April 24, 2019: Emir Pineda, Trade & Logistics manager for the Marketing Division of the Miami-Dade Aviation Department, which operates Miami International Airport (MIA), has been elected to the Board of The International Air Cargo Association (TIACA).
He started his career as an intern at MIA in 1988 before he headed senior business development roles for cargo trade at both Dallas Fort Worth (DFW) Airport and Air France/KLM Martinair Cargo.
He has also worked with Cargolux as the Commercial Route Development manager, responsible for sales and operations throughout Latin America.
Pineda said: "I hope to attract greater focus and participation from Latin America, which has historically been under represented in the association."
MIA is recognised as the world's largest gateway to Latin America and the Caribbean, handling 83 percent of all air imports and 79 percent of all exports to/from the region.
TIACA has signed Memoranda of Understanding (MoU) with several Latin American organisations who will be participating in the Association's biennial event the Air Cargo Forum (ACF), to be held in 2020.
They include the Argentina-based Americas Alliance (AA), the Colombia-headquartered Federation of National Associations of Cargo Agents and International Logistical Operators of Latin America and the Caribbean (ALACAT), Chile-based logistics provider Universal Agencies South America (AGUNSA) and Mexican Association of Freight Forwarders (AMACARGA).