Monday, March 7, 2016

Air Cargo Body Sets Up Committee to Advise Shippers on Freight Matters

Experienced Supply Chain Executive Heads New Venture
Shipping News Feature
US – WORLDWIDE – The International Air Cargo Association (TIACA) has announced the creation of its new Shippers’ Advisory Committee to complement the organisation’s other committees and review all elements of the air freight supply chain in order to make improvements with the interests of the shipper in mind. With almost two decades of experience in the aviation sector, including senior management roles with Polar Air Cargo, Schreiner Aviation Group, and Asiana Airlines, Lars J.T. Droog, Manager of Supply Chain and General Affairs for the Tosoh Corporation will chair the new group.

Droog holds a bachelor degree in business administration from Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences (Economics & Management) and is also Vice Chairman of EVO’s Airfreight and Express Council, a committee of the Dutch Shippers’ Council. His appointment was welcomed by Sebastiaan Scholte, TIACA Vice Chairman who said:

”Lars has spent eight years as Head of EMEA Supply Chain for Tosoh, and brings with him a wealth of experience in shipping, supply chain, and air freight in particular.”

Droog will lead a panel debate on shipper issues at TIACA’s Executive Summit titled ‘Air Cargo Challenges from the Shipper’s Point of View’. The Executive Summit runs from 24 - 26 May 2016 at the Margaritaville Resort, Hollywood Beach, near Miami, USA. Sanjiv Edward, TIACA Chairman commented:

“Shipper feedback is paramount in any effort to improve the air freight supply chain. TIACA has set-up this Shippers' Advisory Committee to act as a bridge, understanding the shipper requirements on end and then taking them back to the players in the air freight supply chain, for creating effective and quality solutions.”

Speaking upon the news breaking of his new position Lars Drog observed:

“The voice of the shipper is all too often missing from the global conversation on freight, and I am excited to be establishing a platform for communication within TIACA, which represents all sectors of the air cargo chain. I am looking forward to bringing the vision and ideas of the shipping community to the discussion table so that we can work together to improve our industry.”

To find out more about the TIACA’s 2016 Executive Summit, contact Warren Jones, Director, TIACA at or on +1 786 265 7011.