Unlock the Benefits of Membership


Who you know matters! IFPTA delivers unparalleled networking opportunities with senior level forest products logistics professionals from around the world. Our members are involved in virtually every segment of the transportation of forest products, such as marine transporters, port and terminal operators, stevedores, rail carriers, freight forwarders, trucking, and manufacturers of material handling equipment.

Exchange of Ideas

IFPTA provides a forum for members to exchange ideas and develop new strategies for business. This forum also allows for more experienced members to help newer ones grow, while offering all members the ability to share innovative ideas beneficial to job performance, their company and the industry.


Membership in IFPTA means immediate access to breaking news and developments that affect your business and the industry. Beyond the usual communication of members to each other, IFPTA provides newsletters, email updates and informative resources that help members stay on top of recent developments in all aspects of forest products handling and the transportation industry.

Best Practices

Understanding best practices within the forest products transport industry is vital, and this is especially important for anyone new to the industry. The fast pace of technology and market competition means that these practices are constantly updating and changing, making it important to take advantage of any practices that can improve your business. IFPTA members gain real-world knowledge of these practices, enhancing job performance, improving business efficiency, safety procedures and training.

Build Reputation

Being able to place IFPTA affiliation on your business card helps promote your professionalism, informing business partners not only of your active participation in the development of the industry, but also your interest in industry best practices and awareness of market conditions.


Aside from all of the professional benefits that are available through IFPTA, the Association also provides an opportunity for members to build friendships and personal relationships that can last a lifetime. Our longstanding Transport Symposiums, ‘On the Road’ networking events, and transport seminars within major industry conferences, are just a few of the ways we bring members together.

Final Thought

According to recent research, “Over 85 percent of businesses that fail are not members of a trade association.”

No matter what segment of the forest products transportation industry you’re involved with, IFPTA gives members many advantages in a fast-paced, competitive world.

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Membership Options

IFPTA offers two membership packages to help build your network:

Standard 1-Year Membership: US $175

New to the industry or starting to build your professional network in the industry

  • IFPTA Insider: Bi-weekly newsletter with the latest news and announcements from around the industry
  • IFPTA Member Connect: Instant networking access to fellow members around the world
  • Unparalleled networking opportunities with other forest products logistics professionals at IFPTA events and seminars
  • Member discounts on registration fees for all IFPTA regional conferences and seminars, Fastmarkets conferences and PPI Transport Symposium

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Discounted 3-Year Membership: US $375

Executives and professionals focused on developing and expanding a long-term global network, our discounted 3-year membership offers all of the benefits of the 1-year membership as well as the following:

  • Save money with the 22% discount on annual membership dues
  • Priority selection of your company's exhibit space at the biennial PPI Transport Symposium
  • Secure registration discounts at IFPTA and Fastmarkets events for three full years
  • Lock in membership rate for three full years without an increase
  • No need to worry about renewing each year

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Membership terms are based on the calendar year. Benefits apply to the individual member. IFPTA memberships are not corporate memberships. If you would like to sign up multiple people within your organization, please contact Michael O'Brien at: [email protected] today.