EUROPE: FIATA, IATA form air cargo security unit

The Airfreight Institute of FIATA (AFI) and the International Air Transport Association (IATA) said they are forming a Global Air Cargo Security Industry Task Force (GACSITF) to improve air cargo supply chain security. At a recent AFI meeting in Zurich, AFI executive member Piet Timmermans said: ”We are afraid that the new laws and regulation […]


The Airfreight Institute of FIATA (AFI) and the International Air Transport Association (IATA) said they are forming a Global Air Cargo Security Industry Task Force (GACSITF) to improve air cargo supply chain security.

At a recent AFI meeting in Zurich, AFI executive member Piet Timmermans said: ”We are afraid that the new laws and regulation will over roll the airfreight industry if we do not speak with one voice”. The move responds to an increasingly complex and costly security environment that jeopardizes cargo fl ows and too often features measures that do little to improve security, offi cials said.