Freight Associations & Organizations
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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.

fashion directory  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.

fashion directory  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.

fashion directory  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:  

fashion directory  British International Freight Association (BIFA): The British International Freight Association (BIFA) is the trade association for UK-registered companies engaged in international movement of freight by all modes of transport, air, road, rail and sea. BIFA has around 1500 corporate members, known generally as freight forwarders, who offer a wide range of services within these various modes.

fashion directory  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.

fashion directory  Council of Supply Chain Management (CSCMP): Since 1963, the Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals (CSCMP) has been providing networking, career development, and educational opportunities to the logistics and supply chain management community.

fashion directory  Fashion Accessories Shippers Association, Inc. Gemini Shippers: 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:  or by telephone: 212-947-3424. Address: 350 5th Avenue Suite 2030 Phone: 212-947-3424 Fax: 212-629-0361 Email: 

fashion directory  Federation of International Trade Associations (FITA) FITA (The Federation of International Trade Associations) has 450 association members and 450,000 linked company members dedicated to the promotion of international trade, import-export, international logistics management, international finance and more.

fashion directory  Intermodal Assn. of North America : IANA brings together members of the intermodal freight community with resources and opportunities they need to stay informed, aligned and on the path to success.

fashion directory  The International Air Cargo Association (TIACA)

fashion directory  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".

fashion directory  International Longshore & Warehouse Union (ILWU)

fashion directory  International Federation of Customs Brokers Associations (IFCBA)

fashion directory  International Maritime Organization (IMO)

fashion directory  Owner Operators Independent Driver Association

fashion directory  Pacific Maritime Association (PMA)

fashion directory  U.S. Chamber of Commerce (USCOC)

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.

  Air Cargo
  Ocean Freight Lines
  Ocean Freight Schedules
  Trucking Companies
  Rail Road Freight
  Freight Forwarder
  Warehouse Directory
  Freight Publications
  Shipping Industry Associations
  Tracking Packages
  Pallet Sizes
  Material Handling Equipment

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