The awards ceremony was held at the TIACA Executive Summit in Brussels, Belgium in partnership with IT solutions provider, CHAMP Cargosystems, recognising businesses and industry initiatives seeking to make air cargo more sustainable.
A jury of 5 industry leaders and sustainability champions assessed the submissions, selecting a corporate winner and 3 start-up/small business finalists who make presentations at the TIACA Executive Summit in front of a live audience who picked a winner.
LATAM Cargo won the corporate category for its Necessary Destination programme, which are initiatives to drive sustainable development in South America through the pillars of climate change, circular economy and shared value.
Regent Craft won the Start-up/Small Business award for its project to provide emission free cargo transportation between coastal cities using sea gliders.
The runners-up were Pledge for its freight emissions calculation and offsetting tools, and VRR for its solution to address the global ULD imbalance.
The winner will receive a $10,000 cash prize and the runners-up will receive $2,500 each.
Steven Polmans, Chairman of TIACA, says, “After reviewing all of the entries, the level of innovation and thought that has been put into making air cargo more sustainable truly gives me hope. I must congratulate all who have worked so hard to meet the call for a sustainable future. I would also like to thank the jury members for their time and dedication in reviewing the entries and the results of their deliberations.”