Ivan Santoro, Regional Operations & Ground Handling Director EMEA at AirBridgeCargo Airlines, was appointed as Co-Chairman alongside Michael Hoppe for the direction of BARIG’s Cargo Committee. Santoro is regarded as air cargo expert with long-term experience. He worked for several forwarding agents and was employed by British Airways before he switched to AirBridgeCargo Airlines in 2006.
“I am glad that Ivan Santoro is now co-responsible for the leadership of this committee,” Michael Hoppe comments on the nomination. “Together with the member airlines we emphasize important topics and thereby greatly contribute to securing Germany’s future as an air cargo location.”
The BARIG Cargo Committee works on several topics, which are of high relevance for airlines. Among others, the working groups address cargo charges, security topics and the cargo infrastructure at Frankfurt Airport, Europe’s biggest air cargo hub. The BARIG Cargo Committee also maintains strong cooperation with the Air Cargo Community Frankfurt and the leading cargo and logistics associations DSLV (German forwarding and logistics association), SLV (forwarding and logistics association in the states of Hesse and Rhineland-Palatinate) as well as with VACAD (association of air cargo handlers in Germany). In total, BARIG member airlines transport around 4 million tons of air cargo to and from airports in Germany.