Icelandair Cargo joins US Airforwarders Association

Gunnar Mar Sigurfinnsson, Icelandair Cargo. Source: AfA

Icelandair Cargo has joined the US Airforwarders Association (AfA) as the organisation looks to add Europe-based companies with a US office.

The AfA said that the carrier had joined the organisation as it embarks on an expansion of its network in the US.

The carrier will add dedicated freighter flights to multiple cities in North America from Liege in September.

“As Icelandair Cargo enters the airfreight market in North America, we want to be part of the business community here and we see AfA as the ideal platform to establish close relationships with forwarders working in the same market,” said Gunnar Mar Sigurfinnsson, managing director, Icelandair Cargo.

“We are all part of the same supply chain, serving the same client, and we see it as our duty to connect with the community and to align with the AfA on its strategic objectives, aiming to be a partner of choice for forwarders in the region.”

AfA executive director Brandon Fried added: “With its strategic position midway between North America and Europe, the addition of Icelandair Cargo to the AfA community represents an important development for our global representation and strengthens our efforts to present a united front for the worldwide transport industry.

“We hope that as we diversify our membership, AfA’s goal to bring compliance and harmonization to the sector will grow in tandem.”

AfA is targeting key objectives including lobbying Congress to make investment in air cargo infrastructure at US airports and helping shippers prepare for imminent changes to US cargo screening requirements.

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Damian Brett

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I have been writing about the freight and logistics industry since 2007 when I joined International Freighting Weekly to cover the shipping sector.After a stint in PR, I have gone on to work for Containerisation International and Lloyds List - where I was editor of container shipping - before joining Air Cargo News in 2015.Contact me on [email protected]