MIAMI – The International Air Cargo Association’s (TIACA) Air Cargo Sustainability Award is now open for applications.
The competition aims to recognize outstanding businesses and industry initiatives leading the way to a more sustainable air cargo. CHAMP Cargosystems is sponsoring the awards.
TIACA is calling for applications demonstrating solutions and practices making positive change in the 3+2 areas of TIACA’s sustainability vision for air cargo: supporting social welfare, economic development and environmental protection through innovation and partnerships.
This year, two categories of leadership in sustainability will be awarded:
Corporate Prize will recognize an established corporation, an international organization or a scholar with a long-standing presence in the cargo community with a one-year free membership in the TIACA Sustainability Strategic Partnership Program, worth US$10,000.
The Start-Up Prize will recognize and encourage young growing businesses building their presence in air cargo industry:
Two runners-up: US$2,500 each
All shortlisted candidates will also be recognized with access to exclusive TIACA events and speaking opportunities, publicity in TIACA’s communication and networking opportunities.
“The COVID-19 crisis has put our industry under enormous pressure, but it has also given us a unique opportunity to rethink and optimize the air cargo business model and innovate faster than ever before,” said TIACA’s chair Steven Polmans.
“I am confident that by embracing this opportunity we will make air cargo more sustainable and more resilient. And by launching this year’s award we want to recognize and encourage the change makers who are taking our industry forward.”
A panel of independent industry and sustainability experts will choose the three shortlisted submissions in each category. The award finalists will be invited to present their solutions at the Air Cargo Forum 2020 in Miami, the largest air cargo networking event this year.
Applications are open from 29 June until 15 September 2020.