CARGO 2000 ELECTS CESANA PROJECT DIRECTOR
Cargo 2000, the group of airlines and forwarders working to improve air freight efficiency, has named Ron Cesana, vice president of quality in the Americas for Danzas AEI, as project director.
Cesana, formerly vice president of quality and customer service for Air Express International, has been active in Cargo 2000 since its inception in 1997. He has more than 40 years experience in the freight industry.
“Cargo 2000 is a bold attempt at simplifying and unifying the way the air cargo industry conducts business,” Cesana said. “The members of Cargo 2000 and the senior executives from each of these organizations who have made such a big commitment to this project, recognize how important these changes are.”
Cargo 2000 continues to push adoption of it Master Operating Plan, which lays out steps for forwarders and airlines to streamline their handling processes and speed the flow of goods. The group has lost some members this year — most notably Panalpina, which criticized Cargo 2000 for lacking focus.
Members are Aer Lingus, Air Canada, Air France Cargo, American Airlines, Austrian Airlines, BALtrans, BAX Global, British Airways, Cargolux, Cathay Pacific, Danzas AEI, Delta Air Lines, Emery Worldwide, Kintetsu World Express, Kuehne & Nagel, Lufthansa Cargo, MSAS Global Logistics, SAS, SDV, Schenker AG, South African Airways, Swisscargo, United Airlines Wilson Freight Systems and Yusen Air & Sea.