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XFret Wins the 2021 Sustainability Award – Startup/Small Business Category


Miami, March 24, 2022

The International Air Cargo Association (TIACA) announced the winner of the Start-up/Small Business category for the 2021 Air Cargo Sustainability Awards – XFret.

XFret was selected as the winner of the Start-up/Small Business category of the 2021 Air Cargo Sustainability Awards. XFret will receive a cash prize of $10,000 and the two runners-up will receive $2,500 each. The winner was selected by the audience at the Executive Summit in San Francisco, following on from the recent announced Corporate Winner of United Airlines Cargo for their Eco-Skies Alliance.

“We congratulate XFret for winning the 3rd Sustainability Award in the Start-up/Small Business category and we are thrilled that this unique innovation can be brought to market. This innovation shows the innovative spirit of our industry and truly supports TIACA’s Sustainability vision and is well on the way to making air cargo more sustainable.” Steven Polmans, TIACA Chair

XFret is an innovative container that can be placed on empty seats in commercial aircraft cabins optimizing the use of aircrafts effectively allowing them to reduce their environmental impacts.

“We are delighted to be TIACA’s exclusive sponsor for these Sustainability Awards and to support this important initiative for the 3rd successive year. We congratulate United Cargo and the Eco-Skies Alliance as the winners of the award in the Corporate Category for their outstanding leadership in the use of Sustainable Aviation Fuel (SAF), and XFret in the Start-Up Award Category for their highly innovative container solution that can be placed on empty seats in commercial aircraft cabins. We are also very appreciative of the high level of applications this year and would like to mention especially the other shortlisted candidates in the Start-Up Category, Mission GO, and Waves.” Chris McDermott, CEO, CHAMP Cargo Systems

MissionGo and Waves, the other finalists presented their unique solutions to the audience:

  • MissionGO unmanned systems … Saving lives using unmanned aviation technology for organ transport


  • WAVES … Making sustainability visible through the use of cloud technology, establishing the Sustainability Management Platform (SMP)

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. 

More information on the TIACA Air Cargo Sustainability Award webpage.

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Rachael Negron
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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, Traxom and Logitude 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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