The Airforwarders Association (AfA) and The International Air Transport Association (TIACA) have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to strengthen cooperation on various industry matters.
The MoU is the first stage of an alliance between the organisations, which they say will enable them to strengthen cooperation on aviation matters by: shared participation in each other’s events; mutual promotion through social media; continuous consultation, conferring and cooperation; exchange of information on projected activities and relevant events of both associations; invitations for representation by each participant in the alliance at global and regional conferences; organisation of joint events; and conduction of capacity building assistance and activities.
AfA executive director, Brandon Fried says: “We are looking forward to the future opportunities that will come from this MOU. Vladimir Zubkov, TIACA Secretary General, will attend the AfA Board meeting held during AirCargo 2018 in Austin, Texas. The AfA Board will in turn attend TIACA’s Air Cargo Forum, held in Toronto this coming October.”
The AfA represents the interests of companies and individuals operating within the US and engaged in airfreight, with members including domestic and foreign freight forwarders, air carriers, ground carriers and affiliated businesses.
TIACA is a global non-profit trade association that represents all major segments of the air cargo and air logistics industry.
It engages in activities to improve industry cooperation, enable the sharing of knowledge, enhance quality and efficiency, and promote education, and also aims to inform the public about developments and trends in the air cargo industry.