The International Air Cargo Association and the International Civil Aviation Organization have agreed to enhance their partnership, a move that follows ICAO Secretary General Raymond Benjamin’s participation in TIACA’s recent Air Cargo Forum. In addition to cooperating on airfreight security and environmental sustainability, the organizations will work together to strengthen supply chains.
TIACA will also boost its participation in relevant ICAO meetings, according to a press release. Michael Steen, chairman of TIACA, believes the partnership will propel the international airfreight sector tremendously.
“It is extremely important that TIACA continues to increase its dialogue and cooperation with agencies that have regulatory control and influence over aviation and air cargo,” Steen said in a statement. “We welcome ICAO’s willingness to cooperate more closely with our association and can only see significant benefits resulting from this opportunity to create more understanding of the views of the air cargo industry.”
According to the press release, TIACA and ICAO will adopt “mutually relevant” standards and appoint individuals to serve as liaisons between associations. TIACA will also distribute materials about relevant ICAO policies, as needed, and encourage implementation among its membership.