Freight is an important aspect of the fashion industry. After you read this page to learn more about industry associations you may want to also try the following links to research these relevant segments of the transportation business.
|Ocean Freight Lines|
|Ocean Freight Schedules|
|Rail Road Freight|
|Shipping Industry Associations|
|Material Handling Equipment|
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.
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: H.Wiesenmaier@aisaship.com or Fred dela Pena, VP Operations e-mail: F.firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
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 process.
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@example.com or by telephone: 212-947-3424. Address: 350 5th Avenue Suite 2030 Phone: 212-947-3424 Fax: 212-629-0361 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
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".
U.S. Chamber of Commerce (USCOC)
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