ASA annual meeting planned for 18-21st October in Pattaya, Thailand.


Dear members we are just about to finalise our arrangements with the Bayview Hotel as our venue in Pattaya, Thailand when the world has been thrown into chaos re the Coronavirus, and of course we don’t know how long this will run for before a cure is found and the spreading stopped.

We therefore want to ask you all for your urgent feed back on the following points:-

  1. The Bayview Hotel has been most helpful and understanding in agreeing to be our venue for this years ASA Meeting and offered some very good discount on room rates as part of the package.

The hotel has also agreed to not charge any cancellation fees up to 31 days before the conference date because of the uncertainty of the Coronavirus, which I think is very good of them. However as ASA has to put down stage deposits to cover the meeting facility, lunches , dinners and cocktail party costs,  30% on signing the contract (February), another 30% end of April and then a further 20% in August, the balance on 1st October therefore we need to know that members will attend the meeting as long as the Coronavirus has been beaten.

  1. The alternative is we look now for a different venue outside of ASIA and China, this could be South or Central America or Europe, however there is still a risk of the Coronavirus in these places but at present a lot less than in Asia, and hopefully a cure found soon and as its spread is a lot easier to stop it.
  1. The Final alternative is we consider deciding to cancel holding an ASA meeting this year, which would be the first time in 17 years we have not had a get together. This will not help our newer members wanting to meet you and do business with you.

We need all of you to send us your feed back not just one or two of you as this is a very important matter. The last 2 years we have seen our meetings grow and grow and those attending making positive remarks about the benefits of meeting fellow members also the enjoyment of the occasions.

Please let us have your comments on 1-2. and also advise if you would attend our meeting once Coronavirus has been beaten or if you feel we should cancel holding a meeting this year.

Send your replies to by the 19th February 2020 latest.

Many thanks


EasyLink Nigeria

Easylink Integrated Logistics Ltd. Afreight Forwarding company offering worldwide services to and from Nigeria.

They are also a registered and  fully licenced operational Customs clearing brokerage  firm in Nigeria, well known for prompt efficient customs clearance and delivery of shipments with competitive rates.

As the name implies, Easylink Integrated Logistics Ltd provides very
EASY and stress-free cargo handling and delivery of all types of consignments export or import.

We are pleased to present Easylink Integrated Logistics Ltd, to you as a good  freight forwarding option in Nigeria and hope you will welcome them into the ASA Family.

Many thanks




New ASA Member in Nigeria



We are delighted to welcome Speedway Global Logistics Ltd a renowned freight and logistics service provider based in the commercial centre of Lagos, Nigeria

Spedway Global specialise in : Airfreight, Sea freight (FCL/LCL), Consolidation,
Project cargo, Exhibition cargo, Pharma/Time critical cargo, Dangerous goods,
General cargo, Ship spares, Oil &Gas logistics, break bulk and Total Logistics.

Seaport are dedicated to excellent services and safe delivery why not give them a try on your next shipment to or from Nigeria..

B. Rgds




ASA Member in Bangalore – India

We are pleased to welcome Seaport Logistics – Bangalore into our ASA Family, they are part of Seapol Group which was established 125 years ago, a very experienced Shipping Group.

The Group started in 1890 by the forefathers of the current Chairman Mr. M.S.Tajudeen, SEAPOL’s roots can be traced back to the shores of Sri Lanka, the Ceylon Boat Company and in India, A.M. Ahamed & Co in 1942. A subsequent hive off paved the way for SEAPORT LOGISTICS (SEAPOL), the flagship company, incorporated in 1994. We have following Divisions

  1. Container Lines
  2. Freight Forwarding & NVOCC
  3. IATA- Air Freight
  4. Ship Chartering (We own 45,000 ton Capacity Dry Bulk Ship named Seapol Endeavor)
  5. Port & Ship Agency
  6. Customs Clearance
  7. Stevedoring

Seaport Logistics is very well set up to handle any of your enquiries or shipments air or Ocean, project cargo or charters to or from Bangalore and surounding reigion, just give them a call.

Welcome Seaport

Best regards



Aurotrans Lojistiks – Turkey


         Aurotrans Lojisitks is the latest company to join ASA Network

Aurotrans company is based in Istanbul Turkey providing customers with simple and transparent business solutions for all international freight and logistic requirements.

The founders of Aurotrans managemnet have over 30 years of experience in the fright forwarding and shipping industry, which is one of the reasons its enjoying continued growth and expanding its services worldwide.

Aurotrans prides it’self in its project cargo solutions but also stresses no shipment is to small. They will design , manage and coordinate any project from the outset to final completion no matter the size of the freight or project. They guarantee a seamless trouble free services.

Aurotrans is very keen to work with you on any of the following services :- Airfreight, Ocean freight (FCL &LCL), Export or Import, Customs Clearnce,  Pick-up & Delivery Services, Cargo Insurance and Storage.

Please welcome Hakan and his team to our ASA family.



Embrace Global Logistics




We would like to welcome Embrace Global Logistics based in Manchester to the family of ASA Network.

Embrace G.L. have built themselves a good reputation as a multi-modal freight forwarder offering services by Air, Road, & Sea for LCL and FCL cargo to and from the UK as well as cross tradewith loading, transport, storage, and clearance capability.

They also specalise in Project cargo for the oil & gas industry and with their strong relations direct with the carriers this enables good buying power for space and rates.  Theyhandle all shapes and sizes of cargo from single cartons to heavy lift oversize consignments, including handling charters by air and sea.

Embrace G.L. place a great deal of importance to providing high priority to all shipments big or small and work hard to find suitable solution of all consignmemnts.

Next time you have a shipment to from the North of England why not call David Ingle and his team.

By the way David and his partner Jacqui are looking forward to meeting you all in Dubai.

See you there




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


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


AIS – St. Petersburg Russia





Today we welcome AIS Russia LLC (Atlantic Intermodal Services) of St. Petersburg.

AIS was found in year 2009. Its accumulated experience and professional team allows them to offer various Logistic Services. They specialise on general freight forwarding (sea and air & rail) and also offer a full range of additional logistics services. Operating their own trucks fleet enables them to be flexible to meet their clients service requirements and respond to any tasks.

AIS also have good close relationship and support from main Russian Railroad operators and Warehousing providers to include break-bulk operations. Through this close working partnerships they are able to operate throughout the territory of the Russian Federation.  

AIS offers full supply chain services from any RU port till the final point of destination regardless of the type of cargo whether it’s FCL, LCL or project cargo

AIS is licensed for operations handling DG goods, is a FIATA member it also has ISO 9001-2015 Certification.

AIS Limited liability is insured in International Insurance Company of Hanover SE.

If you have any shipping or freight requirements or question relating to to business with Russia please do not hesitate to contact Andrey and his team on e-mail:-

 They are looking forward to hearing from you

Best regards



Atlas Logistics Bangladesh – Dhaka



We are pleased to introduce Atlas Logistics an innovative logistics company that reaches out to provide comprehensive logistic solutions. They have a young dynamic management team that contributes greatly with their new thinking by adapting new technology applying latest modern methods in the field to help needs of their customers.

Atlas Logistics constantly strives to develop better more efficient ways of handling business, using cutting technology and introducing new services and expanding their network of offices and warehouses. This dynamic mind-set is reflected in their motto “reaching Out” and demonstrates a tradition of innovation which is intrinsic to every part of Atlas Logistics.

Please welcome Atlas and consider them using them on any future shipments.