TIACA reaches out to India
The secretary general of The International Air Cargo Association (TIACA) recently paid a visit to India in a bid to assess the potential for a closer working relationship with the industry. Manfred Singh speaks with TIACAÃ¢â‚¬™s secretary general in New Delhi.
March 1, 2010
He went on to stress that the air cargo industry needs to be modernised, especially in the e-freight realm. Ã¢â‚¬Å“We feel that TIACA can be the vehicle to make e-freight a reality. There are lots of issues still pending with e-freight and we think that through our membership we can help solve the issues and help tomake e-freight the standard.Ã¢â‚¬Â
An exploratory trip
Fernandez was not in India to find out about the Indian air cargo sectorÃ¢â‚¬™s views on Cargo 2000, or e-freight, however. Instead, his visit was to gauge the sectorÃ¢â‚¬™s views about TIACA. On what he referred to as Ã¢â‚¬Å“an exploratory tripÃ¢â‚¬Â, the secretary general wanted to gain an insiderÃ¢â‚¬™s view of the Indian air cargo industry. Ã¢â‚¬Å“It is a listening trip and an exploratory one,Ã¢â‚¬Â he said adding, Ã¢â‚¬Å“we have had preliminary discussions and there are many things that we could bring to the table.Ã¢â‚¬Â