International Housewares Shippers Association Issues Refunds

Refund per FEU up significantly last year versus 2014
March 24, 2016David Gill

IHSAlogo3x2ROSEMONT, Ill.-The International Housewares Shippers Association (IHSA) has issued $186,139 in refunds to its members, according to the International Housewares Association.

The refunds are a staple for IHSA, a not-for-profit association that was formed to benefit IHA member companies by negotiating freight contracts and partnering with other logistics providers to lower supply chain costs. They are awarded by the IHSA board of directors at the conclusion of the association’s fiscal year, with each participant’s share depending on its level of participation and based on every 40-foot equivalent unit (FEU) shipped.

For 2015, the refund per FEU was $62.60, with individual member refund checks ranging from a few hundred dollars to more than $53,000, according to the IHA statement. It was a significant increase over 2014, when $53.11 was refunded for every 40-FEU shipped.

IHSA members include logistics executives who work closely with the association’s management team to obtain competitive pricing, rate stability and reputable service levels. Membership is free for IHA members.

David GillDavid Gill | Senior Editor
dgill@hfnmag.com

David Gill covers home textiles, small electrics housewares, personal-care products, cleaning products, mattresses, consumer electronics and major appliances. He also reports on retailers and writes about the business and financial side of both vendors and retailers. He has more than 30 years of experience in business journalism, and has worked for other publications and websites that cover consumer products from both the manufacturer and retailer sides. His outside interests include sports (he is a big fan of the New York teams and of British soccer), cooking, movies and theater. He occasionally enjoys a good cigar as well.

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