Record numbers join FIATA

FIATA, the International Federation of Freight Forwarders Associations, saw its highest ever monthly increase in members in December 2015.

The 101 new additions joined from around the world, including Germany, India, Iran, Saudi Arabia, the UK and 62 companies from Argentina.

Founded in 1926 as a non-governmental organisation, FIATA has consultative status with several UN bodies and is recognised worldwide as representing the freight forwarding industry.

FIATA Treasurer Jean-Claude Delen said: “I am not surprised that so many members want to join FIATA. For many years FIATA has been setting the example in terms of good practice and consistency in the domain of freight forwarding and logistics. Being a FIATA member is a sign of a compliant behaviour and it expresses the members’ intention to progress to better business. FIATA offers many instruments to meet members’ needs, not last a vocational training programme that is absolute leader in the world. The FIATA standards have worldwide influence and are the benchmark of our industry.”