As the new chairman of the Global Air Cargo Advisory Group (GACAG), Oliver Evans wants to build on the momentum created over the past two years and pave a clear path forward toward conquering new challenges.
Evans, chief cargo officer of Swissport International Air Lines, assumed his new role when he recently took on the chairman position at The International Air Cargo Association. Atlas Air's Michael Steen served as the first GACAG chairman.
GACAG, formed in 2011, also consists of members from the International Air Cargo Association, the International Federation of Freight Forwarders Associations and the Global Shippers’ Forum. The search for new members is ongoing.
Evans said that, moving forward, these separate associations must work together and share in the responsibility.
"It is a great honor for each of us to have the responsibility to speak on behalf of the entire air cargo industry, thanks to our efforts to form such a powerful coalition,” he said in a statement. “We have achieved much in the past two years, but the opportunities ahead are greater still. Our priority must be to provide clear pointers, direction and targets in such a complex industry.”