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The 3F is a group of freight forwarders and logistics companies that come together to develop business in all shipping modes such as air, sea, and land freight. It is a network that creates a business-friendly ecosystem and provides tools to help members manage their worldwide partnerships.
The 3F network was established in April 2009 in Turkey as one of the brands of "INO Ulus. Nak. Org. Ltd. Sti." (Globally known as INO Networks Group).
The headquarters of the 3F network has been located in Izmir, Turkey, since 2016. The network headquarters were located in Hong Kong between 2012 and 2016.
Mr. Kemal KIRIKKANAT is the founder and current CEO of the 3F network. He lived in Hong Kong between 2012 and 2016, and has been residing in Turkey since 2016.
Mr. Kemal KIRIKKANAT holds a bachelor's degree in International Logistics and Transportation, as well as a master's degree in Management and Organization. He embarked on his journey in the logistics industry during high school and continued with productive internships throughout his university years. He furthered his expertise through various certificate programs, including E-Foreign Trade Specialist, Logistics Management, Cargo Sales and Marketing, Dangerous Goods Regulations (DGR), Office Programs, Photoshop, Flash, Web Design (DW, HTML/CSS), and Web Programming (PHP). Additionally, he was a shareholder in two international freight forwarding and logistics companies in Turkey. Furthermore, between 2012 and 2013, he taught logistics in collaboration with a private university.
The 3F network is managed by 30 team members across various departments, including Customer Service, Events Services, Marketing Services, Sales, Software, Accounting, and Human Resources.
The 3F network has more than 250 members worldwide.
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Upon completion of the application form (https://www.freightforwardersfamily.com/JoinUs), applications are evaluated based on criteria such as having a visible and active website, not being blacklisted on any debt recovery agency website, and having at least two years of corporate existence in the industry. Eligible applications are then taken into the membership requirements process.
There are membership requirements to keep specific quality standards. We have built requirements based on three legs such as Accreditation, Credibility and Experience. Accreditation: Company incorporation documents, business registration (BR), certificates and any other available licences are required to verify the applicant company’s existence in the industry. Credibility: Three overseas references are required from overseas partners or agents who can confirm the service quality, reliability and performance of an applicant company. Experience: Specific information about an applicant company’s expertise and the background is required to evaluate the possible contribution level of the applicant to our members and network.
The 3F accepts a maximum of six members per country, based on its country focused concept—excluding big markets, such as China, USA and India. These six members are selected from different cities, as much as possible.
There are two types of membership levels: (1) Beginner Level (excluding protection) and (2) Verified Level (including protection). Membership fee is for usd 500/1st office for 12 months in Beginner Level and usd 1000/1st office for 12 months in Verified Level.
Members are approved by existing members. In the 3F network, a company must maintain a one-year, Beginner Level (excluding protection) membership and expected to attend the first available AGM. After successfully completing the one-year free membership, the company must submit two references from inside of the network who can confirm the company’s service quality and credibility, and recommend the company to become a ‘Verified’ member.
Yes, the 3F network arranges a physical meeting once a year and online meetings with the cooperation of sister platforms such as The Freight Days regularly.

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