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The world’s foremost independent global freight management & logistics network.

The WACO System is an exclusive network consisting of a number of independent freight management companies.

Founded in 1973

We were founded in 1973 with the idea of connecting the best freight forwarding organisations across the world.

Major Global Player

Our network has a combined annual turnover of $4 billion, making us a major player in the global market.

Large Network

We have 126 members in 118 countries providing a network of more than 400 locations.

Founded in 1973

We were founded in 1973 with the idea of connecting the best freight forwarding organisations across the world.

Major Global Player

Our network has a combined annual turnover of $4 billion, making us a major player in the global market.

Large Network

We have 126 members in 118 countries providing a network of more than 400 locations.

The WACO System was established after our founding members recognised the need for a global network of independent freight forwarders who would compete against the growing number of American freight forwarders entering the European market.

Our Corporate Head Office is in Zürich, Switzerland and our Operations in London, UK.

We are an association, which means that we are owned by, and run for the benefit of our members.

OUR NETWORK

126

MEMBERS

118

COUNTRIES

400

LOCATIONS

21,000

FREIGHT PROFESSIONALS EMPLOYED

85

MILLION SHIPMENTS
EACH YEAR

4

MILLION TONS OF
AIRFREIGHT

275,000

TEUS EACH
YEAR

Exclusive Multinational Network

Prior to joining, all our members undergo in-depth assessments on financial position, length in operation, and market rank with proven ability and commitment to their business development.

WORLDWIDE D2D CARGO MANAGEMENT
GROUND FREIGHT FORWARDING NETWORK IN EUROPE
SOLUTIONS FOR ALL SEA TRANSPORT CHALLENGES
INTERNATIONAL PARTNERS FOR COMPLEX LOGISTICS SOLUTIONS

Our Events

Our members meet face-to-face for three days twice a year at our AGM and EGM.  Our events enable bilateral meetings to discuss and review operational issues, profit share matters, performance reviews, and business development plans.

In 2023 WACO celebrated its milestone 50 year anniversary with a memorable meeting at the AGM 2023 in Sorrento, Italy. In excess of 130 delegates representing 90% of our membership attended, enjoying fantastic Italian hospitality at the gala dinner, with entertainment sponsored by Ventana Serra. Celebrations continued at the late night party and the meeting ended on the final day with a guided tour of Pompeii followed by lunch at a local vineyard on the slopes of Vesuvius.

Next General Meeting

The Extraordinary General Meeting 2024 will take place in Bangkok, Thailand from 13 – 16 October 2024.

Annual General Meeting 2024

The Annual General Meeting 2024 took place in Istanbul, Turkey from 14 – 17 April. Delegates from 110 countries took part in more than 1,000 bilateral meetings and enjoyed a packed agenda which included a gala dinner with local and regional entertainment sponsored by ENCO.