McDan Shipping Company is a member of the International Federation of Freight Forwarders Association, more commonly known as FIATA. In joining the federation, the company has aligned its objectives with the objectives of the federation, which include:
- To unite the freight forwarding industry worldwide
- To represent, promote and protect the interests of the industry by participating as advisors or experts in meetings of international bodies dealing with transportation
- To familiarise trade and industry and the public at large with the services rendered by freight forwarders through the dissemination of information, distribution of publications, etc.
- To improve the quality of services rendered by freight forwarders by developing and promoting uniform forwarding documents, standard trading conditions, etc.