David Yokeum has spent his time and effort to travel the world talking to forwarders and
listening to their needs for over two decades. David had a vision that networking was the way forward for the independent logistics providers
if they were to survive into the 1990s and beyond and offer a superior level of service.
In 1998, David launched the world’s first
worldwide non-exclusive network, WCA First (formerly World Cargo Alliance). The network
is neutrally managed, operated to benefit every member company truly, and has grown rapidly
to encompass a range of networks and
specialized services. With over member offices in countries worldwide, WCAworld
is the world’s largest and most powerful network of independent freight forwarders.
With the unique advantages provided by
WCAworld, GAA members can take full
advantage of the industry-leading benefits and
programs developed over the past two decades by WCAworld.
Brian Majerus brings the unique experience of having spent the past 17 years with the World Cargo Alliance and having worked for the ocean and air freight forwarders for more than a decade. Through experience on both sides of the fence, Brian knows what motivates forwarders to join a group and what they can expect from other group members. Brian has recruited the majority of agents currently members of the WCAworld networks. Brian is focused on
ensuring that GAA members are satisfied with their investments. He does this by facilitating member connections, promising fresh
partnerships, and creating visibility through
nominations. Supported by the value-added
programs, a back-office, and infrastructure of the WCAworld, Global Affinity Alliance is poised to give young and growing forwarding
companies the chance to compete right
alongside their larger, more established
A true partnership of value.