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!

CQR Ahmedabad moves a gigantic ball mill from Mundra port

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

Conqueror member in Ahmedabad 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!

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!

 

CQR Mexico transports an antique lithographic press from France to Mexico

CQR Mexico 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!

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

The successful partnership between CQR Durban/ Johannesburg and CQR Riga/Klaipeda 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!

 

CQR Taipei becomes AEO certified

Conqueror is pleased to announce that our member in Taipei has 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.

Conqueror would like to congratulate its member in Taipei on this achievement and invite all members with shipments in Taipei to get in touch with the team.

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.

CQR Ahmedabad once more proves their worth by handling a break-bulk project cargo of 60 mt

Our member in Ahmedabad, India, moves a huge ball mill to Kandla port in Gujarat

Sea Freight Shipping and Logistics Pvt Ltd has successfully achieved the transportation of a break-bulk project cargo at Kandla port. The shipment which consisted of a 60 mt stone grinding machine was delivered by the use of 2 low bed axel vehicles with 150 mt load capacity.

The cargo was downloaded and uploaded with the help of an 80 mt vessel operated crane before being successfully transported to the Kandla port of Gujarat. In the words of Manoj Lakhwani, Sales Development Manager of Sea Freight Shipping and Logistics Pvt Ltd, “This has been a significant achievement by our team which would definitely encourage our partners to contact us for shipments requirements to or from Ahmedabad.”

All the best to Sea Freight Shipping and Logistics Pvt Ltd for their outstanding achievement!

CQR Gdynia / Gdansk merges with the oldest freight forwarder of Poland-C. Hartwig

C. Hartwig takes over all of the business liabilities and assets of Sealand Logistics

The process of merging C. Hartwig Gdynia with Sealand Logistics- a young and rapidly expanding company – began in the last quarters of 2017. Since then, they optimized the structures of both the organizations to make the most out of their combined potential and now they are able to provide better rates and services than ever before.

The outstanding performance in the freight forwarding sector delivered by the two companies will be maintained by their dedicated and experienced employees. The scope of Sealand’s services as FCL, LCL, air, road, rail, and project cargo was enlarged by the more specialized C.Hartwig’s projects such as their own warehouse, fair logistics and bulk shipping projects. Formally, the merger has been written down in Polish Court Registry System on 2nd Jan 2018 after which they will continue as C.Hartwig.

In the words of Radek Januszczak, Network Development Manager, “This merger has been a very significant step forward for C. Hartwig and we expect that it will provide the company’s customers and partners with the benefit of joint experience, higher organisational culture and more efficient operation. Consequently, it will guarantee the improvement of service efficiency enabling us to achieve more tangible results in the future.”

All the best to the new C.Hartwig team for all their upcoming endeavours!

We invite our members to check their new contact details in the Network Directory, by accessing through the Members Area.