GACAG gets down to business

The Global Air Cargo Advisory Group (GACAG) has announced the formation of four Task Forces to focus on security, e-commerce, customs and trade facilitation, and sustainability of the global air cargo industry.


GACAG gets down to business


GACAG gets down to business

The Global Air Cargo Advisory Group (GACAG) has announced the formation of four Task Forces to focus on security, e-commerce, customs and trade facilitation, and sustainability of the global air cargo industry. Each Task Force will be responsible for addressing GACAG’s objectives – based on representation from all aspects of the air cargo supply chain and customers – and to present recommendations to the Group’s Steering Committee.The intention to create GACAG was first announced in November 2010 by its four founding members; FIATA, the International Federation of Freight Forwarders Associations, the International Air Transport Association (IATA), The International Air Cargo Association (TIACA) and the Global Shippers’ Forum (GSF). In March 2011, the Group’s newlyformed Steering Committee formally signed the Basic Principles of the Global Air Cargo Advisory Group. Michael Steen, chairman of GACAG, said: “With the formation of these Task Forces we are getting down to business in beginning to focus on the priority areas we first identified in March of this year. Each GACAG member has committed high level resources to the Task Forces and we are confident this combined expertise, knowledge and talent will enable us to identify and develop ways to improve the air cargo supply chain for all participants. “Each Task Force will now commence exploring its subject matter in detail and will also consult with other experts in each specific field to increase their level of understanding. The GACAG Steering Committee will act on the recommendations proposed by the Task Forces.”