Established in 1998 as World Cargo Alliance by David Yokeum, WCAworld Chairman, WCA First was the world’s first non-exclusive logistics network and rapidly rose to become the most powerful and most recognized single network of independent logistics operators in the freight-forwarding industry.
In the past, a freight forwarder created its own worldwide agent directory from travel, face-to-face meetings, and cold-calling. Dealing with like-minded independent freight forwarders on the other side of the globe was a hit-or-miss affair. It was very difficult to trust people and their services sight unseen until WCA First was born.
In 1999, the first official annual conference was arranged and became the industry’s game-changing moment. It was evident that the idea of a non-exclusive alliance was working as the founding members contributed resources. Since then, the member business had increased globally, and they now had many reliable partners where they did not have them before.
Over the past 20 years, WCA First has introduced many innovative and ground-breaking programs that are now available across all networks of WCAworld. With 1548 member offices in 172 countries, WCA First comprises only the very finest independent freight forwarding companies in every region of the world.