The Federal Maritime Commission (FMC) is the independent federal agency responsible for regulating the U.S. international ocean transportation system for the benefit of U.S. exporters, importers, and the U.S. consumer.
The International Air Transport Association (IATA) is the trade association for the world’s airlines, representing some 275 airlines or 83% of total air traffic. They support many areas of aviation activity and help formulate industry policy on critical aviation issues.
The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) secures the nation’s airports and screens all commercial airline passengers and baggage. TSA uses a risk-based strategy and works closely with transportation, law enforcement, and intelligence communities to set the standard for excellence in transportation security.
Cargo Network Services (CNS), a subsidiary of IATA, is dedicated to the entire air logistics chain and provides a unique set of business solutions that meet the requirements of the air cargo industry in the U.S.
The Customs-Trade Partnership Against Terrorism (C-TPAT) is widely recognized as one of the most effective means of providing the highest level of cargo security through close cooperation with international supply chain businesses, such as importers, carriers, consolidators, licensed customs brokers, and manufacturers.
SmartWay® is an EPA program that reduces transportation-related emissions by creating incentives to improve supply chain fuel efficiency and sustainability, including selecting more efficient carriers, transport modes, equipment, and operational strategies.
The World Cargo Association (WCA) is the world’s largest and most powerful network of independent freight forwarders. It was formed specifically to help develop trade and partnerships to and from the emerging economies of the world.
The Airforwarders Association (AfA) serves as the voice of the air forwarding industry. Members benefit every day from the association’s expertise and experience, from legislative updates to frequent meetings with regulators to the latest information on the air cargo markets worldwide.