Please read member’s CODE OF CONDUCT before filling in the following application form. Please ensure you have ticked the WLA’s terms and conditions.

After your application form has been received, paid and accepted you will be issued with a username and password. We will undertake the screening of prospective members to ensure as much as is realistically possible the integrity and professionalism of our members.

An email will be forwarded to all members advising you of prospective members and seeking your feedback on the member, before we accept their application. This is one of many activities that we will undertake to ensure and protect the integrity of the network.

A member may leave the network at any time, however the annual membership fee is not-refundable.

MEMBERSHIP WITH A DIFFERENCE

Our innovative tiered membership program.

WLA is a non-exclusive freight forwarders’ network. This means you have a better chance of finding the right fit when partnering.

WLA has also developed an innovative tiered membership program that recognises the diversity of experience in the industry:

  • Green Star membership for members with less than 12 months in business. (No Payment protection applies for Green Star Members)
  • Green membership for members with more then 12 month and less than 24 months in business. (No Payment protection applies for Green Members)
  • Gold membership for those that have been trading for 24 or more months as a freight forwarding business.
  • Platinum membership is for those that keep up their membership with WLA for 3 years from the date of becoming a gold member.
  • Black Excellence membership is an Excellence Award from the WLA Network which is based on the great performance of Operations, Payment and Communication.

(Black Excellence Membership is awarded at the discretion of the WLA committee and can be reached only after 5 years of Platinum Membership and Excellence performance as above;
If the excellence level is no longer intact/present, then in some stage the Black excellence membership can/will be reduced to Platinum level)
*(The Black excellence Membership also only gets awarded for general membership incl PP 1600 U$ )
(The 10% discount only applies on the membership fee component not the basic payment protection amount)

[ Our Green and Green Star membership ]
If you have been trading for less than 24 months in the industry you are invited to join the network as a green member.
Your start up green membership annual fee is USD $ 1600 plus additional $25 for bank charge. This includes a yearly *Payment Protection.
[ Our Gold membership ]
Gold membership is for all members with more than 24 months in business. At this gold level you have full benefits.
The annual gold membership is USD $1600 plus additional $25 for bank charge. This includes a yearly *Payment Protection.
[ Platinum membership ]
After 3 years at the gold level you will be invited to join the platinum group of members.
The annual Platinum membership is USD $1600 plus additional $25 for bank charge. This includes a yearly *Payment Protection .
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[ Black excellence membership ]

After 5 years at the platinum level you are invited to join the group of black excellence members, which gives you 10% off! Please note this discount only applies if you choose the FULL membership package, including *Payment Protection. Black excellence membership is an Excellence Award from the WLA Network which is based on the great performance of Operations, Payment and Communication.
(Black excellence Membership is awarded at the discretion of the WLA committee and can be reached only after 5 years of Platinum Membership and excellence performance as above;
If the excellence level is no longer intact/present, then in some stage the Black excellence membership can/will be reduced to Platinum level)
*(The Black excellence Membership also only gets awarded for general membership incl PP 1600 U$ )
(The 10% discount only applies on the membership fee component not the basic payment protection amount)

As we grow as a network, more benefits may be added. “If you would like to increase your Payment protection coverage to 50,000 USD, you may do so for the yearly fee of 750 USD.” The Payment Protection does not protect against any green or green star members , therefore you should be careful with your credit exposure with the green members. We will work towards increasing the level of protection level as the network becomes stronger. Our green and green star members have full protection when trading with gold, platinum or black excellence members. This will encourage these members to work with the more experienced members of the network and support the building of alliances. Referrals resulting in the signing up of a new paying member to WLA ,will be rewarded as a cash payment of 125.00 USD .