- This is the announcement the signature of an Memorandum of Understanding aimed at consolidating cooperation between the two organizations.
The International Air Cargo Association (TIACA) and the Latin American and Caribbean Air Transport Association (ALTA) announce the signature of an Memorandum of Understanding aimed at consolidating cooperation between the two organizations.
Key points of the MoU signed between TIACA and ALTA will allow the two organizations to work together:
- to facilitate understanding on the contribution of aviation to economic and social development within the Latin American and Caribbean region;
- to work collaboratively to enhance an increasingly safe air transport system across the region;
- to work towards educating and developing projects with governments and entities to achieve an efficient industry in terms of costs and operations;
- to promote the specific needs for air cargo liberalized economic regimes facilitating flexible and efficient cargo services;
- to promote safety in the supply chain addressing where possible awareness of the risks associated with counterfeit and noncompliant cargo; and
- to promote sustainable solutions that enhance the role of air cargo in support of the 17 United Nations Sustainable Development goals.
“This agreement is vital as we continue our work to strengthen our presence within Latin American and the Caribbean. Working with ALTA will help us not only accomplish this, but it will help push the key issues agreed upon within the region. We look forward to a successful partnership with ALTA.” Steven Polmans, Chair, TIACA
“The signing of this MoU allows us to get to work ahead of the upcoming TIACA Event – Latin America where we can ensure that issues relevant to both organizations can be discussed. The event will bring together industry leaders to focus on what it takes to do successful air cargo business within Latin America.” Glyn Hughes, Director General, TIACA
“Air cargo is extremely important for Latin American & Caribbean region. In a continent with huge distances, intricate geography and lack of other means of transport as safe and efficient, aviation plays a key role to carry essential goods and merchandise that move the economies and generate employment. This partnership with TIACA will allow us to jointly strengthen the work on this matter and achieve better understanding of the sector, therefore, pursuing informed decision making and smart regulatory environments. Currently 50% of international air cargo capacity corresponds to belly capacity in passenger aircraft. It is extremely important to work aligned and we very look forward to this alliance”, comments Jose Ricardo Botelho, Executive Director & CEO of ALTA
The TIACA Event – Latin America will be held immediately after the Intermodal South America 2024, March 6-8, 2024 in Sao Paulo, Brazil at the Gran Estanplaza.