One of the leading independent European air freight forwarders has called for IATA to revamp its Cargo 2000 (C2K) programme, insisting that its achievements have been significant for airline customers, as well as airlines themselves
Uwe Glaser, president of Austria-headquartered Cargomind, said that Cargo 2000 had been undervalued by airlines, which were previously only interested in delivering goods to the airport, whereas what was important for shippers was the to-door service.
“C2K has achieved a lot and [the committee behind it] is not getting the full credit for it. What it has achieved is to create a basis for industry-wide standards. I realise that might sound like very little, and everybody says that it is so time-consuming and difficult to do, but that is simply wrong, because standards are not made overnight.
By Gavin van Marle in Bangkok