CRSA negotiates base
rates for all origin-destination port pairs required by members, as well as normal surcharges, shipping terms, conditions,
and other aspects requested by each member company. CRSA's goal is to achieve
competitive base rates, mitigation of surcharges, and favorable terms and conditions in each of its ocean contracts.
While using CRSA contracts,
each member company maintains complete control of its shipments. The member company continues to work with its
own freight forwarder or shipping agent, if applicable, and deals directly with the ocean carrier in terms of scheduling
shipments and payment of charges. Members are protected by the confidential nature of CRSA's contracts.
CRSA's primary benefit
for members is the ability to leverage the collective volume of all CRSA members to negotiate more favorable rates, terms,
and conditions than a member could negotiate on its own.