Shippers welcome air emissions deal

The Global Shippers’ Forum (GSF) hailed a deal signed by members of the UN International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO to offset carbon emissions from aircraft in early October. GSF says that aviation currently represents 2% of global carbon emissions, but projected growth is expected to increase this significantly in future and shippers are under increasing pressure to report on the carbon intensity of their transport operations. Chris Welsh, Secretary-General of GSF, said: ... [+]

Battery ban is blunt instrument, say shippers

The Global Shippers’ Forum (GSF) has described a recent International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO) ban on lithium-ion batteries as cargo on passenger aircraft as “disappointing”. The UK-headquarterd group says that it goes against previous recommendations and does not address the wider problem of undeclared battery shipments or low-quality counterfeits. ICAO has ... [+]

MEPs vote in aviation emissions law

MEPs voted in favour of a compromise deal reached with the member states at the beginning of March the EU's Emissions Trading System (ETS) for aviation, despite its earlier rejection by the Parliament's Committee on the Environment, Public Health and Food Safety on 19 March. ETS will only apply to intra-EU ... [+]

Air cargo group welcomes emissions deal

The Global Air Cargo Advisory Group (GACAG) has welcomed the recent provisional agreement reached between the European Parliament, EU Council and European Commission (EC) on including aviation in the EU Emissions Trading Scheme (ETS). However, it regretted that, a few days later, on 19 March, the European Parliament Environment Committee ... [+]

TIACA hails emissions move

The International Air Cargo Association (TIACA) has hailed the decision by the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) General Assembly in Montreal to develop a global market-based measure for aviation emissions from 2020. TIACA had been concerned that different regions of the world were setting their own standards and had urged ... [+]

ICAO to ban aircraft batteries

The International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO) is set to ban aircraft batteries being transported as cargo in the bellyholds of passenger planes. It follows the fire incidents on the Boeing 787 'Dreamliner' fleet in January that led to widespread grounding on the new aircraft, according to press reports. Currently, there ... [+]

Air industry cooperation

The International Air Cargo Association (TIACA) and the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) have agreed to step up their cooperation. TIACA has been building a closer relationship with ICAO in the past two years and is already on a list of international organizations invited to attend relevant ICAO meetings. Enhanced cooperation ... [+]

Group calls for security standardisation

The Global Air Cargo Advisory Group (GACAG) has called for a standard Consignment Security Declaration for air cargo shipments. It is recommending that international organizations such as the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO), World Customs Organization (WCO) as well as national regulators adopt the declaration and include it in their ... [+]

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