TIA is the lone entity representing the United States to the International Federation of Freight Forwarders Associations (FIATA), the leading global organization representing 3PLs.
The International Logistics Conference is the policy committee that engages with FIATA, the Federal Maritime Commission, U.S. Customs and Border Protection on issues that are critical to non-vessel operating common carriers (NVOCCs), freight forwarders, and 3PLs working across North American borders.
Critical issues before the committee include detention and demurrage charges at U.S. ports, port labor issues, cargo security programs, and global regulations such as IMO 2020 and SOLAS. This committee works with peer groups such as the National Customs Brokers & Forwarders Association of America (NCBFAA), the National Retail Federation, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, and the North American Strategy for Competitiveness.
The chair for the International Logistics Conference is Jim Damman, President and CEO of Mode Transportation. The TIA staff point of contact is Will Sehestedt