TIACA Executive Summit: Efficient supply chain the goal

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Bringing efficiency to the supply chain is one goal set out by incoming chairman of The International Air Cargo Association (TIACA), Sanjiv Edward, whose occupation is cargo head for Delhi Indira Ghandi International Airport.

In an exclusive interview with Air Cargo Week (ACW) at TIACA’s executive summit this week in Miami (US), Edward says TIACA is to have a global reach and policy advocacy.

Promoting activities for sustainability is another goal Edward has. He is joined by Jan de Rijk Logistics’ chief executive officer, Sebastiaan Scholte, who will be vice chairman.

The outgoing chairman, Oliver Evans, is staying on to help TIACA for the next few months until he retires from his role as cargo chief at Swiss International  Air Lines in September.

Evans says of his time leading TIACA: “We have demystified the industry. There is more discussion between the members of the supply chain.

There is a lot of new energy.” Outgoing TIACA vice chairman, Enno Osinga, is about to retire as Amsterdam Airport Schiphol cargo director. He tells ACW that the association has added about 100 new members in the last eight months and that some firms have upgraded their membership.

Talking to ACW about progress this year, TIACA’s secretary general, Doug Brittin, also pointed to policy recommendations for the US government’s Transportation Security Administration.