GACAG: An industry unites

It’s now one year on from the official inception of the unprecedented coming together of virtually the entire air cargo supply chain as represented by four major industry associations – IATA, FIATA, TIACA and the GSF.


GACAG: An industry unites


It’s now one year on from the official inception of the unprecedented coming together of virtually the entire air cargo supply chain as represented by four major industry associations – IATA, FIATA, TIACA and the GSF. A major step forward for the industry and one virtually unheard of in any global industry, the new body has been hard at work fitting the pieces of the puzzle together. Donald Urquhart reports.

GACAG: Have you heard of it? It’s entirely likely that although this new industry association represents the interests of the breadth of the air cargo supply chain many readers will have no idea what this GACAG animal is all about. If you have heard of it you’re probably unsure as to what its agenda is and what if anything it has accomplished. It’s understandable, because the unwieldy sounding GACAG, or Global Air Cargo Advisory Group, has only been up and running for barely a year now with much of the focus on setting up the structure and getting down to work. At the recent World Cargo Symposium (WCS) in Kuala Lumpur the delegates were asked, essentially that very question. The answer sent a stir in the order of ‘shock and awe’ through the packed ballroom – a full 84 per cent of the delegates responded in the negative. They simply had no real idea what was up with this GACAG.