Monthly Archives: August 2015

Monday, August 31st, 2015

Markets and Networks; Hedging the Volatility

As markets falter, being in GAA protects you. This week we saw a tremendous crash in the Chinese markets, two weeks after the Chinese government devalued the yuan by 3% to boost exports by lowering stock prices. Combining the crash with slowed growth in Latin America turns the logistics market trepidatious this year. A solid freight network provides safety for… Read more »


Wednesday, August 19th, 2015

GAA inaugural conference in Bangkok cancelled for safety reasons.

On Monday, a bomber remotely denoted a backpack at the Erawan Shrine in the middle of downtown Bangkok, causing loss of life, injuries and property damage. Global Affinity Alliance and the WCA are concerned first and foremost with the safety and security of our members who travel to our conferences, regardless of where in the world they are held. It… Read more »


Tuesday, August 18th, 2015

Why belong to a freight network?

By its very definition, logistics is an industry of location and information. Anyone can easily ship a package to another person in the world, but what we actually sell is information, access, and accountability. There are obvious financial benefits of being part of a strong freight network, or of partnering with a stable base of operations in market, including the… Read more »