Domax Logistics celebrates the Chinese New Year with a business presentation and a gala dinner

CQR Hangzhou team organizes teamworking activities to celebrate this special festivity

The Chinese New Year holidays, which stretched from the 15th till the 22nd of February, had been a gala time for the Domax team. The team got together before the holiday to analyze the results of the company during the past year and establish the targets for the coming year.

After the presentation, they went for a gala dinner party, where they not only prepared for teamworking activities but also enjoyed the commencement of the festival.

As stated by Sue Xu of Domax Logistics, “The Chinese New Year Festival is a special time for us which we always spend with our friends and families. Before the holidays, our entire team gets together and study new ways to achieve a better development strategy for the new year, while enjoying food and some leisure activities. We’d like to take this opportunity to wish the very best to the CQR team and all its members!”

A very Happy New Year to the Domax Logistics team and wishing them the very best for all their future endeavours!

For shipment requirements to/from Hangzhou, you know whom to get in touch with!

Sue Xu
sue.xu@domax-logistics.com
www.domax-logistics.com

The Conqueror Newsletter for March is out and is available for viewing on the Conqueror website

This edition of the CQR Newsletter is packed with useful info about the upcoming Annual Meeting along with interesting news bits from the global supply chain industry

We are delighted to announce that Conqueror Newsletter for March 2018 has already been published and like every time it is full of interesting information about the network and the industry. In the March edition of our newsletter, you will find all the usual sections along with a special section which would help our agents gear up for our upcoming Annual Meeting in May.

Moreover, we have also included interesting news and snippets from the international logistics industry and provided some important tips which would help our agents make the most out of the network. Keep reading to stay informed about all the latest happenings in the industry and about the achievements of your fellow CQR members.

Happy reading to all of you!

Sea Freight Shipping and Logistics Pvt. Ltd. moves a gigantic ball mill from Mundra port

CQR Ahmedabad successfully delivers one more shipment consisting of break-bulk project cargo

Sea Freight Shipping and Logistics Pvt. Ltd has once again proved their mettle by successfully handling one more shipment from door to port. The shipment which consisted of a 46.5 MTS ball machine was delivered to the Mundra port by the use of a low bed multi axel vehicle. Then, it was directly loaded on a Maersk Dali Vessel which was planned under the deck on a platform of 02×40 flat rack containers.

In the words of Manoj Lakhwani, Sales Executive of Sea Freight Shipping and Logistics Pvt. Ltd: “This has been one of our most significant achievements this year and in spite of the enormous proportions of the cargo, our team has managed to handle it. The project cargo consisted of 01×40 flat racks and 01×40 open tops along with break bulk piece of 46.5 MTS. The SFSAL team is thankful to everybody involved in the project and especially to our team members who helped us handle the shipment in the smoothest possible manner.”

Congratulations to Sea Freight Shipping and Logistics Pvt. Ltd. for their outstanding feat!

For shipments to/from Ahmedabad, don’t hesitate to contact their expert team!

Manoj Lakhwani
sales@sfsal.in
www.sfsal.in

Interview with Carmelo Caruana, CQR Valletta, Malta

Dwayne Caruana: “We consider ourselves a one stop shop. We can cover all logistical needs our clients might have.”

This week we had a chat with Dwayne Caruana, Senior Logistics Manager of Carmelo Caruana- our Conqueror member in Valletta, Malta, who tells us about his experiences in the logistics sector, the achievements of his company and more.

Q. When and how did you get into the freight forwarding industry?

A. My career started 22 years ago as a junior runner with a customs brokerage agency. After a couple of years, I engaged with Carmelo Caruana Co Ltd as third-party agents to CMA-CGM and other major shipping lines. I had a short spell with a marine intelligence anti-piracy firm before joining a major Spanish ferry company representing a ship chartering subsidiary in Malta. Today I find myself back at Carmelo Caruana Co Ltd, Malta, managing their freight forwarding division.

Q. Give us a few examples of cargoes that you have handled either with your base being in Malta or via Malta to other destinations.

A. We have handled a pipe laying logistical project between Libya and Italy, and we have handled perishables such as fruit and vegetables, valuable cargo and hazardous cargo such as chemicals. Moreover, our teams have been entrusted with the transportation of turbines, large storage tanks, yachts, industrial steel wire reels, industrial reactors for the Valletta breakwater bridge, the new LNG power station at Marsaxlokk port and for international yachting events organized locally, among others.

Q. What distinguishes Carmelo Caruana from other freight forwarders in your city?

A. We consider ourselves a one-stop shop. We can cover all logistical needs our clients might have, being it sea freight ( FCL/LCL/FTL/LTL/OOG cargo ) with weekly dedicated services, airfreight and customs clearance, storage and warehousing fulfilment services, ship agency, port operations, ship to ship rendering operations, commodity transfer, passenger services and more. We can engage in air charter and project cargo at clients’ request since we have personnel with extensive experience in these areas.

Q. How did you hear about Conqueror? What most attracted you to us?

A. Conqueror was first found online by CCCL. Apart from the wide network and agent coverage, the professionalism experienced through dialogue is what attracted us most.

Q. Where do you see Carmelo Caruana Co LTD in 10 years?

A. CCCL strives for reputation and growth. Since we already consider ourselves key players in logistics both locally and abroad we believe our professionalism and integrity could possibly take us into the maritime sector locally and/or overseas.

We welcome all agents with shipments in Valletta, Malta to get in touch with the Carmelo Caruana team

Dwayne Caruana
dwayne.caruana@carmelocaruana.com / info@carmelocaruana.com
www.carmelocaruana.com
+356 2568 1555 

Global Union Alliance Co. Ltd, Conqueror member in Jeddah, successfully moves 66,000 Kg of air cargo

The cargo, which consisted of environmentally hazardous substance, was moved from Denmark to KAAIA Jeddah via Amsterdam

Global Union Alliance Co. Ltd, which has been offering unparalleled services in freight forwarding and customs brokerage ever since their inception in 2009, has recently moved an enormous cargo of 66,000 Kg from Denmark to Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. The shipment, which consisted of environmentally hazardous substances, was efficiently air freighted, custom cleared and delivered to the client in Yanbu, Saudi Arabia.

Mr. Hareb Ahmed, the Commercial Manager of the Global Union Alliance has commented that “Apart from this successful shipment of hazardous cargo, we’ve also accomplished the smooth operation for customs clearance and delivery of 24,000 Kg air cargo of catalyst material from Germany to Jeddah with final destination to Yanbu, Saudi Arabia. Our team is extremely contented with these two successive accomplishments.”

Conqueror congratulates Global Union Alliance Co. Ltd for their brilliant achievements!

For shipment requirement to/from Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, don’t hesitate to contact their team.

Hareb Ahmed
hareb@alogistics.biz
www.alogistics.biz

Itrans Intermodal SA de CV transports an antique lithographic press from France to Mexico

Itrans Intermodal was also in charge of coordinating the transport and customs clearance of the press

Itrans Intermodal undertook the transfer of a French electric lithographic press by Voirin from St Christol de Rodieres, France to Oaxaca, Mexico. The press was delivered to a graphic arts workshop in the state capital of Oaxaca, meant for printers and artists specializing in lithography and engraving. The workshop is dedicated to the artists and the youth of the various ethnicities of Oaxaca where resources are scarce.

The Voirin Press which was made in 1910 is 4.4 meters long, 1.70 meters high and weighs around 6500 Kg. According to the workshop where the press was delivered “Presently, there are only 20 existing Voirin Presses in the world and it goes without saying that they are highly coveted by all the big European publishing houses. Some of the greatest artists of the 20th century published their work in the Voirin presses”.

Congratulations to Itrans Intermodal for their terrific achievement!

For shipments requirement to/from Mexico, get in touch with their expert team.

Nalleli Venegas
nvenegas@itrans.com.mxsales@itrans.com.mx
www.itrans.com.mx

CQR Durban/ Johannesburg and CQR Riga/Klaipeda teams up for several general and OOG cargo transportation

The successful partnership between Alpha Shipping Agency and Rinosta Shipping Agency is a perfect example of synergy among CQR members

The routes of the shipments were from South Africa via Riga with further road and rail delivery to Uzbekistan and Kazakhstan. The cargo had been transported from Durban and Johannesburg to Port Riga from where they were reloaded on rail platforms for being shipped to Tashkent (Uzbekistan) and Astana (Kazakhstan).

In the words of Sergei Dubinin, Sales Manager of Rinosta Shipping Agency: “This project which has involved several transhipments ports spanning 3 continents has been a perfect proof of partnership within Conqueror. One of the most challenging parts of our project has been the delivery of the OOG cargo. The power of partnership has yielded more than sufficient results and we are looking forward to collaborating again in the near future.”

Congratulations to Alpha Shipping Agency and Rinosta Shipping Agency for their successful collaboration!

For shipments to/ from Durban, Johannesburg, Riga and Klaipeda, make sure to get in touch with them


Richard Brook-Hart
richard@alphashipping.co.za
www.alphashipping.co.za

 

Sergey Dubinin
sergey.dubinin@rinosta.lt
www.rinosta.com

CQR Taipei becomes AEO certified

Conqueror is pleased to announce that Air International Freight Taiwan successfully passed and obtained the full AEO (Authorized Economic Operator) Certificate on 27th December 2013

In order to be awarded this internationally recognised certificate, companies must demonstrate that they operate in accordance with customs compliance, appropriate record keeping, solvency and security and safety standards.
Over the past year, CQR Taipei has successfully complied with all the Customs Authority inspections and audits including the required financial standing, application of suitable management and operational procedures as well as fruitful meetings with personnel and physical inspection of their operated depots and workplaces.
A number of benefits come with this accreditation:
•Easier admittance to customs simplifications
•Prior notification when, as a result of security and safety risk analysis, the consignment has been selected for further physical control.
•Reduced data set for entry and exit summary declarations.
•Fewer physical and document-based controls.
•Priority treatment of consignments if selected for control.
•Choice of the place of controls.
•Recognized as a secure and safe business partner.
•Improved relations with Customs.
•Improved relations and acknowledgement by other government authorities.
Source: European Commission
Conqueror would like to congratulate Air International Freight on this achievement and invite all members with shipments in Taipei to get in touch with the team.
      Juno Weng
      Business Development Manager

Conqueror partners with Transport Week, which will be held at Gdansk from the 6th to the 8th of March

This edition will be dedicated to the development of port infrastructure in Poland and Europe and the opportunities and challenges posed by the New Silk Road

Conqueror Freight Network partners with the Transport Week, a recognized transport exhibition that will take place on 6-8/3/2018 at the Baltic Philharmonic’s Congress Center in Gdansk, Poland.

This time the line-up includes representatives of the European Commission’s DG MOVE, ESPO, Deloitte, EBRD, Ports of Gdansk, Gdynia, Stockholm and Helsinki, Deepwater Container Terminal in Gdansk, Ocean Shipping Consultants and more.

The full agenda can be accessed here.

Evening networking activities include a sip of wine at the Old City Hall in Gdansk during the event’s evening reception and the evening cocktail & Baltic Trendsetters Club Award Ceremony hosted by the Olivia Business Center at the amazing Olivia Sky Club.

Participants will also get a chance to enjoy the wonders of Tri-City, one of the most unique and exciting metropolitan areas in Poland.

CQR members who are considering to participate in the conference can fill the registration form from this link: http://www.transportweek.eu/registration-form.html

For further information, do not hesitate to contact them:

Michal Hologa

michal@actiaforum.pl
http://www.transportweek.eu/

Maersk expects carrier competition to narrow down to just three international companies

A lot of famous international shipping companies could disappear in the coming years

Since 2011, overcapacity is being viewed as the foremost obstacle being faced by quite a number of shipping companies, leaving Maersk along with a few other companies to be the uncontested industry leaders. Maersk even managed to survive the much talked about cyber-attack which hit the company back in June.

So far we have seen all the major ocean freight carriers copy the moves made by Maersk. This is precisely why when Maersk makes a statement, the industry should take it seriously. Maersk’s Chief Operating Officer, Mr. Soren Toft has been quoted to say: “We expect that within – I cannot give a timeframe on it – that you will see maybe a handful of shipping companies, a little bit similar to what you see in the courier express and parcel industry, where there’re really, you know, just three global companies…”

Other than Maersk some of the major carriers of our time include the Mediterranean Shipping Company, the CMA CGM Group, the China COSCO Shipping Corporation Limited and the Ocean Network Express. Its’ very difficult to predict which of these companies will make it to the final three, given that all of them are performing rather well. Though it is being said by experts of the industry that if such a thing were to become a reality then COSCO, Mediterranean Shipping Company and Maersk is going to make it to the top three.

Shrinking of carrier competition isn’t necessarily a good news for the freight forwarding industry and we sincerely hope to see at least 5 or 6 carriers dominating the market rather than just three international shipping companies.