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StB Cargo

Facilitating cargo transformation

Simplifying the Business (StB) Cargo is the IATA Cargo Transformation program. StB Cargo is a portfolio of projects to strengthen today’s air cargo value proposition and an innovation stream to foster innovative thinking and build new growth engine for tomorrow’s air cargo industry.

From old-fashioned paper-based processes to lack of transparency, customers and partners face pain points throughout the cargo journey. Our challenge, therefore, is to increase the efficiency and service quality of air cargo. For a quick summary, check out the introduction to StB Cargo (pdf).

6 StB Cargo projects to strengthen today

The IATA Cargo Committee has prioritized the following 6 projects to accelerate change in the areas of digitization, visibility and safety:

An innovation stream to build tomorrow

StB Cargo program aims also at fostering longer-term innovation for the benefit of the IATA member airlines and the air cargo industry as a whole through:

StB Cargo white papers aim at informing our Member airlines concisely about a complex issue and presenting IATA's positions and recommendations on the matter. 

The IATA Air Cargo Innovation Awards, every 2 years. 

  • Get ready to participate in the next Awards which will take place in March 2019: application process will be open during summer 2018.

Innovation events & groups, such as: 

  • FACES, the Future Air Cargo Executives Summit
  • Horizon, the IATA Air Cargo Innovation forum, organized with the annual World Cargo Symposium 
  • The IATA DronesLAB: after a successful 1st edition in Barcelona in October 2017, we will organize the 2nd DronesLAB in October 2018 in Asia. Contact us to be added to the e-mailing list now and get notified when the dates and location are revealed: droneslab@iata.org

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