Michael White appointed Cargo Network Services president

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Cargo Network Services president, Michael White


Cargo Network Services (CNS) has appointed Michael White as president, taking responsibility for all operations including financial settlements, commercial operations and advocacy for its member airlines and forwarding customers.

White has most recently served as CNS vice president of government and industry relations, where he supported US industry efforts for the development of standards for the Air Cargo Advance Screening (ACAS) programme, the adoption of the electronic consignment security declaration (eCSD) by the US Transportation Security Administration, and other initiatives.

CNS chairman, Doug Lavin says: “Mike has taken a leadership role in working with industry and government stakeholders to make air cargo more secure and more efficient. I am confident that CNS will be in good hands as we continue to modernise the business while ensuring the highest standards of safety and security.”

White, an industry veteran with nearly four decades of experience in the air transport industry who joined CNS in 2008, will succeed Lionel van der Walt, who left to become executive vice president and chief executive officer of RCI.

Prior to joining CNS, White held operational management positions with Frontier Airlines, United Airlines and Cargo Service Center and the Air Transport Association of America (now Airlines for America).

He was chief operating officer of SkyLink USA, which managed the commercial operations at Baghdad International Airport for USAID, peacekeeping operations in Darfur for the United Nations and support operations for NATO in Afghanistan.