Emir Pineda, trade & logistics manager for the Marketing Division of the Miami-Dade Aviation Department, which operates Miami International Airport (MIA), has been elected to the Board of The International Air Cargo Association (TIACA).
“It is an honour to have been selected to be a member of the Board of TIACA, the only organisation that truly represents the entire cargo supply chain,” said Pineda.
“For my tenure I would like to continue to pivot the association towards innovation, thus adding value to our members and the entire global logistics industry.
“In addition, I hope to attract greater focus and participation from Latin America, which has historically been under represented in the association,” Pineda adds.
Pineda started his career as an intern at MIA in 1988 before embarking on a career that has seen him work in senior business development roles for cargo trade at both Dallas Fort Worth (DFW) Airport and Air France/KLM Martinair Cargo.
He also served as the commercial route development manager for Cargolux, responsible for sales and operations throughout Latin America.
MIA is the world’s largest gateway to Latin America and the Caribbean, handling 83 per cent of all air imports and 79 per cent of all exports to/from the region.
“TIACA has been growing its global footprint as part of our new mission and vision for the Association,” comments Sebastiaan Scholte, chairman of TIACA and chief executive officer (CEO) of Jan de Rijk Logistics.
“MIA is the main gateway between the Americas, which is an important growing region for us.”
TIACA has signed Memoranda of Understanding (MoU) with several Latin American organisations who will be participating in the Association’s biennial event the Air Cargo Forum (ACF).
They include the Argentina-based Americas Alliance (AA), the Colombia-headquartered Federation of National Associations of Cargo Agents and International Logistical Operators of Latin America and the Caribbean (ALACAT), Chile-based logistics provider Universal Agencies South America (AGUNSA) and Mexican Association of Freight Forwarders (AMACARGA).
Pineda joins in the run up to ACF, which will bring together thousands of airfreight decision makers and supply chain operators from across the globe in 2020 at the Miami Beach Convention Center.
TIACA’s Executive Summit (ES) takes place in Budapest, Hungary on November 19-21 2019.