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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Icelandair Cargo joins the AfA as the carrier enters the US market, adding dedicated freighters from Liege, Belgium, to multiple cities in North America, via its hub in Keflavik, Iceland.

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AIRFORWARDERS ASSOCIATION GAINS NEW MEMBER ICELANDAIR CARGO AS IT EXPANDS GLOBAL MEMBERSHIP


Iceland’s flag carrier joins the US association for the air forwarding community as it enters the North American market, strengthening AfA’s European representation

Washington, D.C., USA, Wednesday 6th September 2023: The Airforwarders Association (AfA) has welcomed new airline member Icelandair Cargo to its 200-strong member base, as the association focuses on extending its membership to include Europe-based companies with a US office.

Icelandair Cargo joins the AfA as the carrier embarks on the strategic expansion of its cargo network in the US, adding dedicated freighters to multiple cities in North America as of September, from Liege, in Belgium, via Keflavik.

“As Icelandair Cargo enters the airfreight market in North America, we want to be part of the business community here and we see AfA as the ideal platform to establish close relationships with forwarders working in the same market,” said Gunnar Mar Sigurfinnsson, Managing Director, Icelandair Cargo.

“We are all part of the same supply chain, serving the same client, and we see it as our duty to connect with the community and to align with the AfA on its strategic objectives, aiming to be a partner of choice for forwarders in the region.”

AfA acts as the voice of the industry for the US transport and logistics sector and beyond, working closely with other industry associations to tackle challenges and ensure a sustainable future for the sector.

Icelandair Cargo will bring a valuable new geographical perspective to the group as it targets this objective.

“With its strategic position midway between North America and Europe, the addition of Icelandair Cargo to the AfA community represents an important development for our global representation and strengthens our efforts to present a united front for the worldwide transport industry,” said Brandon Fried, Executive Director, AfA.

“We hope that as we diversify our membership, AfA’s goal to bring compliance and harmonization to the sector will grow in tandem.”

Currently, AfA is targeting key objectives including lobbying Congress to make critical investment in air cargo infrastructure at US airports and helping shippers prepare for imminent changes to US cargo screening requirements.

“It’s not enough to just be a member – we also have to deliver on our service promises and meet the needs of forwarders and we are ready to work hard to ensure we not only meet but exceed these expectations,” said Sigurfinnsson.

The AfA looks forward to welcoming further new members in the US and beyond as it nears its goal to pass new US legislation that will help promote increased funding for US airport cargo infrastructure and protect the future of the industry.

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About Icelandair

Icelandair is a leading airline offering flights to, from, via and within Iceland – our hub and home.

We provide safe, reliable flights with exceptional service to metropolitan areas on both sides of the Atlantic, also flying domestically within Iceland and to destinations in Greenland.

Icelandair connects 15 destinations in North America with 31 destinations in Europe via our hub in Keflavik, operating B767-300 freighter aircraft as well a passenger fleet of B737, B757 and B767.

With our unique geographical location midway between North America and Europe, Icelandair continues to build an ever-growing network of international routes, with Iceland as a hub.

Icelandair is a part of Icelandair Group.

About Airforwarders Association

The AirForwarders Association represents hundreds of U.S companies dedicated to moving cargo through the supply chain on all modes of transport.

AFA has been supporting member companies of all sizes for 35 years, acting as the voice of the industry and lobbying legislators to help drive sustainable practices and ensure resilient, safe, secure supply chains.

As an alliance of indirect air carriers, cargo airlines and related businesses operating across the global transportation community, we represent member companies dedicated to moving air cargo through the supply chain.

Our members include not only air forwarders, but truckers, airlines, warehouse operators and businesses delivering a range of supporting services including technology, training, compliance, insurance and legal, just to name a few industries.

From campaigning for better national infrastructure to opening discussions about carbon reductions and digitilization – AFA has promoted hundreds of its members and streamlined business models to continue the growing industry.

For more information: airforwarders.org


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AIRFORWARDERS ASSOCIATION GAINS NEW MEMBER ICELANDAIR CARGO AS IT EXPANDS GLOBAL MEMBERSHIP

Iceland’s flag carrier joins the US association for the air forwarding community as it enters the North American market, strengthening AfA’s European representation

Washington, D.C., USA, Wednesday 6th September 2023: The Airforwarders Association (AfA) has welcomed new airline member Icelandair Cargo to its 200-strong member base, as the association focuses on extending its membership to include Europe-based companies with a US office.

Icelandair Cargo joins the AfA as the carrier embarks on the strategic expansion of its cargo network in the US, adding dedicated freighters to multiple cities in North America as of September, from Liege, in Belgium, via Keflavik.

“As Icelandair Cargo enters the airfreight market in North America, we want to be part of the business community here and we see AfA as the ideal platform to establish close relationships with forwarders working in the same market,” said Gunnar Mar Sigurfinnsson, Managing Director, Icelandair Cargo.

“We are all part of the same supply chain, serving the same client, and we see it as our duty to connect with the community and to align with the AfA on its strategic objectives, aiming to be a partner of choice for forwarders in the region.”

AfA acts as the voice of the industry for the US transport and logistics sector and beyond, working closely with other industry associations to tackle challenges and ensure a sustainable future for the sector.

Icelandair Cargo will bring a valuable new geographical perspective to the group as it targets this objective.

“With its strategic position midway between North America and Europe, the addition of Icelandair Cargo to the AfA community represents an important development for our global representation and strengthens our efforts to present a united front for the worldwide transport industry,” said Brandon Fried, Executive Director, AfA.

“We hope that as we diversify our membership, AfA’s goal to bring compliance and harmonization to the sector will grow in tandem.”

Currently, AfA is targeting key objectives including lobbying Congress to make critical investment in air cargo infrastructure at US airports and helping shippers prepare for imminent changes to US cargo screening requirements.

“It’s not enough to just be a member – we also have to deliver on our service promises and meet the needs of forwarders and we are ready to work hard to ensure we not only meet but exceed these expectations,” said Sigurfinnsson.

The AfA looks forward to welcoming further new members in the US and beyond as it nears its goal to pass new US legislation that will help promote increased funding for US airport cargo infrastructure and protect the future of the industry.

About Airforwarders Association

The AirForwarders Association represents hundreds of U.S companies dedicated to moving cargo through the supply chain on all modes of transport.

AFA has been supporting member companies of all sizes for 35 years, acting as the voice of the industry and lobbying legislators to help drive sustainable practices and ensure resilient, safe, secure supply chains.

As an alliance of indirect air carriers, cargo airlines and related businesses operating across the global transportation community, we represent member companies dedicated to moving air cargo through the supply chain.

Our members include not only air forwarders, but truckers, airlines, warehouse operators and businesses delivering a range of supporting services including technology, training, compliance, insurance and legal, just to name a few industries.

From campaigning for better national infrastructure to opening discussions about carbon reductions and digitilization – AFA has promoted hundreds of its members and streamlined business models to continue the growing industry.

For more information: airforwarders.org