Conqueror’s March Newsletter is loaded with news, interviews, and insights from the transportation and logistics industry

The first edition of Conqueror’s quarterly newsletters for 2022 can now be viewed and downloaded from the website

Conqueror Freight Network’s March newsletter for 2022 is now published. It is available for viewing and downloading from the Newsletter section of the Conqueror website. The newsletter comes packed with all the latest news, interviews, reports, and articles from the network and the industry.

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Conqueror’s March Newsletter

 

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The newsletter features all the news about the latest achievements of Conqueror members in Penang, Athens/Piraeus, Amsterdam, and Dhaka. Furthermore, there is a very interesting report about the Container Availability Index in ports across the world. In the interview with Anibal Diego, Conqueror’s Membership Development Coordinator, he talks about his experiences at Conqueror, the network’s 10th Anniversary, the benefits of members in terms of sales, and much more.

Moreover, the newsletter also includes a page about the participation of Conqueror in the Logistics Business Show. Additionally, it comes with all the details of Conqueror’s newly launched Online Academy. The post on ‘Debunking the myths of online education’ informs how remote learning can help freight forwarders reach their career goals.

The sector news in focus is on the transformation of India into a logistical powerhouse. Furthermore, there is a list of news headlines from the logistics sector. Last but not the least, this newsletter has an useful article about the handling of abandoned containers.

Send us the news about your latest achievements to feature them in our upcoming newsletter.

 

Conqueror offers a new online certificate attesting to the membership of the agents

Conqueror members can download the certificate from the Members Area of the website

Conqueror Freight Network is presently offering an online certificate that corroborates the membership of the network agents. They have made available this online certificate to provide better accessibility to the network’s intranet from where members can obtain the soft copy of this certification. Precisely for this reason, Conqueror’s IT team has put together a new section in their intranet. The online certification also comes with the date when the network accepted the member.

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Conqueror’s Online Certificate

 

In the words of Conqueror President and Founder Antonio Torres, “As the largest exclusive freight network of the world, we only accept the most professional, reliable and financially solvent companies to our network who need to pass a rigorous selection process. With this certificate, our members will be able to confirm their expertise and competence that allowed them to become a part of our network. Furthermore, this official certificate of membership forms a part of our digitization endeavours that facilitate every aspect of our member’s work.

Conqueror members can download and print the soft copy of this document from the Members Area. They just have to access Conqueror’s intranet, and click on the “Certificate” tab and download it from the Dashboard.

 

Interview with Anibal del Diego, Conqueror’s Membership Development Coordinator


“My job is to make sure that the number of Conqueror agents keeps growing steadily so as to provide our members with coverage in all the major cities/ports around the world.”

This week we interviewed Anibal del Diego, Conqueror’s Membership Development Coordinator. Anibal is responsible for conducting extensive research about the applicants before recruiting the most reliable and capable independent freight forwarders.

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Anibal del Diego, Conqueror’s Membership Development Coordinator                                       

Moreover, his other task consists of finding new sales leads and selecting reliable forwarders as Conqueror members. Before joining Conqueror, Anibal gained years of experience in the Sales and Customer Service department. His experience with multinationals gave him a thorough idea of objective-driven performance to ensure ultimate customer satisfaction. Additionally, Anibal’s social interaction skills allow him to offer an affirmative and determined approach to Conqueror’s customer relationship management.

Q. We would like to know a bit about your experience at Conqueror Freight Network.

A. The time I have spent with my wonderful team at Conqueror has been extremely satisfying. We have a small team with a close bonding and working with them is a productive and pleasant experience. Over the years we have been working together to resolve our customer’s problems and think up the most innovative solutions. Most importantly, Conqueror has taught me a great deal about client communication, client research, and enrolling new agents for even greater network coverage.

Q. Tell us about your job. Do you find your everyday tasks interesting?

A. My daily tasks are both engaging and demanding at the same time. My primary job is to conduct thorough research about the companies of the applicants to determine their reliability. As you know, we only accept dependable and financially secure members to ensure a safe work environment for all our members.

Additionally, being the Membership Development Coordinator, I am the first person our members contact before making it to the network. Lastly, I also need to contact potential members and tell them about how Conqueror can help them with business expansion. I make sure that the number of Conqueror members keeps growing so as to cover all the major cities/ports around the world.

Q. What is the best part about working at Conqueror?

A. The warm and friendly work environment allows us to be creative and experiment with new approaches in every aspect of my job. Moreover, my teammates as well as the management are very encouraging and supportive. I can say that over the years, our team has become like a family. In spite of all the challenges I face in the course of my work, I enjoy solving problems and testing new tactics to further the interests of both members and our network. The dynamic office ambience greatly enhances my productivity. Together with my colleagues, we form part of a very close-knit group that works toward helping our agents and enabling them to globalize their business and augment their ROI.

Q. What is the most difficult aspect of your job?

A. Communication with members from so many linguistic and cultural backgrounds can be a very exacting task. Nevertheless, my experience in client servicing allows me to carry out this task proficiently.

Q. What were the starting years of Conqueror like?

A. Conqueror Freight Network was formed 10 years back in January 2011. Since then we have been helping independent freight forwarders from around the world to effectively compete against the largest multinationals of this sector. The sole objective of our network was to give the small and mid-sized logistics companies a platform to increase their share of businesses.

To begin with, we had 50 members from 33 countries. However, with time we have established ourselves as the largest exclusive freight forwarding network in the globe with over 260 members from 136 countries. Regardless of the multiple challenges this sector has been facing since our pandemic, we were able to maintain our network standards, expand our member base, and offer them all the means to grow their businesses.

“Transparency, creativity, and the know-how to deal with difficult situations – these are some of the qualities I have inculcated during my career. I strongly believe that clear communication, honesty, and the means we provide to help freight forwarders compete with the largest players are the three things that are helping our network to grow.

 

Q. How did you celebrate the 10th Anniversary of Conqueror?

A. We put together a very touching video for members to watch during the Virtual Meeting. Here we compiled the best moments of the network along these years. It was really exciting, since all of us gave ideas to make it and the final video where the entire Conqueror team congratulates the members was not only affecting but also was very funny. It was a special moment when we felt a strong sense of team spirit. We all were very proud of the network! After the Meeting, we had a small party with some snacks to celebrate this occasion.

Q. What do you think are the biggest benefits of Conqueror in terms of sales?

A. The greatest financial advantage for our agents is undoubtedly Conqueror’s Referral Programme. The members need to suggest to us the names of a reliable forwarder in cities that are vacant at the moment. In case the recommended company becomes a network member, the referring agents get a 25% discount on their upcoming membership fee. They can avail of a maximum of 4 discounts of 25% every year. This implies the chance of paying zero membership fee in the next year! Moreover, members wanting territorial exclusivity in more than one city are required to pay just 50% of the membership fee for every additional branch.

Q. What is the most important objective of the sales team?

A. The principal task of the sales team is to increase the coverage of our network. To achieve this, Conqueror’s PR and Marketing team conduct several promotional campaigns. They contact the leading freight forwarders in every city who have the professionalism to make it to our network. Moreover, we are not searching for the largest forwarder with the largest business volume. What we want are trustworthy, well-managed, and financially solvent forwarders with considerable business volume and sound credit history. This way all our members can rest assured that they are dealing only with the most reputed and dependable partners.

Q. What are the values that motivate you?

A. Transparency, creativity, and the know-how to deal with difficult situations and make the right decision- these are some of the qualities I have inculcated during my career. I strongly believe that clear communication, honesty, and the means we provide to help independent freight forwarders compete with the largest players are the three things that are helping our network to grow.

I feel that in the last 10 years we have been able to convince our members that we care for them and our main objective is to help them grow. Being customer-focused rather than competitor-focussed, allows us to be more pioneering and has greatly contributed to our expansion. A satisfied customer means a lot for our business. My objective is to keep ensuring that the agents get what they are looking for.

 

The December edition of Conqueror’s quarterly newsletter is now available for reading

Conqueror’s December newsletter includes all the news from our agents in the last three months along with relevant news from the supply chain industry

The December edition of Conqueror’s newsletter is now out. Inside the newsletter, there’s a special post on Conqueror’s 10th Anniversary. Additionally, we have also included a post about the objectives of our network for 2022.

Conqueror's December Newsletter
Conqueror’s Newsletter for December

 

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Like always, this newsletter will update you with all the latest news from your network partners. We have covered the news about the recent achievements of our network members in Nouakchott, Antwerp, Muscat/Sohar, and Chengdu. Moreover, there is a special report where Manuel Cardona, Conqueror’s IT Manager and FreightViewer Developer, talks about the origins of FreightViewer and our ambitions with this platform.

This newsletter is also packed with all the important news and news bits from the transportation and logistics industry. Our sector news in focus is about the rising cost of LTL freight and the reasons behind it. There is yet another article on the problems of maritime piracy and the areas that are most affected by it.

To feature the latest news of your company in our next newsletter, kindly send us an email with a few lines about your recent undertakings.

Hope you enjoy reading!

 

Leading supply chain news portals covers the news of Conqueror’s 10th Anniversary and 2nd Virtual Meeting

Conqueror’s 10th Anniversary was celebrated during Conqueror’s 2nd Virtual Meeting that brought together network members on one platform on the 29th and 30th of November

Conqueror Freight Network turned 10 in 2021. The network celebrated this special occasion during its 2nd Virtual Meeting. Moreover, Conqueror screened a special commemorative video of all the highlights of the Annual Meetings in the last 10 years. Conqueror started its journey in 2011 with members in 47 cities and now it has come up as the largest exclusive international freight forwarders network with over 260 members across 137 countries. Some of the most prominent supply chain websites of our time have published the news of Conqueror’s 10th Anniversary and 2nd Annual Meeting.

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Conqueror’s 2nd Virtual Meeting Media Coverage

 

Logistics Business, DC Velocity, Hellenic Shipping News, AJOT, and Veintepies are the logistics web journals that covered this news.

Logistics Business is an UK based website dedicated to the transportation and logistics industry. It updates the readers with important news, opinions, and reports from the global supply chain sector.

DC Velocity is a market leading multi-media magazine brand that comprehensively covers the news of all aspects of logistics. Its unique content model allows the readers to be at a competitive advantage in the marketplace.

Hellenic Shipping News is a daily online newspaper for shipping and logistics news. Moreover, it provides extensive coverage of the international shipping industry with a special focus on Greece.

AJOT or American Journal of Transportation is a pioneering web journal covering transportation and logistics news. This century-old magazine, offers the latest news and insights from the supply chain industry.

Veintepies is a news portal offering valuable information to anyone who has to make business decisions related to transportation and logistics. With a large reader base in Spain and Latin America, it publishes news, opinions, and articles related to this industry.

International Journal of Transport aka ITJ is a transportation and logistics journal published by Swiss Professional Media AG. Additionally, their team of highly qualified journalists seek to provide their readers with out up-to-date, practical reporting on this sector.

The Press Release published in all the above websites talks about the journey of the network in the past decade. It also touches on the success of their 2nd Virtual Conference that hosted over 1680 one-to-one videoconferences. Additionally, it also provides an overview of the FreightViewer workshops and the screening of the celebratory video during the online conference.

 

Conqueror Freight Network celebrates its 10th Anniversary during its Second Virtual Meeting

During the event, Conqueror screened a commemorative video with some of the highlights of the network in the last 10 years

This year Conqueror Freight Network completed 10 years in the industry. Conqueror celebrated this special occasion during the 2nd Virtual Meeting, held on 29th and 30th November. Additionally, as a token of appreciation, a touching video with the highlights during the past decade was screened after the Speech by Antonio Torres, Conqueror’s President and Founder.

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Conqueror Freight Network’s 10th Anniversary

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“I have been a member of Conqueror since 2011 and have seen it grow. The video played at the Event was very heart-warming. It made me remember all the good moments we have had at the Meetings, the friends we have met there and all the work and efforts we made along these years”, says one of the Conqueror members.

Conqueror was launched back in 2011 as an exclusive network for freight forwarders. Since then, it has been helping independent freight forwarders to effectively compete against the largest multinationals of this sector. The network started its operations with 47 cities in 33 countries. Presently it has more than 260 members across 137 countries, becoming the largest exclusive international freight forwarders network.

To quote Antonio Torres, “We have come a long way since the foundation of our network. All these years, we have grown together, expanded our business, established long-term relationships, being present in 10 editions of Virtual and Annual Meetings. Since the very first moment, there has been a fantastic personal and professional relationship among all Conqueror members. This is why I would like to thank all of them for their trust throughout these years, and even more in these difficult moments”.

“Conqueror’s Annual Meetings have helped members to get together for enhanced networking and better prospects of project exchanges. Our 1st Annual Meeting at Phuket in 2012 gave the members the first insight into the immense potential of this network. This is why there couldn’t have been a better time to celebrate our 10th Anniversary with our members than the Second Virtual Meeting,” continues Antonio Torres.

Conqueror's 2nd Virtual Meeting of independent freight forwarders
Conqueror’s 2nd Virtual Meeting

 

Conqueror’s custom-made meeting platform allowed each delegate to schedule a maximum of 28 videoconferences with their international logistics partners. Members got to schedule a total of 1680 videoconferences. Additionally, this year, the participants got the option of accessing a chat room with up to 5 random partners. The friendly chitchats further fostered the connections among network members.

The delegates also attended the FreightViewer workshops held during the online conference. Andrea Martin, Conqueror’s FreightViewer coordinator showcased the several utilities of Conqueror’s member-exclusive TMS.

“One of the Conqueror’s biggest achievements in the last ten years is the creation of our own digital freight quote generation platform. We are the first international network with global coverage to launch instant quoting ability for our members, through FreightViewer. We always strive for more and better services, in order to provide members with the most innovative and unique benefits. Apart from FreightViewer, every year we increase the wide range of logistics and marketing services we offer our members,” adds Mr. Torres.

 

Conqueror’s 2nd Virtual Meeting is all set to start on Monday

The virtual meeting is your once in a year opportunity to increase the outreach of your company right from the comfort of your home or work station

Conqueror’s 2nd Virtual Meeting is all set to take place on the 29th and 30th November on our bespoke meeting platform. The cloud conference will bring together network members from over 50 territories on one platform for increasing the number of concerted projects within the network.

The online one-to-one videoconferences that constitutes the core of the event will result in productive communication among the delegates. During the time of the pandemic, this is the only way to do the groundwork for several collaborative projects in the coming months. Members will get to conduct as many as 28 one-to-one videoconferences with previously chosen partners. Make sure to carefully check your time zone before starting with the conference.

Conqueror's 2nd Virtual Meeting of independent freight forwarders
Conqueror’s 2nd Virtual Meeting

 

Apart from the one-to-one meetings, you will also get to take part in the FreightViewer workshops to be conducted by our FreightViewer Coordinator Andea Martin. Additionally, there is also the opportunity for informal chat sessions with your network partners during the coffee breaks.

Our tailor-made conferencing platform will ensure a seamless videoconferencing experience as per your agenda. In a time when this industry is reeling under the effect of container crisis, space shortage, stiff competition, and rising prices, it is crucial for the small and mid-sized entrepreneurs to collaborate and nurture their businesses. So make sure to prepare for the one-to-ones and do not forget to do a little research about the partners you’re about to meet. Preparing a soft copy of your company brochure will help you showcase the accomplishments of your company. Lastly, ensure that your laptop, mic, and internet are in perfect working order. Make your company stand out from the rest!

Hope you have a highly productive online conference!

 

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

After their merger with Shenzhen Yee Zhan Yuan and with CIMC Logistics Group, they renamed their company

ADS Logistics, Conqueror member in Chengdu, China, is now known as CIMC ANDA SHUN International Logistics Co.,Ltd Chengdu Branch. Their merger with two freight forwarding companies Shenzhen Yee Zhan Yuan and CMIC Logistics Group necessitated the change of name.

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Conqueror Chengdu changes its name

 

ADS Logistics merged with Shenzhen Yee Zhan to have better management and resources sharing. Moreover, ADS Group also obtained the strategic corporate inversion of CIMC Logistics Group. The merger has come into effect from 1st November 2021. They will handle all projects with fellow Conqueror members under this new name.

“With over a decade of experience in this industry, we rank among the top 100 freight forwarding companies in China. Our recent mergers will help us further cement our position as the most competent logistics service provider in Chengdu and beyond,” says Mr. Ricky Wang, the General Manager of Conqueror Chengdu.

Congratulations to CIMC ANDA SHUN International Logistics and all the best for their future projects!

Coqueror members will be awarded with a 5% rebate on subscription fees for their first year on xChange

Container xChange provides a neutral platform for container owners and users to collaborate easily and efficiently

Conqueror Freight Network has upgraded its partnership with xChange to provide the members an exclusive offer in the form of a rebate for the first year subscription.  Moreover, this upgrade will also enable members join different advantages to make the most of xChange services.

The aim of xChange is to provide a neutral platform for container owners and users to collaborate easily and efficiently. Additionally, it connects global container logistics to take the hassle out of owning and transporting container equipment.  As a Conqueror member, you will enjoy an exclusive member benefit receiving a 5% rebate on subscription fees for your first year on xChange. Use the referral code: CONQXC21 at onboarding to qualify.

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Container xChange helps you lease, buy and sell containers in more than 2500 locations worldwide. Currently, 600+ small to mid-size companies as well as large enterprises are using their neutral online platform. They are helping these companies to gain market transparency, avoid demurrage and detention charges, and increase their flexibility. They cover the entire transaction process, from finding new partners to managing payments and even tracking containers.

If you may need any further information about xChange, arrange a demo with their team or directly reach out their contact person Jedida Ravindran

Conqueror Beijing becomes a top player in the China-Europe rail freight services

Throughout 2020 they have moved a considerable volume of rail freight from China to several countries in the EU

JCT (China) Co. Ltd, Conqueror member in Beijing, China, is taking the lead in the China Europe rail freight service. All through the year, they have transported several shipments including PPE cargo from China to many European countries. Until now they have moved almost 100×40’ for EB service from Europe to China, and 120×40’ for WB from China to Europe.

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logistics business partner

They have shipped around 21x 40 containers for two lots of masks and protective gowns from China to Moscow, Russia. “The China-Europe rail service has allowed us to offer speedy and cost effective transportation solutions and in last year, our team has become veritable experts in railway transport services. The rail freight between China and Europe is quickly increasing and we still have lots of containers and waiting for space in the trains,”says Mr. Jeff Zhang, the Managing Director of JCT.

Congratulations to JCT for their new office and wishing them the very best for their future projects!