Airforwarders Association announces alliance with The International Air Cargo Association

The Airforwarders Association is pleased to announce it is entering a partnership with The International Air Cargo Association.
By: The Airforwarders Association
 
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The Airforwarders Association
The Airforwarders Association
D.C., Wash. - Jan. 24, 2018 - PRLog -- The Airforwarders Association (AfA) is pleased to announce that it has now signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with The International Air Cargo Association (TIACA). The AfA represents the interests of companies and individuals that are  operating within the United States and engaged in the business of air freight. The AfA's membership includes domestic and foreign freight forwarders, direct air carriers, ground carriers and affiliated businesses throughout the global transportation community; its member companies take responsibility for moving cargo in the timeliest and most cost-efficient manner both domestically and internationally. Its executive director, Brandon Fried, is one of the longest-serving association executives in the industry.

TIACA is a global non-profit trade association that represents all major segments of the air cargo and air logistics industry. It engages in activities that will improve industry cooperation, enable the sharing of knowledge, enhance quality and efficiency, and promote education. It aims to inform the public about developments and trends in the air cargo industry.

AfA Executive Director Brandon Fried says, "We are looking forward to the future opportunities that will come from this MOU. Vladimir Zubkov, TIACA Secretary General, will attend the AfA Board meeting held during AirCargo 2018 in Austin, Texas. The AfA Board will in turn attend TIACA's Air Cargo Forum, held in Toronto this coming October."

The MoU signed between the AfA and TIACA is the first stage of an alliance between both organizations, enabling them to strengthen cooperation on aviation matters by:
  • Shared participation in each other's events
  • Mutual promotion through social media
  • Continuous consultation, conferring and cooperation
  • Exchange of information on projected activities and relevant events of both associations
  • Invitations for representation by each participant in the alliance at global and regional conferences
  • Organization of joint events
  • Conduction of capacity building assistance and activities.

"The alliance between these two organizations will benefit the many members and associates of both of our associations," says AfA Chairman Chris Connell.

About The Airforwarders Association:

The Airforwarders Association (AfA) represents more than 275 member companies dedicated to moving cargo throughout the supply chain. The association's members range from small businesses with fewer than 20 employees to large companies employing more than 1,000 people and business models varying from domestic to worldwide freight forwarding operations. In short, they are the travel agents for freight shipments, moving cargo in the timeliest and most cost-efficient manner whether it is carried on aircraft, truck, rail or ship. For more information, visit the association's website at www.airforwarders.org.

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