional and global reach.

TIACA’s vision is a safe, profitable and united air cargo industry that embraces modern technologies and practices to sustainably and fairly serve trade and social development worldwide.

TIACA’s mission is to support, lead and unite the industry to achieve that vision; promote and encourage business, social, and technological innovation; protect the interests of its members with one voice on common interests; disseminate and enhance knowledge amongst members and the air cargo industry.

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About CHAMP Cargosystems:

CHAMP Cargosystems provides the most comprehensive range of intergrated IT solutions and distribution services for the air cargo transport chain. The portfolio spans core management systems, messaging services, and eCargo solutions. These include applications to meet customs and security requirements, quality optimization as well as e-freight and mobility needs. The products and services are well known under the Cargospot and Traxon brands.

The company serves over 200 airlines and GSAs, and links these with some 3,000 forwarders and GHAs worldwide. CHAMP’s solutions help its customers and their clients adapt to critical and continuous changes in air transport logistics to meet global trade demands.

CHAMP Cargosystems is headquartered in Luxembourg and operates offices in London, Zurich, Frankfurt, Manila, Singapore and Atlanta.

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