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June 24, 2015

Airforwarders Association Cheers Passage of Critical Trade Bill
(WASHINGTON) - The Airforwarders Association, representing 360 companies and more than 300,000 employees who move air cargo through the supply chain, today commended the U.S. Senate for passing Trade Promotion Authority (TPA).  "As freight forwarders, we know precisely what it means for the United States to be the world's largest importer of goods and services, and how critical that is not only to our own industry, but to maintaining and enhancing America's standard of living, economic growth, job creation and global leadership," said Brandon Fried, the AfA's Executive Director.  Read more...

Airforwarders Association Applauds Confirmation of Peter Neffenger to be the New TSA Administrator - (June 22, 2015) - The Airforwarders Association has welcomed the confirmation of U.S. Coast Guard Vice Admiral Peter Neffenger to be the new administrator of the Transportation Security Administration.   “We were impressed with Vice Admiral Neffenger during his confirmation hearings and believe that he will bring much needed management experience and leadership to the TSA,” said Brandon Fried, the AfA’s Executive Director, who noted the critical role that TSA plays in assuring the safe, secure and efficient movement of air cargo.  Read more...

Statement of AfA Executive Director on Management Changes at TSA - (June 2, 2015)  The Airforwarders Association, representing more than 360 companies that move air cargo through the supply chain, released the following statement by its Executive Director, Brandon Fried, on management changes at the U.S. Transportation Security Administration following covert testing of TSA passenger screening at the nation's airports.  Read the statement...

 AfA Chief Reappointed to Key Homeland Security Advisory Committee  - (May 22, 2015) - Airforwarders Association, which represents more than 360 companies that move air cargo through the supply chain, today welcomed the nomination of U.S. Coast Guard Vice Admiral Peter Neffenger to be the new administrator of the Transportation Security Administration.   Neffenger has spent his entire 33 year career as an officer in the Coast Guard and currently serves as its second in command.  Read more...

Airforwarders Association Hails Nomination of New TSA Administrator - (April 28, 2015)  The Airforwarders Association, which represents more than 360 companies that move air cargo through the supply chain, today welcomed the nomination of U.S. Coast Guard Vice Admiral Peter Neffenger to be the new administrator of the Transportation Security Administration.   Neffenger has spent his entire 33 year career as an officer in the Coast Guard and currently serves as its second in command.  Read more...

Airforwarders Encouraged by Advancement of Trade Bill in Congress - (April 17, 2015)  The Airforwarders Association, which represents more than 360 companies that move air cargo through the supply chain, today applauded an agreement reached by Congressional leaders to advance legislation giving the President authority to conclude key global trade agreements.  Read more...

Airforwarders Association Presses for Nomination of New TSA Administrator - (March 8, 2015) Citing the critical importance of the Transportation Security Administration to the safe, secure and efficient movement of air cargo, the Airforwarder's Association (AfA) today called on President Obama to nominate a new administrator for the agency.  Read more...

A Renewed Call to Action at AirCargo 2015 - (Air Cargo World, March 4, 2015) In the next few years, changes in the world of airfreight – in the form of e-commerce, staff turnover, competition and belly capacity – may be coming faster than shippers, forwarders, carriers and airports are prepared for, said speakers at yesterday’s AirCargo 2015 conference session, “Regulatory and Policy Issues for Air Cargo Development.”  Read more in Air Cargo World...

JFK Upgrade Spurs Backlash Over Moving Freight Upstate - (Chicago Tribune from Bloomberg News, October 30, 2014)  Gov. Andrew Cuomo's plan to make New York's John F. Kennedy International Airport more passenger- friendly by cutting out most cargo facilities risks backfiring, a shipping-industry group and analysts say.  Shippers say moving any part of the industry will wreck a business that carries 1.3 million tons of goods through JFK annually, making it the seventh-largest U.S. cargo airport.  Read more...

AfA in the News

Cargo shipments surge at O'Hare,  Crain's Chicago Business, May 6, 2015
Obama’s TSA pick praised, The Hill, April 30, 2015
Southwest Cargo Earns Industry-Leading Awards Aviation Pros, March 10, 2015 
How to respond when the feds come knocking Air Cargo World , March 3, 2015
West Coast slowdown could help PortMiami Miami Herald, February 24, 2015
Air cargo conference examines urgent congestion issues Logistics Management, February 19, 2015
Dual Customs Facility at Lambert Gets Key Support  St. Louis Post-Dispatch, October 3, 2014

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