Archive for May, 2011

FedEx coughs up $8m for false claims

FedEx Corp will pay the federal government $8 mn to settle allegations that it wrongly blamed security delays for the late delivery of packages to US gov agencies, the Justice Dept announced. The case relates to increased security measures at gov buildings in the wake of the 9/11 terrorist attacks, reported...

May 23rd, 2011 | General | Read More

APJC India – a Damocles Sword

TODAY, the Travel Agency business is at the verge of a closure – once a majestic or imperial business now turned to be futile and unrewarding .Just because, the travel trade is still being controlled by the vested interests, 90% of the ordinary agents will face default or forced to shut down their...

May 15th, 2011 | Featured, News | Read More

IAAI – Trichy Regional Committee Inaugurated

IAAI Trichy Regional committee in South Tamilnadu was inaugurated on 31 April at Hotel Breeze , Trichy .The meeting was a grand successand 30 Travel Agents from all over attended the meeting . Abig team of10 members from IAAI, Tamilnadu also took part.The Regional committee was formally inaugurated by...

May 15th, 2011 | Featured | Read More

Euthenasia Looms

Passengers and Travel Agents hail Hon. Minister of Civil Aviation Shri Vayalar Ravi for timely intervention. A veteran in Trade Union matters, the minister could effectively contain the stalemate. Had it been one of the previous administrations, AI would have ended up with a lethal injection secretly.Poor...

May 15th, 2011 | Featured | Read More

120 Countries up in arms against EU Emission scheme

Resistance to the EU’s unilateral decision to extend the mandates of its aviation Emissions Trading Scheme to virtually all airlines flying into the Community is as extensive as the worldwide reach of the scheme itself. According to IATA, at least 120 countries formally recorded their opposition...

May 15th, 2011 | Travel | Read More

Amsterdam- Incheon to be a major e-freight trade-lane

Amsterdam Airport Schiphol and Korea’s Incheon International Airport have signed a MoU on efreight, in which the two major cargo gateways will cooperate in the promotion of “e-freight” as a means of facilitating business between them.

May 15th, 2011 | Cargo | Read More

Technology solution providers: critical players for the success of e-Cargo

about removing paper, but are also about providing up-to-date and easily accessible shipment information to all stakeholders in the supply chain. There have been several examples of innovative technology solutions capitalizing on the potential of e- Cargo standards: * In the Netherlands, the local airfreight...

May 15th, 2011 | Cargo | Read More

IATA to mobilise the industry for 100% e-AWB

The replacement of the paper Air Waybill with the electronic Air Waybill (e-AWB) is a critical element for the air cargo industry to improve efficiency and reduce costs. There is an agreed standard (Recommended Practice 1670 “Model Agreement for EDI”) in place to support the e-AWBs. Airlines and...

May 15th, 2011 | Cargo | Read More

IATA to create new Cargo Security Task Force

In order to assist regulators (e.g. US TSA, European Commission) and international organizations (e.g. ICAO, WCO) to refine their regulations and standards to enhance security along the supply chain, the IATACargo Security Task Force (CSTF) has been reestablished and will consist of senior air cargo...

May 15th, 2011 | Cargo | Read More

Key issues driving air cargo industry

Cargo e-Chartbook is IATA’s quarterly report on key issues driving the air cargo industry. It features insight and analysis of the cargo market financial performance and outlook from IATA’s Chief Economist. Overview of Q1 2011 Developments since December have been mixed. Confidence in economic...

May 15th, 2011 | Cargo | Read More
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