IATA and JLA hold seminar in Jordan
The International Air Transport Association recently held a seminar in Jordan in conjunction with the Jordanian Logistics Association (JLA).
The event took place at JLA's headquarters in Amman and was attended by Shamel Al-Shishani, Jordan country manager, IATA, and the association's president, vice president and board members. IATA's presentation focused on the major developments of the global and local air cargo industry.
"IATA believes that the establishment of this local association of air cargo agencies will surely contribute in the development of the local air cargo industry," said Shamel Al-Shishani, Jordan country manager, IATA.
"Having a local entity representing the air cargo agencies in Jordan, will enable IATA and all of the other involved parties to have a more focused approach and effective initiatives," he added.
Discussions were held regarding how IATA can help to support the JLA's missions and objectives for promoting air transport throughout Jordan.
Other topics covered in the session included the launch of the e-freight project, the Cargo Account Systems (CSSA) implemented in Amman in 2006 and the need for Jordan's cargo department to collaborate with Royal Jordanian Airline's on an automation programme.
"The general assembly of the JLA should be aware of IATA's benefits and services and be able to convince the members of its efforts to develop the industry."
"We will call for a general assembly meeting soon, which will assist in endorsing them as IATA members," said Ibrahim Naouri, president, JLA.
At the final session of the seminar, an action plan was set between the two parties for the coming period, which Al-Shishani promised to discuss with IATA during his visit to Geneva this month.