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Our Voice is Global! 

The Airforwarders Association is the voice for hundreds of thousands employees and dedicated contractors.

As the premier trade association for the forwarder and logistics industry, AfA members range from small businesses employing fewer than 20 people to large companies with well over 1,000 employees.  AfA is your voice and advocate to policy decision makers in Washington, DC. Not only do we protect your business, we offer your company the opportunity to network with industry colleagues at Air Cargo and Local Outreach Events. 

By being a member of AfA you will increase your knowledge of industry standards, practices and ongoing developments.

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Brandon Fried AfA Executive Director Testifies Before  The House Committee on Homeland Security's Transportation and Protective Security Subcommittee

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Click to View Mr. Brandon Fried Executive Director of the AfA Witness Testimony 


Click to View House Committee on Homeland Security's Transportation and Protective Security Subcommittee Hearing: 

Securing Air Cargo: Industry Perspectives 

Threats to aviation security on both passenger and cargo flights are constant and evolving. This hearing examined the current challenges to air cargo security and assess DHS policies and industry perspectives in order to better protect air cargo.

AfA in the News

Crane’s Pete Mento returns to keynote at AirCargo 2018, Air Cargo World, January 15, 2018  

Airfreight Prices From Europe Skyrocket in December Asia-to-U.S. Rates Expected to Rise Ahead of Chinese New Year, Transport Topics, January 3, 2018  

Automation Must Always Come with a Human Touch, Air Cargo World, December 7, 2017 

Elbow room: Alerting Governments About the Airport Space Crunch, Air Cargo World,  November 3, 2017 

Leveraging Digitization to Attack Wew Markets, Logistics Management, October 31, 2017 

Leveraging SCM Digitization to Attack New Markets, Supply Chain Management Review, October 20, 2017 

The Long, Slow Road to the XML Message Standard, Aircargo News, September 19, 2017 

Report: E-commerce Causing Airport Infrastructure Headaches, American Shipper, September 15, 2017 

Airforwarders Address Sea-Tac Logistics Challenges, Air Cargo World, September 13, 2017 

Digitization & E-Commerce Continue to Reshape the Marketplace, Supply Chain Management Review, August 31, 2017 

Top 25 Freight Forwarders 2017: Digitization & E-Commerce Continue to Reshape the Marketplace, Logistics Management, August 29, 2017 

Forwarders Urge U.S. Lawmakers to 'Get Real' on Cargo Security, The Loadstar, August 15, 2017 

VIDEO: Improving Air Cargo Security in the U.S., Air Cargo News, July 27, 2017 

AFA to Press Homeland Security for E-Commerce Security Updates,  Air Cargo WeekJuly 25, 2017 

Growth Set to Continue but Uncertainty for the Future Remains,  Air Cargo WeekMay 12, 2017

Forwarders Call for Fast-Track for US Customs Chief, Aircargo News, May 12, 2017

Airforwarders Association Examines State of Air Cargo and Global Supply Chains, Supply Chain Management Review, March 14, 2017

Airforwarders Association Supports Five Year Term for TSA  Administrator, NBC2, February 17, 2017  

Airfreight Forwarders Ride Headwinds and Tailwinds, Inbound Logistics, November, 2016  

Airforwarders Association Urges Infrastructure Investment in First 100 Days, Digital Journal, November 14, 2016

Safety Regulators Fine Amazon Again Over Hazardous Air Shipments, The Wall Street Journal, October 12, 2016      

US freight industry coalition whistles up new plan to use more air cargo sniffer dogs, The Loadstar, May 26, 2016                   Airforwarders Cheer Passage of Trade Facilitation BillAmerican Journal of Transportation, February 11, 2016
Cargo Shipments Surge at O'Hare,  Crain's Chicago Business, May 6, 2015
Obama’s TSA pick praised, The Hill, April 30, 2015
Shippers grapple with delays at Chicago’s O’Hare airport, Journal of Commerce, April 2, 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
Strong air freight demand to remain as US port backlog cleared Journal of Commerce, February 24, 2015
West Coast slowdown could help PortMiami Miami Herald, February 24, 2015
Air cargo conference examines urgent congestion issues Logistics Management, February 19, 2015

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