The International Housewares Shippers Association (IHSA) is a not-for-profit association formed to benefit companies belonging to the International Housewares Association (IHA). Through the combined leverage of members, IHSA negotiates freight contracts and partners with other logistics providers to lower supply chain costs.

IHSA’s main function is to negotiate the lowest possible transportation rates and provide the highest quality service for all participating members. IHA members are able to receive excellent service and more cost-effective rates from the best carriers available.

Membership benefits include:

  • Option to choose preferred carriers from the participating IHSA carriers
  • Annual refunds depending on the level of participation
  • Confidential ocean contracts and the ability to request key bullet rates to meet your individual needs
  • Competitive pricing for your overseas origin points to key USA destination door moves
  • Programs available to assist members with customs house brokerage and marine cargo insurance
  • C-TPAT certification assistance
  • Reduced exposure to large MQC commitments
  • Superior customer service to assist in all aspects of your shipping requirements
  • Access to multiple carrier contracts, which provide for several fixed day weekly overseas departures and arrivals at your key U.S. destinations
  • Multiple carrier options during the peak season
  • Contracts with all levels of carriers from the world’s largest to small niche carriers
  • Members do NOT need to change the way they are doing business! Members may continue to use their own customs broker / forwarder or utilize one of the IHSA partners.

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  • Learn more about IHSA:

    Watch the IHSA Webinar and learn more about the savings that you can enjoy by shipping your containers using IHSA.

    For further questions and information:

    Visit the IHSA website at

    You can also contact the IHSA directly at:

    International Housewares Shippers Association
    2001 Ford Circle Drive
    Suite B
    Milford, Ohio 45150
    Phone: 513-489-4743


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