Since 1994 when the Tripartite Shippers’ Group (TSG) consisting of the US National Industrial League, ASC and European shippers first got together in Brussels, shippers’ views have been represented at an international level. By 1996 this informal grouping had expanded to shippers organisations from over 50 countries - the GSF was born.
Today, the GSF represents shippers in all the world’s major trading regions, including Europe, Asia, North America and Africa.
On a day-to-day basis the GSF is lobbying, educating and influencing government and inter-government organisations on an expanding range of regulatory and trade issues affecting shippers, and in doing so raising the profile of shippers and their interests.
The formal incorporation of the GSF and the establishment of a permanent secretariat based in the UK was agreed in June 2011 now positions GSF to more professionally represent shippers’ views at the highest level of global government. The GSF was fomally launched on 1 July 2011.
Here are some recent examples of successes GSF has secured for shippers:
The GSF is campaigning on the issues that most effect shippers, namely competitive and efficient shipping markets by all modes to improve the performance of shippers’ logistics and supply chains. We are therefore campaigning for: