New TIACA vision to pave new path for modern and unified air cargo industry
February 4, 2018: The leadership team of The International Air Cargo Association (TIACA) is all set to roll out a new vision for the association, which will help in developing more training and consultancy projects, and reinvigorated value proposition for its members.
The new vision was developed by a group of think-tanks from the air cargo industry, which was set up by TIACA’s leadership team, including Ram Menen, one of its founding members and past president and chairman of the board.
According to TIACA, the new value proposition includes boosted training, knowledge-sharing consultancy, advocacy initiatives, besides creating a bigger global footprint with a local focus. This knowledge-sharing will help communities and regions to their raise standards and create a sustainable and healthy industry.
The association’s new focus will help in shaping a futuristic approach to represent, support and create an efficient, modern and unified air cargo industry.
The vision of the association will be global, whilst it will be acting on the local and regional fronts. It will also work closely work with other organisations and government bodies, to further improve its recent tie-ups with associations in Africa, Latin America, North America and Asia.
Additionally, TIACA is expected to set up a cluster of members representing different sectors of the industry, including airlines, airports and ground handling agencies (GHAs). The clusters will focus on issues specific to their interests and challenges to develop solutions, which will be beneficial to the entire air cargo industry.
“TIACA is the only association representing the overall air cargo supply chain, and we have a history of 28-year for championing the cause for the industry, and supporting the development of talent and best practices,” said Sebastiaan Scholte, TIACA chairman and chief executive Officer of Jan de Rijk Logistics.
“The logistics landscape is rapidly changing, and disruptive business practices are forcing us to innovate. Hence, it’s a right time for TIACA to take the lead,” said Scholte.
“The dynamics of the air cargo industry has undergone a major change in the last couple of years. In a bid to keep pace with the transformation, it’s important for TIACA to stay relevant and take the lead in catalyzing the change needed to embrace the new form,” said Menen.
“Our association has a strong history of supporting the air cargo industry and demonstrating thought-leadership. With this new vision, we are paving the way for a strong future for the entire airfreight industry,” said Menen.
“TIACA members have already benefitted from our new agreements with associations in Latin America, Africa, North America and Asia, and we intend to focus on further developing these ties,” said Vladimir Zubkov, Secretary General of TIACA.
“TIACA’s new focus will ensure the association continues to be proactive in the development of a sustainable and innovative air cargo industry,” said Zubkov.