"Air freight is critical to the global economy. In value terms, over 35% of goods traded internationally are handled this way. Yet this represents only 0.5% of global trade volume" explained Tony Tyler, general director of the International Air Transport Association (IATA), during a speech at the World Cargo Symposium, held in Malaysia.

According to Tyler, the growth potential of the sector is huge; therefore "the challenge is to promote sustainable growth, with efficient, quality products delivered by a well-coordinated value chain."

For all of these reasons the association wants to promote strong partnerships with the entire air freight value chain - security, sustainability and competitiveness, in order to meet new demands together. "It is a priority for IATA to collaborate even more closely with our industry partners. By focusing our common interests, we can accomplish much, "said Tyler.

In its latest forecast, issued in December 2011, IATA expected air cargo to generate approximately 11% of total revenue. In terms of yields and volumes in 2012, they calculated that the result would be flat as a result of the difficult economic situation, especially in Europe.

 

Source: El Vigia 

 

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