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Thursday, March 24th, 2016

Thoughts on our inaugural meeting.

The inaugural Global Affinity Alliance meeting in Abu Dhabi was a success; for those who were in attendance I hope your follow-up work has been both fruitful and stress-free. For those of you who could not attend, here is a break down of what you missed! We kick-started the three-day conference with team building exercises. Members were placed into groups… Read more »

Tuesday, September 1st, 2015

Gold Medallion Coverage Exemptions – September 1 update

The Global Affinity Alliance is proud of our member-to-member protection program that provides $50,000 coverage in network and $25,000 between the GAA and other WCA networks. However due to restrictions, sanctions or market conditions, we must make changes to our coverage policy. As of today, our Gold Medallion Financial Protection Plan coverage is suspended for transactions in Nigeria and Angola…. Read more »

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 »

Tuesday, June 16th, 2015

GAA increases minimum requirements for Risk Managed designation

The Global Affinity Alliance has created a higher-tier of trust within the group, the Risk Managed Program. We have recently enacted changes to the program raising insurance policy requirements for companies who wish to participate and who are permitted to use and display the RM logo. The reasons for this change are two-fold. First, we wish to strengthen the program…. Read more »

Friday, May 29th, 2015

Global Affinity Alliance inaugural conference dates announced – October 18-21, 2015

The Global Affinity Alliance is proud to announce that we are hosting our inaugural conference later this year in Bangkok, Thailand. The event will be held October 18-21, 2015, at the Plaza Athénée Hotel. There’s only one “first” meeting, and it important that all GAA members attend for three key reasons. Meet your fellow founding members. Having only launched earlier this… Read more »

Thursday, December 18th, 2014

Three reasons to join the Global Affinity Alliance

The Global Affinity Alliance is the newest and most exciting and unique of global freight forwarder networks. New logistics companies looking to join a network should give first consideration to the GAA. There are three reasons that a company which is looking to join a global freight forwarder network should choose the GAA. Reason one: Financial Protection. Logistics companies in… Read more »

Thursday, December 4th, 2014

Meet the Global Affinity Alliance, a unique global freight forwarder network

My name is Brian Majerus, and I am pleased to introduce you to the Global Affinity Alliance, a global freight forwarder network unlike any other. Logistics is a growing field, and new companies are opening every day. These companies are led by talented people, many of whom spent years learning the industry at different or larger firm and found themselves… Read more »