Monday, July 22, 2024

FIATA-RAME Conference calls for further collaboration and digitalisation

FIATA-RAME Conference calls for further collaboration and digitalisation

Held under the patronage of H.H. Sheikh Ahmed Saeed Al Maktoum, Honorary Patron of NAFL, the International Federation of Freight Forwarders Associations (FIATA) RAME (Region Africa Middle East) Field Meeting and Conference 2024 closed successfully in Dubai committing to working together to address the current disruptions in the logistics sector to build resilient and sustainable […]

FIATA-RAME Field Meeting & Conference opened in Dubai

The International Federation of Freight Forwarders Associations (FIATA) RAME (Region Africa Middle East) field meeting and the conference opened at Atlantis Hotel Dubai, in the presence of H.E Humaid Bin Salem-Chairman of International Chamber of Commerce UAE, discussing the strategies for seamless logistics ecosystem in the face of geo-political disruptions. READ: Qatar Airways Cargo retires […]

UAE to host the FIATA-RAME field meeting and conference

The UAE National Association of Freight and Logistics (NAFL) has announced the 2024 FIATA RAME (Region Africa and Middle East) Field Meeting and conference dates. Held under the esteemed patronage of His Highness Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum- Honorary patron of NAFL, the two-day event, scheduled for March 5th and 6th, 2024, in Dubai, […]

TT Club unveiled as FIATA’s Young Logistics Professionals Award winner

IATA, the International Federation of Freight Forwarders Associations (FIATA), and TT Club, the renowned international freight transport insurer, are thrilled to unveil the global winner of this year’s Young Logistics Professionals Award (YLP) at the prestigious 2023 FIATA World Congress in Brussels, Belgium. It is with immense pride that FIATA and TT Club announce Andre […]

Pledge becomes FIATA’s new sustainability partner

Pledge has become a valued sustainability partner of the International Federation of Freight Forwarders Associations (FIATA), marking a significant step in its objective to drive sustainable and resilient supply chains. Pledge enters a unique position as the only sustainability partner of the organisation, which represents over 40,000 freight forwarding and logistics firms worldwide. READ: WCAworld launches […]

FIATA and TT Club announce winners of the Young Logistics Professionals Award 2023

FIATA and TT Club have announced the four regional winners and acknowledged the paramount importance of such competitions that encourage young people to showcase their talents and dedication in the logistics industry. By participating in the YLP Award, these young professionals have not only demonstrated their profound knowledge but also honed their skills. The YLP […]

FIATA-RAP meeting promotes regional engagement

The FIATA-RAP Field Meeting, a prominent gathering of logistics professionals from the Asia-Pacific region and beyond hosted an impressive turnout of nearly 250 participants on 14 July 2023, in Da Nang, Vietnam. This highly anticipated event, a first after the pandemic, witnessed fruitful discussions and productive networking opportunities for international guests and local forwarding companies. The days ahead […]

FIATA renews partnership with CargoWise

FIATA and Wisetech Global have announced the renewal of their partnership for the second consecutive year as digital transformation of global logistics supply chain breaks new barriers. As FIATA continues to facilitate digital trade for its members with its Digital FBL, the need for robust and reliable partners on the digitalisation journey of the global […]

Cargo iQ joins forces with FIATA and ASA to drive global standards across all sectors in air cargo

Quality standards organisation Cargo iQ has forged a partnership with the International Federation of Freight Forwarders Associations (FIATA) and the Airport Services Association (ASA) to set shared goals for enhanced standard practices across the air cargo supply chain.The objective of the alliance is to strengthen collaboration between forwarder, ground handler, and airline communities, working on […]

FIATA launches latest edition of Dangerous Goods Brochure

FIATA has announced the release of the highly anticipated ‘Introduction to the regulations for the safe handling and transport of dangerous goods (3rd Edition)’, designed to equip freight forwarders with essential knowledge and guidelines for the safe transportation of dangerous goods. As the transportation industry continues to prioritise safety and compliance, training resources are required to improve and […]

The future of freight forwarding is human

Smart technology, enabling operations automation and better data sharing, will support forwarders to build more efficient, sustainable supply chains, according to James Coombes, Chief Executive Officer and Co-Founder of freight platform Raft. Forwarders have a unique opportunity to offer their shipper customers a better service through emerging technology, he told delegates at the FIATA HQ […]

FIATA meets Argentinian authorities to present eFBL

The President of FIATA (International Federation of Freight Forwarders Associations), Ivan Petrov, met with the authorities of the National Cabinet Office, Customs and the Ministry of Economy of Argentina, to present the eFBL, a digital system that certifies the validity of the document and allows for it to be verified by any stakeholders interacting with […]

FIATA launches paperless FBL solution

FIATA, the International Federation of Freight Forwarders Associations, has worked on the release of a long-desired document update to ease the work processes of its members, allowing them to become digital freight-forwarders.FIATA brings its members a  solution to move from paper documents to paperless FBLs, which can be issued directly through their everyday tools. The […]

Regional winners of YIFFYA revealed

FIATA International Federation of Freight Forwarders Associations and TT Club, international freight transport insurer, reveal this year’s regional winners of the Young International Freight Forwarder of the Year Award (YIFFYA). The 2021 regional winners are: Region Europe: Glauc Fornes Gil, FETEIA, Spain Dissertation: More than just a freight broker Region Africa and Middle East: Justin […]

PayCargo launches payment platform for FIATA members

PayCargo, has developed a tailored solution, called Freight-Pay, which will allow International Federation of Freight Forwarders Associations (FIATA) members to instantly make and receive payments between themselves, while benefitting from reduced transaction costs and heightened security features. FIATA members can register on the platform free of charge to make and receive payments globally. “We have […]

FIATA: Forwarders should be cautious of the potential impact of Belarus sanctions

The recent diversion of a passenger flight by Belarusian authorities and the arrest of a journalist, Raman Pratasevich, has resulted in several measures taken by the international community in condemnation of these events. Freight forwarders should be mindful of the significant risks this poses to freight transport, which may result in disruption to air and […]

Industry joins forces to safely move lithium batteries

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) is joining forces with other industry bodies to ensure lithium batteries are moved safely by air. By partnering with the Global Shippers Forum (GSF), the International Federation of Freight Forwarders Associations (FIATA) and The International Air Cargo Association (TIACA), they are renewing calls for governments to crack down on […]

FIATA and TRAFFIC launch digital course to stop wildlife trafficking

FIATA, the International Federation of Freight Forwarders Associations, and TRAFFIC, the wildlife trade monitoring network, launched a new digital course ‘Prevention of Wildlife Trafficking’ during the FIATA World Congress 2019 in Cape Town, South Africa. Recognising that wildlife traffickers exploit the interconnected freight sector, the three-hour digital course provides freight forwarders with essential information to […]

FIATA releases paper to address corruption

The International Federation of Freight Forwarders Associations (FIATA) has released a best practices paper to address corruption and bribery in freight forwarding. The paper, produced by FIATA’s Advisory Body Legal Matters says that the Corruption Perceptions Index 2018 (Transparent International) showed that more than two-thirds of the 180 countries assessed scored below 50. On the […]

Regional YIFFYA winners revealed before Cape Town showdown

Under a collaboration between, leading international insurer TT Club, and the International Federation of Freight Forwarders Associations, (FIATA), the regional winners of the Young International Freight Forwarder of the Year Award (YIFFYA) 2019 have been announced. In introducing these “bright young professionals”, Babar Badat, FIATA president, said: “Encouraging more young professionals to join the FIATA […]

Catch FIATA’s early bird before it flies off

Delegates in the International Federation of Freight Forwarders Associations (FIATA) World Congress in New Delhi in September have until the end of this month to save up to $325 on registration fees. Super Early Bird international full registration costs $625, plus tax, until June 30, rising to $700 until July 31, then $800 until August […]

TIACA ES: GACAG outlines five key priorities

Members of the Global Air Cargo Advisory Group (GACAG) outlined five key priorities at The International Air Cargo Association’s (TIACA) Executive Summit in Miami at the opening plenary session on 19 October, writes Justin Burns. GACAG is made up of TIACA, the International Air Transport Association (IATA), International Federation of Freight Forwarders Associations (FIATA) and […]

New president and board members elected by FIATA

FIATA elected a new president and an extended board for the next two years at its general meeting in Kuala Lumpur last week. The FIATA World Congress saw over 1,000 delegates from 77 countries and on the day after the FIATA General Meeting took place – Transfreight Corporation chief executive officer, Babar Badat from Pakistan was elected president. He succeeds […]

IATA FIATA program launches in Canada

The new IATA FIATA Air Cargo Program (IFACP) has been launched in Canada and will be rolled out globally after the Canadian pilot. The new program replaces the existing Cargo Agency Program, and will be jointly managed by forwarders and airlines as equal partners in the decision-making process. A new IATA-FIATA Governance Board (IFGB) has […]

BIFA names Mark Bromley as new national chairman

The British International Freight Association (BIFA) has elected Mark Bromley (pictured above) as its new national chairman for a two-year period – succeeding Fred Osborn who becomes immediate vice-chairman for a two-year term. Woodland Group group director and company secretary, John Stubbing was was also elected vice-chairman by the board. Sir Peter Bottomley, MP, remains as BIFA president. Bromley […]

FIATA welcomes 78 new members in May and June

The International Federation of Freight Forwarders Associations (FIATA) has welcomed 78 new members from across the world in May and June. The association welcomed five new members from Saudi Arabia including Pivot Logistics, three from Turkey including Marti Container Services, and three from India including Ryder Shipping Lines. FIATA also welcomed members from Bangladesh, Cameroon, […]

IATA and FIATA sign Air Cargo Program agreement

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) and the International Federation of Freight Forwarders Associations (FIATA) have signed an agreement to implement the IATA-FIATA Air Cargo Program (IFACP). The agreement was signed by IATA director general and chief executive officer, Tony Tyler, and FIATA president, Huxiang Zhao, and IFACP will replace the IATA Cargo Agency Program. […]