Another feather in the cap for Agora Shipping

 CQR Douala triumphs a laborious charter to UN Office, Bria

Agora Shipping Logistics, CQR Douala Shipping, recently successfully managed a laborious transport of a charter vessel from Douala to the UN office in Bria, Central African Republic (CAR). This was a tremendous feat since Bria is known for rebel controlled areas near the Kotto river.

Agora Shipping basically took to themselves to first remove the charter from the ship and then load the truck at Douala port. There, they had to go through customs clearance and road procedures BGFT / Barc to endure a long road transport from Douala to Bria. When at CAR, they again had to go customs clearance at Bangui and finally offload at the UN office at Bria. This was a laborious and difficult transport as seen in the pictures but Agora accomplished the task at hand easily.

Agora Shipping & Logistics is a company of Agora group specializing in transport to difficult areas due to their extensive experience. They cater to the supply of integrated solutions in the field of logistics, shipping, customs, relocations, national and international transport, etc. both by sea and by air.

Conqueror takes immense pride in having Agora Shipping & Logistics in our network, as one of our members and congratulates them on their big achievement.
For shipments from/to Douala, Cameroon, do not hesitate to contact their team: 

Karine Yolande Ngombi

IFS transports a 126 tons-machine from Peru to Chile

CQR Callao/Lima has successfully delivered a heavy machine via RORO to Valparaíso, San Antonio 

International Freight Shipping S.A.C. has successfully transported a very heavy machine from Peru to Chile. The shipment, which weighted 126,480 kg, departed from Callao’s port (Peru) and was shipped to Valparaíso, San Antonio (Chile) by using a RORO vessel.

Thanks to its highly committed and professional team and its specialization in maritime transport and national- international cargos, IFS has been able to accomplish this complex task efficaciously and meeting their quality standards.

“Our service philosophy is based on Quality, Efficiency, Innovation and Passion for what we do, enabling us together, to be the first choice for our customers and strategic partners. Our customers’ success is our success”, states Reynir Gislason, Executive President

Well done to IFS team!


For shipments from/to Callao/Lima, Peru, do not hesitate to contact their team:


Monica Chang
mchang@ifssac.com
www.ifssac.com

The September Edition of the Conqueror Newsletter is now ready!

The September Edition of the Conqueror Newsletter has just been released

In it, it is possible to find all the information regarding Conqueror’s 7th Annual Meeting, as well as very interesting news and interviews from fellow members or cities needing coverage. Additionally, the article about Conqueror’s establishment as the largest freight forwarding network worldwide can be read.

Check it out here!

Air Sea Transport starts weekly rail service to Europe

Their regular rail console service was launched in August 2016 and marked a year of running.

Air Sea Transport Inc., our Conqueror member in Chengdu, has recently started a weekly rail service from China to Warsaw (Poland), Hamburg (Germany), Rotterdam (Holland) and Budapest (Hungary).

Utilizing Chinese government’s infrastructure for the “New Silk Road”, Air Sea Transport Inc. has launched its professional railway services. The “New Silk Road” was announced in 2013 to facilitate overland and maritime trade between China, Europe, Middle East and Central Asia. As a result,  there are many different routes already established.

 

Adding to those, Air Sea Transport Inc. has started weekly rail routes from China to Poland, Germany, Holland, Hungary or Czech Republic, among other European cities. To achieve this, they can use any service to deliver the cargo like the truck, rail, barge, air etc.

 

Rail proves to be more advantageous over sea and air in many ways. Although air is faster, it is quite expensive and sea freight takes too long. This is especially true for all cargos between northern mainland China and Poland, Baltic area, East Europe, etc.

Rail comes across as the perfect solution which is not too expensive and also doesn’t take too long. Air Sea Transport Inc. also doesn’t take any local charges in Europe for their rail console unlike as for sea freight LCL which can turn out to be quite complicated and expensive. This helps save the customer from overcharge, etc. Not just that, for ease of customers, they can provide combination cargo services which is a mix of rail-air services and the freight is much lower than sea-air services.

However, as for all operations and logistics, there are many other factors to be considered for rail services as well like rail terminals being away from warehouses, lack of experienced resources, etc. The best thing about Air Sea Transport rail services are that since they have been established for the past 5 years, they have gained considerable edge and experience in handling all these matters efficiently.

Members can be more confident in Air Sea Transport than ever, and we invite all members with shipments to Chengdu to get in touch with the team


Jessica Xu
hq-mm04@airseagroup.com.cn
www.airseagroup.com

Conqueror’s 7th Annual Meeting will be held in Bali from 6th to 8th May 2018

Registration for Conqueror’s 7th Annual Meeting is now open!

We are delighted to announce that Conqueror’s 7th Annual Meeting will be held at The Laguna Resort & Spa, Bali, Indonesia, from 6th to 8th May 2018.

Agents from Conqueror, the 2nd largest freight forwarding network in global coverage worldwide, will meet in Bali from 6th to 8th May 2018 to meet face to face and build strong business partnerships with current and potential partners from other parts of the world.

Each agent will have two days of up to 32 one-to-one meetings. In addition to these meetings, there will be a welcome cocktail party, a Gala dinner and opportunities in between to meet, discuss, and do business throughout the event.

The Annual Meeting is one of the most important keys for freight forwarders to compete with the largest multinationals. It is through this that CQR members come together in one place at one time, reducing expense and time spent away from the office. Instead of travelling to country after country and city after city to meet the same amount of people and exchange the same amount of business, you travel to just one. Conqueror’s 7th Annual Meeting is not to be missed!

Registration is now open, so all agents are invited to register here.

 

Cqr Kandla/Mundra hits one out the park for 2017 India Vs. Sri Lanka Cricket Test Series!

APG LOGISTICS successfully complete the shipping of promotional car, digital display boards, and other materials for the 2017 cricket series in Sri Lanka.

This summer, CQR Kandla/Mundra – APG LOGISTICS, handdled the perfect setting for the Indian national cricket team’s victory over Sri Lanka by moving a car (used for the team victory lap amongst other things), numerous large digital display boards and other materials for the 40-day tournament, which took place in various locations across Sri Lanka.

These heavy and bulky materials were delivered seamlessly and on-time as APG who, as always, paid attention to every detail of the task and routed the freight in the most efficient way. All materials were packed securely, to pre-empt any accidental damage before being transported by air to ensure the fastest possible delivery, without any hold-ups.

 

This is not the first time APG have dealt with cargo for high profile sporting events, most noteably in cricket and football, as they are the strategic logistics partner for many top flight sports organisations. They are currently working with English Premier League side Huddersfield Town, by shipping materials by air to their stadium for the 2017/18 season.

The company undertakes a vital role in the supply chain for these organisations, making sure essential cargo needed for the tournaments reaches its venue ahead of time!

Here’s to APG Logistics’ champion service!

 

Van Moer Logistics moves into top gear with increased road fleet

Our CQR member in Antwerp has stepped up its road presence with the introduction of a number of new trucks and trailers

This summer, VAN MOER expanded its trucking fleet with the introduction of 60 additional trucks and 120 trailers, taking their total fleet to 300+ trucks and 550+ trailers.

The introduction of the new trucks and trailers is the result of VAN MOER LOGISTICS’ recent acquisition of MERMANS – VAN HOUDT, a company specialised in the transportation of construction materials, whose trucks have now been incorporated into VAN MOER.

The acquisition was especially important given MERMANS-VAN HOUDT strategic location in Retie, which is between Antwerp and Eindhoven. Being located close to the border of The Netherlands makes Retie an excellent operating base, as it is less subject to the road congestion of Antwerp, nor does it have the common shortage of truck drivers there.

 

This new addition proves that, apart from investing in intermodal transport, VAN MOER LOGSITICS continues its commitment to conventional transportation.

We’d like to wish VAN MOER’s new vehicles many a good trip ahead!

For shipments to/from Antwerp, do not hesitate to contact them. They are looking forward to any new challenges that lay ahead!!

Raf Frans
Raf@vanmoer.com
www.vanmoer.com

 

CQR Bandar Abbas & Tehran moves 50 ton power plant unit

FARASOOBAR INTERNATIONAL had to use travel jacking and pulling to transport the load from Bandar Abbas to Rafsanjan

 

CQR Bandar Abbas/Tehran – FARASOOBAR INTERNATIONAL, recently moved a transformer unit, which formed part of a power plant production line, across southern Iran from Bandar Abbas to Rafsanjan.

The unit, which weighed 50 tons, with dimensions 7 x 3.15 x 3.50 metres, was moved by road from the port at Bandar Abbas northward to Rafsanjan, with the use of travel jacking and pulling, to successfully discharge the unit onto its special foundation on arrival.

A tricky load well handled by FARASOOBAR INTERNATIONAL!

Interview with Domax Logistics

"We love what we do and we bring enthusiasm and commitment to every project we work on".

This week, we speak to CQR Hangzhou CEO at DOMAX LOGISTICS, Bruce Lee, who tells us more about how the company started and his experience in the freight forwarding business.

DOMAX LOGISTICS, CQR Hangzhou, is a young and energetic company made up of professional and passionate logistics veterans devoted to meeting the needs of their customers and making the impossible possible. Their comprehensive network provides customers convenient services and tailor-made solutions.

Q. What distinguishes DOMAX LOGISTICS from other freight forwarders? 

A.Choosing a freight forwarder is tough, but DOMAX offers a complete service from the planning to the implementing, tracking and delivery of your cargo. We strive to offer the best solution for our clients and impartial advice at an honest price and we are constantly investigating and developing new routes of service. We love what we do and it shows with every project we work on, as we understand our clients and appreciate that every situation is different. Many things distinguish us, but, the success of our relationships comes down to one word: trust.

Q. Which is your specialization in the freight forwarders industry?

A. DOMAX’s main specialization is airfreight. In past decades, product structure in China has varied in different regions and shipment seasons have also varied significantly. However, we customize our service to the most convenient, cost-effective/affordable standard, including charter, consolidation, sensitive cargo and FBA. We specialize in import trade, and fully oversee cargo freight from Europe and the US to China.

Q.Which is the most difficult freight DOMAX LOGISTICS has had to deal with?

A. 2009 was a tough year due to the economic crisis and some of our regular customers eventually reduced the percentage of goods sent by air in favor of ocean to save on freight costs. After that, we considered seafreight as a key development area, although DOMAX’s revenue from air freight is still greater by far. By diversifying this way and developing new geographical markets, we have become less vulnerable to sudden charges in the market.

Q. How is DOMAX LOGISTICS dealing with the main challenges facing freight forwarders in your country at present?

A. As mentioned before, I strongly believe that our main strength is the trust our clients place in us, which is key to tackling the main challenges in our sector.

Trust our experience. Trust our experience. Simply put, we understand the business of our customers. This claim is based on decades of field work in support of logistics practices. Close collaboration with our customers has given us valuable expertise that translate into another key area of trust

Trust our solutions. By leveraging our knowledge of our clients, we are able to create world-class solutions that incorporate more than just the basics. We place tremendous value on planning innovative solutions that match your needs, the way you operate, and incorporating the stock-levels you prefer.

Trust our results. Over time, with the right mix of products and people, we’ve built a strong reputation for delivering the goods.

Browse our portfolio. Those relationships are founded on a genuine interest in creating mutually beneficial relationships that make everyone’s business grow.

Q. How you see DOMAX LOGISTICS in the future?

A. To face the difficult challenges of our sector, I believe we need to expand our overseas network. We believe we will overcome any obstacles, as we have done in the past, through our passion and dedication along with close communication and collaboration with our CQR partners.>

 

We welcome all agents with shipments in Hangzhou to get in touch with the DOMAX LOGISTICS team.

Cat.lee@domax-logistics.com
www.domax-logistics.com

CQR Leeds-Bradford launches new sea freight division

Global Freight Management (GFM), Conqueror’s exclusive agent in Leeds-Bradford has just launched its own sea-freight division. Understanding the time-critical nature of each shipment has ensured the company already had  a strong reputation in air freight and now they are bringing the same level of focus and attention to their new Sea Freight Division, headed up by experienced manager, Mark Broscombe.

Mark has over 15 years’ experience in sea freight, working with DSV where he has managed major accounts for the last three years, and with Hellmann Worldwide Logistics. Mark’s strong relationships with all major shipping lines will provide all GFM customers with a competitive offering to meet their needs.

Of GFM, Mark had this to say, “When shipping goods abroad you need an export partner that you can trust.  Someone who will keep you updated at all stages of your cargo’s journey. Someone who can take your shipments from any UK pick up point to any worldwide location safely and with a clear understanding of the obstacles that such a journey can encounter. I truly believe that this is what we at GFM have to offer.”

We would like to welcome Mark to Conqueror and congratulate Global Freight Management on this new venture.

We invite all members with shipments in Leeds-Bradford to get in touch with team.

Mark Broscombe / Sea Freight Division Manager

mark.broscombe@gfmonline.co.uk

www.gfmonline.co.uk