ABC’s Santoro elected BARIG cargo co-chairman

Board of Airline Representatives in Germany cargo co-chairman, and AirBridgeCargo Airlines regional operations & ground handling director EMEA, Ivan Santoro

The Board of Airline Representatives in Germany (BARIG) has elected AirBridgeCargo Airlines’ Ivan Santoro as co-chairman of its cargo committee.

Santoro will co-chair the BARIG Cargo Committee alongside Michael Hoppe. The committee works on several topics including working groups on cargo charges, security and cargo infrastructure. Santoro is regional operations & ground handling director Europe, Middle East and Africa for AirBridgeCargo Airlines, and has previously worked for several forwarding agents and British Airways.

Hoppe says: “I am glad that Ivan Santoro is now co-responsible for the leadership of this committee. Together with the member airlines we emphasise important topics and thereby greatly contribute to securing Germany’s future as an air cargo location.”

BARIG member airlines transport about four million tonnes of air cargo in Germany a year, and the cargo committee cooperates with the Air Cargo Community Frankfurt, as well as logistics associations such as DSLV (German forwarding and logistics association), SLV (forwarding and logistics association in the states of Hesse and Rhineland-Palatinate), and VACAD (association of air cargo handlers in Germany).