TIACA, ACI sign MoU to enhance air cargo operations

The International Air Cargo Association (TIACA) and Airports Council International (ACI) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) aimed at enhancing cooperation to benefit their members and the aviation industry. The primary goal of the MoU is to improve the safety, efficiency, and sustainability of cargo operations within the airport ecosystem.

The MoU focuses on several key areas, including the development of joint advocacy programs at ICAO events to promote the sustainable growth of the aviation industry with a particular emphasis on cargo. It also includes cooperation in establishing joint programs and supporting industry initiatives, especially in aviation workforce development and social sustainability.

A significant aspect of the agreement is the mutual commitment to achieving the industry’s Net-zero 2050 target. Both organisations will participate in each other’s working groups and committees to provide strategic orientation and industry expertise. They will also collaborate on creating relevant industry guidance materials and technical recommendations for their members.

The agreement includes cross-promotion of activities, such as events or publications, to each other’s members and governance bodies. Additionally, TIACA and ACI will share relevant documents, data, and information to support each other’s work programs.

Steven Polmans, Chair of TIACA, expressed that the organisation aims to unite air cargo and sees collaboration with key organisations like ACI as a crucial step towards this goal. He emphasised that working together on key initiatives supports the industry’s sustainable growth and development while ensuring efficient and safe operations.

Luis Felipe de Oliveira, Director General and CEO of ACI World, highlighted the importance of efficient and sustainable cargo operations for the global economy and community well-being. He expressed pleasure in strengthening cooperation with TIACA to enhance safety, efficiency, and sustainability in cargo operations through joint advocacy and initiatives.

Glyn Hughes, Director General of TIACA, also underscored the importance of the collaboration with ACI, noting that it allows both organisations to better serve their members and the industry. He expressed excitement about creating strong synergies, particularly in the area of sustainability.

This MoU represents a strategic effort to advance the air cargo industry’s commitment to sustainability and operational excellence.