Multimodal champions air cargo quality initiatives and welcomes Cargo iQ

Registration is open for the UK and Ireland’s leading logistics show, now in its tenth year

London, UK, Thursday, 2nd February, 2017 – The Multimodal 2017 seminars will include a series of debates focused on air cargo challenges and opportunities, and the event will play host to a meeting of Cargo iQ’s Working Group.

Air cargo leaders from across the globe, including Nick Platts, Heathrow Airport, Lothar Moehle, DB Schenker, Mark Olney, Air Canada Cargo, and Jonas van Stekelenburg, Amsterdam Airport Schiphol, will take part in panel discussions on improving airfreight quality and performance.

The air cargo sessions are part of three days of workshops and debates focusing on new regulations and emerging trends in the supply chain, organised in partnership with the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport (CILT), the Freight Transport Association (FTA), and the United Kingdom Warehousing Association (UKWA) from the 4th to the 6th of April at the Birmingham NEC.

Topics range from the impact of mega ships and alliances, Amazon’s logistics model, and rail freight opportunities, to briefings on Brexit, container weighing rules, and city logistics.

“Our programme this year tackles topical challenges such as Brexit, and we continue to provide a platform for supply chain decision makers from across all modes to learn from the experts and debate the issues that affect us all,” said Robert Jervis, Logistics Portfolio Director, Clarion Events.

“We are always happy to host meetings supporting our Multimodal community and we are pleased that Cargo iQ members will have the opportunity of networking with new contacts and suppliers, as well as taking part in their Working Group.”

Ariaen Zimmerman, Executive Director at Cargo iQ, will be joining Chris Welsh MBE, Secretary General, Global Shippers’ Forum (GSF) and Director of Global and European Policy, FTA, for a panel discussion on improving quality on the air cargo industry on April 5th.

Cargo iQ and GSF recently signed a Memorandum of Understanding and will be exploring new ways of working together.

“Multimodal is a great opportunity to meet with all participants from the supply chain, from shipper, to forwarder, to airline,” said Zimmerman.

“This aligns perfectly with our efforts to involve the complete air cargo industry in our performance programmes.

“We will be there with over 50 professionals from our membership in a three day working conference on our various initiatives.

“Being so close with the many visitors and events of Multimodal is a great way to keep close to the reality of our market and its needs.”

The Cargo iQ Working Group will meet to drive important developments in air cargo quality. These include the adoption of a clear and concise standard for the measurement of Door-to-Door shipments, the move towards sustainable and scalable milestone offset management, the implementation of quality control metrics for Ground Handling Agents and airports and the alignment of Cargo iQ with pioneering initiatives such as Piece Level Tracking and e-AWB.

Over 300 exhibitors from across the logistics industry will take part in this year’s Multimodal, including Agility, Maritime Transport, Dachser, Malcolm Logistics, Kuehne + Nagel, Port of Dover, CMA CGM Group, Port of Antwerp, Yusen Logistics, and MSC.

The FTA Multimodal Awards will take place on the evening of the 4th of April and reward best-in-class across air, road, rail, and maritime services, as well as a young logistics professional, an innovative infrastructure project, and environmental best practice.

Online registration is now open for the free-to-attend show, using a system which harnesses the power of social media to facilitate networking opportunities.

To find out more about exhibiting, visiting, sponsoring, or taking part in the Awards, visit, or contact: Robert Jervis, Logistics Portfolio Director, Clarion Events, T: +44 (0) 20 7384 7760, E:


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