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For all members who have not yet booked your place at the ASA Meeting please do so now. Its now only 2 months away to October already its shaping up to be a really big meeting with all the bookings received so far, but dont leave it any later to make yiour booking.

We have reserved 60 rooms at the Le Meridien at very special discounted rate with lots of extras including – Breakfast, Free pick up from the Airport etc.

These rooms are going fast so book your place now just go to www.asanetwork.org and click on menu “Meetings”

It starts with the “Getting to know you party” starts on Sunday evening drinks and food included, a graet time to catch up with old friends and meet new members in a relaxed atmosphere before the meetings start the next morning.

We want to put on the website the one-2-one meeting scheduler later this month so we need you to register now so you dont miss out on the listings

We have 2 fantastic dinners lined up for you in the evenings, Dubai is not a place to miss so much to see and do. So make sure you are with us in October

Book now — Book Now — Book Now — Book Now — Book Now — Book Now

See you in Dubai

Webmaster

Bookings coming in nicely for this years ASA meeting in Dubai

We are very pleased with the numbers of bookings coming in for this years annual ASA meeting, it looks like it will be even bigger and better than last years in Vietnam which was one of the best ever attended.

Make sure you dont miss out on this great opportunity to meet and network with other ASA memebers over 3/4 days all together in one place, we have a limited number of rooms reserved at a spoecial very discounted rate including b/fast and airport collection etc. so if yo have not yet booked your place do son now to avoid disapointment later.

Just go to www.asanetwork.org and book now it will only takle you 4-5 mins, this year there will also be quite a lot of new members attending for the first time so come and meet them in Dubai, below are the details of the meeting.

 

Dont forget to check if you will need a visa for Dubai, the hotel can help with   arranging visas for a small fee

See you all in Dubai

Webmaster

 

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

Webmaster

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”.

Schedule

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

Webmaster

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

Webmaster

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

Webmaster

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.

 

ASA Meeting Book now at www.asanetwork.org

 

The Le Meridien Hotel 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

Webmaster

News up date

 

 

 

Good morning ALL

We need you to inform you about situation in Poland which may influence services.

– Note please that pre-schools, primary schools and high schools teachers started a general strike action today and all of these institutions are closed. We know it is not directly related to logistics but as far as parents can’t send their kids to schools then they may face problems to secure daily care for the children. The teachers Strike is about teachers’ wages and is politically driven by the current government.

In addition to the teachers strike- Today in Warsaw taxi drivers went on strike, and now nearly the whole city is on stand still as taxi drivers from the whole country are pushing into the City centre.

– There are repeated strike actions in Warsaw and on main national roads by farmers. This means blockades of the roads with farm equipment of the farmers… No one knows when or where these road blocks action is undertaken by them as they want to cause maximum disruption .

We hope these strikes can quickly be resolved but please keep an eye on the news and liaise with our members in Poland for more info.

Finally can I remind you all to book early for this years ASA Conference in Dubai its going to be big this year, and Early Bird discount for all bookings in April..

Regards

Webmaster

Visa Requirements for Dubai UAE.

 

Hi all here is an early reminder for those that need a visa when visiting Dubai, if you do not have a UAE Embassy in your city/country there are another couple of options to obtain a visa.

1, If you are booking your flight with Emirates Airlines they offer a Visa service once you have booked your ticket.

2, The Conference Hotel Le Meridien also offer a visa service once you have booked your stay via ASA link

In all cases we are happy to provide you with a letter of invitation to the ASA Conference to assist with visa applications.

 

Finally dont forget the Early Bird discount booking applies to all bookings in March and it is now open on www.asanetwork.org  so make your bookings now.

 

Webmaster