Logstar – Egypt


We welcome our newest member Logstar Egypt Co. to the ASA family and ask you extend the hand of friendship to Yasser and all his team based in Cairo, Egypt.

Logstar Egypt is a dedicated forwarder specialising in AOG’s and the Oil & Gas industry and enjoys a very good reputation and track record in handling these very service demanding sectors.

Logstar also offers a wide range of logistic activities for air and ocean freight shipments. Their team is raring to go and will provide full support to all ASA members shipments.

Logstar prides itself on its solid relationships with local carriers and Customs authorities. It has an active sales team with good market awareness and hopes they can exchange sales leads with you to help mutually develop new business together..

See you all in Dubai later this year, if you have left your booking till now please book  right away, as its going to be a well attended meeting this year


Time to book your place at ASA meeting in Dubai 2019


This years ASA Meeting is being held at The Le Meridien Hotel which has 15 Restaraunts, 5 swimming pools, beautiful gardens, a massive split level well equipped gymnasium and very close to the famous “Irish Village”.


SUNDAY evening a “Getting to know You Party” by the main pool/garden, with food and drinks included.

MONDAY all day conference/meeting includes:- Coffee/tea breaks, lunch and Dinner in the evening at the Irish Village with live music.

TUESDAY all day one to one meetings includes:- Coffee/tea breaks, lunch and Dinner will  be a special dinner event outside of the hotel.

WEDNESDAY morning one to one meetings includes:- Coffee/tea breaks, lunch

Free afternoon for some sight seeing or shopping. Sponsors and new members will have an opportunity to make short presentations on Monday Morning session.

This year Shaukat has a couple of other great ideas for a special night (Yet to be finalised) so dont miss this once in a lifetime opportunity it will be fun.

Why not add a day or two to your trip as there is so much to see and do in Dubai, for the ladies there is the biggest Shopping Mall in the world, Lots of Duty Fee Shops, the tallest building in the world and many more wonders of the world to see.

Our special Room rate includes Breakfast, Wifi, All taxes, Free pick up from Airport terminals 1 & 3 to the hotel

Dont Delay Book to Day


New ASA member for Toronto Canada


We welcome Freight Sense Inc. Toronto, Canada into the ASA Network family.

Freight Sense is a full service Canadian owned International Freight Forwarder. Its many years of experience have allowed it to serve a wide base of customers with a wider spectrum of service requirements.

Freight Senses culture is one of transparency, professionalism and values and it’s drive is to be your transportation company of choice. Whether you work with letters of credit, complex projects or simply need a small package delivered across town, they are always ready to serve. This honest approach is matched with a dedication to serving it’s customers and agents in the simplest, most efficient and cost effective way.

Freight Sense understands the needs of it’s business, encompassing the small sized exporter requiring personal attention to detail, to some of the largest corporations in Canada, who want tailor made IT links from its system and dedicated 24/7 commitment. It’s philosophy is simple, yet effective; Above all, they aim to make the customer happy.

Thank you again and I can confirm Seymour of Freight Sense is looking forward to meeting you all at this years ASA conference in Dubai in October.

Best Wishes


Payment Protection Scheme

Dear ASA Members, I’m writing this open letter to you to keep you informed on the Progress (or lack of progress) on implementing an ASA Payment Protection Scheme.

It was agreed at last years ASA meeting in Vietnam that we would implement a PPS deposit scheme whereby all memebrs would be asked to place on deposit Euros 300 for the next couple of years and new Members to be charged Euros 500 for the next 3 years until we have built up a reasonable deposit to be able to use this to settle any bad debts among ASA Members should this happen.

Try as hard as we have, we have not been able to get our Bank to allow us to open a special account to hold these deposits in a separte trust account from our general accounts, they wont agree to this.       The reason being given although the money is coming from ASA members to be held in a Trut account only to be used in case of any bad debts. The bank cant then allow the ASA Management to withdraw money from this account as the money is not ASA’s but its members.

Secondly in Spain there will be a tax on the total amount of interest being held which would have to be paid in Spain I guess by ASA Network.

So more recently we have been looking at finding a bank that will allow this, we tried Hong Kong and Cyprus to no good effect the same issues come up because they are worried about money laundering.

So now we want to ask you our members do you know of any insurance compay that maybe interested to Cover the ASA members possible bad debts at a reasonable price instead of using a deposit scheme.

Please send your ideas or views to Roy loken

Many thanks

B. Regards


P.S. If you havent already booked your place at this years meeting in Dubai now please dont delay simply go to www.asanetwork.org and click on meetings.