Don't forget to visit the
association if you are working in that segment of the business.
Airforwarders Association: The Airforwarders Association is a nonprofit organization
formed to safeguard and further the interests of airforwarders everywhere.
Founded in 1990 by three major forwarders, the Association believes now,
as it did then, that partnership and single-minded cooperation are imperative
to compete in today's sophisticated and competitive market.
American Association of Port Authorities
(AAPA): AAPA, the alliance of leading ports in the Western
Hemisphere, protects and advances the common interests of its diverse members
as they connect their communities with the global transportation system.
American Import Shippers Association: Founded in 1987 they have evolved into the world's
largest shippers association for importers of textiles, apparel and footwear.
They provide members with substantially discounted ocean freight rates and
other volume incentive credits based on the collective traffic volume of
their more than 250 member companies. Their freight contracts cover
all major trade lanes from the Far East including China, the Indian Sub-Continent,
the Middle East, North and South Africa, the Caribbean/Central America,
South America. Address: 662 Main Street, New Rochelle/N.Y.
10801 tel. 914.633.3770 fax 914.633.4041 Contact:
Hubert Wiesenmaier, Exec. Director e-mail:
or Fred dela Pena, VP Operations e-mail:
American Society of Transportation & Logistics: AST&L is a professional organization founded in 1946 by a group of
industry leaders to insure a high level of professionalism and promote continuing
education in the field of transportation and logistics.
British International Freight Association
Canadian Int'l Freight Forwarding Association
(CIFFA): their mission is to represent and support members
of the Canadian international freight forwarding industry in providing the
highest level of quality and professional services to their clients.
Council of Logistics Management (CLM): A professional organization offering individual membership to persons
in all industries, types of business, and job functions involved in the
Fashion Accessories Shippers Association,
Inc.: Fashion Accessories Shippers Association is one of the first
shippers associations formed in the United States and is the largest shippers
association in the world. Since they now handle all commodities, they also
use the name Gemini Shippers Association. This non-profit association combines
the ocean freight volume of all of its member companies in order to negotiate
fair and competitive full-container rates with many different shipping lines.
Member companies make no commitments and have total flexibility. They
provide many additional valuable benefits at no cost. Contact Arlene Blocker
by e-mail: [email protected]
or by telephone: 212-947-3424. Address: 350 5th Avenue Suite 2030 Phone:
212-947-3424 Fax: 212-629-0361 Email:
Federation of International Trade Associations
Houston Customhouse Brokers & Freight
Forwarders Association (HCBFFA)