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CONQUEROR QUARTERLY NEWSLETTER

DECEMBER 2021

CONQUEROR 10 YEARS ANNIVERSARY

Celebrating 10 years of dedication, diligence, and teamwork!


Message from the President

Dear members,

Welcome to the December edition of Conqueror’s quarterly newsletters. The year has come to an end and despite all the challenges our sector has had to deal with, this year has been a productive one for Conqueror and its members. Before anything else, I would like to wish all of you a very happy and prosperous 2022. We are hoping that in 2022 we will leave the pandemic behind us and all of us will once again be able to meet and greet each other in person during our 9th Annual Meeting.

Inside the newsletter, you will find a special feature about Conqueror’s 10th Anniversary. Make sure to check out our 10th Anniversary Video if you haven’t already! Like all other editions of our newsletters, you will get to read about the accomplishment of your network partners in the last 3 months. Additionally, there is a special report on FreightViewer where Manuel Cardona, our IT Manager, and FreightViewer Developer has talked about the impetus behind the creation of this platform and how it is helping our members to digitize their operations.

Our sector news in focus for this newsletter is about the price hikes in the LTL shipping sector. In addition, you will also get to read the news headlines making waves in the industry. Lastly, we have published a very interesting report about the problem of maritime piracy that still continues to plague the ocean freight sector.

Do not forget to send us the latest news from your end so that we can publish the news from your company on our website and our upcoming newsletter.

Hope you enjoy reading our newsletter!

Kind regards,

Antonio Torres
President and Founder - Conqueror Freight Network


2021 MARKS THE 10TH ANNIVERSARY OF CONQUEROR FREIGHT NETWORK!

This year Conqueror Freight Network completed 10 years in the industry and we celebrated this special occasion during the 2nd Virtual Meeting, held on 29th and 30th November.

“Conqueror was born in 2011 with 50 members located in 33 countries. However, now it has evolved into the largest exclusive international freight network, with over 250 companies based in 140 countries”,
Antonio Torres, President & Founder of Conqueror Freight Network.

THE ONE-TO-ONE MEETING SCHEDULER

Since then, Conqueror has organized 10 successful yearly meetings, created pioneering digital tools, expanded our team at the head office, and most importantly sought to provide members with all means to grow their business.

Right from the very outset of our operations, you as our members have forged fantastic partnerships around the world and most importantly lasting friendships with other network members, which have helped you achieve your business goals.

THE VIDEO

To make the anniversary all the more memorable, Conqueror created a short video with all the meeting highlights from the past decade. This video was screened during Conqueror’s 2nd Virtual Meeting, right after the welcome speech by Antonio Torres. It allowed the participants to take a trip down memory lane and cherish their memories of the Annual Meetings from the last 10 years.partnerships around the world and most importantly lasting friendships with other network members, which have helped you achieve your business goals.

WATCH VIDEO

A SHOUT OUT TO THOSE WHO’VE BEEN WITH US SINCE DAY ONE!

We would like to take this opportunity to extend our heartfelt thanks to all our members who have stayed with us on this journey and keep trusting on us.

“I found this Conference very productive, people are very nice and it is very different to other Meetings. In Conqueror, the selection process is very good ensuing that only reliable partners become members.”
MODERN CARGO. CQR Mumbai India
“The benefit of this Conference is that you get to meet reliable partners who exclusively represent one city. The Conference has allowed me to increase my business from last year’s Conference to this year.”
RELIANCE FREIGHT SYSTEMS LLC. CQR Dubai UAE
“The main thing is that they accept only one agent from each city. Building relationships takes time, so this event helps to start developing them.”
AL MAWEED MARINE SERVICES CO. CQR Riyadh Saudi Arabia
"We were looking for a network of agents whom we could trust and who would do a good job for us and we found it in Conqueror”
BROOKLANDS. CQR London UK
“Conqueror is very well organized compared to other networks and I think Antonio has done a very good job. I think it is very beneficial because everyone wants to work with each other. Only selecting good members in each city is a good policy.”
AIR INTERNATIONAL FREIGHT. CQR Taipei, Taiwan
“Joining Conqueror is attractive because of the global partners and the business you receive from partners around the world.”
ARIES GLOBAL. CQR New York, U.S.A.
“Conqueror is a large network that covers cities all over the world. The most important benefit of the network is that members are very efficient and professional.”
SEV STANTE. CQR Venice, Italy
“We joined because it was an exclusive network and allowed us to be the exclusive partner in Delhi. We did not want to be in a crowded network. Every year, the one-to-one meetings with the members increase our bonding and trust.”
THREE ACES GLOBAL. CQR Delhi, India
“Belonging to Conqueror is really good for us. By being a member, we have access to a wide directory of reliable partners to cooperate with."
JCT. CQR Tokyo, Japan
"It was a great event. The best part was seeing each other, even in a virtual way!"
CARGO MARKETING SPEDITION. CQR Cologne, Germany
“Thanks to all the Conqueror staff for your efforts and the very good outcome! We are looking forward to the next physical meeting.”
C.V. MARAGOS INTERNATIONAL. CQR Athens, Greece

We look forward to meeting you, and celebrate, in person again this year.


MEMBER NEWS

Conqueror Nouakchott moves 189 units of a project cargo shipment from UAE to Mauritania
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Conqueror Sao Paolo gets the 1’st place at the Viracopos Logistical Efficiency Awards
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Conqueror Antwerp moves an artwork for installation in the valley of La Grave, in La Meije, France
Read more

Conqueror Chengdu changes its company name to CIMC ANDA SHUN International Logistics
Read more

Conqueror Muscat & Sohar branches out to the hospitality and tourism industry
Read more


Insight

FreightViewer: From an idea to a revolutionary freight quotation software

Special report on the beginnings of FreightViewer with valuable insights from Mr. Manuel Cardona, IT Manager of Conqueror Freight Network and the Developer of FreightViewer.


Read the full report

Conqueror’s Targets for 2022

AN IN-PERSON ANNUAL MEETING

In the last two years, we couldn’t get together in person during our yearly meetings like we used to do. We are hoping that the situation in 2022 will be favourable for holding an in-person meeting so that we can once again gather in a lovely location and carry on with our business networking and social activities!

ONLINE SUPPLY CHAIN TRAINING COURSE FOR OUR MEMBERS

In 2022, Conqueror will inaugurate our freight forwarders online academy. This is a new member-exclusive service that will give you the opportunity to acquire new skills and become competent international freight forwarders. Conqueror members will get to participate in two diploma courses in partnership with CIFFA: International Transportation and Trade & The Essentials of Freight Forwarding, and a wide range of training material about the leasing container industry, offered by Container xChange.

CREATE A MOBILE APP

Next year, we are planning to launch a mobile intranet app with the intent of enabling members to be connected 24/7 via mobile devices. With this app, members will easily be able to find their partners from their phones with just a few taps and interact with them instantly via WhatsApp, Skype, and email.

MORE FEATURES TO FURTHER ENHANCE THE UTILITIES OF FREIGHTVIEWER

Our FreightViewer department is working round the clock to add new features and enhance the utilities of this platform. Since 2020, the freight forwarding industry has finally woken up to the call of digitization and we are also taking steps towards this objective. In 2022, we aim to expand our partnerships with the top tech companies to enhance connectivity between forwarders, carriers, and customers.


LOGISTICS NEWS

THE RATES OF LTL SHIPPING WILL SKYROCKET IN THE FIRST QUARTER OF 2022

Labour shortage, capacity crunch, carrier consolidations are some of the factors behind the hike in LTL prices

The challenges faced by the supply chain sector in 2021 will continue to plague the industry in 2022. Last year we have already seen a rise in the price of LTL shipping even though there was a drop in weight per shipment.

Current market forecast indicates that logistics companies should be prepared for higher LTL shipping prices at least till March 2022.

The record high GRIs (General Rate Increases) coupled with high surcharges are not the only factors for the hike in LTL prices. There is a shortage of truck drivers and trucking capacity that has been further intensified due to the closure of Central Freight Lines. Most importantly, a whopping 70% of LTL freight is now controlled by the top 10 carriers.

Lastly, market analysts are warning that the surge in Omicron cases might once again lead to the implementation of quarantine rules for returning drivers. This is one important factor that would lead to further delays and cost hike.

More logistic news at a glance

DHL ramps up its air cargo operations by ordering 9 freighters from Boeing

The new addition to DHL’s fleet has been made to cope with the increasing demand for air freight services prior to the peak holiday season

Autonomous delivery vehicle manufacturer Nuro raises considerable investments from Google and Kroger

The recent investments will augment Nuro’s efforts towards offering retailers with self-driving vehicles to move e-commerce orders to the clients’ doorsteps

Walmart Inc teams up with DroneUp LLC to expand the scope of drone delivery of shipments

The drones will fly up to 1.85 km from the base outside the Walmart store in Arkansas and the positive customer feedback has encouraged them to start similar services in additional locations

CMA CGM orders four A350 freighters to cope with the increasing demand for air freight space

The addition of these four freighters with a carrying capacity of over 100 metric tonnes will allow the company to operate on its own Air Operator’s Certificate

Middle Eastern carrier Etihad Cargo partners with Singapore based logistics tech developer Speedcargo to deploy AI-powered air freight loading

The new technology will boost their freight capacity by over 3,000 tonnes a year, reduce manual work, and lead to significant cost reduction


Refer&Earn

Conqueror is now covering 260 cities in over 137 countries across the world!

We still have room left for more members

We’d like to take this opportunity to remind our agents once again about Conqueror’s Referral Programme.

Refer&Earn

As an agent, all you have to do is suggest the names of reliable freight forwarders who are potential candidates for CQR membership.

In case your recommended company makes it to our network then you as the referring agent will get a 25% discount on your next annual membership fee!

That’s not the end of it! If you can refer more agents who successfully becomes a part of our team then you can get as much as 4 discounts every year making your annual membership fee as less as zero for the coming year!

So make sure to tell your peers about the benefits of being a CQ R member and you might get yourself a discount on your next membership fee!

Examples of cities where we need coverage

Philadelphia

USA

México City

México

Santa Cruz / La Paz

Bolivia

Berlin

Germany

Douala

Cameroon

Bangalore

India

Yangon

Myanmar

Dalian

China

Chittagong

Bangladesh

Singapore

Singapore


PUBLIC HOLIDAYS

You can check all the public holidays and details on www.officeholidays.com


CONQUEROR BIRTHDAYS

SAHAT SIANIPAR 04-JAN
PATRICIO VACCARI 05-JAN
PAUL TSUI 06-JAN
PAULO PASQUALINO 07-JAN
FRANCISCO DELLA GIUSTINA M. 11-JAN
MIKE LYNCH 12-JAN
VANILLA XU 13-JAN
CARLOS CALDEIRÃO 19-JAN
KASSIM NSEREKO NVIIRI 22-JAN
FARZAD SAFFARZADEH 22-JAN
ROBERTO RIVERA 23-JAN
BRIGHT IYKE MOSES 31-JAN
NICK PLYTSGAARD 31-JAN
GEORGINA CORCUERA 31-JAN
ROGER SANG 01-FEB
ROTHA SANG 01-FEB
CARMEN RUBIO 02-FEB
ALLISON HARRINGTON 08-FEB
TRACY VAN AREND 09-FEB
MARCEL WEILAND 13-FEB
SREEJITH SASIDHARAN NAIR 14-FEB
LUIS CARLOS BUSTAMANTE 15-FEB
HSIAO WEN WU 17-FEB
BRUCE LI 18-FEB
MAIKEN THYGESEN 18-FEB
RICHARD OUYANG 18-FEB
XIN OUYANG 18-FEB
TUGCE PAL SAZAK 19-FEB
HÉCTOR GONZÁLEZ 20-FEB
MIKE MOSES 02-MAR
NIGEL SLEIGH 04-MAR
HOA NGUYEN 11-MAR
CHERIF HAJ SLIMANE 15-MAR
RITA LOZANO 18-MAR
GOPAL DUTT PANDEY 20-MAR
H L SANTHARAM 21-MAR
GABRIEL CRUSIUS BUENO 25-MAR
HELEN WANG 27-MAR
MARKUS LATZER 30-MAR

ENDORSED MEETINGS

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