Brussel Airport’s head of cargo Steven Polmans has been appointed to the TIACA Board.
The manager pledges to focus on improved industry collaboration, starting with TIACA’s 2016 Air Cargo Forum (ACF) in Paris next October´.
Polmans, who has over 15 years’ experience in the aviation industry, is also the Chairman of the newly-established Air Cargo Belgium Association based at Brussels Airport.
He strongly advocates encouraging greater collaboration across the supply chain to cope with a rapidly changing industry. Stated Steven: “I strongly believe that more cooperation between all stakeholders is to the benefit of our entire industry.”
An indispensable step in view of the air freight industry’s current situation and its inertia to overcome outdated structures.
“We are facing challenging but interesting times. Our industry is in need of change, and digitization and innovation must become part of our behavior and culture.”
‘Father’ of the BRU Cargo Community
“For the past six years at Brussels Airport, I have been committed to bringing the air cargo community together and I am pleased and honored to join the Board of TIACA to continue this work together, with other industry leaders, the TIACA team, and the whole cargo community on a global level.”
Prior to joining BAC, Polmans worked for ground handler Aviapartner Cargo, before moving on to logistics marketing specialist GLU4 BV, where he managed the company’s Benelux operations.
Polmans joined BAC in 2010 and was appointed Head of Cargo in 2012. He oversees the development and implementation of the airport’s overall cargo strategy.
“Steven’s experience and energy will be a welcome addition to our Board,” said Doug Brittin, the outgoing Secretary General, TIACA.
“TIACA remains committed to representing all segments of the air cargo supply chain, with events such as our ACF serving as a platform for industry to collaborate, explore new business opportunities, and share best practice.”