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Air Cargo Innovation Awards 2017

Internet of things, digital, drones, big data, virtual reality, robots… Innovation is not just talk! The air cargo industry is no different from the others: it needs to re-invent itself, adapt to new customer expectations, embrace new technologies, challenge the status-quo to be more efficient and attractive for customers, business partners, investors, employees.

The second edition of the IATA Air Cargo Innovation Awards aims at encouraging new ideas to enrich customer experience and/or to improve competitiveness of air logistics. 

Your idea will

Enrich customer experience

Improve competitiveness

  • Increase quality
  • Optimize costs
  • Provide better visibility
  • Improve capacity utilization
  • Simplify processes
  • Increase revenues 
  • Modernize systems
  • Support business development (new routes, new commodities, new markets)

Submit your idea by 31 January 2017

 Have you got a great idea that could enhance the future of air cargo?
Don't hesitate!
Submit your idea

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Contest Prizes

 Winner Prizes
  • USD 20,000
  • 1 Entry pass to 2017 WCS
  • Featured article in Cargo Tracker  
Runners-up Prizes
  • USD 8,000
  • 1 Entry pass to 2017 WCS
  • Featured article in Cargo Tracker  


The following judges will select the 3 finalists:

  • Darryl Judd, Chief Operating Officer of Logistics Executive Group
  • Marco Bloemen, Partner at Seabury
  • Alain Lumbroso, Economist at International Transport Forum / OECD
  • Stephen Miles, Research Affiliate and Consultant at MIT
  • Bernd Maresch, Owner,MARESCH Ltd.
  • Holger Buerskens, Partners, Arnecke Sibeth

Air Cargo Innovation Awards 2015

IATA hosted the first edition of the Air Cargo Innovation Awards during the World Cargo Symposium 2015 in Shanghai.


  • CHEP Aerospace Solutions for their CanTrack solution (media release on CanTrack)


  • CLIVE for their "Humanized Technology for the Air Cargo Industry"
  • CARGOHUB Netherlands for their Cargo Claims solution

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