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Page 10 • AirCArgo AsiA-PACifiC JUNE, 2019 ASIA-PACIFIC AirCargo Asia-Pacific is published by IMPACT PubliCATionS Abn no 70 257 512 639 Po box 178, Guildford WA 6935 Australia. Tel: (08) 6143 8937 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org www.aircargo-ap.com.au or www.impactpub.com.au/aircargo Proprietors: Chris Hurd, Sofia Hurd. Managing Editor: Chris Hurd. Email: email@example.com Editor: Jack Handley. Editorial Contributor: Kelvin King. Advertising Director: Sofia Hurd. other contributors in: ■ nEW ZEAlAnD & SouTH PACiFiC ■ SinGAPoRE ■ uS/CAnADA ■ HonG KonG ■ uK/EuRoPE ■ inDonESiA All advertising enquiries to Australia Tel: +61 8 9382 8388 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org AirCargo magazine is published as a digital magazine six times a year and is emailed in pdf to subscribers as well as made available in flipbook format at the AirCargo web site. it is supported by daily news updates to the web site and a weekly e-news. People wish- ing to subscribe should go to the web site at www.impactpub.com.au/aircargo and click on the blue box. © impact Publications Western Australia 2019. All rights reserved in all countries. no part of this publication may be reproduced by any means whatsoever without the written permission of the publishers. Views and opinions expressed in AirCargo Asia-Pacific do not necessarily reflect those of the management. All rates and schedules in editorial or advertisements are correct at time of going to press but are subject to change without notice. DiSClAiMER The information contained in this magazine has been compiled by AirCargo Asia-Pacific. Any commentary, opinion, projection, prediction or conclusion made by AirCargo Asia-Pacific or quoted by it from any of the sources is published in good faith to stimulate independent investigation by the reader of the matters canvassed. The reader should not rely (or invite others to rely) upon the contents of this publication as a basis for taking or refraining from any action, or rearrangement of their affairs (financial or otherwise). And AirCargo Asia-Pacific and its contributors, shall not be liable for any economic or other loss or damage suffered by any person as a result of such reliance. New TIACA heads named STEVEN Polmans, director Cargo and Logistics at Brussels Air- port Company, will take over as chairman of The International Air Cargo Association (TIACA), with Sanjeev Gadhia, founder and chief executive of Astral Aviation as vice chairman, from next month. Polmans will replace Sebastiaan Scholte, ceo of Jan De Rijk Logis- tics, who will step down 01 July 2019. Scholte and Polmans kicked off a fresh vision for TIACA 18 months ago, during which time the As- sociation has grown its global footprint and launched an on-line airport ratings system, the Cargo Service Quality (CSQ) tool. Polmans and Gadhia have pledged to build on the new framework, putting sustainability and diversity issues at the fore- front. Polmans has spent most of his career in aviation and for 15 years held management positions, both operational and commercial, in the handling industry at various airports and in a variety of sec- tors, from catering and cleaning to ramp handling and cargo. He joined the Brussels Airport Company in 2000, becoming head of Cargo in 2012 before being promoted to director earlier this year. He became the first chairman of Air Cargo Belgium in 2016, a post he still holds. Gadhia brings over two dec- ades of air freight experience to the role of vice chairman and became the first African member of the TIACA Board in 2017. He founded Nairobi, Ken- ya-based Astral Aviation, the largest private cargo airline in Eastern Africa in 2000 and com- mercial drone operator Astral Aerial Solutions in 2017. The latter offers humanitarian aid relief and remote monitoring to combat poaching, amongst other solutions. He is vice chairman of the Afri- can Airline Association (AFRAA) Cargo Committee. “I want to consider how we can better promote diversity so that we can grow the Association so that every member of the air-car- go supply-chain regardless of size, nationality, geography or gender can be a part of TIACA,” said Gadhia. TIACA has recently secured new partners EVA International and Messe München to deliver its two events, the Executive Sum- mit (ES), and the Air Cargo Forum (ACF). Details of the program for the next ES, which takes place in Bu- dapest, Hungary 19-21 November 2019 will be released in the next few weeks. The next ACF will take place in Miami, Florida, USA in 2020. Left to right: Vladimir Zubkov, secretary general, TIACA, Steven Polmans and Sanjeev Gadhia.