FFSI Background

What is FETA?

FETA stands for the Far East Transportation Association that was organised in 1982 by a group of Far East Asia-based freight forwarders with the objective of jointly seeking selectively reliable, aggressive and, preferably,  locally managed companies to form a strong strategic global network of alliances. Through the years, FETA was able to establish effective policies to control the performance of its members in the areas of account settlement, sales and marketing, communications services and network management.


Our Future goals

The vision of its founders was fulfilled when representation in over 180 cities located in 70 countries created a quality multinational service that increased every member's capability to serve its customers and to effectively compete with global freight forwarders.


Our Growth

In March 2000, in order to enhance the impact of FETA as an effective global ASSOCIATION, the Board of Executive Committee approved to adopt the ASSOCIATION MARKETING NAME to be FETA FREIGHT SYSTEMS INTERNATIONAL or in short (FFSI). The future in the freight forwarding industry is quite clear. One must be a part of an effective global system to stay competitive. Local companies may attempt to globalise themselves but at a much slower pace and at greater financial exposure. Even multinational companies who do not have an expansive global coverage find that FFSI offers an option that can fast track this objective.


Benefits of FFSI Membership

  • The immediate availability of a global network of reputable international freight forwarders.
  • Participation in our annual FFSI Worldwide Conference (usually held in March or April) where Network Offices from all over the world meet at a single venue thereby saving travel time, money and energy. These meetings also offer participation in our annual appraisal and rewards event, always a major highlight.
  • Participation in our annual FFSI Global Sales & Marketing Meeting (usually held in October or November) including entry into our annual Top Gun Sales challenge.
  • The ability to make One-on-One meeting schedules with participants in Conferences and Sales & Marketing Meetings using the FFSI Online One-on-One Meeting Scheduler.
  • The close monitoring and effective protection of Accounts Receivables between members using the FFSI Online Monthly Accounts Receivables System.
  • The services of an effective and experienced "Executive Committee" which continuously analyses transport trends, policies and systems in order to expand and improve the benefits.
  • The collection and dissemination of updated market information of countries, courtesy of each member, through the FFSI Network Services Office (NSO).
  • Continuous research and development in the following areas:
    • Communication system which may eventually be the basis for an integrated EDI system for Network Offices.
    • An accounting system which allows close monitoring of account settlement among all Network Offices.
    • A sales and marketing system to promote business growth.
  • Provides a fertile climate for improving business growth through productive interaction among Network Offices.
  • Provides the opportunity to develop friendships and new business activities on an international level.
  • Provides the opportunity to approach large potential accounts and offer the combined services and rates of FETA Freight Systems as a regional freight forwarder.

Board of Directors and Exco

Chris Waterson

South Africa

Chris commenced his career in the freight industry in 1982 and served as CEO of FFSI from 2008 until 2015 when he was appointed Chairman of the Association. He is based in Johannesburg.

anthony wong

Chief Executive Officer

Anthony is based in Taipei and is the CEO of Sapphire Logistics Co., Ltd. He commenced his career in the freight industry in 1995 and served as a Director of FFSI prior to his appointment as CEO.

Francis Ng

Chief Financial Officer
Hong Kong

Francis is the original founder of FFSI and served as Chairman since it was established in 1982 and is a Life Member of the FFSI Board of Directors. He has been in the freight industry since 1966 and is Director Business Development of Multi-Gold Air & Sea Express Ltd.

christian glitscher

Chief Information Officer

Christian started his career in logistics in 2001 and is the CEO of Gateway Cargo System GmbH based in Norderstadt. He is our expert for IT issues of a developmental nature within FFSI.

lawrence low

Director Services

Lawrence first joined the freight industry in 1959 and is a Life Member of the Board of Directors of FFSI. Lawrence maintains strict adherence to our Policies and Procedures between all members.

nicolle huggler 

Deputy Director Services
south africa

Nicolle began her career in the Freight Industry in 2000 and is the Chief Operating Officer at Contract Forwarding. She is working closely with Lawrence Low in developing a complete understanding of the Policies and Procedures of FFSI and confidential and fair resolution of issues which may arise between members.


Exco Member

Ada is our Corporate Headquarters Administrator responsible for all FFSI Board of Directors matters, membership of FFSI, Conferences, invoicing of annual membership fees, new member approvals and maintenance of all member information.

Joy Mortel

Exco Member

Joy is our Network Services Office (NSO) Administrator and is based in Manila. Her duties include processing of membership applications and approval from FFSI Board of Directors, guiding new members through our online facilities, handles membership queries,  maintains all records on prospective applicants, assist members on website related matters and other concerns / queries, Enews Editor, as well as advising the Board on monthly account receivable reports from members for our Guarantee Fund.



FFSI Corporate Headquarters Staff

ADA LAI - Exco Member

Hong Kong

Email: alai@ffsintl.net

FFSI Network Service Office Staff

Joy Mortel - exco member