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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.

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