Air Cargo Belgium, the official air cargo community organisation of Brussels has been officially launched, with the aim to professionalise and improve the cargo environment at Brussels Airport.
The new organisation will work with existing groups and is a more formal group with more possibilities, budget and leverage. Air Cargo Belgium will represent the entire air cargo community to make BRUCargo more attractive, efficient, innovative and successful logistical platform.
Steven Polmans, who is head of cargo at Brussels Airport, has been appointed chairman of the organisation supported by two vice chairmen, Alain De Heldt, who is also chairman of the Belgian Airfreight Institute, and Bas van Goch, Air Cargo Managers Association Belgium chairman.
Polmans says he is honoured to be the first chairman of the organisation, and hopes to be able to improve cargo operations for everyone. “Brussels Airport, since a few years, participates actively in improving the cargo at the airport. Although we facilitate where possible and try to take the lead in several topics, it is the cargo community and the different companies at BRUcargo that make the difference.”
De Heldt says: “It is a great to see that with ACB, we are strengthening our forces in all aspects, respecting the full air cargo community, sharing the same agenda and bringing added value to the market.”
Van Goch says: “ACMAB believes in a strong bond between Airport, Forwarders, Handlers and Airlines. Together we can tackle the challenges that we have, for example E-AWB and Ready for Carriage delivery. Geographically we are in the middle of ‘Airfreight Europe’, with several airports very close to us.”