The Global Shippers’ Forum and Cargo iQ have signed a Memorandum of Understanding agreeing to work co-operatively to support the implementation of Cargo iQ’s Quality Management System and to promote the sustainability of the air cargo supply chain.
The MOU outlines six areas for the two groups to work together towards a more efficient, quality-driven, and secure air cargo supply chain, and explores methods for industry and shippers to better communicate so that customer needs are met and the benefits of air cargo are understood by the customer.
“Against the backdrop of weak growth in international trade, shippers are looking for even greater value from the air cargo industry,” said GSF secretary general Chris Welsh.
“While the industry enjoys traditional benefits of speed over other modes, it needs to ensure that it is worth the premium service cost versus ocean, road and rail.
“Our new cooperation with Cargo iQ will make sure industry performance standards meet shippers’ needs, and also help shippers understand the improvements the air cargo industry is making.”