ACB Gazette 11  |  16 March 2023                                                       View this email in your browser
This week we were happy to welcome 2 groups of students to BRUcargo. Kuehne + Nagel opened the door for a group from Vives (in the picture). A group of high school students in logistics of different schools in Flemish Brabant visited Expeditors. 

Thanks for welcoming the students!
Share your BRUcargo pictures with us! Each week we'll pick one and share them in our Gazette.

Cargo Talks: "Customs, what's next?"


Customs, what's next?", is the question for many companies in our community today. Find out during our Cargo Talks what changes are on the way and what impact it could have on our operations. The development of a fully electronic customs system is one of the main targets of the European Union. This year's agenda of customs includes the implementation of ICS/2 and PN/TS, but also other digitalisation projects are on the radar.

During these Cargo Talks, Ivan Verborgh (Head of ICT at Belgium customs) will present the MASP (Multi-Annual Strategic Plan), followed by a panel discussion. For this discussion, Ivan will be joined by Mario Destoop (EFL Global), Paul Van den Bulck (Aviapartner), Michael Gomez (DHL Aviation) and Bjorn Bollingh (Crossroad Communications). Afterwards, a short networking moment is planned.

Free entrance - Registration requiered

YAN speed networking


Mark Thursday evening April 20th in your calendar, as YAN will organize their speed networking event for all youngsters at BRUcargo. This event takes place in meeting room 5 on the 7th floor of Building 706. Take your chance to chat with young potentials from all stakeholders of the community. Learn about their experience in airfreight in a fun way during this free to join event. Grab a drink & bite at the bar and get involved!

We are also extending an invitation to last year's students who are interested in exploring the work environment at the cargo zone of Brussels Airport  and meeting new people.

Last 2 weeks to register for Air Cargo Europe

Air Cargo Europe
              Munich, Germany
Date:                     9 - 12 May 2023
Conference info:  Air Cargo Europe website
Main focus:          Perishables, pharma, air cargo in general
Is your company interested in joining the Brussels Airport booth at Air Cargo Europe? Please, let Pauline Van Dun know before March 31.

You'll find more practical information and prices on the two-pager.

2% decline in volumes compared to February 2022 

In February, cargo volumes at Brussels Airport decreased by 2% compared to February 2022, mainly due to a 16% decrease in trucked cargo volumes and the current geopolitical tensions.  
Compared to February 2022, air cargo volumes increased slightly by 2%. Here, the full cargo segment grew by a healthy 5%, while cargo carried on passenger aircraft also grew by 6%. However, there was a 3% decrease in the express services segment.  

The main importing regions are Asia (+20% compared to February 2022), Africa (+4%) and North America (-16%). Regarding exports, Asia (+28%) and Africa (+2%) again increased their volumes, while North America saw its volumes fall by 21%.

The number of cargo flights decreased by 5% compared to February 2022, mainly due to the stoppage of cargo-only passenger flights in July 2022. 

David Bellon (ACB chairman) in Flows about concern full freigher shortage

Picture: Flows
David Bellon expresses his concern in Flows about the shortage of full freighters. Many aircraft are due for replacement, partly because they are aging, but also because of the need for more fuel-efficient and noise-friendly alternatives, based on existing and future expected environmental standards. According to Bellon, their production is not so easy to scale up. 

Read here the full article in Flows.
Below, you may find an overview of training courses that we offer in cooperation with Aviato Academy.
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