First Cargo iQ working group meeting of 2023 to take place this month in Abu Dhabi, hosted by Etihad Cargo

Etihad Cargo is to host Cargo iQ’s first working group meeting of 2023, in Abu Dhabi. It will take place between 17 and 19 January.

The meeting will bring together more than 40 attendees plus online members from around the world to explore how industry standards and digital tools can facilitate greater efficiencies in air cargo.

Etihad Cargo is the cargo and logistics arm of Etihad Aviation Group.

Cargo iQ is an IATA interest group that aims to create and implement quality standards for the worldwide air cargo industry. The multi-stakeholder Cargo iQ community seeks to work collaboratively to continuously improve the air cargo customer experience.

“As a Cargo iQ member, Etihad Cargo is committed to meeting its delivery promises in full and exceeding customer requirements,” said Etihad Cargo’s head of cargo operations & delivery Thomas Schürmann.

“Cargo iQ and its robust quality management system provide global industry standards that enhance transparency and provide a benchmark for best practices that benefit the entire air cargo sector. Hosting and participating in Cargo iQ’s first working group meeting of the new year demonstrates Etihad Cargo’s commitment to quality.”

The Cargo iQ management team has prepared 13 individual working group meetings covering a range of topics to improve operational processes and application of road-feeder services, care protocol, door-to-door services, and smart data, among others.

Cargo iQ’s executive director Lothar Moehle commented: “The work on quality improvements never stops. Cargo iQ members are sending their experts to Abu Dhabi for a week of in-depth meetings that will facilitate the fine-tuning and enhancement of Cargo iQ methodology and regulations further. Cargo iQ members and the management team would like to extend thanks to Etihad Cargo for sponsoring this working group meeting and making these sessions possible.”

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