This issue of CAAS includes two conference reports, each pointing towards a future air cargo handling sector characterised by greater professionalism and standardisation. In the report on the Cool Chain Association (CCA)’s Pharma & BioSciences Conference, participants highlight the value of IATA’s CEIVcompanies within the air logistics chain. This is a great credit to the sector and but also pioneers such as Brussels Airport and its cargo community.
And the CCA itself deserves credit, having highlighted the needon various occasions, and most notably to IATA during the ‘CCA Pharmaceuticals in the Cool Chain’ conference in 2013 and the associated Air Cargo Handling Conference. This demonstrates thepotential of these kinds of events and also of collaborative and persistent attempts to move the air cargo handling sector forward.