The FMC registration will help them to offer their own rates and services for shipments from the UK to the USA
CBI Global Freight Management, Conqueror member in Manchester, United Kingdom, has recently obtained FMC registration. As per the FMC regulations, logistics companies issuing Bills of Lading in the USA for engaging in NVOCC shipping operations for goods entering and leaving the ports in the country, need to apply to the U.S. Federal Maritime Commission beforehand and obtain the US NVOCC qualification.
Presently, over 1,000 international companies (companies not based in the USA) have successfully applied for qualifications, signed contract prices with local shipping companies, and independently sent AMS/ISF and other declaration information.
Mr. Nigel Sleigh, Managing Director of CBI Global Freight Management explains, “The FMC registration will help our operations in several ways. First and foremost, it will allow us to engage in the U.S. NVOCC business legally and compliantly, issue Bills of Lading for shippers, and enhance our company’s operations in the US. Furthermore, it will allow us to conduct direct business with carriers and freight forwarders in the USA without having to go through intermediaries. Henceforth, we will be able to directly communicate with the shipowners regarding the freight rate info to provide our clients with the most affordable rates.”
Congratulations to CBI Global Freight Management and all the best for their upcoming projects!
This new smart phone compatible web application will help members to effectively navigate through the agenda of Conqueror’s 9th Annual Meeting in February
Conqueror Freight Network has created a new website application that will allow the agents to seamlessly access every detail of the meeting once they reach the venue. Conqueror’s 9th Annual Meeting will take place in the Intercontinental Hotel in Doha, Qatar, from 6th to 8th February 2023.
On reaching the meeting venue, members can use this web app from their phone and log in by entering their email and password. With the help of this web application,Conqueror members will be able to browse through all the required information pertaining to the day-to-day agenda of the Annual Meeting. Moreover, this web app will place every detail about the event at their fingertips including the delegate list with the name of every delegate and the city and company they are representing, the programme and activities, some tips for travelling to Doha, etc.
“We have created this new smart phone compatible web app to make the event simple and hassle-free for all our delegates. Additionally, this portal will help to collate all the important information in a comprehensive web app allowing our delegates to access every meeting information with just a few taps on their phones. We make sure to enhance our services in every possible way to offer the best experience for our members and I am sure that this app will precisely serve this purpose,” says Maria Serrano, the PR and Event Coordinator of Conqueror Freight Network.
Conqueror Freight Network which is gearing up for its 9th Annual Meeting in 2023, has had a highly productive year achieving many new milestones
Conqueror Freight Network, the largest exclusive freight forwarding network in the world, is about to welcome the New Year on a high note. 2022 has been a very constructive one for the network in terms of growth and accomplishments.
In March 2022, Conqueror launched its Online Academy to offer the members comprehensive freight forwarding courses. The courses provided by CIFFA are ideal for updating the knowledge in the freight forwarding sector and being well-informed about all the nuances of the logistics industry. Conqueror has partnered with internationally recognized institutes of international trade and freight forwarding to provide a wide range of Freight Forwarding Courses. The first one is CIFFA (the Canadian International Freight Forwarders Association) and the second one is Container Xchange.
“In a volatile and complex industry like transportation and logistics, continuous training is not just important, it is imperative. Apart from enhancing the career of the participants, it will also enable them to grow and sharpen our members’ professional skills. Additionally, our logistics courses will surely help our agents to create a resilient team of professionals who can easily adapt to the changing requirements of the industry,” says Antonio Torres, the President and Founder of Conqueror Freight Network.
Furthermore, Conqueror enhanced their presence on social media by creating an Instagram handle. “These days the audience is more reliant on audio-visual platforms like Instagram for their daily dose of news and this is precisely why Conqueror has decided to be active on this platform.”
2022 has also been marked by the intervention of Andrea Martin, Conqueror’s FreightViewer Coordinator, who participated in the Roundtable Panel Discussions in the Logistics Business Show, that took place from 15th to 17th March.
Lastly, Conqueror’s IT Department is working on two different web apps that will be launched in 2023, in order to facilitate members the access to all the Meeting features and the Directory of members.
“Our team has been working all around the year to ensure an optimal experience for our members. Additionally, after a two years hiatus, we have once again been able to organize an in-person meeting in Doha, in February 2023. Therefore, we are trying hard to make sure that our agents get to enhance their partnerships and have an unparalleled networking experience!” adds Mr Torres.
They moved this cargo from Osaka, Japan, all the way to Manzanillo, Panama, via ocean freight
Panama Soluciones Logisticas INT, Conqueror member in Panama City, Panama, recently transported 30 ambulances from Osaka, Japan, to Manzanillo, Panama. This shipment had a volume of 593 cubic meters and a total weight of 93,000 Kg. They were in charge of transportation and customs clearance of the cargo. Moreover, they had to make the delivery within a very short time.
As stated by Luis Carlos Bustamante, the Manager of Panama Soluciones Logisticas, “Moving a shipment of 30 ambulance type vehicles was a demanding project that required meticulous planning and attention to detail. Nevertheless, with 20 years of experience in providing all kinds of logistics solutions to customers worldwide, our team was perfectly equipped to execute this project flawlessly.”
Congratulations to Panama Soluciones Logisticas and all the best for their upcoming projects!
This day trip in and around Doha will allow the members to to socialize in a comfortable and friendly environment before commencing the formal business meetings
Conqueror Freight Network’s 9th Annual Meeting at Doha, Qatar, to be held from 6th to 8th February 2023, will include an option group tour for the delegates and their spouses. This group tour will take the members for a desert safari ride to the picturesque sand dunes near the inland sea close to Doha.
The Day Trip will start on 6th February at 9 am. Members will be able to go for an adventurous dune bashing ride while enjoying the breathtaking view of the desert and the sea. Following the ride, members will be lunching and resting at a camp equipped with traditional Bedouin style tents. There is also the option of participating in sporting and swimming activities at the comfortable beach side camp. Members will be dropped to the hotel premises at 17:00 so that they have time for the on desk registration and attend the Welcome Cocktail reception.
To quote Mr. Antonio Torres, the President and Founder of Conqueror Freight Network, “This group tour will be a fantastic way of bolstering the networking activities of the delegates. We have come up with the idea of this corporate tour to inspire better communication and team building activity among the members.”
Additionally, the trip will also help to break the ice between members who are not yet acquainted and smooth the path for a lasting partnerships. One of the major reasons of organizing this group trip is to ensure improved communication among the members of the Conqueror team.
Conqueror members can register for the meeting by clicking here. To join the Day Trip members just need to select the ‘Day Trip’ option while completing the registration.
“The most exciting part of the Annual Meeting is seeing how the relationships among members become friendships with years, it is really moving to watch them hug and get so excited to meet each other again”
This week you will be reading an interview with Maria Serrano, who is in charge of PR and Event Coordination of Conqueror Network. Maria plays a major role in the planning and organization of Conqueror’s Annual Meetings. Additionally, she is also responsible for the network’s communication as well as the coordination and development of Conqueror’s online publicizing strategy for members. Before joining Conqueror, Maria worked with different international companies managing projects in trade shows worldwide, developing marketing campaigns and organizing events.
Q. Let’s begin with your experience at Conqueror Freight Network
A. I joined Conqueror’s team 6 years ago and saw how it has been growing since then. I really appreciate working with my colleagues and we get along really well. Since joining Conqueror, my task has been to figure out several promotional strategies for our members. My prior experience in journalism has sharpened my writing/communication skills and research ability all of which are important in my line of work. Working with Conqueror has taught me many new things and the perfect work ambience here allows me to do my job with utmost care and precision.
Q. What does your job consist of? Do you find your everyday tasks exciting?
A. The most important aspects of my job include organizational work for Conqueror’s Annual Meetings and managing the communication and marketing of the company. I really enjoy doing my job, specially the creative part. I learn everyday from my colleagues and also from members, it is really exciting to hear their work stories and how they manage to develop them. Additionally, arranging all the preparations for the Meeting is challenging, but at the same time, really comforting. Especially, when we see how the relationships among members become friendships with years, it is really moving watching them hug and so excited to meet each other again. You realize that Conqueror is a big family that has been embracing new members from the very beginning. Then, the Meeting is over and the whole team is thrilled every time a member congratulates us for our work. This appreciation from our members cannot be compared with any other feeling.
Q. What is the most challenging aspect of your job?
A. Choosing the best hotel, restaurant, band, photographers, and making other necessary arrangements for the meeting is perhaps my most challenging task. I have to do this task scrupulously so that all our members are happy and get to connect in the best possible environment. Also, organizing the whole event is a complicated job since there are many details to take into account. Furthermore, as we are far away this task involves a whole lot of phone calls, emails and videochats. When it comes to our members’ experience during the meeting we can’t make any mistakes!
Q. What is the most important objective of the Marketing and PR team?
A. The primary objective of our PR and Marketing team is to promote our members’ companies in every possible way. Moreover, it is also our task to arrange for a seamless Annual Meeting experience and make sure that the members are making the most of it.
Q. What do you like most about your work?
A. The commendable office environment allows me to be creative and innovative about every aspect of my job. As an American writer and PR specialist Ronn Torossian puts it, “PR is a mix of journalism, psychology, and lawyering – it’s an ever-changing and always interesting landscape.” It goes without saying that in spite of all its challenges my work is highly engaging and I thoroughly enjoy brain wracking to find the best solutions for our members.
Q. What can attending to Annual Meeting do for members?
A. The meetings help to foster a collaborative spirit by bringing together all the members. Moreover, the formal meetings and the informal chitchats, day tours and parties help to strengthen the bonding among the network members. Because of the Coronavirus we couldn’t arrange an in-person meeting in the last two years. Therefore, we are very excited since after two long years we are eagerly waiting to meet our members in person. We received loads of good comments about the organization and good connections made by Conqueror members, which is by far our best reward.
Honesty, expertise, independence, loyalty, and fairness are some of the values that drive me… I believe that the success of our team lies with the success of our members.
Q. How does Conqueror help to publicize the members’ activities?
A. We always encourage members to send us the latest news from their end. This allows us to create a promotional news piece about our members achievement that we publish on our news section every Friday. The members are also interviewed from time to time so that they get a chance to give their option about the industry defining issues and get a chance to talk about their services, experiences and specialties. We also make sure to promote this news on our social media pages where we encourage all our followers to read that news. Additionally, Conqueror’s SEO optimization endeavours further increase the visibility of the news which translates to greater popularity of our members.
Q. What are the latest marketing endeavours of Conqueror in 2022?
A. In 2022, we have implemented several different marketing actions. This includes the upgrading of our members area, addition of many new features to our website, the launch of logistics courses, the creation of web apps for the meetings and the implementation of an SEO strategy. We are presently working on the implementation of many more useful marketing strategies. However, the details will be revealed at the right time!
Q. What are the values that motivate you?
A. Honesty, expertise, independence, loyalty, and fairness are some of the values that drive me. I try to incorporate these values in every aspect of my task and I make sure to abide by these work ethics. I believe that the success of our team lies with the success of our members.
To commemorate their foundation day they organized the ‘CIMC Day’- a common festival for all CIMC staffs from all over the world
CIMC Anda Shun, Conqueror member in Chengdu, China, has celebrated the 40 years of the CIMC Group in the freight forwarding market. They celebrated their foundation day as the “CIMC Day” on 22nd September when employees across all their offices raised a flag to express their solidarity and their determination to move forward through the thick and thin in the years ahead. The ”CIMC Day”, is a common festival for all CIMC employees.
CIMC started its journey 40 years back and since then they have been constantly expanding its business scope, improving its own operation and management quality, and practicing corporate social responsibility. Now, CIMC has grown from a small factory with an initial investment of 3 million US dollars and 150 employees to a diversified multinational group well-known at home and abroad.
To quote Ms Jane Lan, the Overseas Manager of Conqueror Chengdu, “We will continue to live up to our original aspiration and work towards achieving long-term and steady development. Moreover, we are making an effort to develop ourselves into a respectable, high-quality, and world-class enterprise. This grand and well-designed celebration brought all of us together and gave us the chance to review the past and look forward to the future.”
Congratulations to CIMC Anda Shun for completing 40 years in the business and all the best for their upcoming projects!
Saudi Arabia Airlines and LOT Polish Airlines have recognized them as one of their top cargo agents in Delhi
Three Aces Global Pvt Ltd, Conqueror member in Delhi, India, has been recognized by Saudi Arabia Airlines and LOT Polish Airlines as among their top cargo agents in the Delhi region. They received this certification because of their cargo revenue and the cargo tonnage routed through the above airlines.
Their top-of-the-line services, the loyalty of their customers and the all-out support by the airline teams are some of the factors behind the success of their air freight department. Additionally, the exceptional performance of their pricing and execution teams also played a major role in this achievement.
In the words of Mr Pankaj Agarwal, the Director of Three Aces Global, “We make sure to instantly respond to our client’s requests and maintain a strong relationship with the carriers. Furthermore, our clients always get leverage in terms of preference and pricing. Such encouraging recognition keeps us even more motivated and energized as we continue with the good work and perform even better.”
Congratulations to Three Aces Global and all the best for their upcoming projects!
The Instagram account of Conqueror which comes with photos and videos about the network and its agents aims to further boost the online visibility of the network
Conqueror Freight Network, the largest exclusive freight forwarders network in the world, has recently created an Instagram account. Conqueror Freight Network’s new Instagram page will come with engaging, text/audio/video content that will increase its social networking endeavours.
To quote Maria Serrano, Conqueror’s PR and Event Coordinator, “Our new Instagram handle will open up a new channel for informal interactions with our existing and potential agents. Moreover, in a time when smartphones have become the source of news and information for a majority of our audience, it has become imperative for us to make our presence felt on a social media platform like Instagram.”
Conqueror Freight Network already has a considerable following on their Facebook and Twitter pages where they regularly post news from the network. Additionally, they also use social media pages to promote the latest news from their network members.
Check out Conqueror’s Instagram page by clicking here or by logging in your Instagram account from your mobile device.
“In the last 16 years CIMC Andashun has grown up from an infant to a youth, handling projects for international companies such as Huawei, Xiaomi, Gree, Walmart, ZTE etc, we also undertake server transportation, sea freight, rail freight, intermodal transportation, etc.”
This week we interviewed Jane Lan, the Overseas Manager of CIMC Andashun, Conqueror Chengdu, who has recently completed 16 years in business. In this interview, Ms Lan tells us about the early years of the company, how it started growing, their 16th anniversary, the things they have achieved over the years and much more.
Q. When and how did you get into the freight forwarding industry?
A. I have been very interested in international trade and logistics since my college days. This is why I decided to work with a freight forwarding company. I joined CIMC Andashun because it has an enthusiastic team and provides a good platform for the employees. I have been with CIMC Andashun for 6 years and I plan to keep working here for many more years to come.
Q. Today you are celebrating the 16th anniversary of your company. Congratulations! What does this anniversary mean for your team?
A. This is absolutely a very special day for us and we are delighted to share this joy with all the members. For the last 16 years, our company has focused on 4 primary pillars- integrity, innovation, pragmatism and efficiency. Providing unparalleled logistics services regardless of the circumstances every day for the last 16 years has been quite a feat! No matter the situation, the one thing which we never did was give up.
On the occasion of our 16th anniversary, we want to thank all our partners and customers for the years of support to CIMC Anda Shun, which inspires us to continue fulfilling our mission as a leading logistics company.
By celebrating this 16th anniversary, we are also celebrating the success of the entire team. This is a very special day which is like a reservoir of energy for the coming days so that our victory does not stop but goes on for years. I am confident that many more anniversaries, success stories and achievements will come our way!
Q. How were the beginnings of your company?
A. Internally, CIMC Andashun has been led by an excellent management team which guides us whenever there is any potential challenge. We are also facilitated by an active sales team and an operation team, that makes our internal atmosphere innovative and open. Externally, CIMC Andashun has been actively keeping close contact with airlines, shipping lines and network partners for all these years. Our good performance also attracted the attention of CIMC Group company. Last year we finished the strategic investment from them. We have been committed to the goal of becoming a leading international logistics company.
Q. How did CIMC change in all these years?
A. CIMC Andashun was founded in 2006 iby our CEO Mr Gerry Yang, who has many years of logistics experience – He worked at Air China for years. From that year, CIMC has been growing and growing and our team formed by over 500 employees is becoming stronger with the time.
Q. What are the biggest challenges you have faced during these 16 years?
A. As a logistics company, we meet the challenges everyday because the market is not so stable and competition was always there from the very beginning. Although it is hard to indicate what are the biggest challenges so far, still we have to admit that the COVID-19 had a specially unpredictable impact on every company. Luckily we did a good job so far, and we are ready to face the upcoming challenges.
“By celebrating this 16th anniversary, we are also celebrating the success of the entire team. On its way to the next 16 years, we will certainly experience more setbacks and challenges, but we also will overcome them and make many more achievements.
Q. What have you achieved along these years?
A. We received hundreds of honours, cups, awards and certificates over the years. Last year, we ranked 12 in terms of China’s International Freight Forwarding & Logistics Airport Business Incomes and in 2020 we ranked as one of the top 20 companies in the Chinese private freight forwarding and logistics business.
Q. What distinguishes CIMC from other freight forwarders?
A. CIMC Andashun always pays a lot of attention to the market trends and the expectations of our partners and customers. We can flexibly adjust the transportation strategy in time according to the market conditions in order to provide the best solutions for our partners and customers.
Q. What has been the most significant shipment your team has handled?
A. CIMC Andashun makes a yearly summary at the end of each year. However, it’s hard to tell which one is the most significant shipment we have handled as all partner/customers are equally important for us. Apart from handling projects for international companies such as Huawei, Xiaomi, Gree, Walmart, ZTE etc, we also handle server transportation, sea freight, rail freight, intermodal transportation in the China-South America route and elsewhere, etc. The services that we can offer are diverse and professional, we can do what many other logistics company can’t do, and we value every shipment no matter if it is big or small. Maybe the most significant shipment is always in the near future.
Q. Where do you see CIMC in the next 16 years?
A. In the last 16 years CIMC Andashun has grown up from an infant to a youth. People in their youth always have unlimited possibilities. So has our company.
On its way to the next 16 years, CIMC Andashun will certainly experience more setbacks and challenges, but also it will overcome those challenges and make many more achievements. We believe that CIMC Andashun will be more brilliant and powerful on the international stage 16 years from now.