At its Annual General Meeting held recently, the Air Cargo Forum India (ACFI) formulated a new board for a term of two consecutive years, 2022-2024.
Yashpal Sharma, MD, Skyways Group, has been appointed as the President of ACFI while Cyrus Katgara, the past President, will be part of the current board as Ex Officio, a press release from the association stated. Katgara will continue to support ACFI to achieve its goals and help boost the Indian economy.
Sharma brings in knowledge of logistics and supply chain services, including air freight, ocean freight, road transport and express services, to name a few.
Interestingly, he was also the former President of the Air Cargo Club Of Delhi (ACCD), the release added.
Sharma said, “While we have aligned ourselves to MoCA’s target of 10 MMT by 2030-31 but it would need a determined effort from all of us to galvanise process improvements, sync all stakeholders, including Government agencies and set short-term, mid-term and long-term goals and more importantly execute them to perfection within the set timelines.
Sanjiv Edward, the newly elected ACFI Vice President, said there is a huge shift in people’s mindset in the logistics sector, and they want to move towards ease of doing business.
The industry will be strengthened by improved infrastructure and become more effective by adopting digitisation, and with our PM’s Gati Shakti, the Government of India is focusing immensely on the logistics and air cargo industry, he added.
“Our aim is to position Air Cargo as the choicest mode of transportation in India and make it globally admired for its efficiency,” Edward said.
ACFI is an association of all key stakeholders of the air cargo logistics supply-chain industry, consisting of airlines, airport operators, cargo terminal operators, freight forwarders, customs brokers, express industry, and bonded truckers. Its objective is to steer and promote the development of the air cargo logistics industry in India and make it at par with the best Air Cargo ecosystems of the world.