Menzies and TIACA lend backing to GHI’s new Cargo Zone

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Menzies and the International Air Cargo Association (TIACA) have backed Ground Handling International's all new-Cargo Zone, which debuts at the 21st Annual GHI Conference in Amsterdam, on 4-7 November.

Menzies has become the exclusive headline sponsor of the Cargo Zone and will deliver a headline presentation on selecting the right KPIs for your cargo handling operations.

Robert Fordree, Executive Vice President- Cargo at Menzies Aviation, said: “We are delighted to be partnering with GHI and supporting the new Cargo Zone initiative. We see this as a fantastic opportunity to meet up with existing and future customers and to bring increased focus to the cargo business, with all GHI delegates having the opportunity to interact with our team of subject matter experts.”

Meanwhile, TIACA, the only organisation representing all segments of the air freight supply chain, has been named an industry strategic partner for the Cargo Zone.

Vladimir Zubkov, Secretary General, TIACA said: “I welcome the Cargo Zone objectives to discover tools and techniques to facilitate the safe and efficient movement of air cargo. This coincides with the objectives of TIACA for the enhancement of ground handling services. We already have developed and happy to share a tool called CSQ for Cargo Service Quality which is capable of helping members of both organizations in achieving their goals.”

GHI’s Cargo Zone will focus on sharing ground service excellence across the aviation supply chain and is aimed at specialist cargo operators as well as ground handlers who perform the final load-plan only.

Max Gosney, Conference Chairman at GHI said: “Cargo is a core component of today’s aviation business mix. The Cargo Zone will explore what it takes to ensure the safe, efficient and on-time movement of cargo from the warehouse gate to the final loading of ULDs and pallets onto the aircraft.”

The Cargo Zone will comprise a dedicated area of the showfloor at the Annual Conference and include a workshop theatre, cargo supplier stands and additional meeting opportunities with cargo procurement teams at airlines.

The launch of the Cargo Zone follows GHI research showing more than 60% of attendees at the Annual GHI Conference had a business remit in cargo and would value dedicated advice on developing this area of their operation.

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Hi Rev Alex, Great to hear from you. Thanks very much for your advice on inviting Civil Aviation Authorities and ICAO to feature in the new Cargo Zone. I will certainly do as you suggest. Please let me know if you would recommend any specific CAAs for attendance? Best wishes Max
Kindly permit me to raise some concerns for the GHI Chairman's consideration. I would like to suggest that invitations be extended to regulatory institutions like the Civil Aviation Authorities whose main mission is to safeguard civil aviation. As stated by Max, cargo is a core component of today's aviation mix and logistics. Air cargo has become a serious safety concern for civil aviation. I believe a policy direction invite to the Civil Aviation Authority will throw wider the frontiers of this programme. Currently ICAO has developed deep interest in Air Cargo and this was amply demonstrated in the Second ICAO Air Cargo Forum held in China September, 2018.
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