Iata proposes freight forwarders' partnership
The International Air Transport Association (Iata) has called on all participants in the air cargo value chain to work together towards the common goals of improved quality, increased efficiency through e-AWB and e-freight and more effective security. Combined, these measures will improve air cargo’s competitiveness in the face of stagnant demand growth and unfavourable market developments. Speaking to the Air Freight Institute at the World Congress of the International Federation of Freight Forwarders Associations (Fata), in Singapore on 17 October, Tony Tyler, Iata's director general and CEO, announced that his association will work with Fiata and the Global Air Cargo Advisory Group to enhance the Cargo2000 (C2K) master operating plan to measure the service promise of the industry to shippers. C2K is an industry initiative working towards embedding benchmarked quality standards across the industry.