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Technology and regulation always have defining impacts on any industry.

Posted By Administration, Friday, June 16, 2017

 

Technology and regulation always have defining impacts on any industry. For the air cargo industry, we know that regulation continuously pushes the industry in upgrading the technology. We all have seen that AMS, ENS, ICS etc made our systems capable of sending advance information to destination regulators and now Pre Loading Advance Cargo Information (PLACI) initiatives like ACAS, PRECISE, and PACT now demand pre-loading information to be sent from our systems.

 

Whilst the need of PLACI can’t be understated, TIACA has been vociferously advocating the need for standardization of data and format requirements so that the industry doesn’t have bear the burden of tweaking its systems to comply with PLACI requirements of multiple countries & regions. Concurrently, TIACA has discussed possible solutions with other industry bodies and has conceptualized a path-breaking initiative called SWACI (Single Window for Advance Cargo Information). SWACI aims to take shape of an electronic platform available to the industry using which the members of our industry can meet the compliance requirements of PLACI of multiple countries. The initiative is still in infancy but has a great potential in reducing the compliance costs and burden for the industry.

 

TIACA also supports several innovative initiatives that have the potential of bringing in path-breaking changes. Whilst we at TIACA are monitoring the progress of Block chain technology and its impact on the air cargo industry, we are also working closely with the groups that are involved in creating Data Backbones.

 

TIACA is also lending its expertise in the space of trade facilitation and is involved in advising some of the world’s leading and fast growing economies in conceptualizing the trade facilitation infrastructure and putting in place air cargo single window systems. TIACA plans to grow this capability to make even greater contribution to the industry. If you feel that TIACA shall advise the governments of your country as well on air cargo single window systems, please feel free to get in touch with the Secretary General with the contact details of concerned people in the Civil Aviation ministries.

 

We see the future ushering in a lot of excitement and it is our sincere effort to ensure that our every member is prepared to deal with the changes and the challenges of future.

If you want to understand and be future-ready then please block your Calendars from October 18th to 20th  for TIACA’s 2017 Executive Summit, “Future Proofing Air Cargo” which takes place at Turnberry Isle Resort & Golf Club, Miami, USA. You will not only hear from the experts on these trends but you can also participate in discussions and debates to make sure that you are on top of things.

 

We hope to see you all in Miami in October!!!

 

 

 

Amar More

CEO

Kale Logistics Solutions Private Limited

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TIACA makes its contribution to the WCO Conference in Tbilisi, Georgia

Posted By Administration, Friday, June 16, 2017

 

 

TIACA makes its contribution to the WCO Conference in Tbilisi, Georgia

 

 

Vladimir Zubkov, Secretary General of TIACA and Kunio Mikuriya, Secretary General of WCO have shared their views with a 550-strong audience from more than 80 countries during Session 1 devoted to E-COMMERCE.

 

TIACA members may recall that the relationship between TIACA and governments and international organizations was considered important by the responders to the survey conducted earlier this year. Customs was singled out as one of the key partners in establishing favorable working conditions for the whole air cargo supply chain. As a result, TIACA has been taking consecutive steps in strengthening its links with WCO.

 

Zubkov and Mikuriya along with three other panelists tackled the questions of E-Commerce which has become one of the central topics for Customs and Governments, the whole air cargo supply chain, as well as the private sector and other stakeholders. Right at the outset, it was recognized that the importance of the E-Commerce calls on Governments for devising strategies to support its tremendous growth.

 

The discussion started by what seems to be the basic question: “What is the definition as well as the scope of E-Commerce?” The range of questions which followed may be indicative of the main directions to which Customs officials attach greater importance:


- How is the tremendous growth of E-Commerce impacting Customs and governments as a whole? What are the benefits and what are the challenges?


- What are the opportunities arising and how can Customs contribute to the E-Commerce agenda? Is trade facilitation the key priority? How can IT systems help?


- What are the opportunities arising for the developing countries and LDCs and what are the main challenges and obstacles?


- How can E-Commerce platforms support governments in performing their responsibilities both in terms of ensuring proper controls as well as in terms of ensuring improved service delivery?

 

- What are the ongoing discussions on E-Commerce in the WTO? What can be expected at the 11th Ministerial Conference in Argentina end of this year?


- Can current e-payment solutions respond to the requirements of all users of E-Commerce and what are the opportunities lying in that domain?


The sessions which followed in the course of two days explored such issues as SINGLE WINDOW, BIG DATA, DATA MINING AND PREDICTIVE ANALYTICS, DATA GOVERNANCE and BLOCKCHAIN. I should acknowledge high professionalism of the speakers, and once the presentations are available to me will share them with you.

 

 

Lessons learned and actions to be taken:

 

You must have noticed that the references above are all directed at the governments and the Customs. And it’s not an omission on my side – this is something which I find is indicative to the level of coordination between Customs and the rest of the air cargo supply chain. Apart from the TIACA Secretary General, only two KLM officials and one staff from IATA represented the industry at the conference.I called attention to the lack of industry representation at the concluding session, very suitably called “INTEGRATED SUPPLY CHAIN MANAGEMENT”, which I moderated, and presented it as one of the key challenges. I also talked separately about the low level of interaction with the industry to the organizers within WCO. I intend to follow-up on this in order to make sure that the next time a conference of this caliber is organized the proper representation from the supply chain is secured.

 

 

 

Vladimir D. Zubkov
Secretary General
The International Air Cargo Association

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Sebastiaan Scholte on Air Cargo Europe

Posted By Administration, Thursday, June 15, 2017

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Air Cargo Europe in Munich, Germany was a very exciting event where we were able to meet the whole industry. Obviously, TIACA was present there as well.

 

Many companies showed interest in the ACF in Toronto, Canada and we were able to bring on new exhibitors for this special event in 2018.

 

But besides the upcoming ACF in Toronto, we have scheduled a lot of interesting events in the coming months as well.

 

 

 

Hereunder is a list of the upcoming events:

 

- TIACA will jointly organize a conference from June 26 to 29 with the Cool Chain Association and the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. Africa is booming in terms of perishable growth and Addis Ababa is developing itself in a hub thanks to the rapid growth of Ethiopian Airlines. This conference offers a unique opportunity to talks to shippers, forwarders, airlines and also to authorities regarding African air cargo development.

 

- A four-day workshop aimed at enhancing management skills for air cargo professionals will be conducted by TIACA in Anchorage, Alaska from August 29th to September 1st, 2017.
The Professional Development Workshop Program, designed by Strategic Aviation Solutions International (SASI) in partnership with 
TIACA, gives participants an appreciation of the entire air cargo supply chain and the component sectors by encouraging discussion and the sharing of perspectives, as well as providing practical advice and insight.

 

- TIACA’s 2017 Executive Summit, “Future Proofing Air Cargo” takes place at Turnberry Isle Resort & Golf Club, Miami, USA from October 18th to 20th. In addition to plenary sessions, delegates are invited to attend a series of workshops that will debate some of the most topical issues for the international air cargo industry.

 

TIACA's Executive Summit is attended by industry professionals to discuss critical issues impacting all in the air cargo industry, providing a platform for top logistics executives across all sectors to come together to attend plenary sessions, workshops, and panels led by esteemed industry speakers.

 

We have also been approached by various companies who expressed interest in developing young talent after the successful initiative last year in the Netherlands where six “high potentials” from all parties in the air cargo chain spent a full week visiting each other’s companies and discussing the business challenges each of them is facing.

 

We are also in talks with universities for executive education to complement our successful professional workshop program.

 

 

Sebastiaan Scholte

CEO

Jan de Rijk Logistics

TIACA Vice-Chairman

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A view from Washington

Posted By Administration, Thursday, June 15, 2017
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Dear readers, dear partners,

 

Let me share with you a few points from the recent work on air cargo of the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) Aviation Security Advisory Committee.

 

There is no decision yet on the appointment of the next TSA administrator. Hence there are fewer developments than in the previous years. However, members of the committee were asked for their input regarding the Presidential Executive Order (13771) mandating that for each new regulation introduced, two must be removed unless there is a direct security impact.

 

Proposed regulations slated for removal must undergo a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking. There was concern expressed regarding the "two for one" Executive Order and its impact on the Air Cargo Advanced Screening (ACAS) regulation but it was unclear how the U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP), the primary sponsor of ACAS, was going to navigate the issue.

 

The most encouraging news is that the third-party, private canine screening program is making progress within TSA and on Capitol Hill. In fact, $3.4 million has been included in the 2017 TSA fiscal year budget for the purpose. There was a discussion on how it may be operationalized and acknowledgment that several issues needed to be resolved but the process is well underway as TSA is engaged and committed to the program. The areas need TSA authorization bill being marked up on Capitol Hill which, if passed, could specify exactly how TSA is to use the funds related to the canine program.

 

 

Brandon Fried
Executive Director
The Airforwarders Association

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Just build it: Taking the air cargo data backbone to the next level

Posted By Administration, Friday, May 19, 2017

Just build it: Taking the air cargo data backbone to the next level

 

Just three months after TIACA’s Shippers’ Advisory Committee (SAC) launched its whitepaper, SAC-member Ericsson hosted an inspiring 2-day meeting in Kista, Sweden (Ericsson HQ) to touch on the formation of the Trade and Cargo Facilitation association (TCF) and to deepen the blueprint of the logistics data backbone. The last one presenting a challenging development process for all stakeholders especially within the air cargo sector. Ericsson also showed how the 5G automotive association developments could provide best practice on this issue.

More than 80% of the companies attending in Kista want to be highly engaged to move forward on concrete output on the logistic data backbone. More than 50 companies were present from a wide array of sectors within the supply chain: shippers, carriers, airports, ports, LSP’s, Port Community Systems, developers, academics, associations and representation from the EU were actively engaged in taking the data backbone principles to the next level. Individual Shippers as well as the European Shippers’ Council and the Global Shippers’ Forum were present. ESC also gave a presentation on the EU-led Digital Transport and Logistics Forum and the EU funded CORE project which touch on the same issues within logistics: how to create a seamless data supply chain next to the physical supply chain.

The idea of the backbone (or pipeline) is already known as a concept to many, but still remains just that: a concept. The combination of hardware, software and services that connects trusted users in order to provide secure, fast and reliable data exchange in logistics increases business efficiency, reduces margins of errors and increases safety, is a goal for all. How come we have not reached lift off yet? Passengers already have fully digitalized data when travelling, why not air cargo?

There are several hurdles that need to be taken into account: lack of compatibility of legacy systems, strict oversight from competition authorities, cyber security and privacy issues, compliancy implementation including cost of investments to be made. Issues that would make some hesitant, but as one of the cargo bosses of a major airport said during the meeting: “just build the freaking thing and get on with it”. Indeed, the proof of the pudding is in the eating. To know the effects and the benefits of the data backbone, we need to build and to simply test it: prove theory in practice. This does require a certain amount of determination and spirit of cooperation, which were surely present in Kista. The data backbone is seen by many as a panacea for all problems in air cargo, but also equally challenging.

As an initial step, an open source/open platform was created for all parties to get involved and to just start working on various use cases as soon as possible. Futher meetings have been scheduled. This letter is an open invitation to all TIACA followers to jump in and join us. Let’s keep talking, but also let’s build it and just do it!"

Denis Choumert

European Shippers' Council

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Positive outlook for air cargo?

Posted By Administration, Friday, May 5, 2017

 

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Positive outlook for air cargo?

 

E-commerce is booming, decline in yields has halted, airlines are showing cargo growth again, several airports are reporting close to or even more than double digit growth. Not so long ago things seemed not too positive, suddenly the world looks different. Welcome to the world of air cargo.


But these positive signals should not be a reason for stopping the initiatives that we as an industry have started. More standardization, increase collaboration, finally looking at digitization as a solution rather than something we should be afraid of. More than ever, we should take the opportunity to intensify collaboration. TIACA can and will do this on a global level, but also locally, several initiatives could be taken.


Personally, I really believe in stronger local cargo communities. Amsterdam has shown already many years ago this kind of cooperation benefits everybody in the logistical chain and all participants. In recent years, Frankfurt airport is also working hard on a stronger cargo community, launching several new initiatives and projects. And earlier this month, we celebrated the one year anniversary of our Brussels cargo community. I would never have thought that in such a short time frame, we would be able to attract so many participants and could launch so many projects. From e-freight to Customs, from AVI to pharma, from innovation to training. On all these subjects we were able to make progress.


Aligning with one of the topics that is important to TIACA, knowledge; we were able to set up a bachelor in air cargo management with a local school. In three years from now, we will see the first students leaving school with a diploma in logistics management with a specialization in air cargo logistics. We also launched Young Airfreight Network, YAN. Everybody at the airport or linked to our industry can join, as long as you are under 35 years of age. With their own agenda and budget, these people have organized themselves around three themes: jobs, networking and knowledge exchange. Organizing their own meetings, going to schools to talk to students, … But more important: they are learning from each other, meeting each other, exploring opportunities, increasing knowledge of the different stakeholders in the process and building of their network. We should support these kinds of initiatives in order to see fresh blood in our industry, to keep talent and to create the future managers that will shape our industry.

 

Steven Polmans

Brussels Airport

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Aircraft chartering from the Shorts Belfast to the Hybrid Airships

Posted By Admin, Friday, April 21, 2017

 

Aircraft chartering from the Shorts Belfast to the Hybrid Airships

 

The aircraft charter industry has seen some big changes since I started in 1987. The Shorts Belfast was in the late 1980’s the largest commercially available aircraft, that could take off within a few hours’ notice to fly urgent car parts through Europe or outsized cargo worldwide. With the entry of Russian and Ukrainian aircraft in the early 1990’s the niche priced Belfast’s days came to an end.

 

The charter market grew at an incredible rate with the influx of many new names such as Antonov Ilyushin Myra Ruslan and new numbers AN124 AN225 IL76 AN12 AN24 AN26 and many others. What had previously only been possible with the limited amount of Western made niche aircraft, like the Belfast, Merchantman, Hercules and Guppy was now readily available, with increased capabilities and most importantly huge amounts of flexibility.

 

Today the niche and outsized charter market is still the home for the Russian and Ukranian aircraft. Looking into the future, maybe very soon Hybrid Airships will be competing with Antonov’s and Ilyushin’s and be among the answers to the niche and outsized charter market of tomorrow.

 

The aircraft chartering industry has grown over the last years, in some cases, major global airlines have increased capacity to allow for more dedicated charter business either for single or for regular charters.

 

In my opinion operational flexibility and a “yes we can” attitude is a must, for any aircraft operator wanting to be successful in this dynamic part of the air cargo industry. TIACA membership includes many of the world’s leading air charter operators and charter brokers. Being part of TIACA is vital to keeping up to date with industry regulations that include issues affecting aircraft chartering.

 

Russi Batliwala
CEO Chapman Freeborn group of companies

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Air Cargo Professional Development workshop - Alaska

Posted By Administration, Thursday, April 20, 2017

Join us at The International Air Cargo Association’s Air Cargo Professional Development workshop at the Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport in Alaska from August 29th to September 1st

 

Alaska International Airport System (AIAS) is the proud host of this workshop in conjunction with The International Air Cargo Association (TIACA) and Strategic Aviation Solutions International (SASI).

 

What is the Air Cargo Professional Development Program (ACPD)?

 

The air cargo industry needs a new source of qualified managers to address and resolve new challenges.

 

The ACPD is designed to develop the next generation of leaders, as part of TIACA’s educational commitment to the air cargo industry.

 

Thethree-and-a-halfday workshop will address the current needs of the industry and will offer participants the practical information and skills they need to succeed on a day-to- day basis. By providing a backdrop for participants to raise questions with senior industry leaders, and build connections through networking, this workshop will initiate the process of change required for industry development and growth.

 

For event details and registration, visit:www.tiaca.org/event/acpd-anchorage

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TIACA meets with IATA and Cargo iQ

Posted By Administration, Thursday, April 20, 2017

 

TIACA Secretary General Vladimir Zubkov met on 11 April in Geneva with Glyn Hughes, IATA’s Global Head of Cargo and Ariaen Zimmerman, Executive Director Cargo iQ. Wide issues of cooperation were covered, including enhancement of GACAG activities, more substantive dialog with the shippers and freight forwarders associations, and ways of reducing the duration of air cargo deliveries to the consignee.

 

Special attention was given to the actively developing Cargo iQ programmes and fields of joint interest. It was accepted that the data which is derived from Cargo iQ is to be used not only to signal problems, but to lead to the development of solutions.

 

It was agreed to set up several meetings with participation of the shippers and freight forwarders associations at the Air Cargo Europe in Munich in May.

 

Vladimir Zubkov met with the staff of the IATA Cargo division and discussed issues of training of young professionals and potential for coordination of similar programmes of IATA and TIACA.

Visit served to better understanding of the common objectives of the two major air cargo association

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View from the Board by Kwang-Soo Lee

Posted By Administration, Thursday, April 20, 2017


The South Korean economy is under changing economic times as international trade becomes increasing challenging under new worldwide regulations. As Incheon airport has seen a decrease in some areas of passenger travel due to new limitations, our cargo sector has seen limited impact but concern remains. China was Korea’s number one trading partner in 2016 and while this relationship is important to us, we welcome the opportunity to expand to new markets to expand economic growth in South Korea.

 

In the past five years total and transshipment cargo volume to and from China, as well as its portion to total volume at Incheon Airport has consistently increased. As of March 2017, the percentage of total volume to and from China in proportion to total volume at Incheon Airport decreased by 0.9% and transshipment increased by 2.3%. However, because we are witnessing around 10% increase YoY in total volume handled at our airport, in absolute terms cargo volume to and from China has increased so far this year.

 

Air cargo items to and from China at Incheon Airport are mainly intermediary and capital goods such as semiconductors and electronic parts, which are critical to Chinese economic development. However, there is still a possibility that consumer goods such as cosmetics and clothing may be impacted by new trade regulations and thus Incheon Airport is actively investing in a strong marketing campaign to show not just the value of what South Korea can offer but the what the Incheon Airport can offer working with all on its issues we face in air cargo to further the development of this great industry.

 

On the other hand, Incheon Airport ranked 2nd in total cargo volume in 2016 according to ACI statistics. Despite economic recessions, a total of 2.71 million tons was handled, making it the largest ever volume handled since the opening of our airport. We plan to build upon this feat through pursuing new business models, providing timely infrastructure and making efforts to improve logistics processes and investment conditions.

 

As a board member, I am glad to see that the emphasis is now made on the expansion in cooperation with ICAO and ACI. I look forward to many changes and growth of TIACA in the days ahead.

 

 

Kwang-Soo Lee

Incheon International Airport

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Building upon the Declaration on the Development of Air Cargo in Africa

Posted By Administration, Friday, April 7, 2017


Please join us at The Second ICAO Meeting on Air Cargo Development in Africa,

June 27-29th in Addis Ababa.This Meeting is the 2nd conference-type event built upon the Declaration on the Development of Air Cargo in Africa, adopted in Lomé, Togo, on 7 August 2014 (the “Lomé Declaration”). Prior to the Meeting in Addis Ababa, on June 26th there will be another important event - the Global Perishable Conference hosted by the Cool Chain Association. This conference will coincide with the official opening of the most modern air cargo terminal in Addis Ababa Bole International Airport. Visitis organized.

 

The “Lome Declaration” of 2014 with participants from 22 States, international organizations and aviation stakeholders, decided to take action for the sustainable development of air cargo in Africa in several key areas liberalization of market access and air carrier ownership and control; cooperation throughout the cargo supply chain; security and facilitation; funding for infrastructure and intermodal integration; support to remote or peripheral destinations; taxes and user charges; capacity-building for qualified personnel; fleet modernization; and adherence to international instruments.

 

The Second ICAO Meeting on Air Cargo Development in Africa Conference will allow policy-makers, air transport regulators, representatives from the aviation industry and other stakeholders, to review progress towards implementation of the Lomé Declaration, identify challenges and opportunities, and agree on a Road map for priority actions, as well as building on the decisions of the 39th Session of the ICAO Assembly (October 2016). It will also contribute to the cooperative activities between ICAO, the World Customs Organization (WCO) and The International Air Cargo Association (TIACA).

 

Additional details on the event and also information on discount air travel can be found at:http://www.icao.int/Meetings/aircargoafrica2017/Pages/default.aspx

 

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Second ICAO Meeting on Air Cargo Development in Africa

Posted By Administration, Friday, March 24, 2017

TIACA in partnership with “STAT Times” will cooperate with ICAO tobring the air cargo industry and regulators together at

the 2nd ICAO Meeting on Air Cargo Development in Africa.

 

hosted by theEthiopian Civil Aviation Authority

 

 

Building on the Air Cargo Development in Africa Initiative, the meeting will address the sustainable development of air cargo in Africa in several key areas including:

 liberalization of market access and air carrier ownership and control; cooperation throughout the cargo supply chain; security & facilitation; funding for infrastructure and intermodal integration; support to remote or peripheral destinations; taxes and user charges; capacity-building for qualifies personnel; fleet modernization; and adherence to international instruments.

 

This high-level event will contribute to the cooperative activities between ICAO and the International Air Cargo Association (TIACA), as well as several other international organizations.

Registration will be open 
Monday, March 27, 2017.

 

For more information on the event,click here...

 

 


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Growth Opportunities in Air Cargo

Posted By Administration, Friday, March 3, 2017

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Growth Opportunities in Air Cargo

 

Emerging Markets Outlook Clouded By Populism, Trade Backlash But Remain Attractive

 

 

One of the key challenges we face in our industry is arguably the reality of slowing growth in the air cargo industry.

 

There are many underlying factors that have impacted growth over the years and shifted our industry from what some termed as the “The Golden Age” of air cargo, driven by China, the Tech industry, and globalization, to a new reality of what could be called “The Commoditized Age” of air cargo. This new reality is primarily driven by the peaking of global trade, increased demand on standardization and the use of technology.

 

With these dynamics one must ask, where are the next growth opportunities that one must consider?

 

In our annual Emerging Logistics Index report that we have published over the last 7 years, it highlighted that emerging markets provide such potential for growth and sentiment remains quite positive despite some issues that are causing concern. The underlying trends for the continued growth potential include population growth, increasing wealth, and education amongst others.

 

The report, which ranks the world’s 50 leading emerging markets by size, business conditions, infrastructure and transport connections and surveys more than 800 global logistics and supply chain executives, provides an annual snapshot of industry sentiment on these emerging markets.

 

Some of the key highlights that I would like to share with you include:

 

  • India was a standout in the survey and country rankings. Logistics professionals picked India as the emerging market with the most logistics potential and the country where their companies are most likely to invest.
  • Robust growth and long-anticipated tax and economic reform helped push India to No. 2 in the Index and impressed the logistics executives surveyed. Even so, India’s surprise decision to remove high-denomination banknotes from circulation and encourage cashless payments could be jarring for the economy in 2017.
  • China, the world’s second-largest economy, remains the world’s leading emerging market. In the survey, supply chain executives identified the direction of China’s economy as the factor most likely to drive global economic and trade growth in 2017. Seventy-six percent said China’s economy is slowing, but only 17% said the slowdown is significantly hurting the transport and logistics sector. Sixty-six percent said lower growth will not alter their plans in China.
  • UAE, No. 3 overall in the Index, again topped the rankings in the areas of business climate, and in logistics infrastructure and transport connections. Gulf countries UAE, Qatar, Oman, Bahrain, Saudi Arabia and Kuwait claimed six of the top 10 spots for best business conditions.
  • However, despite these positives, nearly 69% of logistics professionals say they worry about a retreat from free trade in 2017 following the UK’s Brexit vote and the collapse of global and regional trade talks, a new survey shows.
  • Africa’s biggest economies – Nigeria and South Africa – were among the countries that fell most sharply in the Index. Smaller African markets – Uganda, Ethiopia, Tanzania, and Kenya – improved their rankings in 2017.

 

The survey was clear that companies are concerned that anti-globalization feeling and populist policies in the UK and United States could spread and harm trade in emerging markets that rely heavily on exports.

 

However emerging markets will continue to deliver much higher growth rates. And with their higher growth rates, emerging markets will continue to be attractive markets, although they will continue to provide their own set of challenges that one must take into consideration.

 

 

 

By Essa Al-Saleh

President and CEO, Agility Global Integrated Logistics

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TIACA to partner with ICAO to hold a joint conference in Ethiopia this summer.

Posted By Administration, Friday, February 17, 2017

TIACA to partner with ICAO to hold a joint conference in Ethiopia this summer.

 

 

 

This week I worked in Ethiopia together with the team of the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO), headed by Director of Air Transport Boubacar Djibo on the preparation of the 2nd Air Cargo Africa Meeting planned for June 27-29th in Addis Ababa.

 

Ethiopian Airlines headed by their CEO Tewolde GebreMariam together with the Civil Aviation Authorities will be hosting this prestigious event with the goal of bringing together regulators, airlines, forwarders, shippers and others to share knowledge on the value of air cargo and the development of air cargo potential in Africa.

 

Boubacar Djibo and I met with the Director of Civil Aviation and with the Deputy Minister of Transport of Ethiopia who guaranteed full cooperation and support for this joint ICAO-TIACA event. 

 

Thanks to this newly developed alliance, TIACA will be in a position to provide the region with much-needed support and guidance on the importance of air cargo not just for Ethiopia but for the region that is developing much needed logistical and capacity building solutions.

 

We will be informing TIACA members of the progress in preparation for this event and invite you to contact us if interested in providing support and input to the agenda and the exhibition.

 

 

Vladimir D. Zubkov
Secretary General

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A new TIACA initiative aims to help develop our industry’s most valued asset: young professionals

Posted By Administration, Friday, February 10, 2017

 

 

A new TIACA initiative aims to help develop our industry’s most valued asset: young professionals

 

 

Next week - from February 13 to the 17th– young professionalsfrom various air cargo supply chain companies will visit each other's businesses with the goal of analyzing and improving the ways in which air cargo cooperates. Promoting cohesion with constructive suggestions will help further improvements in our industry.

 

Companies taking part include Jan de Rijk Logistics, Air France KLM, Tosoh, Valeant / Baush & Lomb, Agility and Swissport. Air Cargo Netherlands is also assisting in this initiative.

 

If successful, this initiative will be the start of much more to follow where we can develop young talent to be the leaders oftomorrow. This program is unique since it involves a vertical integration of supply chain with complete openness and transparency.

 

It has become more difficult to discover and develop cultivate talent, especially in small and medium-sized companies. This way we can think of possible internships with various supply chain companies so that we not only secure the future of talent, but also improve the cooperation with air cargo as a whole. Further development of this program will be discussed in the Education and Research Committee and the TIACA Board.

 

Vladimir Zubkov

Secretary General

TIACA

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