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Cargo Tracker January 2013

New Year, New Challenges

IATA wishes Cargo Tracker's readers a very Happy and Successful New Year!

In this Cargo Tracker issue:

What is on our radar in 2013?

Safety, security, operations & handling, e-Cargo, industry collaboration and reshaping…

Des Vertannes, IATA’s Global Head of Cargo exposes his priorities for 2013. Read more...

Cargo markets look to improve on weak 2012

“November brought some positive signs for air transport demand—particularly for air cargo. It is premature to consider this a turning point for air cargo markets in terms of bouncing back and regaining lost ground. But, when coupled with positive economic developments in the US and an improvement in business confidence in recent months, the conditions are aligning to see a return to growth in 2013. In 2013 we expect that cargo volumes will grow 1.4%” said Tony Tyler, IATA’s Director General and CEO. Read more...

GACAG’s roadmap to accelerate adoption of e-Cargo

A “roadmap for paperless air cargo” has been established by the Global Air Cargo Advisory Group (GACAG) to accelerate the industry’s adoption of e-Cargo in 2013. Read more...

Be prepared: mandatory training for transport of Live Animals by 2014

It is imperative that airlines, ground handling agents and other stakeholders in the supply chain are familiar with the regulations. To achieve this, the Live Animals Regulations (LAR) will set mandatory minimum training requirements for acceptance staff at the airports in its 40th edition of October 1st, 2013. Read more...

IATA publishes the 1st edition of the ULD Regulations

The 1st edition of the IATA ULD Regulations (ULDR) effective January 2013 is replacing the former IATA ULD Technical Manual. It serves as a bridge to help airlines and all parties to work towards a common objective of ensuring regulatory compliance across the ULD operational chain. Read more...


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