RTW Air Services SA, a Swiss General Sales & Service Agent (GSSA) for a substantial number of international air carriers, is the latest member of the Blockchain in Transport Alliance (BiTA).
With interest in blockchain technology growing rapidly, there are an increasing number of blockchain-related pilot projects in freight, transportation and logistics around the world. BiTA was established to create a platform for members to discuss and set standards across these projects and the freight marketplace.
After nearly 20 years of experience in the cargo industry working for global freight forwarders and GSSAs, Daniel Bosshard became Managing Director of RTW Air Services in October 2016. At that time, he accepted a difficult challenge – the entire staff of the company was leaving. Thanks to support from the industry and the capabilities of the “new” RTW Air Services SA staff, the company became even stronger than before.
After a thorough review of several blockchain entities, Bosshard recognized that BiTA would be the best Community to join. “I am very excited about the BiTA membership and the opportunities it will bring to our company and its customers,” Bosshard said. “RTW Air Services will be an active participant in the new era of technology development in our industry. We see the impact that blockchain can have and want to be an active part of it in the early stage and not waiting until late in the process.”
Soeren Duvier, managing director of BiTA in Asia, said: “Because RTW Air Services SA partners with multiple international air carriers, the company is interested in a number of blockchain applications. We are proud to have RTW Air Services SA as a member of BiTA. It is great to see another company recognize the value that BiTA brings to the global transportation industry.”
About RTW Air Services SA
Founded in 1993 at Lausanne, Switzerland, the company began offering passenger services for one airline. In 1995 RTW Air Services SA began providing air cargo services. The company expanded its network to all three of Switzerland’s international airports in 2002 (Basel, Geneva and Zurich) to be closer to its customers and air cargo facilities.
RTW Air Services SA acts as a Swiss GSSA for numerous international air carriers and promotes high- quality cargo and passenger services to enhance their reputation and standing in Switzerland and Liechtenstein. The company’s highly experienced and capable team has decades of cumulative experience in the air cargo industry and maintains close working relationships with its business partners, forwarders, ground-handling agents, trucking companies and others. It provides effective marketing services to its customers in multiple languages, as well as efficient back-office and administrative reports.
Founded in August 2017, BiTA has grown into the largest commercial blockchain alliance in the world, with 450 members that collectively generate over $1 trillion in revenue annually. BiTA is developing standards and education in blockchain technologies for the freight, transportation and logistics industries.
Within BiTA, members participate, discuss, create and adopt industry standards that will be the basis for developing blockchain applications. The Alliance also provides educational opportunities through webinars and other means to keep the industry engaged and informed of blockchain use cases and technological changes. BiTA has offices in Chattanooga, Tennessee and Singapore. For more information, please visit BiTA at www.bita.studio.