Press Release 1708 FIATA welcomes 31 new members in February

 

At least in European parts it feels like spring is starting, but before we are getting in gear for Easter Egg hunting, we are looking forward to the annual FIATA Headquarters’ session in Zurich starting on 31st of March. In addition to meeting old friends and making new ones, our yearly HQ session is a special occasion for members and delegates to exchange information and deliberate on the most important policy issues in our sector.

We are delighted to welcome all the 31 new members who joined FIATA in the month of February; we are looking forward to meeting all of you in future FIATA World Congresses and in the next Headquarters’ Sessions. Ghana is topping the list this time and as habitual many other new members come from a variety of different countries. In order to see the diverse and global membership base of FIATA please consult the list of the many thousand members on our website and see the diversity and strength of our Association, which is the largest constituency of its kind in the world.

We wish prosperity and much success in business to all these new FIATA members, as well as the thousands of others who make up the FIATA constituency.

 

February 2017 new members:

Company

City

Country

MM CARGO LOGISTICS INTERNACIONAL LTDA.

BR-07090080 GUARULHOS

BRAZIL

SAMSUNG SDS GLOBAL SCL LATIN AMERICA LOGISTICS LTD

BR-04711-130 SAO PAULO

BRAZIL

HLOGISTICS

CM-35071 YAOUNDE

CAMEROON

FREIGHT MASTERS LOGISTICS INC.

CA-L4V 1T1 MISSISSAUGA, ON

CANADA

SHENZHEN SMILE INTL. LOGISTICS CO. LTD.

CN-518001 SHENZHEN

CHINA

EASY FRESH LOGISTICS S.A.E. EGYPT

EG-21131 ALEXANDRIA

EGYPT

SOLID WAY OY

FI-48310 KOTKA

FINLAND

AIROTICUS SERVICES LTD

GH- ACCRA

GHANA

DAMCO RIGWORLD GHANA LIMITED

GH- TEMA

GHANA

DESTINY COMMAND LOGISTICS LTD

GH- ACCRA

GHANA

MACRO SHIPPING LTD

GH- TAKORADI

GHANA

NAYAB CLEARING & FORWARDING AG LTD

GH- TEMA

GHANA

SUPERIOR LOGISTICS AND CONTAINER SERVICES LTD.

GH- TEMA

GHANA

KBS GUINEE

GN- CONAKRY

GUINEA

ALLIED CARGO SERVICES (INDIA) PVT LTD

IN-560 052 BANGALORE

INDIA

KRONOS LOGISTICS INDIA PVT LTD

IN-600010 CHENNAI

INDIA

PRIDEL PVT LTD

IN-110065 NEW DELHI

INDIA

POS LOGISTIK INDONESIA, PT.

ID-10710 JAKARTA

INDONESIA

TRANSTIR SRL

IT-20020 LAINATE

ITALY

SILK EXPRESS FREIGHT (M) S/B

MY-47100 SELANGOR

MALAYSIA

SPEED NET LOGISTICS (PVT) LTD

MV-20183 MALE

MALDIVES

KS SHIPPING MALTA

MT-PLA 1904 MALTA

MALTA

PROMOTORA AMACARGA S.A.P.I. DE C.V.

MX- MEXICO CITY

MEXICO

TRANS GREEN LOGISTICS

PK-75400 KARACHI

PAKISTAN

BALTIC FORWARDING CO.

RU-190013 ST. PETERSBURG

RUSSIAN FEDERATION

JEK FORWARDING AB

SE-41502 GOTHENBURG

SWEDEN

TRANSGLORY TUNISIE

TN-2040 RADES

TUNISIA

SUVARI GEMI KIRAL VE ACENTELIGI MAK. TUR. INS. VE. SAN. TIC. LTD. STI

TR-41100 IZMIT / KOACELI

TURKEY

AMRUS LOGISTICS, INC.

US-98004 BELLEVUE

UNITED STATES

PNG WORLDWIDE

US-17543 LITITZ, PA

UNITED STATES

MELODY LOGISTICS

VN- HO CHI MINH CITY

VIETNAM


FIATA is grateful to all Press contact for their unrelenting attention to the evolution of our sector.

 

Media Contact:

Marco Sorgetti, Director General

Email: sorgetti(at)fiata.com 

www.fiata.com

 

About FIATA                                      

FIATA, the International Federation of Freight Forwarders Associations, was founded in Vienna, Austria on May 31st 1926.  It is a non-governmental organisation that today represents an industry covering approximately 40,000 forwarding and logistics firms, employing around 10 million people in some 160 countries. FIATA has consultative status with the Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) of the United Nations (inter alia ECE, ESCAP, ESCWA, etc.), the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD), and the UN Commission on International Trade Law (UNCITRAL) as well as many other UN related bodies, e.g. the World Bank. It is recognised as representing the freight forwarding industry by many other governmental organisations, governmental authorities, private international organisations in the field of transport and logistics, such as the European Commission (through CLECAT), the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC), the International Air Transport Association (IATA), the International Union of Railways (UIC), the International Road Transport Union (IRU), the World Customs Organization (WCO), the World Trade Organization (WTO), etc.

For further information, please go to: www.fiata.com

Glattbrugg, March15th 2017

 

 

Press Release 1707 Capacity level

FIATA and CLECAT deeply concerned about current capacity levels and service uncertainties

Capacity for maritime shipments to Asia has decreased dramatically with repercussions on rates and service. Due to higher demand and capacity managed by carriers, shippers may have to wait for weeks to ship a container. CLECAT and FIATA express their Members’ concern about this situation. The European and the Global associations of freight forwarders stress the importance of the availably of sufficient capacity to ensure the facilitation of world trade. Carriers must respect ongoing agreements and contracts. FIATA and CLECAT are open to discuss with the ocean carriers these current developments and the difficulties they are facing, but they cannot ignore their members’ concerns with the level of service.

 

Sufficient capacity is needed

CLECAT and FIATA recognise that demand for shipments from Europe to the Far East has increased. However, the question arises whether the current situation of insufficient capacity can be explained merely by higher demand.

“We witness an increase of vessels being taken out of circulation, which in our opinion contradicts the current increase in demand. On some routes shipping lines only accept bookings for sailings as far away as in four weeks’ time. Furthermore, it has been extremely difficult for the industry to deal with blank sailings”, said Mr Jens Roemer, Chairman of the FIATA WG Sea.

FIATA and CLECAT emphasise the importance of ocean carriers in the global supply chains and are aware of the difficulties their industry is facing. However, in order to prevent long-lasting damage to trade CLECAT and FIATA urge carriers to do all that is possible to guarantee sufficient capacity to traders.

 

Ongoing contracts and agreements should be respected

A number of carriers announced a Peak Season Recovery Surcharge (PRS) last week on cargo moving from Europe to the Far East. These separate announcements all appeared within a matter of days.

FIATA and CLECAT cannot silently absorb shipping lines now trying to apply the new PRS for shipments booked subject to tariffs and agreements valid at the time of booking. Ongoing contracts and fixed agreements should be respected in order to keep sustainable relationships in the supply chain.

Furthermore, CLECAT and FIATA question whether the PRS can justifiably be classified as a surcharge at all. Surcharges by definition relate to sudden changes in variable costs incurred by carriers, such as bunker prices, port congestion and currency fluctuations. FIATA and CLECAT question whether such changes in the variable external costs have actually occurred in this situation.

This is unfortunately not the first time that FIATA has to reflect on questions raised by surcharges, the general principle of which was already discussed in a Press Release published in November 2014:

http://fiata.com/media/press-releases/2014/4-november.html (copy attached). This is mirrored in CLECAT’s Press Release published in January 2015, where Nicolette van der Jagt, CLECAT’s Director General, said: “Today the issue of surcharges continues to raise questions with many shippers and freight forwarders.”

 

Media Contact:

Marco Sorgetti, Director General

Email: sorgetti@fiata.com 

www.fiata.com

 

About FIATA          

FIATA, the International Federation of Freight Forwarders Associations, was founded in Vienna, Austria on May 31st 1926.  It is a non-governmental organisation that today represents an industry covering approximately 40,000 forwarding and logistics firms, employing around 10 million people in some 160 countries. FIATA has consultative status with the Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) of the United Nations (inter alia ECE, ESCAP, ESCWA, etc.), the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD), and the UN Commission on International Trade Law (UNCITRAL) as well as many other UN related bodies, e.g. the World Bank. It is recognised as representing the freight forwarding industry by many other governmental organisations, governmental authorities, private international organisations in the field of transport and logistics, such as the European Commission (through CLECAT), the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC), the International Air Transport Association (IATA), the International Union of Railways (UIC), the International Road Transport Union (IRU), the World Customs Organization (WCO), the World Trade Organization (WTO), etc.

For further information, please go to: www.fiata.com

 

About CLECAT

CLECAT is the Brussels based organisation representing the interests of more than 19.000 companies employing in excess of 1.000.000 staff in logistics, freight forwarding and customs services. European freight forwarders and Customs agents clear around 95% of all goods in Europe and handle 65% of the cargo transported by road, 95% of the cargo transported by air and 65% of cargo transport by ship.

For further information, please contact: info@clecat.org / http://www.clecat.org/ Rue du Commerce 77, B-1040 Brussels, Belgium Tel +32 2 503 4705 / Fax +32 2 503 47 52

 

 

E-Flash 145 - February 24th

ASSOCIATIONS’ AFFAIRS

1. FIATA’s Membership Continues Strong in Early Part of 2017

Looking at January 2017, FIATA welcomed 22 new members. We wish all these new FIATA members, as well as the thousands of others who make up the large FIATA membership base prosperity and much success in business. We look forward to working with them throughout this year and having them be an active part of FIATA’s work.

For more details on our new members please visit: http://fiata.com/media/press-releases/2017/08-february.html

 

2. 2017 RAME Field Meeting Registration Open – May 4-6th Casablanca, Morocco

RAME’s 17th annual conference will be held between 4th - 6th of May 2017, at the Hyatt Regency Hotel, Casablanca, Morocco – organised by The Association of Freight Forwarders of Morocco (AFFM). This meeting will enable freight forwarders to establish contacts and develop regional business relationships. This edition will be under the theme “Connect and Achieve with Efficiency and Sustainability”.

For more details on the conference and to registration please visit the meeting’s website at: http://rame2017.com/

 

3. FIATA Participates in UNCTAD’s 1st International Forum for Trade Facilitation Committee

More than 300 participants from some 70 countries attended the week-long meeting. The participants represented public sector agencies such as the Ministry of Trade and the Customs Authority as well as the private sector. Women represented one third of participants. FIATA’s Customs Affairs Chair, Mr. Stephen Morris participated on a panel underlining that a change of mind-set is needed on who to involve in trade facilitation discussions. He also stressed that NTFC-members need further training on the TFA and its benefits for driving economic growth.

To read the final report of the meeting can be accessed at:

http://unctad.org/meetings/en/SessionalDocuments/Report_NTFCForum_Geneva_en.pdf

 

4. FIATA Public Statement Advocating Free Trade

FIATA has responded to the recent rise of protectionism by highlighting the value of free trade, trade facilitation, and trade development − which will be the themes at this coming annual 2017 FIATA World Congress in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Stressing that the forwarding industry’s services are “the backbone of international trade” FIATA’s newly published position paper emphasises that losing faith in international cooperation leads to futile contemplation and sterile fire-fighting from one insurgence to another.

To read the paper please visit:

http://fiata.com/fileadmin/user_upload/The__Building_Blocks__of_Free_Trade.pdf

 

INTERNATIONAL TRADE

5. WTO’s Trade Facilitation Agreement Enters into Force

A major milestone for the global trading system was reached on 22nd of February 2017 when the first multilateral deal concluded in the 21-year history of the World Trade Organization entered into force. In receiving four more ratifications for the Trade Facilitation Agreement (TFA), the WTO has obtained the two-thirds acceptance of the agreement from its 164 members needed to bring the TFA into force.

To read more please visit: https://www.wto.org/english/news_e/news17_e/fac_31jan17_e.htm

 

6. WTO – DG Azevêdo: Work to Cut Trade Costs in Africa

Director-General Roberto Azevêdo was in Dakar, Senegal, on February 16th 2017, for meetings with President Macky Sall, Trade Minister Alioune Sarr and other high-level government representatives. As part of his visit, the Director-General also spoke at the “Forum des Ports Africains”, where he highlighted the importance of modernising and harmonising port procedures in Africa to support the process of economic integration across the continent.

To read more please visit: https://www.wto.org/english/news_e/news17_e/dgra_16feb17_e.htm

 

7. WCO Partners with WTO to Help National Committees on Trade Facilitation

The French session of the WTO Advanced Course for Chairs of National Committees on Trade Facilitation (NCTFs) was held from 30th of January to 10th of February 2017 at the World Trade Organization (WTO) in Geneva, Switzerland. The course benefitted over 23 government officials from 20 French-Speaking countries and from the secretariat of the Central Africa Monetary and Economic Community. The WTO invited the WCO to co-facilitate this workshop in partnership with the World Bank Group, World Economic Forum, UNECE, UNCTAD, ITC and IATA.

To read more please visit: http://www.wcoomd.org/en/media/newsroom/2017/february/wco-partners-with-the-wto-in-building-capacities-of-chairs-of-national-committees.aspx

 

8. WCO Explores Further Cooperation with COMESA and Examines Zambia’s Progress

At the invitation of Commissioner General Kingsley Chanda of the Zambia Revenue Authority (ZRA), WCO Secretary General Kunio Mikuriya visited Lusaka, Zambia on 8-9th of February 2017 to discuss the progress of Customs reform in Zambia and seek more cooperation with COMESA (Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa). Secretary General Mikuriya visited the COMESA headquarters to explore further cooperation, using the political impetus of the WTO Trade Facilitation Agreement and ongoing economic integration initiatives in Africa.

To read more please visit: http://www.wcoomd.org/en/media/newsroom/2017/february/wco-acknowledges-zambia-progress-in-customs-modernization_explores-further-cooperation-with-comesa.aspx

 

9. UNECA - African Corridor Management Alliance to Strengthen Economic Corridors

The Economic Commission for Africa, through the African Trade Policy Centre (ATPC) is holding a meeting in collaboration with the Walvis Bay Corridor Group and other Corridor Management Institutions (CMIs) to establish the African Corridor Management Alliance.

Read more at: http://www.uneca.org/stories/african-corridor-management-alliance-strengthen-economic-corridors

 

10. Japan and EU Confirm Commitment to Conclude EU-Japan FTA Negotiations

Commissioner Cecilia Malmström and Japanese Foreign Affairs Minister Fumio Kishida met last week in Bonn to discuss the way forward for the negotiation of a Free Trade Agreement between the EU and Japan. Both parties reaffirmed their commitment to reach a highly comprehensive and ambitious agreement as early as possible. Both parties also confirmed their commitment to concluding in parallel a Strategic Partnership Agreement, to ensure that the whole EU-Japan relationship is consolidated and made fit for current challenges.

To read more please visit: http://trade.ec.europa.eu/doclib/press/index.cfm?id=1625

 

11. European Commission Welcomes Parliament’s Support of Trade Deal with Canada

Last week the European Parliament voted in favour of the Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA) between the EU and Canada, concluding the ratification process of this deal at the EU level. CETA creates new opportunities for EU companies. It will save EU businesses over €500 million a year currently paid in tariffs on goods that are exported to Canada. Almost 99% of these savings start from day one.

To read more please visit: http://trade.ec.europa.eu/doclib/press/index.cfm?id=1624

 

12. UN Regional Commissions Launch Second Global Survey on Trade Facilitation

The second Global Survey on Trade Facilitation and Paperless Trade Implementation will be carried out until the end of March 2017. It is jointly conducted by the United Nations Regional Commissions (UNRCs) - ECA, UNECE, ECLAC, ESCAP and ESCWA.

To provide your input to the survey by 31st of March 2017:

https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/UNRCs_Global_Survey_2017

Detailed information on the survey is available at:

https://www.unece.org/tradewelcome/outreach-and-support-for-trade-facilitation/joint-unrcs-approach-to-trade-facilitation.html

 

 

SUSTAINABLE LOGISTICS & CONNECTIVITY

13. UNESCAP - Business Sector Essential Partner in Achieving Sustainable Development

Achieving the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development counts on the Asia-Pacific region developing new forms of partnerships with businesses that go beyond the delivery of traditional government-to-government official development assistance and technical support, according to the head of the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP) at the thirteenth Asia-Pacific Business Forum (ABPF).

Read more at: http://www.unescap.org/news/business-sector-essential-partner-achieving-sustainable-development-un-forum-concludes

 

14. UNFCCC – COP 23 Website Launched

The 2017 UN Climate Change Conference will take place from 6th  to 17th  November at the World Conference Centre in Bonn, Germany, the seat of the Climate Change Secretariat. The Conference will be convened under the Presidency of Fiji. The event website has been launched and information will be continuously updated. To reach the website please visit: http://newsroom.unfccc.int/cop-23-bonn/

 

15. UNFCCC - Countries Show How They Are Implementing Climate Policies

In a fifth round of transparent sharing of updates on achieving their 2020 emission reduction targets, 18 developed countries will present their achievements in implementing climate policies in May.Among the 18 countries that will present updates are the United States of America, France and the Russian Federation are (full list of countries can be found here). Additionally, a number of Parties like the EU and Australia stated that they are on track to exceed their 2020 targets.

To read more please visit: http://newsroom.unfccc.int/unfccc-newsroom/new-round-of-implementation-assessments-in-2017/

 

 

Press Release 1703 FIATA's membership base starting strong in 2017

January usually is a quiet month for new membership applications but by saying this, this has already changed in the first days of February.

FIATA is growing steadily and strongly and is the perfect expertise, knowledge, advocacy and business platform for your companies. Looking at January 2017 we welcomed 22 new members. We wish all these new FIATA members, as well as the thousands of others who make up the large FIATA membership base prosperity and much success in business.

January 2017 new members:

Company

City

Country

ABDUI LOGISTICS SERVICES

SA-32415-7184 DAMMAM

SAUDI ARABIA, KINGDOM OF

TURK LOGISTICS

BH-26359 MANAMA

BAHRAIN

PASSION CARGO LTD

BD-1213 DHAKA

BANGLADESH

UNITARY ENTERPRISE RALADOS (UE RALADOS)

BY-220138 MINSK

BELARUS

VIPTRANS-SPEDITION SOOO (KAPITAN GROUP)

BY-220072 MINSK

BELARUS

SHIRUN INTERNATIONAL FREIGHT FORWARDING AGENT CO.

CN-266071 QINGDAO

CHINA

JADROAGENT

HR-51000 RIJEKA

CROATIA

EGYPTIAN HOUSE OF SHIPPING

EG-21500 ALEXANDRIA

EGYPT

KEMET WORLDWIDE

EG-11799 CAIRO

EGYPT

SACO SHIPPING EGYPT

EG-21131 ALEXANDRIA

EGYPT

BAJ FREIGHT AND LOGISTICS LTD

GH- TEMA

GHANA

FALCONWING SHIPPING AND TRADING LIMITED

GH- TEMA

GHANA

GLOTTIS

IN-600001 CHENNAI

INDIA

OTA FALLONS FORWARDERS PVT LTD

IN-700001 KOLKATA

INDIA

P2K LOGISTICS PVT LTD

IN-400614 NAVI MUMBAI

INDIA

EUROMED F.L.G.

MA-20590 CASABLANCA

MOROCCO

DE-POTTER NIG LTD

NG- LAGOS

NIGERIA

LOGISTICS MASTER (PVT) LTD

PK-44000 ISLAMABAD

PAKISTAN

TRUSTED DELIVERY SOLUTIONS

PK-54000 LAHORE

PAKISTAN

GLOBAL UNION ALLIANCE COMPANY LTD.

SA-22234 JEDDAH

SAUDI ARABIA, KINGDOM OF

FREITAN LOGISTICS (PTY) LTD

ZA-1600 ISANDO

SOUTH AFRICA

SME LOGISTICS JSC

VN-110000 HA NOI

VIETNAM

Egypt and India are topping the January entries with 3 members each, but just consider that 22 new members come form 15 different countries!

Please do consult the list of the many members from around the globe on our website to see the strength of the FIATA’s membership base.

http://fiata.com/membership/individual-members/members-directory-submit/members-directory.html

This is good for your business: choosing a FIATA individual member to work with will surely make your task more rewarding and possibly easier.

The FIATA Secretariat.

www.fiata.com

 

 

Press Release 1702 -  India - New Service Tax Rules

 The Indian Government Ministry of Finance has recently notified further amendments to its Service Tax Rules 1994 – referring to amendments initially announced with notification No. 30/2012 – Service Tax.

These amendments are referred to as the “Service Tax (Amendment) Rules, 2017” and came into force on 22 January 2017 – only 10 days after publication and with too little time for the trade to react and deal with any changes.

The Service Tax under this rule is an indirect tax levied on services as specified by the Finance Act. The current amount of the Service Tax is 4,5%. Import freight charges have been subject to Service Tax for all collect shipments since June 2016, with freight prepaid shipments being exempted.

With the current “Service Tax (Amendment) Rules 2017”, the exemption for freight prepaid shipments is withdrawn making them also subject to Service Tax. Whilst the rule says that the provider of the service is responsible for paying the Service Tax, the rule also allows the recipient of the service to pay for the Service Tax.

Most Shipping Lines have announced that they would start charging the 4,5% Service Tax on freight to India at origin from the shipper for freight prepaid shipments.

The FIATA Working Group Sea has studied the situation at some length and reached the following conclusions:

1. Lead-time

The mentioned amendments have been announced on 12 January 2017 and came into force as of 22 January 2017. This short notice is unreasonable as it does not allow the trade to prepare or comment.

2. The logic of indirect tax

The Service Tax is supposed to be collected by the service provider who is recovering the amount from the service recipient. In the context of international freight, both the shipper as well as the consignee can be considered as recipient of the services. However, a taxable person who is part of the tax regime, pays Service Tax and can use it as tax credit in the form of CENVAT credit. The trader who is established in the territory can recover the taxes paid. This is not possible for a person outside of the tax regime.

3. Legal Jurisdiction

The Service Tax is imposed by the Indian Government and should be collected from persons that are part of the Indian tax regime. It is unreasonable to use foreign entities that are not part of the tax system to collect taxes at a place that is not part of the tax regime territory. There is legitimate question on the fact that such procedure is compatible with international accounting standards and practice.

4. Service Tax must be collected from the consignee

Having concluded the above and due to the fact that the rule allows for the consignee to pay for the taxes, FIATA Working Group Sea believes it is unreasonable to collect a tax from a foreign person who is not part of the Indian tax regime. Instead it is recommended that the Service Tax be collected at destination, in India and from the consignee who is party to the Indian tax regime and could offset the same as per local regulations available to him/her.

 

FIATA recommends its members to lobby their Government and relevant authorities along the above mentioned lines and refuse to pay the Service Tax to shipping lines. In fact, there are shipping lines that have already agreed to collect the Service Freight on prepaid shipment to India at destination. Rather than simply trying to collect the taxes from the shipper, shipping lines should communicate with the Indian Government in order to seek clarification.

The FIATA Secretariat.

www.fiata.com

  

Press Release 1701 - United into 2017!

We trust you have had a great end-of-year with friends and family, and are able to look back on 2016 as a successful year where you have been able to achieve certain goals that you had hoped to accomplish. 

Regardless of what 2017 may bring your way, one thing is certain: FIATA has great events lined up for all its members. First to be named is our annual Headquarters’ Session in March in Zurich and also do not forget to plan your calendar around the FIATA World Congress in exciting Kuala Lumpur in October, http://www.fiata2017.org/

To close the book on 2016 we want to express a warm welcome to all 36 new members who have joined FIATA in December. FIATA is the perfect knowledge, advocacy and business platform for your companies.

We treasure each one of our members, historical or new, and provide the same level of service to each one of them, irrespective of their origin.

FIATA is your home and we welcome you united into 2017!

December 2016 new members:

Company

city

country

ZOTO TRANS SHPK

AL-1001 TIRANA

ALBANIA

NAVANA LOGISTICS LTD.

BD-1212 DHAKA

BANGLADESH

CORPORATE LOGISTICS

BR-11013153 SANTOS

BRAZIL

TROPEX CARGO SERVICES

EG-11513 CAIRO

EGYPT

SORIAL LOGISTICS

EG-3000001 CAIRO

EGYPT

ASL SHIPPING CO

EG- GIZA

EGYPT

BILRASH GHANA LIMITED

GH- ACCRA

GHANA

GO SHIPPING

GR-18545 PYRAEUS

GREECE

DIAKINISIS SA

GR-19300 ASPROPYRGOS

GREECE

OM SHAILSHUTALOGISTICS PVT LTD

IN-110002 NEW DELHI

INDIA

UPS SCS (INDIA) PVT. LTD.

IN-400059 MUMBAI

INDIA

CARE CONTAINER LINES PVT LTD

IN-400614 NAVI MUMBAI

INDIA

CARE CONTAINER LINES PVT LTD

IN-122002 GURGAON

INDIA

INTERNATIONAL SERVICES SRL

IT-60030 MONSANO (AN)

ITALY

RED SKY LOGISTICS

MK-7315 RESEN

MACEDONIA, FYRO

INTERLAND TRANSPORT & LOGISTICS

MA-20290 CASABLANCA

MOROCCO

PAK LOGISTICS SYSTEM (PVT) LTD

PK-54600 LAHORE

PAKISTAN

E.T.H. CARGO SERVICES INC.

PR-00983 CAROLINA

PUERTO RICO

PABLLO LOGISTICS LTD

RO-020854 BUCHAREST

ROMANIA

MODERN SHIPPING & LOGISTICS SERVICES

SA-10962 JEDDAH

SAUDI ARABIA, KINGDOM OF

HIGH ACCESS LOGISTICS

SA-22234 JEDDAH

SAUDI ARABIA, KINGDOM OF

ONE ULUSLARARASI TASIMACILIK VE DIS TICARET AS.

TR-34676 ISTANBUL

TURKEY

SPACETRANS LTD.

UA-03038 KYIV

UKRAINE

GERLACH CUSTOMS SERVICES UK LTD

GB-CT16 1AT DOVER

UNITED KINGDOM

WTC LOGISTICS (UK) LTD

GB-SS15 6th BASILDON

UNITED KINGDOM

RAS INTERNATIONAL LTD

GB-YO32 9QN YORK

UNITED KINGDOM

KRAS-LOG LTD

GB-SL3 0NW COLNBROOK

UNITED KINGDOM

ONE TWO THREE LOGISTICS LTD

GB-IP4 1HE IPSWICH

UNITED KINGDOM

FOCUSED FREIGHT LTD

GB-IP11 0RD FELIXSTOWE

UNITED KINGDOM

INTERSERVE LOGISTICS LTD

GB-E10 7FB LONDON

UNITED KINGDOM

NEXUS CARGO HANDLING LTD

GB-TW14 0AF FELTHAM

UNITED KINGDOM

EMBRACE GLOBAL LOGISTICS LTD

GB-M44 5BT MANCHESTER

UNITED KINGDOM

R & M VEHICLE SERVICES LTD

GB-HU 8 7AF HULL

UNITED KINGDOM

RTW LOGISTICS INC.

US-90746 CARSON, CA

UNITED STATES

TECNOSHIP GROUP CORP

US-33122 MIAMI

UNITED STATES

LATAM CARGO USA LLC

US-33122 DORAL

UNITED STATES


As usual new members come from a variety of different countries, UK topping the list this time. It is however noteworthy that we start with a new member from Albania, a beautiful country with strong development expectations. This proof of how diverse and global our membership is. Please do consult the list of the many thousand members on our website and see the diversity and strength of the FIATA constituency with your own eyes.

The FIATA Secretariat.

www.fiata.com

 

 

Press Release 1625 IATA FIATA AIR Cargo Program Governance Manager nominated 

Name: Joana Isabel Duarte Nunes Coelho, Portuguese citizen. She is the current “Presidente Executiva” of APAT, Portugal’s FIATA Association member. She has been nominated by FIATA to become the Governance Manager of the IATA FIATA Air Cargo Programme (IFACP)

Read more...

 

 

Press Release 1624 - Merry Welcome to all new FIATA Members in November

The Festive Season is under way. “Merry Welcome” to all new FIATA members in November

The halls are decked, the trees are up, and the prospect of all the milk and cookies we will be getting is enough to make even Santa considering a diet. That's right! The Festive Season is under way.

Come Rain or Snow or Tropical Sun – to all our valued members in over 159 countries we send our best wishes!

Under this theme we are welcoming all of our 30 new members who have joined FIATA in the months of November. FIATA is the perfect knowledge, advocacy and business platform for all your companies.

We also know that December is a time of travel - whether it is into the arms of family, or as far away from them as you can get. And we want to make sure that you are connected while you are on the move!

That's why we have upgraded the FIATA website with responsive design so you have easy access on your mobile devices. All our members, both old and new, are invited to visit also the other new features of the website, for example the upgraded members’ search function. As this is the last Press Release of this kind before the turn of the Year, we wish all our Members a Happy New Year.

 

November 2016 new members:

Company

City

Country

VISION LOGISTICS LTD.

BD-1229 DHAKA

BANGLADESH

FAMOUS CARGO LINE

BD-4100 CHITTAGONG

BANGLADESH

ESL AIR & OCEAN CO., LTD

TW-22146 NEW TAIPEI CITY

CHINESE TAIPEI

PACTRA INTERNATIONAL EGYPT

EG- CAIRO

EGYPT

PENGUIN INTERNATIONAL LOGISTICS & SHIPPING

EG-3245 PORT SAID

EGYPT

CUSTOMS BROKERS & FORWARDERS COUNCIL OF FIJI - CBFCF

FJ- SUVA

FIJI

EXPREZY LOGISTICS PRIVATE LTD.

IN-700001 KOLKATA

INDIA

DR. AMIN CONTROLLERS PRIVATE LIMITED

IN-400052 MUMBAI

INDIA

SYNERGY CARGO MANAGEMENT PRIVATE LIMITED

IN-600001 CHENNAI

INDIA

PT. ANDALAN NIAGA EXPRESSINDO

ID-12760 DKI JAKARTA

INDONESIA

BEHTAM TARABAR INTL TRANSPORT CO.

IR-1584688917 TEHRAN

IRAN, ISLAMIC REP. OF

KARKIA CARGO

IR-1513755511 TEHRAN

IRAN, ISLAMIC REP. OF

RAH AZIN JADDE INT TRANSPORT CO. LTD.

IR-14818-93719 TEHRAN

IRAN, ISLAMIC REP. OF

JAPAN LOGISTICS CORPORATION

JP-541-0051 OSAKA

JAPAN

SILK EXPRESS FREIGHT JAPAN LTD.

JP-101-0032 TOKYO

JAPAN

AXELEROM INTERNATIONAL SAL

LB- BEIRUT

LEBANON

MACAN LOGISTICS LIMITED

MO-5A MACAU

MACAU SAR

MLS - MILENIO LOGISTICA E SERVICOS LDA

MZ- MAPUTO

MOZAMBIQUE

SHELOZON MOVER PACKERS AND LOGISTICS PVT. LTD.

PK-44000 ISLAMABAD

PAKISTAN

WORLDWIDE LOGISTICS COMPANY SAC

PE-01 CALLAO

PERU

FALCON CUSTOM CLEARANCE AND FREIGHT

QA-201839 DOHA

QATAR

FALCON FREIGHT CO.

SA-21441 JEDDAH

SAUDI ARABIA, KINGDOM OF

ARROW FREIGHT LINKS

SA-21422 JEDDAH

SAUDI ARABIA, KINGDOM OF

BROTHERS STS LTD

GB-RM20 3AL WEST THURROCK

UNITED KINGDOM

SMALL WORLD SHIPPING LTD

GB-SS4 1BQ ROCHFORD

UNITED KINGDOM

REACH CARGO SERVICES LTD

GB-LS12 3BE LEEDS

UNITED KINGDOM

ASR WORLDWIDE LTD

GB-TW4 6JQ HOUNSLOW

UNITED KINGDOM

AN THINH PHAT TRANSPORT AND TRADING JSC

VN- HAIPHONG CITY

VIETNAM

TNN LOGISTICS COMPANY

VN- HA NOI CITY

VIETNAM

TNN LOGISTICS COMPANY

VN- HO CHI MINH CITY

VIETNAM


As usual new members come from a variety of different countries, UK topping the list this time.

The FIATA Secretariat.

www.fiata.com

  

 

 

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Momentous Dangerous Goods Train the Trainer Course in San Jose, Costa Rica

Over twenty participants from 10 countries gathered for a week long training course to become certified trainers for the ICAO FIATA Dangerous Goods by Air Training Programme. The Trainer (TOT) programme was held in San Jose, Costa Rica, from August 29th to September 2nd, with the goal of preparing the next generation of trainers in the Central American region in cooperation with ACACIA, the local FIATA Association Member.

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FIATA Goes Live for sustainability: New GVADATA Portal for SDGs 

A new initiative launched this summer, the Geneva Data Book and online Geneva Data Portal (http://gvadata.ch) provide users with an up-to-date and evolving guide to data relevant to the implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

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FIATA Announces Regional Winners of FIATA Young Freight Forwarders Award

FIATA proudly announces the four Young International Freight Forwarder of the Year Award 2016 Regional Winners. Sponsored by FIATA and TT Club, this training and development award is now in its eighteenth year. With this award FIATA takes important steps toward identifying, recognising and encouraging young talent throughout the freight forwarding community around the world.

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FIATA underlines SMEs importance in Sustainable Development

For 10 days the United Nations focussed on the High Level Political Forum (HLPF) in New York. Unlike in the MDGs launched in 2000, trade, transport and logistics have now hit the targets of the new 2030 SDG agenda, after a long campaign promoted by FIATA and other important business and trade organisations.

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Summer has finally hit the city of Zurich. Whilst there is a leisurely pace on the streets - 41 new members were speeding off into FIATA membership.

41 new members have joined the family of FIATA, the International Federation of Freight Forwarders Associations in the months of June and Canada has clearly taken most of the sunshine`s energy as they come first with 12 new members.

FIATA says welcome to all of you from around the globe and is looking forward to providing services to each of you alike.

We treasure our new members as being part of the FIATA community.

Welcome and thank you for your trust!

 

The list of all new entries can be found below and is also published on the FIATA website: www.fiata.com

CZS LOGISTICA INTERNACIONAL LTDA

BR-05409-010 SAO PAULO

BRAZIL

ALCON LOGISTICS

CA-M6A 1Z6 TORONTO, ON

CANADA

EXPO-TRANS INTERNATIONAL LTD.

CA-L4W 5A6 MISSISSAUGA, ON

CANADA

F.M.C. INTERNATIONAL (CANADA) LTD.

CA-T5S 2X4 EDMONTON, AB

CANADA

FCL FISKER CUSTOMS & LOGISTICS

CA-L4V 1Y3 MISSISSAUGA

CANADA

FLS GLOBAL

CA-H4N 3M9 MONTREAL

CANADA

G&F MORNEAU LOGISTIQUE INC.

CA-G2E 5H5 QUEBEC QC

CANADA

IDEAL LOGISTICS INC.

CA-G2C 2E2 QUEBEC

CANADA

INSTANT FREIGHT SYSTEMS INC.

CA-L5N 8C3 MISSISSAUGA, ON

CANADA

JORI INTERNATIONAL LTD.

CA-T2E 6L5 CALGARY, AB

CANADA

MILLENIUM SERVICE PROVIDER INC.

CA-L5L 6A9 MISSISSAUGA, ON

CANADA

NU ERA LOGISTICS

CA-N1T 2B1 CAMBRIDGE, ON

CANADA

SEALION CARGO INC.

CA-H2Y 2W2 MONTREAL

CANADA

AFRICA TRANS-LOGISTICS INTERNATIONAL

CI-01 ABIDJAN

COTE D'IVOIRE

GENESIS LOGISTICS LTD.

CY-6534 LARNACA

CYPRUS

SHADWA FOR IMPORT AND EXPORT INTERNATIONAL TRANSPORTATION CO.

EG-42111 PORT SAID

EGYPT

EXTRA MILE FREIGHT SERVICES

EG- ALEXANDRIA

EGYPT

HANSA FREIGHT LIMITED

EG-11843 CAIRO

EGYPT

BLUE LINE EGYPT FOR LOGISTICS SERVICES AND TRADING S.A.E.

EG-21311 ALEXANDRIA

EGYPT

DEUTSCHER SPEDITIONS- UND LOGISTIKVERBAND E.V. -DSLV-

DE-10117 BERLIN

GERMANY

TS LOGISTICS GMBH SEA & AIR

DE-36043 FULDA

GERMANY

ATHENA GLOBAL LOGISTICS PRIVATE LIMITED

IN-400059 MUMBAI

INDIA

FAST FORWARD LOGISTICS INDIA PRIVATE LIMITED

IN-600018 CHENNAI

INDIA

PEYVAND NAV DARYA ABI CO.

IR-1514833467 TEHRAN

IRAN, ISLAMIC REP. OF

JAVANEH CARGO BAR INTL TRANSPORTATION CO., LTD.

IR-1439713158 TEHRAN

IRAN, ISLAMIC REP. OF

ARIAN TARABAR AMIR CO. LTD.

IR-1471885486 TEHRAN

IRAN, ISLAMIC REP. OF

GCE LOGISTICS (GOLDEN CHAINS EST)

JO-11185 AMMAN

JORDAN

BEIRA LOGISTICS TERMINALS, LDA

MZ- BEIRA

MOZAMBIQUE

AIRSEA LOGISTICS PRIVATE LIMITED

PK-54000 LAHORE

PAKISTAN

UNISHIP GLOBAL LOGISTICS

PK-74000 KARACHI

PAKISTAN

SEACARE SHIPPING & LOGISTICS

PK-54000 LAHORE

PAKISTAN

AQEEL LOGISTIC

PK-75350 KARACHI

PAKISTAN

PACE LOGISTICS

PK-51310 SIALKOT

PAKISTAN

TRANSLINK PANAMA CORP.

PA- PANAMA CITY

PANAMA

TOP EXPERT DCE SRL

RO-030134 BUCHAREST

ROMANIA

ETO LLC

RU-117242 MOSCOW

RUSSIAN FEDERATION

MEERLAND LTD.

UA-65026 ODESSA

UKRAINE

BECTRUM INVESTMENT INTERNATIONAL LLC

AE- DUBAI

UNITED ARAB EMIRATES

AGRIBUSINESS UNITED SAVANNAH LOGISTICS

US-31401 SAVANNAH

UNITED STATES

VENEZUELAN INTERNATIONAL LOGISTIC VILCA, C.A.

VE-1064A CARACAS

VENEZUELA

GENUINE PARTNER LOGISTICS COMPANY LIMITED

VN-7000 HOCHIMINH CITY

VIETNAM

 

About FIATA

FIATA, the International Federation of Freight Forwarders Associations, was founded in Vienna, Austria on May 31st 1926.  It is a non-governmental organisation that today represents an industry covering approximately 40,000 forwarding and logistics firms, employing around 10 million people in some 160 countries. FIATA has consultative status with the Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) of the United Nations (inter alia ECE, ESCAP, ESCWA, etc.), the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD), and the UN Commission on International Trade Law (UNCITRAL) as well as many other UN related bodies, e.g. the World Bank. It is recognised as representing the freight forwarding industry by many other governmental organisations, governmental authorities, private international organisations in the field of transport and logistics, such as the European Commission (through CLECAT), the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC), the International Air Transport Association (IATA), the International Union of Railways (UIC), the International Road Transport Union (IRU), the World Customs Organization (WCO), the World Trade Organization (WTO), etc.

For further information, please go to: www.fiata.com

Glattbrugg, 05 July 2016

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