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

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“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.

Ma­hesh Trikha

chair­man, acaai - north­ern Re­gion

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