GSF is the global trade body that speaks up for and advises shippers and cargo owners in the conduct of international trade.
Any business that arranges for the import and export of their goods by land, sea or air is a shipper. Shippers organise the flow of goods from country of manufacture or production to the country of consumption or use. They contract with shipping lines, airlines and road and rail hauliers to deliver their goods at pre-determined times and places so that their customers are able to further use or sell them.
Shippers make international trade happen. Shippers typically include manufacturers, producers, retailers, wholesalers, and traders buying and selling goods between countries.
GSF supports shippers in the essential role they perform in national economies and work to make international trade and transport safe, efficient and environmentally sustainable.