CIFFA announces new national committees for seafreight, airfreight and customs

by Canadian Shipper

TORONTO, Ont.–The Canadian International Freight Forwarders Association (CIFFA) is pleased to announce the creation of new industry committees in three key areas; Seafreight, Airfreight and Customs, with national participation from senior professionals in each area. All committee members are appointed for two years. 

The CIFFA Seafreight Committee’s mandate is to protect and promote the interests of the membership active in the marine mode, and to inform and enlighten them on issues of concern, both regulatory and operational where these may impact their activities, said a CIFFA release. 

The Seafreight Committee Members are:

• Michael Long, Carson International (Vancouver)

• Kimberley Gallacher, Delmar International Inc (Toronto)

• Larry Palmer, UPS SCS (Montreal)

• Karl-Heinz Legler, Rutherford Global Logistics (Montreal)

• Jean-Paul Gobeil, Axxess International Inc. (Montreal)

• Garry Mooney, Gillespie-Munro Inc. (Vancouver)

• Troy Cowen, Maltacourt (Canada) Ltd. (Toronto)

• Gavin Macgrath, Legal Counsel for CIFFA (Toronto)

• Maureen Jobin (CIFFA Secretariat Toronto)

The mandate of the CIFFA Airfreight Committee is to maintain a powerful, pro-active national forum working on behalf of Canada’s International Airfreight Forwarders. It is to maintain ongoing dialogue with air carriers and their worldwide association IATA, to uphold and represent the interests of CIFFA Member companies.

The Airfreight Committee Members are:

• Jeff Cullen, Bellville Rodair (Toronto)

• William Gottlieb, (Montreal)

• Brian Pedersen, Kuehne + Nagel Ltd. (Toronto)

• Kathy Teune, DHL Global Forwarding Canada (Inc.) (Toronto)

• Trish Szalai, SDV Logistiques (Canada) Inc. (Montreal)

• Angelo D’Amico, Panalpina Inc. (Montreal)

• Gavin Magrath, Legal Counsel for CIFFA (Toronto)

• Ruth Snowden (CIFFA Secretariat Toronto)

The CIFFA Customs Committee has ever-increasing interaction with the Canadian Border Services Agency (CBSA) and the various other government departments (OGDs) involved with CBSA in controlling the movement of goods. The Customs Committee plays a vital role representing the interests of all CIFFA members to ensure the design and implementation of these programs continue to reflect the commercial realities of freight forwarders and our clients, and to ensure that our ability to efficiently and economically facilitate trade and the movement of goods is not compromised.

The Customs Committee Members are:

• Naomi Yamanaka, Kintetsu World Express (Canada) Inc. (Toronto)

• Wayne Bibeau, OEC Overseas Express Consolidators (Canada) Inc. (Montreal)

• Ted Chazin, Milgram International Shipping (Montreal)

• Dan Foran, Cole Freight Inc. (Vancouver)

• Gillian Chang, Livingston International Inc. (Toronto)

• Paul Courtney, Courtney Agencies Ltd. (Vancouver)

• Paul Hughes, Agility Logistics, Co. (Montreal)

• Ruth Snowden (CIFFA Secretariat Toronto)

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