For more than 25 years USSA has successfully secured advantageous ocean shipping contracts for its members throughout many business cycles. USSA provides members with an electronic contract management platform for ocean freight which shows detailed bottom line detail and bottom line freight spend.
USSA affords members with market leading ocean freight rates and services by combining member shipping volume. The Association provides up to date information on trends of global economics and the impact on ocean shipping.
Each member assigns one or more representatives to the USSA Operating Committee assisting staff to implement USSA strategy.
Executive Director, Beverly Altimore, and Support Manager, Tom Johnson handle the management and administration of the Association.
Is comprised of one Management level representative from each member. The Board of Directors provides strategic direction to the Association.
Legal letters of review covering the E.U., Asia, and Central and South America ensure compliance with anti-trust regulations worldwide.
USSA is dedicated to improving members' market position by:
Enabling members to leverage collective expertise and shipping volumes with a strategy that delivers superior value to the organizations.
Transportation Procurement, Contract Management, and Ocean Shipment Visibility available to all USSA membersGT Nexus Site
The ability to leverage ocean logistics services has been a very positive tool in reducing our overall spend, i.e. such as gaining exposure to various IT and systems solutions and ultimately entering into an IT solution (GT Nexus) at a significantly discounted cost. The ability to openly communicate and bench-marking of services/rates with a group of shippers is a very positive tool.
Through membership in the USSA we have gained more competitive rates and a reliable network of other exporters. Joining the USSA has been a positive experience with great results.
Amcol International was looking for the ability to achieve the competitive rates that higher volume shippers are able to obtain. We found this with USSA. Through our membership we have not only achieved the improved rates, but we now have the ability to access a broader group of carriers, giving us security in our shipping options.
I like the fact that USSA partenered with GT Nexus. With this tool I can always see exactly what my freight rates are.
Through the USSA consortium, FMC has access to competitive rates by leveraging the member volumes and capabilities, best-in-class information technology and up-to-date information about the shipping industry. USSA provides FMC with a cost effective way to optimize its logistics spend.