TIACA to focus on air cargo’s sustainability

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The International Air Cargo Association (TIACA) has established a working group to deliver a sustainability program in partnership with CHAMP Cargosystems.

One of the highlights of the project is launching a yearly Air Cargo Sustainability Award starting at TIACA’s Executive Summit this year, with the winner announced in November in Budapest, Hungary.

The main objective of the competition and the TIACA Air Cargo Sustainability Award is to generate ideas and appreciate and stimulate sustainability initiatives in the air cargo sector.

TIACA and CHAMP will work with members, partners and industry representatives to establish a common vision on sustainability.

Together they will develop, promote and support campaigns to tackle challenges connected to the three pillars of sustainability.

Steven Polmans, incoming chairman of TIACA and director of cargo and logistics at Brussels Airport Company says: “The development of long-term strategies and investment to achieve a sustainable industry is key to guaranteeing the future of air cargo and TIACA, as the only organisation representing all sectors of the supply chain, is in a unique position to drive that development.”

A sustainability committee will be created by TIACA to act as a working group, which will build the program and monitor delivery of the initiative.

The association will organise at least one panel discussion or presentation focused on sustainability at each of its events.

The call for nominations and details of the criteria and judging system will be announced in the following weeks.

Arnaud Lambert, CEO of CHAMP Cargosystems says: “Our commitment stands to jointly create a program that will have a positive global outcome − first for society and then for business. Sustainability is a subject often considered in the development of our IT solutions like CO2 emission calculator solutions, integration, or paper free solutions for the air cargo business but is definitely not limited to this only.”