International Air & Shipping Association

IASA is a global network of International Freight Forwarders established in 1971 with its Head Office situated in Bracknell, UK with a Board of Directors comprised of members from various countries, elected by the membership.

The IASA Membership now covers 40 countries with a combined total of some 450 offices worldwide. The group employs approximately 5000 staff globally and generates an annual turnover to 2.5 billion USD.

IASA is the ideal network if you require global coverage, local business knowledge and expertise and ever improving service. If you are interested in becoming a member please contact us.


  • The original freight network, formed in 1971
  • Exclusive membership - one country one member *
  • Owned by the members for the members - not for profit
  • Full members vote on all matters
  • Annual one to one meetings with all partners

Join IASA today
& Be part of our 81st
General Assembly

Our Story So Far........

IASA was founded in 1971 by a group of enterprising freight forwarders who foresaw the need to establish an international network of independent forwarding agents. Our members are committed to cooperate in the handling of each other’s traffic, assuring our high quality standards and immediate two-way communication of shipment status and details.

Our story so far ..

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Many of the individual principals of our members are also actively involved in the leadership of their national and regional forwarding associations. Examples are:

  • Alec Koh of Freightmen, Singapore- Chairman of the Singapore Forwarders Association;
  • Keree Chaichanavong of TAC Thailand – President of the Forwarding Association of Thailand;
  • Roger Madan of Air Marine, Miami, USA – President of the Florida Customs Brokers & Forwarders Association;
  • Lee Connor of J.S. Connor, Baltimore, USA – Director of the National Customs Brokers & Forwarders Association.
  • Bulent Aymen of Sabay Group, Turkey - Chairman of Turkish Exporters Assembly Logistics Council, Chairman of Mediterranean Exporters Association and Supervisory Board Member of Turkish Exporters Association

See our Members Section for areas where new members are currently being sought.