Global Shippers’ Forum officially open for business

7/7/2011 12:21:19 PM

The newly re-organised Global Shippers’ Forum (GSF) is now officially open for business, with the Freight Transport Association providing its secretariat and Chris Welsh as Secretary General.

The GSF’s brand new website can be found at, providing information on GSF and how it represents shippers, how it is run, the board and secretariat, members, services, events, how to join and much more.

The GSF also has its own dedicated telephone number (+44 (0)1892 552384) and fax number (+44 (0)1892 552352) and email addresses. Chris Welsh can be emailed at

Chris Welsh, said:

“We are delighted with the enthusiastic reception we have received from governments and other bodies following the re-organisation of GSF. These changes should put it in a better position to participate in the key international bodies where decisions are taken which have an impact on shippers everywhere.”

Founding board members of the GSF are: James Hookham, Managing Director of Policy and Communications of the UK Freight Transport Association; Bob Ballantyne, President of the Canadian Industrial Transportation Association; John Lu, Chairman of the Asian Shippers’ Council, and Bruce Carlton, President and CEO of The National Industrial Transportation League.