1 April 2022
FIATA Review March 2022 is out!
The first FIATA Review of 2022 is now available online! Take a look at the latest news in this issue, which addresses the maritime crisis as a special, the opportunities to meet again in person at the upcoming HQ Meeting, with a detailed overview of the event, as well as a latest update from FIATA Congress Chair Krishnan Chelliah on the September FIATA World Congress.
President Ivan Petrov comments on the current world situation in his address, with members also sharing their latest news. Jens Roemer, Senior Vice President and Working Group Sea Chair, gives an overview of the ongoing maritime crisis with the input of members of the Working Group. In the age of cyber attacks, FIATA brought in the expertise of a cyber security specialist to share tips on being cyber-aware, and FIATA share on the importance of collaboration in the digitalisation journey of multimodal trade documentation.
From the Training and Development bench, we hear about the success of the FIATA Diplomas and the process of diploma validation, which takes place three times a year, one of which is currently ongoing. Last but not least, take a look at our new section dedicated to young logistics professionals, with YLP Award Winner of 2015, Daniella Smal, starting us off with her story so far!
TIACA Executive Summit ends in celebrations
FIATA took part in the TIACA Air Cargo Sustainability Awards on 22-23 March, where jurors, including FIATA’s Andrea Tang, were tasked with evaluating submissions on the extent that their projects maximise the goals of sustainability. She commented: ‘The air cargo and logistics industry is on the precipice of a monumental transformation, and it is ever crucial that industry associations come together to support the industry to be more resilient as it recovers and rebuilds for the future.’ She continued: ‘Following its exchanges during the IATA World Cargo Symposium in Dublin, FIATA, together with IATA and TIACA, again got together at the TIACA Executive Summit 2022. The three industry associations discussed their respective programmes in support of sustainability goals – People, Planet, Prosperity, Innovation – with the aim of strengthening their collaboration in these respective areas. The exchanges demonstrated various synergies and possible areas for collaboration which will be further discussed and reported on at the FIATA World Congress 2022 in Busan, South Korea.’
Tang pushed home that ‘FIATA, with its commitment to finding innovative solutions to address sustainability goals, was pleased to have a spot on the judging panel for the TIACA Sustainability Awards 2022. Following the jury deliberations, FIATA congratulates United Airlines as the Corporate winner with their Eco-Skies initiative, and XFret as the Start-up/Small Business winner, with their innovative approach to maximising capacity in passenger aircrafts.’
The key topics discussed included the impact of recent crises over the past two years on the supply chain and innovation in air cargo to achieve speed, reliability, transparency and sustainability. They also discussed next generation leadership, at a time when there is a lack of young leaders ready to take the reins.
Biden-Harris Administration and U.S. Department of Transportation announce FLOW
The Freight Logistics Optimization Works (FLOW) has been announced as a supply chain information sharing initiative to help speed up delivery times and reduce consumer costs. It aims to address challenges of the supply chain in the short and long term.
FIATA has for many years advocated for this motion and is pleased to see movement in the right direction. As shared in FIATA's Best Practice Document, FIATA further encourages more data sharing in the maritime supply chain which would lead to greater transparency of information related to the movement of containers from vessel to terminal to the next mode of transport.
For more information on this, and how FIATA has been collaborating with other maritime actors on digitalisation please contact [email protected].
Recent Presidency visits to FIATA HQ, Geneva
In the last two weeks, FIATA HQ has welcomed the first Presidency members since the pandemic stopped the opportunity to have in-person meetings. Galo Molina, FIATA Treasurer, (top image) and Robert Keen, FIATA Secretary General (bottom image), visited Geneva for their respective Presidency tasks, and discussed both financial and regulatory matters with Director General, Dr Stéphane Graber, and the HQ team. Meetings were held with the Learning and Sustainability, Marketing, Communications, Membership and International Trade and Law units.
FIATA thanks both members of the Presidency for their valuable support and contributions to a very productive time of discussions!
FIATA would like to congratulate Senior Vice President, Thomas Sim, on receiving the Education 2.0 - Outstanding Leadership Award at the Education 2.0 Conference in Dubai, in recognition of his outstanding contributions to the fields of Education and Learning. This marks a clear commitment to the education of our trade force, upcoming young logistics professionals, and the furtherance of experiential learning. The conference united emerging and established leaders in the realm of education, and covered topics such as EdTech, developments in STEM curriculum, the importance of soft skills training, inclusive teaching and more. Further information can be found here.