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USSA Global Overview

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

  • The Consequences of Inaccurate Ocean Freight Container Weight Declaration

    Before the late 1950s, the captain of a ship was confident that he knew what cargo was on his ship. He could easily watch the cargo being hauled over the gunwale and into the hold. The introduction of the container …
  • Lessons We Can Learn from The Loss of The Hanjin Shipping Line

    Ocean shipping companies around the world were shocked at the sudden collapse of South Korea’s Hanjin Shipping [HJSC] last year. Witnessing the world’s seventh largest container line go bankrupt; with a cargo worth US$14 billion stranded in ports and at …
  • Inside Guide to Demurrage and Detention Charges

     In the international ocean shipping industry, delays happen. This results in a multitude of extra charges – including demurrage and detention. Demurrage is commonly referred to as port storage – loaded containers staying in the port – before vessel arrival …
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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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Recent Industry News

  • Hamburg Sud space charter on Maersk vessels

    As most of us within the industry are aware, Maersk recently acquired Hamburg Süd. What’s even bigger news is that Hamburg Süd has recently gotten …
  • Oceans Alliance starting in April

    The new Oceans Alliance that everyone within the industry has already been talking about for 12 months will be commencing in April of this year. …
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