Aggregate member volumes are substantially higher than any one member could provide on their own yielding better rates, better service and greater attention to customer needs by carriers for all members. Benchmarking proves that Members save 15%-20% on ocean spend over non-Member rates.
USSA contracts are managed using GTNEXUS' Contract Management system. This leading edge platform provides members with contract rates and shipment data timely and effectively.
USSA utilizes the combined expertise of members and staff to optimize logistics solutions and costs for ocean transportation.
Members contribute a varied spectrum of negotiating skills and perspectives which are of significant value to all.
Any individual member with low volume in a trade lane can benefit from the greater volume afforded by the USSA as a whole.
USSA is member-owned and operated. Logistics personnel retain control of shipments, while being freed from tedious contract negotiations and maintenance.
USSA maintains long-term contract relationships with a wide variety of Carriers to ensure full coverage and support worldwide.
Aggregate volumes equal aggregate commitments, reducing the risk on any individual member.
The USSA operates under a Certificate of Review issued by the U.S. Department of Commerce.
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.