Air Cargo Day 2019

  Published on 15 November, 2019

Air Cargo Day 2019

  Published on 15 November, 2019

Air Cargo Day 2019

  Published on 15 November, 2019

Air Cargo Day 2019

  Published on 15 November, 2019

Airfreight Revolution: Navigating Our Future

It was an honour to receive the invitation from SAAA@Singapore for our CEO, Mr Desmond Tay, to participate at the Air Cargo Day 2019 as a speaker and also a panellist at this joint event by SAAA@Singapore and International Air Transport Association (IATA) which was held on the 8th of November at the Singapore Expo, Max Atria.

The Guest-of-Honour, Senior Minister of State, Dr Lam Pin Min, shared that air cargo is an important contributor to Singapore’s economy. He also shared that the Government is monitoring the air cargo industry closely and at the same time, the industry needs to work closely with the Government to prepare for the challenges and also opportunities ahead. While building our competitive edge at Changi Airport, it is also important to develop new trade corridors and to encourage companies to embrace the power of technology in order to achieve greater productivity and innovation to handle the demand when there are growth opportunities.

At the event, Mr Desmond Tay covered Chongqing Connectivity Initiative and how this initiative can help the growth of Singapore companies. It is no secret that the trade industry is still a very paper-based industry. As a trade industry veteran, Mr Tay sees the challenges and shared his insights on the trend of digitalisation in trade and logistics. During the session, Mr Tay also shared the involvement and activities of VCC in Chongqing. With the trend of growing global trade, the Singapore wholesale seafood trade industry is an excellent example of Singapore companies embracing digitalisation to stay resilient. With the SeafoodXchange platform, seafood companies can enjoy a streamlined and digitalised process for seafood trading. It enables them to pool resources to complement their product offerings and access overseas markets and new growth opportunities through online trading.

Mr Desmond Tay, CEO of VCC, speaking to the audience at Air Cargo Day

Mr Alec Koh, Honorary Member of SAAA@Singapore, presenting a token of appreciation to Mr Desmond Tay