Benefits and Information

Established in 1982, FORCE (Freight Organisation of Related Cargo Experts) is a global network of independent companies operating freight and logistics services by air, sea and road, with a comprehensive range of ancillary options. By joining FORCE, its members, which are in the main privately-owned national companies, access a worldwide infrastructure of forwarding professionals and, as a result, are able to operate effectively anywhere in the world.

FORCE membership is synonymous with the highest standards of service and is a guarantee of a reliable, global and multi-modal capability in cargo carriage and handling. Membership is by invitation only and only awarded to selected forwarders, with a proven track record which can demonstrate a healthy and secure foundation to its enterprise.

The benefits to member companies include:
  • Increased business opportunities through sales leads generated by inter-member co-operation
  • Networking opportunities at annual congress and regional informal meetings
  • Only one member per country is appointed, with the stated aim of ensuring all FORCE network traffic moves through you
  • Free copies of FORCElink, the monthly newsletter which contains need-to-know information about new international trade requirements and forwarding news
  • Entry into the organisation’s Members’ Directory, posted on the website and hard copy sent to each member
  • Access to website containing a Members Discussion Forum, a live chat room, and up-to-date members and industry news
  • The opportunity to contribute to FORCE publications, assisting the promotion of your company and within the membership and wider industry
  • Use of the widely recognised FORCE logo and, for full members, a membership certificate
  • Access to a wide range of free advice and information from the Secretariat
  • Arbitration service if disputes occur between members
  • A forum for having your company views and concerns represented effectively
  • A range of Best Practice documents.

To gain access to all these benefits, and get the FORCE network working for you, it will cost a one-off joining fee of USD 1500.00, plus an annual fee of USD 2000.00 – a small price to pay to increase your long-term financial bottom line.

The name and its original acronym – family of related cargo experts – fully embodies the spirit in which these ethical independent companies work together, creating a powerful strategic alliance within the international freight forwarding industry.

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