Airforwarders Association

The Airforwarders Association (AfA) is a global alliance of indirect air carriers, cargo airlines and affiliated businesses. The association represents member companies, ranging from small businesses to those with over 1,000 people, dedicated to moving cargo throughout the supply chain.

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Alaska Airlines built its new 128,000-square-foot facility on a 6.8-acre site across from its existing headquarters near Seattle-Tacoma International Airport.

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AfA AND ALASKA AIRLINES TO HOST PANEL FOR WASHINGTON STATE CARGO COMMUNITY AHEAD OF AIRFREIGHT SECURITY CHANGES


Join Seattle Airport, TSA, Roanoke Insurance, and Airforwarders Association to discuss regional issues, changes to air cargo security, and navigating the fraud landscape on September 14th

Washington, D.C., USA, Friday 8th September 2023: The Airforwarders Association (AfA) will host the SeaTac Regional Event on September 14th to inform the local Seattle and state of Washington logistics communities about important changes to air cargo security requirements and discuss local and national industry challenges.

Forwarders and shippers across the region are encouraged to sign up to attend the meeting, which will be held at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport (SeaTac), featuring panellists from SeaTac leadership, the Transportation Security Administration (TSA), and Roanoke Insurance Group.

TSA air cargo leadership will provide an update on the imminent end to the Impracticable to Screen Amendment, as well as guidance on how shippers should prepare for revised requirements as of November 1st, followed by a Q & A session.

Seattle Airport and Roanoke Insurance Group will join a panel to discuss the latest industry trends, with airport management addressing local issues and how its cargo-related development plan aims to address these challenges.

Attendees will also hear an update on the latest trends in fraud schemes in transportation from Roanoke’s Senior Vice President – Client Experience, Amanda Barlow, who will offer best practice advice on how to avoid becoming a victim of stolen cargo and cyber-attacks.

AfA’s Executive Director, Brandon Fried, will moderate all sessions throughout the meeting, taking place from 5.00-8.00pm PDT in Alaska Airlines’ new 128,000-square-foot facility at SeaTac Airport, ‘The Hub’.

“We strongly encourage as many forwarders as possible to come to the event and learn about the TSA air cargo security changes effective November 1st and what options are available for shippers and freight forwarders,” said Fried.

“It’s essential for forwarders to be prepared and know what advice they should be giving their customers at this time.”

“The local Seattle area is a vital region for air cargo and the Seattle Airport community has shared in many of the challenges experienced by other major airports in the US, and their leadership will be on hand to discuss these challenges and a way forward, while AfA will relay our efforts to resolve them on Capitol Hill.”

Register your place today at the SeaTac Regional Event here.

Further upcoming information sessions hosted by AfA and the TSA will be held on September 27th in Houston, Texas, and September 28th in New York, USA.

About Airforwarders Association

The Airforwarders Association (AfA) represents more than 200 member companies dedicated to moving cargo throughout the supply chain.

The association’s members range from small businesses with fewer than 20 employees to large companies employing more than 1,000 people and business models varying from domestic to worldwide freight forwarding operations.

In short, they are the travel agents for freight shipments, moving cargo in the timeliest and most cost-efficient manner whether it is carried on aircraft, truck, rail or ship. For more information, visit the association’s website at www.airforwarders.org.


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AfA AND ALASKA AIRLINES TO HOST PANEL FOR WASHINGTON STATE CARGO COMMUNITY AHEAD OF AIRFREIGHT SECURITY CHANGES

Join Seattle Airport, TSA, Roanoke Insurance, and Airforwarders Association to discuss regional issues, changes to air cargo security, and navigating the fraud landscape on September 14th

Washington, D.C., USA, Friday 8th September 2023: The Airforwarders Association (AfA) will host the SeaTac Regional Event on September 14th to inform the local Seattle and state of Washington logistics communities about important changes to air cargo security requirements and discuss local and national industry challenges.

Forwarders and shippers across the region are encouraged to sign up to attend the meeting, which will be held at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport (SeaTac), featuring panellists from SeaTac leadership, the Transportation Security Administration (TSA), and Roanoke Insurance Group.

TSA air cargo leadership will provide an update on the imminent end to the Impracticable to Screen Amendment, as well as guidance on how shippers should prepare for revised requirements as of November 1st, followed by a Q & A session.

Seattle Airport and Roanoke Insurance Group will join a panel to discuss the latest industry trends, with airport management addressing local issues and how its cargo-related development plan aims to address these challenges.

Attendees will also hear an update on the latest trends in fraud schemes in transportation from Roanoke’s Senior Vice President – Client Experience, Amanda Barlow, who will offer best practice advice on how to avoid becoming a victim of stolen cargo and cyber-attacks.

AfA’s Executive Director, Brandon Fried, will moderate all sessions throughout the meeting, taking place from 5.00-8.00pm PDT in Alaska Airlines’ new 128,000-square-foot facility at SeaTac Airport, ‘The Hub’.

“We strongly encourage as many forwarders as possible to come to the event and learn about the TSA air cargo security changes effective November 1st and what options are available for shippers and freight forwarders,” said Fried.

“It’s essential for forwarders to be prepared and know what advice they should be giving their customers at this time.”

“The local Seattle area is a vital region for air cargo and the Seattle Airport community has shared in many of the challenges experienced by other major airports in the US, and their leadership will be on hand to discuss these challenges and a way forward, while AfA will relay our efforts to resolve them on Capitol Hill.”

Register your place today at the SeaTac Regional Event here.

Further upcoming information sessions hosted by AfA and the TSA will be held on September 27th in Houston, Texas, and September 28th in New York, USA.

About Airforwarders Association

The Airforwarders Association (AfA) represents more than 200 member companies dedicated to moving cargo throughout the supply chain.

The association’s members range from small businesses with fewer than 20 employees to large companies employing more than 1,000 people and business models varying from domestic to worldwide freight forwarding operations.

In short, they are the travel agents for freight shipments, moving cargo in the timeliest and most cost-efficient manner whether it is carried on aircraft, truck, rail or ship. For more information, visit the association’s website at www.airforwarders.org.