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HQ Meeting Summary Brochure, GM Meeting and FWC updates!

Register your Association members to the 2022 General Meeting

The 2022 FIATA General Meeting (GM), welcoming FIATA Association members, will take place virtually on Thursday, 30 June from 14:00 to 15:30 CEST. Final registration opportunity extended to this Sunday 12 June!

If your Association member has not yet registered for the event, you still have the opportunity to do so by following this link.

As it is customary, the FIATA Headquarters is organising several test sessions ahead of the GM for Association members, their voting delegates and other appointed representatives in order to ensure they do not experience technical issues on the voting day.


Association members are invited to reserve their seats to one of the following test meeting sessions, which will best fit their schedule.
 

Register here for the Friday, 24 June at 09:00 CEST session.
Register here for the Monday, 27 June at 12:00 CEST session.
Register here for the Monday, 27 June at 17:00 CEST session.

Please note that Article 4.7 of the FIATA statute sets the deadline to pay the annual membership contribution for 31 May of each calendar year. It is important to note that this financial requirement is a condition for Association members to be able to vote at the 2022 GM. If these conditions are not met, the Association member will not be allowed to vote.


In case you missed it - FIATA HQ MEETING SUMMARY BROCHURE OUT NOW!

In case you missed it, FIATA has recently released the FIATA HQ Meeting Summary Brochure. If you registered to attend the FIATA HQ Meeting this year in Geneva, please check your inbox for the brochure received recently by all who registered. Here you can find information from each session, find photos, and a participant list.
For any questions please contact [email protected].


You can still enter the FIATA Freight-Pay competition for National Association members to win some exciting prizes! 

FIATA National Associations are reminded to enter the Freight-Pay competition launched at the FIATA HQ Meeting! The scope is for National Associations to enroll a maximum number of FIATA members on the platform (Highest number of registrations from FIATA members wins):

  • 1st prize: 2x flights + tickets for 2022 FIATA World Congress
  • 2nd prize: 1x free pass for 2023 FIATA HQ Meeting + 4 hotel nights
  • 3rd prize: Finest premium Swiss chocolate assortment

At present, the top three Associations are:

  1. Egypt – EIFFA (7 users)
  2. Equally placed with 5 users: Turkey- UTIKAD and Pakistan – PIFFA
  3. Vietnam – VLA (4 users)

Enter here now for your chance to win!


Sign up for the 2022 FIATA World Congress!

FIATA members, non-members and friends are invited and reminded to register for the 2022 FIATA World Congress, which will take place from Wednesday 14 September to Friday 16 September, with pre-meetings, for FIATA members only, from Monday 12 September to Tuesday 13 September.

It is recommended that FIATA members start reviewing travel arrangement information now, such as Visa requests or K-ETA requirements, to ensure a smooth arrival in South Korea. Please check out entry requirements on the official Congress website.

Sign-up now!


Letters of Indemnity and their importance in the global supply chain

The TT Club have shared on the importance of Letters of Indemnity in one of their latest TT Talks episodes, and the topic is one which touches almost all in the freight forwarding community. The latest article addresses frequently asked questions on the document, and acts as a very good source of information on these documents. 

To get up to date on the document, and better understand its importance, please read more here.

In the same vein, members may be interested to read, or listen to a recent podcast episode from the same series on the risks associated with full liability contracts. The episode brings to the reader/listener's attention the importance of carefully considering entering such contracts, and gives tips on this including recommending the use of standard trading conditions. Read more here.


Hapag-Lloyd at the centre of latest D & D fine

Hapag-Lloyd has become the latest carrier to be fined by U.S. regulator, the Bureau of Enforcement, in U.S. FMC (Federal Maritime Commission) investigation into carriers' illegal practices. The shipping line has paid a $2m fine for violating demurrage and detention charges. For more on the case, read the latest Loadstar article here.


FIATA President Visits Slovakian National Association on occasion of their 30th Anniversary!

FIATA would like to congratulate the ZLZ SR - Association of Logistics and Freight Forwarding of the Slovak Republic, on reaching its 30th anniversary. To mark the occasion, FIATA President Petrov joined the Association's event in Bratislava and took part in their celebrations, where he can be seen below with ZLZ SR President Mr Frantisek Komora. The event included a theatre play and gala dinner and was attended by 200 guests.

The association, formerly named Slovak Freight Forwarders’ Association, was founded in 1992 during a time when the freight forwarding industry was starting to evolve. After moving its headquarters from Žilina to Bratislava, the association enlarged its focus on logistics and rebranded to its current name.

The main focus of ZLZ SR is to represent the interests of freight forwarders towards governmental, entrepreneurial and other professional organisations, to actively participate in the law-making procedure, to assist its members in legal and insurance issues and to support vocational education in logistics and freight forwarding.


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Upcoming events:

  • 20-22 June ¦ WCO-PSCG Meeting, Brussels
  • 30 June ¦ FIATA General Meeting
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