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October 17, 2018

GAA 4th Annual Conference is one for the books!

GAA 4th Annual Conference is one for the books! The Global Affinity Alliance convened in Cape Town, South Africa this year for its fourth – and arguably its most successful – annual conference yet! Cape Town’s unique location made for an exciting, memorable networking conference that many will be talking about for years to come. “This was one of our  Read more »

September 14, 2018

Network Looks to Cape Town to host 4th Annual Conference

Despite doubts regarding Cape Town’s water crisis, the Global Affinity Alliance is proud to confirm that the location for its 4th Annual Conference will remain unchanged. Thanks to quick thinking lawmakers and the regions Hospitality Property Fund, the hotel venue has confirmed that the construction of desalination plants will make water a non-issue for the 300+ members planning to attend  Read more »

December 13, 2017

About Brazil’s Customs strike

Last week, Brian Majerus attended the FCBF’s Conference of The Americas where one of the speakers was asked a question about the strike which is affecting Brazilian Customs. Here is what we learned. How long have they been striking? The strike is now entering its seventh week with no end in sight. In November, the Journal of Commerce posted this  Read more »

October 13, 2017

GAA’s Sold Out Conference is Huge Success.

GAA’s 3rd Conference is Massive Success The Global Affinity Alliance convened in Amsterdam this year for its third, and incredibly successful, annual conference. The event sold out months in advance making it difficult for late-registrants to find a spot. Likewise, many WCA members found themselves on an ever-growing wait list where they hoped to gain entrance to the young networks conference  Read more »

May 4, 2017

Ocean Alliances – Safety in numbers

In a concentrated effort to avoid the future calamity that came with the 2016 collapse of Hanjin, the seventh largest ocean carrier in the world, other carriers have come together to consolidate the four original ocean alliances into three. By doing so, 2M, THE Alliance, and Ocean Alliance*, will hold more than 77% of global container capacity and 96%  Read more »

March 31, 2017

Why choosing a network like GAA can boost your business

The tagline, “membership has its privileges,” has been cemented into our minds by many a credit card company. Fact is it’s actually a very true statement, especially in regards to the Global Affinity Alliance and its many, un-matched member benefits! In our last post about the reasons you should choose to be part of our network, we discussed our insurance  Read more »

March 15, 2017

Eurogate announces Wilhelmshaven will welcome OCEAN Alliance

Eurogate announces that Wilhelmshaven, Germany’s only deep-water port, will welcome six further container shipping lines in April 2017 to include Hamburg Sud, Hyundai Merchant Marine, and the newly-formed shipping alliance OCEAN Alliance. Wilhelmshaven offers recognizable nautical advantages for the ever-larger vessels serving between Asia and Northern Europe, especially given the unprecedented scale of change due to intensifying consolidation between shipping  Read more »

October 20, 2016

Global Affinity Alliance takes second annual conference to Las Vegas!

The Global Affinity Alliance’s Las Vegas conference was a successful second meeting for some 109 delegates. Four days of valuable networking coupled with lots of great evening entertainment made for a meeting to remember. “I want to start by thanking all of the GAA members who attended our 2nd annual meeting in Las Vegas,” said Brian Majerus, Director of Global  Read more »

July 1, 2016

It’s July 1st – SOLAS day! Try INTTRA’s VGM submission tool free for 30 days.

(VGM) requirement is in place and shippers are required to provide carriers with this information as required by the Safety of Life at Sea Act, or SOLAS. Country-by-country regulatory agencies and carriers have been attempting to reach workable solutions  Read more »

May 13, 2016

Cuba removed from the sanctions list.

In our news post from September 1st, we indicated that Cuba was on the sanctions list. Today, we’re happy to report that is no longer the case and that Gold Medallion coverage is available to shipments to and from Cuba.  Read more »