The Shippers’ Advisory Committee of TIACA (The International Air Cargo Association) has finally published its White paper to voice the concerns and needs of the shippers in air cargo. Change is needed, and all sectors of the air cargo supply chain must work together to drive adoption of new technology and a greater transparency according to the Shippers’ Advisory Committee. The European Shippers’ Council (ESC), a Board member of TIACA, has fully endorsed the work of the Shippers’ Advisory Committee and is pleased that the voice of the Shipper is heard and is taken seriously by the entire air cargo supply chain.
The group was formed in 2016 and chaired by Lars Droog (Tosoh Corporation, Chairman Dutch Shippers Council Air Transport) and has several short-term goals including investigating a logistics data backbone solution for the air cargo supply chain. Nowadays air cargo is seen as too complicated, too expensive and too slow. The aim is to accelerate the entire air cargo supply chain through cooperation and exchange of data and to create a more efficient and transparent supply chain, raising its attractiveness for shippers.
The Shippers’ Advisory Committee’s White Paper “Change is Needed” is available here.