TIACA strengthens presence in Latin America with new partnerships

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El Dorado International Airport, Bogota, Colombia


TIACA has strengthened its presence in Latin America by signing memoranda of understanding (MoU) with key organisations and by appointing a sales agent in the region.

The MoUs are with Buenos Aires, Argentina-based Americas Alliance (AA), Bogota, Colombia-headquartered Federation of National Associations of Cargo Agents and International Logistical Operators of Latin America and the Caribbean (ALACAT), and Santiago, Chile-based logistics provider AGUNSA.

AGUNSA has been appointed The International Air Cargo Association (TIACA) sales agent for Latin America, to encourage companies in the region to attend and exhibit at TIACA’s events and to grow membership.

TIACA secretary general, Vladimir Zubkov says: “We are continuing our efforts to expand the geography of TIACA membership and connections, and these three MoUs are in line with our current policy of globalisation and regional partnerships.”

The association has pledged to work with the three organisations on new air cargo events, training, and to promote industry best practices across Latin America.

AGUNSA vice president, Eric Hartmann says: “We at AGUNSA are proud to be working with TIACA expanding its presence in Latin America. Our objective is to bring South America closer to the world as we look to support the success of this year’s Air Cargo Forum in Toronto.”

TIACA chairman, Sebastiaan Scholte, who is also the chief executive officer of Jan de Rijk Logistics, says: “Latin America is an important growing region where up till now TIACA did not have that much exposure. With the partnership with these three highly regarded organisations we are expanding our presence in Latin America.”

In November, TIACA signed an MoU with the African Airlines Association as part of its global expansion drive.