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Shippers form transnational body

[ March 20, 2015   //   ]

The European Shippers’ Council (ESC), the Asian Shippers’ Association (ASA) and the American Association of Exporters and Importers (AAEI) are to form a Global Shippers’ Alliance, to represent shippers’ interests worldwide.
Under a memorandum of understanding signed on 19 March, the will increase cooperation in air freight, maritime transport and trade facilitation. The GSA also intends to engage in constructive dialogue with national governments, supranational bodies, transport organisations and logistic service provider organisations.

Subjects that are important to shippers are, amongst others, fair pricing of transport including surcharges in maritime and air transport, proper competition, security and customs regulations, standardization to facilitate data exchange, terminal handling charges and service levels in international transport.