Moritz Claussen, Founder & Co-CEO of digital cargo booking platform cargo.one has joined the International Air Cargo Association (TIACA) as a Trustee member – the highest level of membership.
For TIACA, Claussen brings his extensive commercial experience building digital businesses and a prior background in management consulting. Having lived, studied and worked across the globe, in countries such Canada, China, Gibraltar and Spain, he appreciated the importance of International collaboration. As a well-known voice on the digitalisation of the airfreight sector, Claussen will support TIACA’s work on the technological transformation of the industry, as well as helping to drive wider industry collaboration on new initiatives.
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Digital booking platforms, like cargo.one, are an example of the rapid progress in digitalisation within the air cargo industry, driven by strong results for forwarders and airlines who have embraced the opportunities presented by technology. This is only expected to become more evident according to data from Boston Consulting Group, which revealed that the digital share of air cargo sales will continue to accelerate, reaching nearly 60% of total sales by 2025.
“I’ve long admired the work of TIACA and its Director General, Glyn Hughes, in championing the vital issues for the industry’s health and development,” Claussen said. “It is perhaps more important than ever that TIACA promotes targeted innovation and inspires airlines to close knowledge gaps and apply best practices to achieve better business with digital.”
“It remains our responsibility to create an environment where people are able to come in and have an opportunity to pitch their ideas,” Claussen added. “I think this industry will thrive on collaboration and associations, like TIACA, and maybe TIACA first and foremost, are able to create that collaboration on a different level.”
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“We want to bring people, like Moritz, saying how can they use technology to change, innovate and bring new ideas to supply chains. He’s only been in the industry a few years and he’s already a role model and an inspiration for that next generation,” Hughes commented.
“Our role at TIACA is to shine a spotlight on innovation. We want to create a home for all these innovative, creative new ideas to show the world that there is a way to inspire and achieve new results,” Hughes continued.