The International Air Transport Association is a trade association of the world's airlines founded in 1945. IATA has been described as a cartel since, in addition to setting technical standards for airlines, IATA also organized tariff conferences that served as a forum for price fixing.
Consisting in 2016 of 290 airlines, primarily major carriers, representing 117 countries, the IATA's member airlines account for carrying approximately 82% of total available seat miles air traffic. IATA supports airline activity and helps formulate industry policy and standards. It is headquartered in Canada in the city of Montréal, with Executive Offices in Geneva, Switzerland.
WCA is the world’s largest and most powerful network of independent freight forwarders, with over 9,352 member offices in 193 countries around the world. The combined logistics might of the WCA membership exceeds that even of the world’s largest multinational freight forwarders.
The Northwest Seaport Alliance is a marine cargo operating partnership of the Port of Seattle and Port of Tacoma. We are the fourth-largest container gateway in North America. Under a port development authority, the NWSA manages the container, breakbulk, auto and some bulk terminals in Seattle and Tacoma.
World International Freight Forwarder Alliance (WIFFA) is an organization for business cooperation among freight forwarder members internally. It was initiated by ShippingChina (www.shippingchina.com) and co-sponsored by shipping industry organizations and associates in China and overseas. It was registered in Hong Kong.
WIFFA aims at setting up industrial rules and regulations, completing business patterns and increasing business opportunities by interactions between members.
WIFFA's core collaborative contents are MUTUAL AGENCY, FREIGHT DEALING & PAYMENT CREDITING.
WIFFA's philosophy is to call on all freight forwarding companies who have high reputation, good business performance and thoughtful mind to strive for common interests' increase.
NATIONAL CUSTOMS BROKERS & FORWARDERS ASSOCIATION OF AMERICA, INC.
Headquartered in Washington, DC, the NCBFAA represents more than 1,000 member companies with 110,000 employees in international trade - the nation's leading freight forwarders, customs brokers, ocean transportation intermediaries (OTIs), NVOCCs and air cargo agents, serving more than 250,000 importers and exporters. Established in 1897 in New York, NCBFAA is the effective national voice of the industry. Through its various committees, counsel and representatives, the Association maintains a close watch over legislative and regulatory issues that affect its members. It keeps them informed of these and other related issues through its weekly Monday Morning eBriefing, and various meetings and conferences throughout the ye
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.
BIFA represents over 1500 UK companies in the logistics and supply chain management sector. Members of BIFA are organisations engaged in the movement of freight to/from the UK by all modes of transport: air, road, sea and rail. Some members are also involved in providing customs clearance and other cross border controls.
A not-for-profit organisation, BIFA is funded by subscription and run by its members for members. It operates with a full-time Secr
FIATA International Federation of Freight Forwarders Associations is a non-governmental organization representing freight forwarders worldwide. FIATA's membership includes over 105 National Associations and more than 5,500 logistics and freight forwarding companies.
Since 1948 CIFFA has been the Voice of Freight Forwarding in Canada. Our 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.
Whether shipper, importer or freight forwarder, the Canadian International Freight Forwarders Association is important to you. As a freight forwarder, it provides you with the opportunity to rank yourself as a true professional in this industry. As a shipper or importer, it provides a source of professional level transportation services and a facility through which grievances can be aired, that being the Ethics and Standards Committee.
In international logistics, international multimodal transport – a rational combination of various transport modes, such as seaborne, railway, airborne and trucking services – has grown dramatically in line with the development of containerization.
Demand for international multimodal transport services – in which single operators carry cargoes, taking responsibility and charging freight rates for entire processes – is increasing year-by-year.
In October 1981, Japanese international freight forwarders (IFFs), which were engaged in international transport to meet the demand of the times, established a voluntary organization to address common issues facing them.
In October 1985, Japan International Freight Forwarders Association, Inc. (JIFFA) was approved as an incorporated association by