In 2016 the late
Joachim Frigger, CEO and guiding spirit that lead EMO Trans into international
prestige and power said:
“Airplanes and ships don’t move
much faster than they did 40 years ago. But the speed of communication
and customer demand for total transparency of the location of the cargo
at each step of the logistics chain is the big change. What also has changed
is the strong demand of customers for environmental sustainability.
“While this has been mastered by some
service providers, there is still a lot of room for improvement.”
So once again an eagerly anticipated session
at AirCargo in Nashville today at 4:00 pm is “Sustainability”
that will once again be chaired by Jenni Frigger, VP Sales & Marketing
EMO Trans and long time Member of the Board of the U.S. Airforwarders
Association (AfA). On the panel are Glyn Hughes, Director General-TIACA;
Stephanie Meyn, Environmental Programs-Seattle Tacoma International Airport;
Stephen A. Alterman, President-Cargo Airline Association; Jessica Huseman,
Senior Sustainability Analyst-Southwest Airlines and Lionel van der Walt,
Chief Growth Officer-Raft.
Jenni Frigger said, “the industry
has finally focused on assigning some resources to achieving sustainability.
It is an evolving process.
“It is important to have the tools,
for example, ones to measure carbon emissions because if you cannot measure,
you cannot achieve what is needed.
“Of course there are regulatory standards
that require compliance but customer demand for sustainability has become
a definite clarion call.
“There has been a noticeable shift
with companies working to meet the challenge. As we evolve in this industry
effort sustainability will not be a trend but a way of thinking that will
become second nature.
“All of us have to adapt our actions
in our every day life as well. I do what is environmentally right and
also donate to Greenpeace
“As to a report card, we are doing
better but we have a long way to go, Baby.”