The Airforwarders Association (AfA) serves as the voice of the airforwarding industry. We are an alliance of Indirect Air Carriers, Cargo Airlines, and affiliated businesses located throughout the global transportation community.The AFA offers its members access to GISTnet, a learning portal that provides online, onDemand training and reference materials for International Trade, Cargo Transportation and Logistics professionals. Here are some of the services that are provided:

Featured Online On-Demand Courses

The AFA offers a variety of on-line courses to meet the training needs of our members. For example:

Entry-Level Training Series:

Plus training in air cargo security, OSHA workplace safety and forklift operations, and HR topics. See GISTnet course catalog for all courses, including Spanish version training in some topics.

Intermediate-Level/Career Advancement:

See full course catalog for additional courses addressing many more topics, including HazMat, international shipping, other regulatory compliance and general business skills.

Get Started

  1. Create a user record.
  2. Visit the course catalog and enroll in your courses.
  3. Pay the invoice that is emailed to you.
  4. Follow GISTnet's email to access your training and begin learning.

GISTnet Learning Management & Reference Tools

Afa members receive discounts on GISTnet subscriptions which includes the following resources:

Country Guides for Import & Export Shipments

The Country Guides provide import and export requirements for each country along with general information an employee should know when processing a shipment. The Country Guides are kept current by full time GISTnet employees as well as from contributions from our many subscribers who are actively working in the field. When using the country guides you have the peace of mind knowing that you are looking at the most current data available.

Learning Management Tools

The GISTware Learning Management System allows designated administrators in your company to assign, track and monitor training. All training records are readily available and are date-time stamped for compliance reporting. As a premium subscriber you will also have access to authoring tools that will allow you to create your own online training from GISTnet sources, your own materials (text, slide shows, videos, etc.) or a blend of the two.

Logistics Glossary & Library

The GISTnet Glossary is an efficient way for workers to quickly find the definitions to terms and acronyms used in our industry. With this get-in get-out approach an employee can instantly find information even while handling a customer's transaction. The GISTnet Library is an in-depth approach to the subject matter where employees can fully research subjects relating to international trade and logistics.