Who we are

The Global Shippers’ Forum (GSF) was formally incorporated and registered as a non-governmental organisation in the United Kingdom in June 2011. It’s the world’s leading trade association for shippers (importers and exporters) engaged in international trade, organising the movement of goods in all modes of transport.

Origins of GSF

GSF was created in 2006. The decision to incorporate GSF was taken to enable GSF to establish formal recognition, consultation status and accreditation with the major UN agencies such as the International Maritime Organisation (IMO), International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO), International Labour Organisation (ILO) and the World Customs Organisation.

Focus and Aims

GSF represents shippers’ interests and that of their national and regional organisations in Asia, Europe, North and South America, Africa and Australasia.

GSF’s mission is to influence regulatory developments affecting international freight transport and the policy decisions of governments and international organisations as they affect shippers and receivers of freight.