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The Forwarder Magazine: Special 75th Anniversary Issue

December 19, 2023

CIFFA is pleased to announce our latest issue of the Forwarder Magazine is Hot off the Press. This issue is dedicated to CIFFA’s 75th anniversary-its founding, early members, committees, events and evolution since 1948, the year the organization was founded. Lots of pics-yearbook-style celebrate the member successes and stakeholder relationships CIFFA is proud to champion! […]

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Month in Review – May 2024

Monthly Review June 03, 2024

Maritime May 1: Indian Trade Disrupted as Port Congestion Forces Liner Services to Skip Calls – The Loadstar Container lines are wrestling with growing service reliability challenges on connections out of India – the longer journey around southern Africa and congestion problems at hub ports en route, particularly Jebel Ali, have taken a toll on […]

CIFFA partners with Pledge on Sustainability Initiatives

Press Release May 28, 2024

TORONTO, May 24, 2024. – CIFFA has partnered with Pledge, an organization which will support CIFFA members with its sustainability expertise. As part of the agreement, CIFFA will embed the Pledge Freight Emissions Calculator into its website, granting members the chance to trial Pledge’s carbon emissions calculation capabilities without needing to sign up to the […]

Monica Kennedy Recipient of CIFFA’s 2024 Donna Letterio Leadership Award

Forwarder Online May 07, 2024

TORONTO, May 6, 2024.– CIFFA is pleased to announce the winner of the 2024 Donna Letterio Leadership Award, Monica Kennedy, Owner and President at ITN Logistics Group of Companies. CIFFA introduced the annual Donna Letterio Leadership Award in December 2015, in memory of former CIFFA President Donna Letterio, who passed away in August 2013. The […]

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Month in Review – April 2024

Monthly Review May 03, 2024

Maritime April 4: Relief as Finnish Port Strikes Are Set to Cease in Bid to Start Talks – The Loadstar Finland’s supply chains look set for a reprieve after the country’s trade unions issued a temporary pause to the weeks-long labour disruption. The Central Organization of Finnish Trade Unions (SAK) on Thursday confirmed that the […]

CIFFA Elects Six New Board Members At Toronto AGM

Forwarder Online May 01, 2024

TORONTO, ON. — CIFFA has elected six new board members at its Annual General Meeting, held April 24, 2024 in Toronto, Ontario, on the second day of CIFFA’s 75th anniversary conference, which was themed “Leading the Path Forward”. The New Board members are: Chris Bachinski, Co-CEO & President at GHY International, Winnipeg Tim Drake, Vice […]

Request for Recognition of the Logistics Industry as “in-demand” in Ontario’s Education Priorities

Forwarder Online April 09, 2024

Dear Minister, Honourable Jill Dunlop, Minister of Colleges and Universities, Ontario. CC: Honourable Premier of Ontario, Doug Ford CC: Honourable Pablo Rodriguez, Minister of Transport Canada I am writing on behalf of CIFFA, a logistics association representing the interests of over 330+ regular member firms with tens of thousands of employees in the fields of […]