About GSA

Global shippers strive for a free market, freight rates transparency, and stability on the global level

Who we are

The Global Shippers’ Alliance (GSA) represents the logistics interests of manufacturers, retailers and wholesalers, collectively referred to as shippers. GSA consists of the Asian Shippers’ Alliance (ASA), the European Shippers’ Council (ESC), and the American Association of Exporters and Importers (AAEI).

Denis Choumert
Denis ChoumertVice President of the European Shippers' Council (ESC)
Dato' Dr Ir Andy K.H. Seo
Dato' Dr Ir Andy K.H. SeoChairman of the Asian Shippers' Alliance (ASA)
Eugene Laney
Eugene LaneyPresident & CEO of the American Association of Exporters and Importers (AAEI)

What we do

The objective of GSA is to intervene in the field of international transport and trade in a joint and coordinated way to promote the evolution of regulation, markets, and practices, which will enhance and better facilitate the flow of goods between the continents.

GSA is active in:

  • Regional and bilateral agreements
  • Coordinated border management
  • Single window solutions
  • Mutual recognition of security systems
  • Reduction of extraterritorial legislation
  • International trade dispute settlement
  • Collaboration between governments and the business community
  • Collect information and exchange good practices
  • Build up documentation on service levels and cost development to facilitate a better understanding between relevant stakeholders in the maritime industry and to facilitate discussions with them on innovation and the future of the sector
  • Liaise with national and international authorities on maritime issues
  • Regularly analyse the past and current maritime situation
  • Free market
  • Security
  • Key performance indicators
  • Sustainability

GSA engages with other stakeholders in the field of trade and logistics to:

  • Promote liberalization, fair competition, and a free access to market
  • Lower barriers, repel anticompetitive practices, and monitor the application of such principles
  • Lower non-tariff trade barriers through increased cooperation with various border control authorities and relevant evolution of physical and IT processes
  • Increase visibility of the shippers as a global community among other stakeholders, promote cooperation, and bring balance to all stakes involved, including performance, security, and environmental impact

Facilitating the flow of goods between continents

Global shippers engage and cooperate on logistics and cargo issues to bring stability and security to the global trade