Regional Updates

FIATA is the largest global voice of logistics and the freight forwarding industry, with four different regions represented.

It is in FIATA members' interest to hear and share latest regional updates. with four different regions represented Should you like to share news with the FIATA membership, please write to your respective Regional Secretariat (FIATA RAME, RAP, RAMs or REU).

Region Asia-Pacific

The Vietnam International Logistics Exhibition (VILOG), Ho Chi Minh City 2024

From 1-3 August 2024, the logistics sector is invited to gather in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam for VILOG, attended by over 150 business across 16 territories. The event will be a great opportunity for domestic and international players in the supply chain and logistics industry to exchange, collaborate, consult and provide solutions to optimise logistics.

For more information, click here.

FIATA Director General at Chongqing Forum, China, on economic development along new international land-sea trade corridor (LSTC)

FIATA's Director General Stéphane Graber recently took part in the Chongqing Forum on economic development along the new international land-sea trade corridor (LSTC). Dr Graber was honored to be among the main speakers at the 2023 Forum on Economic Development Along New International Land-Sea Trade Corridor to deliver a key note speech and share of FIATA's recommendations on the implementation of the FIATA Multimodal Bill of Lading Standard for the NLSTC.

FIATA and CIFA were also present at the NLSTC exhibition organised in parallel with the forum by the Chongqing authorities, with a large stand introducing FIATA to the Chinese logistics community visiting the exhibition and helping to raise the profile of the FIATA brand in China.

Chongqing's highest-level authorities visited the FIATA stand, guided by FIATA's Director General. FIATA took advantage of its participation to exchange views with Hu Henghua, Deputy Secretary of the Chongqing CCP Municipal Committee and Mayor of Chongqing Municipal Government, as well as with Wang Lingjun, Vice Minister of the People's Republic of China General Administration of Customs, and many other officials attending this key event.

FIATA has also established strong relations with the authorities of Jiangjin and Yongchuan, two districts of Chongqing that are important multimodal logistics centers with a comprehensive bonded zone. FIATA is pleased to introduce its members who wish to benefit from this new development and launch projects in Chongqing, to the respective contact persons. Please contact FIATA [email protected] for more information!

For more coverage of this event, please consult these articles:

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If you or your Association in Region Asia-Pacific have news to share, and which you think would be interesting for all FIATA members and readership, please write to [email protected].

Region Africa and Middle East

Immediate Past President and Director General at DP World Global Freight Summit in UAE

From 15-17 November 2023, DP World gathered global logistics experts and decision-makers at the Caspian Week Forum, Global Freight Summit, at the Dubai Coca Cola Arena under the title 'Greater Caspian Region and Global Food and Energy Security: Future of Trade and Logistics'. On behalf of FIATA, Immediate Past President Ivan Petrov and Director General Stéphane Graber shared on macro trends in the future supply chain and the global freight forwarder perspective on industry volatility, and the opportunities that come with the challenges. Past President Babar Badat was also one of the speakers.

ACE 2023: FIATA President shares air cargo outlook 

The Air Cargo Event (ACE) held in Abu Dhabi on 4-6 December 2023 provided the opportunity for the FIATA President Turgut Erkeskin and TIACA Director General Glyn Hughes to have a fireside chat on the 2023 air cargo market overview and 2024 forecast.

Following the fireside chat, President Erkeskin took part in a panel discussion on "Tomorrow's Air Cargo", which focused on the key trends, challenges and opportunities that will affect air cargo in the next decade. 

 FIATA is proud to announce that at the event, President Erkeskin was also granted the "Visionary Vanguard Award" for his contributions to the industry.

During the fireside chat and the panel, President Erkeskin observed recent geopolitical events that have had a huge impact on global supply chains as being the new normal, as well as trends towards nearshoring and the changing course of globalisation with foreign direct investment shifting towards emerging countries in Europe, Africa and the Americas. He noted that the core value proposition of air cargo remains intact, particularly for niche services offered for valuables, perishables, pharma and time-critical cargo, for which airlines and forwarders need to work together to offer tailor-made solutions to customers that encompass the door-to-door services demanded. Sustainability was underlined as an increasingly critical topic for the air cargo industry, noting the increased expectations for companies to establish concrete sustainability targets and report progress transparently.

If you or your Association in Region Africa and Middle East have news to share, please feel welcome to share this with FIATA for publication to [email protected]

Region Americas

A taste of Panama

Do not miss the webinar 'Panama Conectando el Comercio Mundial' on 29 May 2024 at 8:00 Colombia / Panama time on Zoom. Her excellency Liliana Fernandez Puentes, embassador from the Republic of Panama in Colombia, will provide insights on Panama connecting role in international trade featuring the 2024 FIATA World Congress (FWC) to be held in Panama from 23 to 27 September 2024. 

Get ready for the 2024 FWC and join the webinar!

Webinar Registration - Zoom

If you or your Association in Region Americas have news to share, please write to [email protected]

Region Europe

2023 Market Place Seminar

FIATA and the Internation Union of Railways (UIC) jointly organised the 11th edition of the Market Place Seminar, focusing on the developments of the Transport Corridors in Eurasia.  

This year’s edition of the seminar took place in Istanbul, Türkiye from 20-21 November 2023 under the theme "Shaping the Future of Multimodal Logistics - Connecting the Regions" with a specific focus on the Middle and Southern rail freight corridors, featuring international organisations and private sector representatives.

For more coverage of this meeting, and the Working Group Road meeting, which also took place, click here.

If you or your Association in Region Europe have news to share, please write to [email protected]