ICAO (International Civil Aviation Organization) and FIATA (International Federation of Freight Forwarders Associations) have signed an agreement on a new ICAO/FIATA Dangerous Goods by Air training programme.
“This is an important collaboration for FIATA and the industry,” said Jean-Claude Delen, FIATA’s President. “We will now be offering a training programme to our members backed by ICAO’s vast technical knowledge and regulatory experience. Our entire freight forwarder membership will benefit from this development, especially in such a critical area as the safe transport of dangerous goods by air.”
Raymond Benjamin, Secretary General of ICAO, commented: “This is an extremely important initiative for enhancing the safety of the global air transport system. Freight Forwarders account for a large segment of all shipments transported by air and constitute a critical element for strengthening the air cargo supply chain around the world.”
The two organizations are looking at extending their partnership to include air cargo security and to establish a related programme for freight forwarders in the near future.
For more information or to arrange an interview please contact:
FIATA – International Federation of Freight Forwarders Associations
+41 (0)43 211 65 00
FIATA News: www.fiata.com/index.php
ICAO – International Civil Aviation Organization
+1 (514) 954-8220ICAO
A specialized agency of the United Nations, ICAO was created in 1944 to promote the safe and orderly development of international civil aviation throughout the world. It sets standards and regulations necessary for aviation safety, security, efficiency and regularity, as well as for aviation environmental protection. The Organization serves as the forum for cooperation in all fields of civil aviation among its 190 Member States.
The International Federation of Freight Forwarders Associations (FIATA) was founded in Vienna in 1926. Today it is the largest and leading non-governmental organization in the field of transportation, representing 40’000 forwarding and logistics companies employing up to 10 million people in 150 countries. FIATA has consultative status with several United Nations bodies and is recognized by many governmental and private organizations worldwide. The Federation’s main objectives are to promote and protect the interests of the freight forwarding industry, to improve the quality of freight forwarding services, to assist with vocational training and to familiarize the business world in particular and the public in general with the wide range services rendered by the industry.
20 July 2011