IATA and UNECE has recently signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) in order to provide a strong support to those countries that are developing and are looking to implement the World Trade Organization (WTO) Trade Facilitation Agreement.

This Agreement promises to reduce transportation cost by up to 10% which will help developing countries to be more competitive in the global economy. The MoU, IATA and UNECE will help these countries implement the relevant measures to realize costs savings.

Specific areas of collaboration include:

  • Joint promotion of the use of international recommendations and standards and best practices in Trade Facilitation and Electronic Business;
  • Joint outreach activities to support countries in their implementation of such recommendation and standards – subject to available resources;
  • Consultation and cooperation in these activities with other international institutions, including the World Customs Organization, World Trade Organization, the International Monetary Fund, the World Bank, UNCTAD, ITC, OECD and the International Chamber of Commerce.

Read more: http://www.iata.org/pressroom/pr/Pages/2015-05-12-01.aspx


  • e-Cargo & Technology Conference:

Location: IATA Conference Center

Route de L’Aeroport 33

1215 Geneva, Switzerland

Date: 06/02/2015-06/04/2015

  • Aviation Day Peru:

Location: Hilton Lima Miraflores Lima, Peru

Date: 06/17/2015 – 06/18/2015

  • Aviation Day Africa & Middle East:

Location: Intercontinental Hotel Nairobi, Kenya

Date: 06/23/2015 – 06/24/2015

Source: http://www.iata.org/events/sc136/Pages/index.aspx

  • World Specialty Logistics Fair:

Location: JW Marriott Marquis Miami Hotel, Florida

Date: 06/17/2015 – 06/20/2015


  • Air freight industry throttles back upCargo market estimated to be worth about $10 trillion a year is back to historic growth rates, says Boeing. Air freight – a barometer of global economic activity – has recovered and is growing at sustainable levels, a transport summit has heard.

Source: http://www.nzherald.co.nz/business/news/article.cfm?c_id=3&objectid=11458620

Air cargo volumes grow in Asia: Air cargo volumes have continued to grow in Asia in April, largely driven by the lingering congestion at US ports.

Source: http://www.fruitnet.com/asiafruit/article/165384/air-freight-sees-continued-growth-in-asia

Unmanned aircraft are the future for air cargo – ‘but we need time to get it right’

More than 30 mostly European organizations are pressing for the development of unmanned cargo aircraft (UCA).

Source: http://theloadstar.co.uk/unmanned-aircraft-future-air-cargo-need-time-get-right/

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