Freight is clothing, footwear, fashion accessories,
fabric, etc., that is transported by truck, train, ship, or aircraft.
Don't forget to visit the
freight forwarders association
if you are working in that segment of the business.
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 logistics
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)
Intermodal Assn of North America
The International Air Cargo Association
International Air Transportation Association
(IATA) International air transport is one of the most dynamic and fastest-changing
industries in the world. It needs a responsive, forward-looking and universal
trade association, operating at the highest professional standards. IATA
is that association. IATA brings together approximately 265 airlines, including
the world's largest. Flights by these airlines comprise 94 percent of all
international scheduled air traffic. Since these airlines face a rapidly
changing world, they must cooperate in order to offer a seamless service
of the highest possible standard to passengers and cargo shippers. Much
of that cooperation is expressed through IATA, whose mission is to "represent,
lead and serve the airline industry".
International Longshore & Warehouse
International Federation of Customs Brokers
International Maritime Organization (IMO)
Owner Operators Independent Driver Association
Pacific Maritime Association (PMA)
U.S. Chamber of Commerce (USCOC)
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