FAPAA 36th Executive Council Meeting

The Federation of Asia Pacific Aircargo Associations (FAPAA) held its 36th Executive Council Meeting and AGM in Bangkok, Thailand in early June with 49 delegates from 18 country associations of the Asia Pacific region and 15 observers in attendance. The three-day event was hosted by The Thai Airfreight Forwarders Association of Thailand (TAFA – Thai) […]


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The Federation of Asia Pacific Aircargo Associations (FAPAA) held its 36th Executive Council Meeting and AGM in Bangkok, Thailand in early June with 49 delegates from 18 country associations of the Asia Pacific region and 15 observers in attendance. The three-day event was hosted by The Thai Airfreight Forwarders Association of Thailand (TAFA – Thai) and covered a wide array of topics and issues pertinent to the air freight forwarding industry and as always socialising and networking also featured importantly on the agenda.

This year the Executive Council discussed vital issues including security, IT, International Air Transport Association (IATA) E-freight and the coverage of the IATA Cargo Accounts Settlement System (CASS) across the region. There was also a focus on strengthening relationships with other bodies representing various aspects of the Air cargo industry.

The International Federation of Freight Forwarders Associations (FIATA) was this year able to send Stanley Lim, Treasurer and member of the Presidency to observe the meeting and report on recent FIATA activities and issues in the Asia Pacific region. Lim was very positive about the relationship of the two organisations, saying: “FIATA would like to have a closer co-operation with FAPAA and we will be holding our hands together and wish to move in one direction to tackle issues globally.”