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Mar 15, 2024

IATA FACE-UP Award presented

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The International Air Transport Association (IATA) has awarded the IATA FACE-UP Award for 2024 to Erik Goldenstein at the World Cargo Symposium (WCS) in Hong Kong.

Goldenstein is a research assistant, data scientist and software engineer in the Aviation Logistics department of Fraunhofer IML at Frankfurt Airport, currently working on a variety of topics in the field of aviation digitalization was voted as the winner for his role in creating the NE:ONE Play app built on the ONE Record Data Standard.

FACE-UP is a competition for recent university graduates from around the globe who have developed innovation and transformation solutions in air transport logistics. The app provides a visualization of ONE Record data giving a very simplified overview of complex air cargo data allowing organizations to browse through their shipment data as easily as browsing the web, facilitating optimization of their operational processes, said IATA in its press materials.

“I congratulate Erik for an outstanding achievement,” said Brendan Sullivan, IATA’s Global Head of Cargo.

The biennial IATA FACE-UP competition is part of IATA’s Future Air Cargo Executives (FACE) Program which was launched in 2013, IATA added.

In another report, the global air transport sector has stepped into the advancement of decarbonization efforts.

In this regard, the International Air Transport Association (IATA) and the Smart Freight Centre (SFC) joined hands to provide consistent and transparent CO2 emissions calculations for air cargo shipments by developing the cargo component of IATA’s CO2 Connect offering to power highly accurate carbon calculations.

It also promotes a common methodology in CO2 emission calculations and ensures accurate and consistent CO2 calculations supporting them with pre-shipment and reporting purposes.

IATA that represents some 320 airlines comprising 83% of global air traffic and SFC are working with Kuehne+Nagel as a pilot customer for IATA CO2 Connect for Cargo to ensure that the tool meets the needs and requirements of freight forwarders and their customers, said IATA in statement.

Smart Freight Centre (SFC) is a globally active non-profit organization for climate action in the freight sector comprising over 50 members, including airlines, freight forwarders, shippers and fuel providers. It engages in collaborative actions to support aviation’s decarbonization efforts.

Meanwhile, the IATA also announced the launch of the IATA Digitalization Leadership Charter at the IATA World Cargo Symposium in Hong Kong.

Cathay Cargo, CHAMP Cargosystems, Global Logistics System (HK) Company Limited, IAG Cargo, IBS Software, LATAM Cargo, and Lufthansa Cargo are the inaugural signatories of the charter.

The Digitalization Leadership Charter aims to accelerate the air cargo industry’s digitalization journey by committing to five key guiding principles.