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Cargo TRACKER - Summer 2008

Dear Air Cargo Industry Colleague,
Welcome to this latest edition of Cargo Tracker.

Our industry faces turbulent times. It is all the more relevant therefore, that we continue to deliver an IATA Cargo agenda which remains focused on reducing costs (e-freight, CASS), improving quality (Cargo 2000) and adopting harmonised approaches to Safety, Security and the Environment.

Aleks Popovich
Global Head of Cargo

Turbulent times

Our industry faces turbulent times. In six years the airlines’ fuel bill has shifted from 13% to 34% of costs and is still rising. For pure freighter operators the proportion is much higher. Read more...

e-freight

IATA e-freight completes Detailed Level Assessments, moves toward implementation This marks a major step forward towards the project target of eight additional e-freight locations by the end of this yea Read more...

Secure freight

The Secure Freight Programme is now official! On 24 June the business case for phase one of Secure Freight development (i.e. set-up) was approved. Read more...

Air Cargo & Environment

The Environment spotlight is currently on the movement of Perishable Goods (e.g. “Food Miles” – labelling freight on the basis of total distance moved), which could adversely impact the Economic livelihood of businesses in developing nations, which are highly reliant on airfreight (e.g. farmers, flower growers). Read more...

World Cargo Symposium 2009

Following an extremely successful World Cargo Symposium 2008 in Rome, the 3rd annual, "must participate" global air cargo event for 2009 will take place in the City of Angels - Krungthep: Bangkok, Thailand, 02-05 March. Read more...

CASS

The traditional CASS operation provides a one-way billing system aligned to carrier requirements. IATA’s new service FBX aims to extend the boundaries of today’s activity by introducing the cargo communities’ first online billing and settlement service. Read more...

Cargo Claims Conference 2008

The 4th IATA Cargo Claims and Loss Prevention Conference will take place at the Royal Orchid Sheraton Hotel & Towers in Bangkok 17-19 September 2008. Read more...

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Turbulent times
e-freight
Secure freight
Air Cargo & Environment
World Cargo Symposium 2009
CASS
Cargo Claims Conference 2008
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