About us

WACO was formed in 1973 after the founder members recognised the need for a global network of independent forwarding companies who would compete against the growing number of American freight forwarding entering the European market.

In addition, preferred carrier programmes were implemented to leverage the combined spend of members with airlines and other third party companies.

WACO network partners operated exclusively with each other, with the organisation steered by an Executive Board.

Over the years the organisation rolled out a global track and trace system providing transparency and data exchange platforms for members.

Today the WACO System is a community of 111 member companies in 108 countries with a combined network of more than 400 locations, employing over 21,000 freight professionals who handle over 1.85 million shipments each year comprising of over 1 million tonnes of airfreight cargo.

The network continues to grow as we expand our global footprint with the WACO flag!


  • To provide a superior global network to selected freight management companies
  • Commitment to membership development and maintenance
  • Recognise the differing needs of our members
  • WACO HO support to “make things happen”

For more visit: www.waco-system.com