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

Logistics Industry
Logistics Industry

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 Durban celebrates 10th anniversary

Just over ten years ago CQR member in Johannesburg and Durban, South Africa, opened its doors for trading

international logistics service provider
international logistics service provider

Originally concentrating on liner agency, port agency and cargo broking, the company has diversified into many other different spheres of shipping, including freight forwarding, container sales and leasing, NVOCC, and tank containers. Starting with just four staff, there are now 25 employees based in Durban and Johannesburg. Many of those staff who joined in the first year still work for Alpha Shipping today.

“Loyalty and ethics are fundamental to our business,” says founder and joint managing director Richard Brook-Hart, “and everyone should be treated with equal respect; these are some of the reasons for our success, and why we became a member of Conqueror network”. 

Conqueror would like to congratulate Alpha Shipping on this milestone!

CQR Durban appointed as UES International Holding’s Africa agent

Our member in Durban, South Africa is proud to announce that they have been appointed as the agent for UES International (HK) Holdings, the Global container leasing company. The agreement was concluded on the 1st March and covers the entire continent of Africa. Commenting on the appointment, James Norman, container manager for Alpha Shipping stated that “the agreement with UES will add value to both companies, as we both seek to expand our activities into Africa”.

Alpha Shipping as a proud member of Conqueror Network will be keen to share the opportunity of offering one way leases and sale containers to other members as a means of creating added value to client requirements, and reducing supply chain costs.

Richard Brook Hart of CQR Durban appointed ICS International chairman

CQR Durban is delighted to announce that owner and joint MD, Richard Brook-Hart FICS was recently appointed as International Chairman of the prestigious Institute of Chartered Shipbrokers. This was a great honour, especially to become the first person from South Africa to hold this position in the 102 year history of the ICS.

Logistics Industry
Logistics Industry

The Institute of Chartered Shipbrokers has over 3000 members globally and is the leading provider of commercial shipping education worldwide, with over 6000 students sitting examinations in the past year.

The motto of the ICS is ‘our word, our bond’, and aims to promote ethics and professionalism in the shipping industry.

 Alpha Shipping in South Africa is proud to be associated with the Conqueror Network, which espouses similar core values.