The International Air Cargo Association (TIACA) will work with the Indonesian National Air Carriers Association (INACA) and other freight companies in Indonesia to support the region’s growing airfreight industry.
The announcement was made at the start of the two-day Indonesian Air Cargo Summit in Jakarta, which brings together over 200 industry leaders to explore opportunities and the latest trends and challenges in Indonesia.
TIACA secretary general, Vladimir Zubkov was joined by INACA chairman of cargo flights, Boyke Soebroto, who is also president and chief executive officer of Cardig Air, and Garuda director of cargo, Sigit Muhartono, to pledge cooperation.
Zubkov says Indonesia has a developing air cargo community and TIACA will work closely with the industry to help it grow.
He says: “TIACA is focused on growing membership in the region and we are pleased to meet with our colleagues here to find ways of reaching out to the growing air cargo community here.”
Zubkov, who was one of 20 industry leaders sharing insight and expertise at the summit to explore issues including using smart data, the future of unmanned cargo aircraft, creating world class air cargo hubs and updating security legislation, adds: “We are focused on helping the industry to improve and have a number of initiatives around quality and e-freight which we will be sharing with our colleagues here in Indonesia.”
Muhartono says: “We look forward to collaborating both with industry members that share the same vision regarding operational excellence, particularly in terms of reliability and quality, and also, and importantly, work with TIACA to build this industry.”
Indonesia’s gross domestic product grew about 5.6 per cent in 2016 and the airfreight sector expanded 3.5 per cent, thanks to increased consumer demand for imported goods.