|Vol. 16 No. 52||
Thursday June 8, 2017
Marco Leonardo Sorgetti is an individual everybody knows and relies upon at FIATA. As director general, and in reality the overseer of events and agendas, in the broadest sense, he is the single individual who holds things together.
Although he is always soft spoken and leaves the headline news to others in the organization, Marco is an artisan at his work; smart, steadfast, and thoroughly committed to the task of gently guiding FIATA to greatness by working hand in glove with each successive generation.
For example, although FIATA had much on the line at its 55th Annual Congress in Dublin in October 2016, Marco, while supporting and working very closely with the organizers of the event, left most of the hosting and details up to the local cargo organization, as is tradition in FIATA.
It’s a subtle but important fact that FIATA makes a regular habit of developing an empowering culture with its myriad organizations located in countries all over the world.
Marco turned 64 on August 28,
2016. He was born in Torino, Italy,
where he earned his sheepskin
graduating from Liceo Massimo
d’Azeglio of Torino in 1971.
Why Does FIATA Matter
We asked Marco about FIATA and
his answer was straight from the
Little Into Big
“I first came to FIATA as
a very small forwarder from Turin,
which was not even one of the
big hubs in the world.
If Not FIATA Then What?
Although Marco excels in (pardon
the pun) forwarding the large,
diverse group of FIATA today,
he reveals a passion for psychology
Comparing Forwarders Around The World
FIATA is as diverse as can be
imagined, with more than 40,000
member organizations from around
the world. We wonder how various
parts of that global group differ,
but also how they are the same.
“Completely is a very ambitious
word,” Marco gently chides.
Is FIATA/IATA On The Right Track?
“With the FIATA/IATA accord
(signed in Dublin at the FIATA
World Congress in October 2016)
on the rules forwarders and airlines
will adhere to in the next few
years, my impression is that IATA
is on track, but I daresay so
On Air Cargo Security
“The British say that the
proof is in the pudding.
Does Management Recognize Air Cargo?
“In general, I think it
What's Ahead For FIATA?
“Well, FIATA started this
debate a couple years ago.
“I relax when I get home,
sit on my balcony, look at my
plants and flowers, and everything
becomes peaceful. I read a lot
and I love gardening. I love music,
especially rock music and Vivaldi.
I am also doing a lot of word
games in Italian (this is called
“I like to dine in small,
remote, and authentic restaurants
in the countryside and for this
kind of relish, Italy is pretty
unique, Piedmont in particular.
I have a list of these places,
but I am jealous, plus the normally
rather old owners are inconsiderate
and keep dying: it is a disaster
if you want to suggest a favorite
“I am not fussy about hotels. All I need is a good Internet connection and a relatively hard bed, but I must say I was impressed with the Mandarin Oriental in Kuala Lumpur. They really took very good care of us and the infrastructure is second to none.”
Why Join FIATA?
“Being a FIATA member is
a sign of your intention to embrace
better business rules if you are
a freight forwarder, and it is
a sign of your intention to approach
good, law abiding, and professional
operators if you are another entity
connected with logistics, trade,
and customs, even if you are not
directly involved in logistics
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