Priorities for Air Cargo
Doha – The International Air Transport Association (IATA) called on airlines and their partners in the air cargo supply chain to work together to make air cargo more competitive and address the challenges of safety, security and sustainability.
"Air cargo is vital to the global economy, transporting more than $5 trillion worth of goods annually, or more than a third of world trade by value. And for airlines, it accounts for about 12% of industry revenues. But, like the rest of the airline industry, air cargo is a tough business. The last two years have been particularly difficult. Last year saw a 2% decline in both air cargo demand and yields. There are early signs that an upturn is on the way. To seize the opportunity we must strengthen the industry’s competitiveness,” said Tony Tyler, IATA’s Director General and CEO.
Speaking at the World Cargo Symposium in Doha, Qatar, Tyler outlined key industry priorities:
Transitioning to a paperless operating environment is critical to improving air cargo’s competitiveness. The Global Air Cargo Advisory Group (GACAG) endorsed an e-Freight roadmap that reflects agreement on roles and responsibilities for pushing this critical proj
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