Quality standards organisation Cargo iQ has forged a partnership with the International Federation of Freight Forwarders Associations (FIATA) and the Airport Services Association (ASA) to set shared goals for enhanced standard practices across the air cargo supply chain. The objective of the alliance is to strengthen collaboration between the forwarder, ground handler, and airline communities, working on a global basis to achieve common standards and enhanced quality.
The decision was made at Cargo iQ’s most recent board meeting that FIATA’s Director General, Stéphane Graber, and ASA’s Director General, Fabio Gamba, will attend all Cargo iQ board meetings as observers and work together with the board members, with a view to intensifying the cooperation in the future.
“Cargo iQ, an interest group strongly supported by IATA, shares lots of similar goals with FIATA and ASA as all three of us strive to improve standards, data use, and processes in line with shippers’ requirements for a solid and objective quality certification program, so why not work together instead of reinventing the wheel?” said Lothar Moehle, Executive Director, Cargo iQ. “We look forward to continuing the dialogue about how we can help further each other’s ambitions and progress; this is the start of strong cooperation for the future.”
The partnership will see FIATA and ASA, which soon hopes to become an IATA-recognised entity, privy to all information about Cargo iQ and what members are actively doing in respect of quality improvement.
Cargo iQ continues to welcome members big and small from across the air cargo industry to its community and is actively encouraging national and regional airlines and handlers to join existing members in the pursuit of a more standardised supply chain.