The UFN is an association of handpicked, professional, independent Freight Forwarders. The network’s members are the success and strength of our association - our members focus on a high level of customer service based on confidence, ethics, and excellence.
Although memberships is based primarily on recommendations, they do accept applications from forwarders in areas where they do not have recommendations from an existing UFN member. Their global members come together to do business, exchange ideas, and thereby increase their collective strengths.
UFN IS DIFFERENT - Our approach to networking is new, unique and exclusive. Our concept is truly unique. No other network currently in existence offers this much self-government.
We are not a network that is governed from the top down in which members of the networks must accept the owners’ rules and live by them or leave the network. Add to this that most network owners have no idea of freight forwarding, no exposure to the industry and you are stuck with someone who can speak well but has no concept of what the members really need or want.
UFN IS DIFFERENT... Our network was founded as a "self-rule" network. Our members make policy through governing boards guided by Founding Members. The governing boards then come up with proposals to be discussed and voted on by the membership. Being a privately-owned network, our owner does have a right to veto, but coming from a forwarding background no logical proposal will receive a veto.