Freight forwarders meet in Kuala Lumpur in pursuit of mutual cooperation- Vietnam Shipping Gazette

From across 63 countries, 117 members of the industry’s only network of audited partners, Conqueror Freight Network, gathered for its 3rd Annual Meeting, 9th – 11th May.┬áThe Intercontinental, Kuala Lumpur provided the setting for the 3rd Annual Conqueror Meeting, hosting 117 agents from across 63 countries who were all their to assist each other in driving forward their businesses in pursuit of conquering the world.

“Co-operation is one important element in our triad of tools for boosting the business volume of our members; another is our city-exclusivity, like the multinationals, and the third and most important is our annual meeting. As you can see, members are making the most of their individual meetings as well as competing for each other’s attention away from them,” explained Antonio Torres, Managing Director of Conqueror Freight Network.

I have to say that prior to last year’s meeting, I was sceptical about the benefits of attending such meetings but I can honestly say that as a direct result of meeting our fellow members in 2013, we saw a noticeable increase in shipments from fellow members and I firmly believe that the same will happen again this year,” said one member.

Conqueror Freight Network is no longer the new kid on the block. This well-established alliance of carefully selected independent freight forwarders is also celebrating a significant milestone at its annual meeting; covering 200 cities in 100 countries; its current coverage stands at 214 cities in 105 countries.

The network has a combined annual turnover of USD 2.2 billion employing over 17,000 freight professionals who handle over 1.05 million shipments each year comprising of 175.000 tons of airfreight cargo and 600.000 TEUS of seafreight cargo, making this exclusive network a top 10 player in the global market.

“With only 1 in every 10 applications passing our selection process, reaching such a milestone is not as easy as you may think,” emphasised Torres, “We have worked hard to find only the best agents for the network and removing any company found to be only taking shipments and not offering any.”

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