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RW Freight are very professional when handling our cargo from Norway.

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We score RW Freight excellent in all aspects

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R W Freight always deliver my Swedish Import freight to me on time. I am a happy customer.

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FIATA

FIATA is the name for this organisation is based on the French title “Fédération Internationale des Associations de Transitaires et Assimilés”, in English “International Federation of Freight Forwarders Associations”.

It was founded in Vienna, Austria in May 1926 and today represents an industry covering approximately 40,000 freight forwarding and logistics firms, employing around 8 – 10 million people in 150 countries. FIATA is a non-governmental organisation, to which members of the British International Freight Association (BIFA) automatically belong.

R W Freight has been a member since 1983 and in 2008 received a Certificate in acknowledgement of 25 years of individual membership. The company’s founder, Ron Willis was honoured by FIATA in 2002 ‘in recognition of his outstanding services’ to the industry.

The organisation has consultative status with the Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) of the United Nations, the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD), and the UN Commission on International Trade Law (UNCITRAL).

FIATA has worldwide influence, and is the largest non-governmental organisation in the field of transportation.

Its main objectives are:

  • to unite the freight forwarding industry worldwide
  • to represent, promote and protect the interests of the industry by participating as advisors or experts in meetings of international bodies dealing with transportation
  • to familiarise trade and industry and the public at large with the services rendered by freight forwarders through the dissemination of information, distribution of publications, etc.
  • to improve the quality of services rendered by freight forwarders by developing and promoting uniform forwarding documents, standard trading conditions, etc.
  • to assist with vocational training for freight forwarders, liability insurance problems, tools for electronic commerce including electronic data interchange(EDI) and barcode.

FIATA holds a World Congress every year; this international event brings together the freight forwarding industry and transport world. Its purpose is to conduct the business of the Federation, to offer delegates a social occasion and, last but not least, is a meeting place to conduct business. Between 800 and 1500 people usually take part in the congress.

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