30 September 2013

Freight Forwarders' Seek Global Solution on Aviation Emissions

The International and European freight forwarders' associations, FIATA and CLECAT, with its collective membership representing over 164 countries, unite in advocating for a global emissions solution that allows the airfreight market to look forward to a more predictable and sustainable business environment in future. They are hopeful that ICAO's 191 member countries will finally agree, in the coming week, on the details of a global market-based measure during the ICAO General Assembly, which opened in Montreal on September 24, 2013.

FIATA's Past President Mr William Gottlieb, who is representing the freight forwarding industry in Montreal said: "We have good reason to be optimist as ICAO Secretary General Raymond Benjamin at the Assembly's opening news conference assured us, that he is confident, when the session closes on October 4th, ICAO's member countries will have reached a global accord."

In line with this, Ms Veronique Corduant, Chairwoman of CLECAT's working group on sustainable transport said: "Our associations are hopeful that an overall agreement with the goal of carbon-neutral growth from 2020 can be reached. The environmental challenge of the airline industry is a global challenge. Global issues must be addressed globally and now is the time to do it!"

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