Founded in 1998, the Association of Freight Forwarders of Morocco (AFFM) is a professional organization, active in several national and international professional organizations as the International Federation of Freight Forwarders (FIATA) of which it has been a member since 2002, The Federation of Transport of the CGEM (FT-CGEM) with a membership dating from 2006, the Inter-professional Association for Advisory Assistance (GIAC TRANSLOG) founding member in 2006, and the General Confederation of Enterprises of Morocco (CGEM) of which it has been a member since 2013.
In Morocco, the international transport and logistics sector has more than 1500 companies.
The AFFM possesses and benefits from the recognition of various national and international institutions. It is a partner to the public and the private operators in the Transport and Logistics sector.
The AFFM is a stakeholder of the National Logistics Strategy through the Import-Export implementation contract, the Moroccan Initiative for Green Logistics, the National Strategy for the Development of Air Freight, and the National Strategy for the Development of the Maritime Transport sector.
AFFM achievements in 2016
The adoption of the Less Carbon Loaded initiative (LCL INITIATIVE) launched by AFFM by the national and international logistics community
On the occasion of holding of the COP22 in Morocco, the Moroccan Freight Forwarders Association (AFFM) launched an innovative initiative under the name "Less Carbon Loaded" (LCL INNITIATIVE), for the development of sustainable logistics. This initiative aims to position the Freight Forwarder at the heart of the development of green logistics and at the service of international trade. The AFFM’s LCL initiative was included as an integral part of the Moroccan Green Logistics Initiative (MGL) initiated by the AMDL and the Moroccan logistics community.
The AFFM’s LCL initiative was also adopted by the international community of Freight Forwarders through the International Federation of Freight Forwarders (FIATA) and was presented at the Low Emissions Solution Conference (LESC) held at COP22 in Marrakech.
The creation of the Moroccan Freight Forwarders Academy (MFFA) with the technical assistance of FIATA FOUNDATION
The Moroccan Freight Forwarders Association (AFFM) received, as part of the technical assistance provided by the FIATA FOUNDATION, a 15-day training program for trainers conducted by international experts for 20 participants.
This technical assistance falls within the framework of the Moroccan Freight Forwarders Academy (MFFA), which was established in 2016.This academy is operational and in the course of obtaining accreditation to issue the international diploma of Freight Forwarders of FIATA. It provides a training program that targets different skills for more than 20 activities related to the supply chain of international trade. Furthermore, more than 80% of MFFA students are young Freight Forwarders.
The election of Morocco as the host country for the 17th Edition of the Annual Conference for Africa and the Middle East Region of FIATA
In recognition of the efforts of the Moroccan Freight Forwarders Association (AFFM) to promote the Moroccan logistics sector at the national and international level, Morocco was elected at the last Congress of FIATA in Dublin in October 2016 to be the organizing country for 17th Annual Conference for Africa &the Middle East Region (RAME) in 2017.
Election of AFFM President Mr. Rachid TAHRI, Professional of the Year at the AMDL Moroccan Logistics Awards 2016
Mr. Rachid TAHRI, President of the Association of Freight Forwarders of Morocco (AFFM), was elected professional of the year at the 1st edition of the AMDL’s Moroccan Logistics Awards (MLA). This is a well-deserved honour for a well-known activist recognized by his peers in the transport and logistics sector for over 30 years.