New ACAAI Chairman in NR: Strengthen the association from inside out
Mahesh Trikha, MD, Aargus Global Logistics, has been elected unopposed for the post of the Chairman of ACAAI (Air Cargo Agents Association of India), Northern Region. Speaking to Cargotalk, Trikha informed that his primary objective would be strengthening
“my first and foremost area will be to focus to bring ACAAI back in business as the association and its members have lost touch. We needs to bring back confidence in ACAAI members. It’s a challenge for sure, and my first and foremost duty is to strengthen the association with a strong board and then take it further,” said Trikha.
According to him, the major trends and challenges before the air cargo industry in India is the ongoing downfall and stagnation in business. “Due to the recession in the world economy, it is the biggest challenge. In addition, the rupee has gone down considerably and have made imports dearer and exports are not picking up as expected,” he explained.
Commenting on the present air cargo infrastructure, Trikha maintained that India has always lacked resources and infrastructure to cope with volume surges. “ACAAI, as a representative body of the air cargo industry, has been doing its best with the government bodies, related agencies and its members to make best use of infrastructure and services available,” he said. However, he appealed to industry stakeholders to look at the air cargo industry positively. “We all will have to work for an industry status for which we have been pleading for years. We have to create positive infrastructure keeping in view the development of export of new products, namely pharma which needs special attention and equipment. My appeal to the industry players is that they must participate and be vocal about their ideas and concerns,” he concluded.
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