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Note from the President

Dear Members and Guests,

Happy New Year to all of you! I hope you all had an enjoyable holiday break and closed out 2017 happily with family and friends. I want to thank all who attended the 2017 ITMA Christmas Party. It was a wonderful night and a pleasure seeing all of you. We greatly appreciate you joining us for the evening and sincerely thank you all for your support, generous sponsorships, and donations this past year.

I think with cautious optimism we can safely say we have turned the corner now going into 2018 and that there are some good indicators of markets improving. Although some headway was made in 2017, it was certainly a tough year and made even more difficult by Hurricane Harvey and all that it brought. Hopefully with that behind us and with some strong tailwinds taking us into 2018, we’ll see a much more prosperous and stable year for all.

We had a great turnout and closed our 2017 luncheon year in November with a superb panel of speakers. I want to sincerely thank John Hark of Bertling Logistics, Dana Martin of Hill Rivkins LLP, Margaret J. Vaughan of Wood, Thomas Damsgaard of Inchcape Shipping Services, and Doug Shoemaker from Blank Rome LLP for joining us in November and for providing our members with a very enjoyable and most informative presentation. I also want to thank our November luncheon sponsor, Burkhalter Rigging and Transport, for their generous support.

We are very much looking forward to seeing you all at the upcoming January 10th luncheon to kick off 2018. Please join us in welcoming Mr. John A. Moseley who is Senior Director, Trade Development with the Port of Houston Authority. John joined Port Houston as General Manager of the Trade Development Department in February 2010, earning the title of Senior Director in 2014.  He has 30+ years of professional experience with ocean carriers, international freight forwarders, customs house brokers and beneficial cargo owners in the U.S. and overseas. We are very honored to have Mr. Moseley as our guest speaker for the first luncheon of the new year and hope you all can attend. Looking forward to seeing you soon!

Warmest Regards,

Mitch Heiserman
ITMA President

 

 

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Based in Houston, Texas, and chartered by the State of Texas, the International Transportation Management Association ("ITMA") is a member-driven organization for companies and people that are involved or interested in international transportation logistics.

 

 

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Any individual or company involved in the international transportation industry is eligible to join. Read more about The Member Benefits and WHY you should join ITMA

Prospective members can apply online. Current members can update their member contact information by logging in, and then clicking the 'Edit Profile' link in the sidebar.

Individual membership is $50 per year. Corporate membership is $200 per year. Corporate membership entitles a corporation to nominate five (5) of its employees as the beneficiaries of the membership. Membership dues are paid annually, are good for the calendar year and are not pro-rated.

Membership dues and event fees must be paid in US funds.

Retired members, Educators and ITMA scholarship recipients are entitled to Honorary Membership and are not assessed annual dues and privileged meeting rates. Honorary Membership does not include voting privileges, but entitles members to attend all functions and receive discounted prices for regular meetings.

 

Meetings and Events

ITMA conducts meetings and special events throughout the year. Most Luncheons are held on first Wednesdays from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Lunch and Learn meetings include an informative program and networking opportunities.

Luncheon Sponsors are showcased at a display at each luncheon. Meet our Sponsors.

Special events include annual golf outings, conferences and fundraising events.

 

Career Opportunities

ITMA posts transportation industry employment opportunities at this web site. If you're seeking experienced people, or are seeking a position in the international transportation arena, see employment opportunities for current job information.

 

ITMA Scholarships

Each year qualified college students are awarded substantial funding in scholarships from ITMA.

Learn about ITMA scholarship qualifications and submit a scholarship application at this web site.

 

Industry Education

In our commitment to Education for our logistics community, ITMA is working with leading industry experts to present valuable seminars and workshops to keep our members informed of the latest trade practices.

These Educational Programs have been very well received and proceeds assist our Scholarships!

 

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ITMA shares postings from its membership and other industry club events and information.

If you have an announcement to share on this website, please let us know and we will post as possible. E-mail us at communications@itmahouston.org

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