The re-organised Global Shippers’ Forum is officially open.
The Freight Transport Association is providing its secretariat, and Chris Welsh is its secretary general.
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 chief executive of The National Industrial Transportation League.