Air, Freight News

Multimodal talk to clear the air over cargo

[ February 2, 2017   //   ]

The Multimodal 2017 seminars will include a series of debates focused on air cargo challenges and opportunities, and the event will play host to a meeting of Cargo iQ’s Working Group.


Air cargo leaders from across the globe, including Nick Platts, Heathrow Airport, Lothar Moehle, DB Schenker, Mark Olney, Air Canada Cargo, and Jonas van Stekelenburg, Amsterdam Airport Schiphol, will take part in panel discussions on improving airfreight quality and performance.


The air cargo sessions are part of three days of workshops and debates focusing on new regulations and emerging trends in the supply chain, organised in partnership with the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport (CILT), the Freight Transport Association (FTA), and the United Kingdom Warehousing Association (UKWA) from the 4th to the 6th of April at the Birmingham NEC.


Topics range from the impact of mega ships and alliances, Amazon’s logistics model, and rail freight opportunities, to briefings on Brexit, container weighing rules, and city logistics.


“Our programme this year tackles topical challenges such as Brexit, and we continue to provide a platform for supply chain decision makers from across all modes to learn from the experts and debate the issues that affect us all,” said Robert Jervis, Logistics Portfolio Director, Clarion Events.


“We are always happy to host meetings supporting our Multimodal community and we are pleased that Cargo iQ members will have the opportunity of networking with new contacts and suppliers, as well as taking part in their Working Group.”


Ariaen Zimmerman, Executive Director at Cargo iQ, will be joining Chris Welsh MBE, Secretary General, Global Shippers’ Forum (GSF) and Director of Global and European Policy, FTA, for a panel discussion on improving quality on the air cargo industry on 5 April.