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   Vol. 21 No. 3
Sunday January 16, 2022
Thinks Sustainable Is Attainable

     Jenni Frigger is a dynamo as a wife and mother of two small children, and as vice-president of sales and marketing at family-owned EMO Trans and also at The Airforwarders Association where she has served on the Board of Directors for the past several years.
     Jenni characteristically does not hold her place at AfA to add to a resume, in fact, like most hard working members of AfA she is so busy pumping traffic, the often repeated phrase upon departing of “take it easy”, might be better said as “work harder” at least until the pandemic and the world it has created up and down the supply chain, calms down a bit.
     The thing about Jenni is her passion for what she does, and also that she leaves no doubt where she is coming from on a multitude of transportation basic sense topics.
     Jenni speaks her mind, and more often than not she is the smartest person in the room.
     Next Wednesday at 0800 AfA at their annual cargo conference being held January 17-19 in New Orleans will have some bright lights on stage for a conversation new to the agenda. That session moderated by Jenni, with industry luminaries Lionel van der Walt of PayCargo; Sarah Chou, a live-wire from Southwest Airlines, who is working in sustainability at the carrier; TIACA Secretary General Glyn Hughes; and Matthew Marincic of California Sierra Express, will raise the flag of sustainability in logistics today and what needs to be done and is realistic to achieve moving forward.
     Shazam! A face-to-face live discussion returns to AfA, the association in transportation for everybody else and Jenni picks it up from there.
     “AfA is proud to have launched the new “Sustainability Committee in 2021. Sustainability and doing what it takes to achieve positive results, is a project that has been brewing in my mind and heart for the past two years.
     “Our company EMO Trans has increased our sustainability practices and discovered that our service partners and customers want to do their part as well, even to the point of making greater demands around this topic.
     “Observing discourse within our industry dealing with airport congestion and other bottlenecks in the system it is apparent we need to deepen our resolve to achieve greater alignment across the supply chain.
     “Our industry is a complex ecosystem of incredibly advanced technical solutions mixed with surprisingly old-fashioned mechanical necessities of moving large volumes of cargo from point a to point b.
     “As such the thinking and engagement with sustainability is on a broad continuum throughout the industry.
     “We must acknowledge, both that carbon emissions must be reduced, and that we must recognize the needs being met by the existing system.
     “Although there are groups that want to completely overhaul some aspects of cargo, we cannot do that without figuring out alternatives to continue maintaining current service levels.
     “No one burns fuel just for fun, it’s in service of other goals and needs.
     “Many people have been talking around this subject for a long time. But now sustainability is a sunlight sector that will show the way in the future of logistics.
     “My take is that, as we become more willing to broaden the discussion, new ideas and better solutions and understanding will fall into place.
     “As example, bigger companies have possibility and resources to embrace change. As with any change and new way, there will be a lot of space to create value for customers and the aim is to do that in a manner that increases opportunity, is inclusionary and doesn’t leave anyone behind.
     “What is important though, for those who don’t want to be left behind, is that they first come along as the culture and the ideology shifts. We cannot keep our old way of thinking and also keep up!
     “For the panel I have brought together a number of perspectives that I hope will power our group to hear and think about the different challenges and perspectives as we consider what is at stake and how to move forward.
     “After our preliminary meetings for this panel, I got really excited.
     “If we, as an industry, are going to advance robust opinions, we’ll need to have critical animated discussions first.
     “I am dedicated and hopeful for some movement but also quite certain that what we provide attendees and industry in New Orleans on Wednesday will be a bright engaged encounter.
     “We don’t need to have the same motivation, to be aligned toward the same goal. I do think it helps to understand varying perspectives toward integrating best practices,” Jenni Frigger said.

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