We make shipping affordable, efficient, and possible for all members.

The combined buying power of WSSA reduces costs and expands opportunities for our wine and spirits industry members.

The Wine and Spirits Shippers Association (WSSA) negotiates shipping contracts on behalf of importers and distributors in the wine and spirits industry. Our dedication to providing efficient and economical transportation by land, sea, or air, enables our members to tap into a marketplace – efficiently and affordably.

WSSA was founded by the Wine and Spirits Wholesalers of America (WSWA) and the National Association of Beverage Importers (NABI) in 1976 as a shipping cooperative. Today, WSSA serves as a not for profit shippers association that is managed by a Board of industry executives. WSSA combines the total volume of its member shipments to achieve preferential rates and service from each of its carriers and vendors. These rates improve the opportunities for our members to compete in the global wine and spirits marketplace.

Our footprint:

WSSA has nearly 600 member companies who import on the wholesale level from all over the world. Our unique footprint spans across most major countries and we have partners in freight forwarding strategically placed near the busiest ports to ensure we coordinate each shipment seamlessly from A-Z.

Measurable savings. Immeasurable satisfaction.

WSSA provides complete logistics management and a comprehensive marine insurance program unmatched by any others in the industry.

Our members can quantify the savings with each shipment but the commitment to personal service makes WSSA unique. Accurate rate analysis, effective order control, communication and reliable information are just a few of the valuable cost saving services we provide to improve supply chain efficiency.

  • Low Freight Rates
  • Superior Cargo Insurance
  • Door to Door Logistics Management
  • Economical Consolidation
  • Comprehensive Carrier Selection
  • Competent Industry Spokesman
  • Trusted Network: Brokerage, Trucking, Warehousing and more

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WSSA was founded and is still directed by major wholesalers throughout the country.

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