To ensure the good image of "FFSI", every application for membership is closely examined by the FFSI Board of Directors in respect of organisation, personnel, financial status, facilities, communication, activities, aggressiveness, reputation and planned expansion programme.
"MEMBER" means an international freight forwarder which has been appointed by the Board of Directors. Such member becomes a "Network Office".
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Benefits of FFSI Membership
FFSI is a fully matured freight forwarders organisation established in 1982 with the vision "To create a Global Network of largely independent and highly professional Freight Forwarding & Logistics companies operating in harmony worldwide". It is managed with tested network policies that intend to ensure the security of members in over 70 countries covering more than 180 cities worldwide (check out our global network map at www.ffsintl.net). Our mission is "To provide, through our Network Offices, the highest standards of competitive service delivery based on the principle of utmost integrity and offering personalised solutions to meet with every customer's requirements".
Many of our members are or have also been members of other cargo organisations for various reasons, but their serious dedication is to FFSI . At FFSI , we are more than just a group of freight forwarders. We are a family, almost like a fraternity. Our driving force is the desire to grow business with each other in an atmosphere of friendship, respect, familiarity and self-discipline.
Our payment security system is arguably the best of any similar Association with only a US$500.00 annual contribution to the Guarantee Fund. Members have bankruptcy coverage up to US$100,000.00. Our system also offers extra protection of outstanding receivables with an early warning advice and the services of an effective mediation committee. We are proud of our excellent record for over 30 years.
Our members find it unnecessary to execute bilateral agency agreements with each other because our FFSIConstitution, FFSI Manual, FFSI Account Settlement Policy and FFSI Code of Ethics to which all are signatories provide a comprehensive network "contract". These policies are undergoing constant refinement, improvement and legal study by our Board of Executive Committee whose accumulated experience ensures that they are adequate, relevant and up-to-date.
Our Future goals
FFSI organizes annual worldwide conferences where all serious and dedicated members' top executives converge at one venue for exhaustive one-on-one discussions for 3 days. There is no need to travel alone all over the world to meet your partners. Our conferences are designed to provide ample time for serious one-on-one business meetings (these meetings may be scheduled by the participants themselves using our FFSI On-line Meeting Scheduler) and excellent events that bring our members much closer together. We believe that this is the best way to meet all your global partners: more economical, optimum time spent, less tiring, more productive and, in fact, enjoyable; and the conference fee is reasonably priced, depending on the venue selected.
FFSI also organizes annual Sales & Marketing Meetings where Senior Sales Staff (even top executives attend these meetings) roll up their sleeves to do person-to-person sales work with the rest of the world; but this time the meeting fee is a nominal amount per participant while the majority of the arrangements are fully subsidized by FFSI . The participants spend is only for their transport fare and group rate hotel accommodations. Just like our conferences, our Sales Meetings are dynamic and enjoyable while allowing the unique FFSI Spirit to engulf those in the Sales front line. No other network organisation offers subsidized and very productive meetings like these!
The above global events alone are enough to get back true value from our moderate annual membership fee. Of course, we have many other services that work for you, not marketing hype or empty promises, but systems that actually work. To find out more about this, please visit our web site at www.ffsintl.net .
Stop wondering which forwarder network to choose. Learn from the experiences of our members. Choose FFSI .
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