Air Cargo Forum of India (ACFI), an apex body of air cargo logistics professionals in India, on Tuesday, announced that the non-profit management organization will now work in a more close-knitted manner with the Ministry of Civil Aviation (MoCA), as three of ACFI’s prime board members join the Aviation Ministry’s Air Cargo Advisory Group.
The ACFI members joining this newly formed Advisory sub-group on cargo through special invitation are, Mr Cyrus Katgara, President, ACFI, and Partner, Jeena & Company; Mr Tushar Jani, Ex officio Member, ACFI and Group Chairman, Cargo Service Centre; and Mr Keku Bomi Gazder, Board Member, ACFI and CEO, AAI Cargo Logistics and Allied Services Company Limited (AAICLAS).
As the three prime board members join the MoCA’s advisory group, ACFI believes that their knowledge and experience will go a long way in adding value to the development and upliftment of air cargo in the country.
Since its inception in 2012, ACFI has been taking up the major challenges of the air cargo logistic industry with various government bodies and ministries for bringing improvement in the processing of international air cargo and express trade at the airports of the country to facilitate growth in EXIM trade to boost the Indian economy.
This newly formed Advisory sub-group is part of the recently created advisory groups, one each for airlines, airports, and MROs (maintenance, repair, and overhaul units), which will comprise industry leaders, and relevant government officials to find solutions to issues impacting the sector.
The group on MROs, cargo, ground handling and flight training will consist of senior government officials and senior industry officials from their respective fields.
This group will evolve a strategy to ensure the growth of MRO, ground handling, cargo and FTO (flying training organization) sectors, the circular said adding that the advisory group will further help create a congenial ecosystem in the country by suggesting regulatory, policy improvements and measures for better efficiency and growth of the sector.