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Contract Management Technology

Contract Management

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greater negotiating volume

Greater Negotiating

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reduced contract commitment risk

Reduced Contract
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broader negotiating skills

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For more than 25 years USSA has successfully secured advantageous ocean shipping contracts for its members throughout many business cycles. USSA provides members with an electronic contract management platform for ocean freight which shows detailed bottom line detail and bottom line freight spend.


USSA affords members with market leading ocean freight rates and services by combining member shipping volume. The Association provides up to date information on trends of global economics and the impact on ocean shipping.

Operating Committee

Each member assigns one or more representatives to the USSA Operating Committee assisting staff to implement USSA strategy.

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Recent Blog Posts

  • 3 Japanese carriers form a joint venture for their freight business

    Japan’s three shipping groups, K-Line, MOL, and NYK, have announced that they will be merging their shipping and overseas terminal operations. They plan to join forces on the 1 July 2017 and the commencement of the decision will take place from …
  • The expected benefits of the Panama Canal Expansion

    After nine years of construction costing approximately $5.4 billion, the expanded Panama Canal began its commercial operation in June this year. By reducing greenhouse gasses and allowing more vessels with greater capacities to have access through the canal, there will …
  • Why port business leaders are pushing for early PMA contract negotiations

    Strike-related issues are a big problem for ocean carriers, port operators, terminal operators, truckers servicing the ports, and importers and exports in the U.S. Manufacturers, retailers and other local, regional, and national groups dependent on the ports are pushing for …
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GT Nexus

Going the extra distance

Transportation Procurement, Contract Management, and Ocean Shipment Visibility available to all USSA members

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U.S. Shippers Association
Phone 979-793-7375