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Toronto, July 30, 2018. –The Canadian International Freight Forwarders Association (CIFFA) and the Federación de Asociaciones Nacionales de Agentes de Carga y Operadores Logísticos Internacionales de América Latina y el Caribe (ALACAT) officially signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) in Singapore on July 17th. 2018.
The MOU aims to foster understanding in both public and private sectors related to cargo transportation and logistics in the Caribbean, Latin American countries and Canada, and to offer the membership of both organizations benefit from mutual support and collaboration.
ALACAT President, Galo Molina and CIFFA Executive Director, Ruth Snowden have agreed to undertake joint initiatives which may include co-hosted activities, conference and event support, projects support, and training collaboration and promotion.
“With all of the uncertainty in trade with Canada’s largest trading partner, now is the time for Canadian traders to develop new relationships and look for new markets”, said Snowden. “Latin American and Caribbean countries offer significant growth opportunities for Canadian firms and CIFFA members must be prepared to provide global logistics services into these new markets. CIFFA and ALACAT together will foster development of these opportunities.”
ALACAT was founded on June 12, 1982 to defend the interests of and support the activities of cargo agents and global logistics service providers, to support their productivity and competitiveness and to foster a climate of trust in their membership for importers and exporters.
The Canadian International Freight Forwarders Association (CIFFA) is celebrating 70 years of leadership in 2018 and today represents some 260 regular member firms from the largest of multi-national global logistics provider firms to small and medium sized Canadian companies. CIFFA member companies employ tens of thousands of highly skilled international trade and transportation specialists. As a vital component of Canada’s global supply chain, CIFFA member companies facilitate the movement of goods around the world. International freight forwarders are the foremost experts in cargo transportation solutions and essential partners in advancing the Canadian economy and the economic prosperity of Canadians.