This funding will enable them to continue improving their product, invest more in marketing and sales, double their team size, and expand their operations in Europe and beyond
Cargofive, a partner of Conqueror Freight Network, has successfully raised €1.8M in a funding round aimed at expediting the digital revolution within the freight forwarding industry. This funding will be instrumental in driving the transformation of freight forwarders and facilitating their transition into the digital era.
The freight forwarding industry forms the backbone of global trade and the world economy, underpinning the transportation of goods consumed daily across the globe. Yet, despite its immense scale, a significant portion of the process involved in moving cargo from point A to point B remains offline. Freight forwarders still rely on antiquated procedures to secure the best prices and schedules for goods transportation. This often involves sorting through spreadsheets, PDFs, a deluge of emails, and multiple websites with non-standardized data. Additionally, these manual processes are time-intensive, often requiring hours or even days to complete.
Cargofive steps into this landscape with a mission to modernize and streamline these processes. Leveraging advanced technology, the platform facilitates the quick identification of optimal routes and competitive prices, and generates customer quotations with just a few clicks. In addition, by digitizing and automating these traditionally manual processes, Cargofive effectively reduces time-intensive tasks to mere minutes.
Sebastian Cazajus CEO and Co-Founder of Cargofive said about the industry’s current landscape: “International shipping has remained largely offline until recent years, causing products to cost more and arrive later than needed. We launched Cargofive to transform this reality, aiming to simplify how freight forwarders operate, and make them quicker and more cost-effective.”
The funding round was led by venture capital firms Lince Capital and Shilling, with participation from angel investors and funds from the European Union (PRR) as part of the Nexus project. The digitalization of the logistics industry is inevitable as the market demands faster and more efficient processes than before. Visionary companies will be the only ones prepared for global challenges within the industry in the short and long term. This investment is proof that the market trusts in the success of Cargofive and its potential to position itself as a key player in the digitalization of freight forwarders’ business processes.
Conqueror’s 9th Annual Meeting held from 6th to 8th February in Doha, Qatar, brought together over 100 network members allowing them to meet in person for enhanced networking and collaboration
Conqueror Freight Network’s 9th Annual Meeting held at the Intercontinental Hotel in Doha allowed over 100 network members to assemble under one roof to promote their companies, expand their international presence, and secure new projects from their logistics partners. Seven prominent logistics news websites- Cargo Breaking News, AJOT, Novo Logistica, and Air Cargo Asia Pacific, Fowarder Magazine, PVS Shipping Line and Grupo Todologisticas have covered the news about the success of Conqueror’s Annual Conference.
All seven logistics websites mainly talk about the success of the face-to-face meetings, how they strengthened the networking among the members, and the advantages of socialization and one-to-one meetings for the member companies.
These are the websites that have published the news of Conqueror’s 9th Annual Meeting.
Air Cargo Asia Pacific is a news website dedicated to the air cargo sector. It garnered The International Air Cargo Association (TIACA) award for “Best Industry Magazine”. Moreover, it publishes insightful interviews and reviews that allow for a better understanding of the air cargo industry and its developments.
AJOT or the American Journal of Transportation is a web portal publishing relevant news from the transportation and logistics industry. This website features the latest and most relevant news and reports from the international freight forwarding industry.
Cargo Breaking News is an Indian platform for cargo, multimodal logistics, warehousing, and all other sub-sectors in the supply chain industry. Furthermore, this magazine includes several sections like news, opinions, and interviews from the freight forwarding sector.
Forwarder Magazine is an all-inclusive resource for logistics, shipping and forwarding news, information and insight. From expert opinions to trade-specific knowledge in the air/sea/road freight sector, this website covers everything of relevance in the freight and logistics market.
Grupo Todologisticas is a company that has been helping entrepreneurs in the logistics industry to generate new business opportunities by helping them to enhance their marketing and promotion strategies.
Novologistica is a Spanish-language logistics news portal offering a comprehensive source of information regarding everything related to the supply chain industry. It regularly publishes articles, news, interviews, and reports for logistics and transport professionals.
PVS Shipping Line is a private independent liner, with over a decade of experience in shipping and NVOCC operation. This UK-based company presently owns a fleet of 2000 TEUs, with a mix of 20′ / 40′ STD & HC and Special Equipment. Additionally, they perform the crucial task of meeting the soaring demands and needs of its customers beside providing the most reliable services throughout shipping routes.
Conqueror’s 9th Annual Meeting brought together freight forwarders from more than 50 countries to Doha who got the chance to mingle and network with their logistics partners and bag new business opportunities
Conqueror Freight Network’s 9th Annual Meeting, which took place in Doha, Qatar, from 6th to 8th February 2023, has successfully concluded. The in-person freight forwarders conference that took place after a three years break because of the pandemic, allowed the network members to carry on constructive business discussions and do the groundwork for lucrative concerted projects.
“In the last three years, Conqueror has grown considerably and we have retained our position as the largest exclusive logistics network in the globe. Conqueror’s 9th Annual Meeting allowed us to promote a sense of trust and bonding within our network, which will surely boost the collaborative endeavours of our members. Most importantly, the meeting thoroughly satisfied our members who are sure to return to their respective cities with plenty of new business prospects in hand,” says Mr. Antonio Torres, Founder, and CEO of Conqueror Freight Network.
On the occasion of this meeting, Conqueror created a new web app that allowed the delegates to constantly stay updated with the meeting agenda. On logging in this application the delegates could access every meeting information and check all the required information about the everyday agenda of the meeting that greatly helped the agents.
Conqueror members gathered at the Intercontinental Hotel, Doha, for three days of back-to-back networking. The event started with a desert safari to the outskirts of Doha which allowed the delegates to strike the right chord with their future business partners before the commencement of the conference. The delegates participated in almost 3000 one-to-one meetings with their chosen partners to make way for collaborative business endeavours. The Gala Dinner party was yet another meeting highlight where the members had a fantastic time over food, drinks, and live music while strengthening the bonding with their partners.
As stated by one of the attending members, “It was a very well-organized and fruitful conference. I wish everyone a good and safe journey back to their respective countries. I hope our fellow members will continue to support us and I wish everyone a great and successful 2023.”
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.
“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.
The Maritime Standard Award, an industry-defining award ceremony in the transportation and logistics sector of the Middle East and India
Conqueror Freight Network has established a media partnership with The Maritime Standard (TMS) Award. This Award’s Conference is one of the most notable logistics events that brings together the industry’s important decision-makers from across the Middle East, the Indian Subcontinent and beyond.
The award ceremony will take place at The Atlantis, The Palm, Dubai, on Tuesday, 15th of November, 2022. The event will have as its guests, some of the most important policy setters and decision-makers from across the Middle East and India. The day after the awards, November 16th, TMS will hold its annual Tanker Conference, with a stellar line of speakers already confirmed. Attendees will include representatives from all of the major tanker owners and operators, many of whom will also attend the TMS Awards.
TMS will give out the awards in 29 different categories. Clive Woodbridge the Editor of The Maritime Standard, will chair the panel of judges. Additionally, the other members of the judging panel, are also experienced leaders in their respective fields. These judges who will come from across the regions will independently assess the nominations and submit marks based on predetermined criteria to ensure a transparent and fair process.
For further information about the award click on the following link: www.tmsawards.com
Conqueror’s media partnership with GlobeNewswire will greatly help to boost the online visibility of the logistics network
Conqueror Freight Network- the largest exclusive logistics network on the globe, has teamed up with GlobeNewswire. GlobeNewswire is one of the world’s largest news distribution networks publishing real-time news releases from international brands. They drive brand awareness and generate media coverage with targeted news distribution to media and consumers worldwide.
GlobeNewswire specializes in the distribution of corporate Press Releases, financial disclosures, and multimedia content to media, investors, and consumers worldwide. Presently, they are covering over 130 countries in 35+ languages.
To quote Antonio Torres, the President and Founder of Conqueror Freight Network, “As the largest exclusive freight network, Conqueror, will surely benefit from this strategic media partnership. This media cooperation will allow us to have widespread visibility worldwide and eventually help us further extend the outreach of our network.”
Click on this link to check out the website of GlobeNewswire.
The newsletter comes with the details about Conqueror’s upcoming Annual Meeting, news and articles from the network members as well as from the industry and much more
Conqueror Freight Network’s June Newsletter for 2022 is now available for reading and downloading from the website. In this newsletter, the readers will find the details about Conqueror’s 9th Annual Meeting that will take place in Doha, Qatar, in February 2023. Additionally, there is a brief section on how participating in the in-person meeting will help the members to increase the scope and outreach of their businesses.
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This edition of the newsletter covers the latest news from the network members in Penang, Barcelona, Genoa/Venice, Hangzhou, Ljubljana, and Chengdu. The network news section covers the news about Conqueror’s new online certificate and the announcement of the Essentials of Freight Forwarding course that starts exclusively for the network members from 15th September.
The industry news in focus is about the acquisition of Deutsche Afrika-Linien by container shipping giant Hapag Lloyd. In addition, there are also several news snippets from the transportation and logistics industry. Last but not the least, there is a very interesting article that will inform the readers about the importance of the Panama Canal for international shipping.
Conqueror’s in-person meeting that will take place after a two years hiatus will offer a unique chance for 243 agents to come together for networking and set the scene for numerous business opportunities
The meeting will start with a Welcome Cocktail Reception which will allow the delegates to warm up with their fellow members before commencing the serious business talks on the following day. Each Conqueror member will be able to take part in up to 32 one-to-one meetings with their network partners. These face-to-face meetings which form the core business activity of the conference go a long way in fostering networking among the participating delegates.
As stated by Antonio Torres the President and Founder of Conqueror Freight Network, “The three days at Doha will provide our members with a networking platform and allow them to forge lasting relationships with their partners which in turn will make the way for many new collaborative projects.”
On the second evening of the conference, delegates will also get to indulge in a bit of leisure during the Gala Dinner Party where all the attendees will be feasting at one of the finest restaurants in the city. Additionally, this year’s conference will include an optional corporate group tour with the delegates and their spouses. This day trip will not only afford the opportunity to explore the marvels of the Qatari landscape but will also provide a perfect balance between business and leisure. This is an excellent chance to help members break the ice among themselves and get acquainted with each other under less formal circumstances.
Registration for Conqueror’s 9th Annual Meeting is now open. Visit our Annual Meeting page for further details about the conference.
Registration for this course provided by CIFFA is open now
Conqueror Freight Network’s online logistics course on Essentials of Freight Forwarding provided by CIFFA will commence on 15th September 2022. Enrollment for this course is open now until 14th September 2022. Conqueror members who want to participate in this freight forwarding course need to access the Members Area and click on the “logistics courses registration” button, on the dashboard on the left of the page.
Click on the above image to learn about the course in details
The Essentials of Freight Forwarding course covers topics like commercial documents, regulatory compliance, hazardous cargo transportation, export packaging, quote creation, risk management, cargo insurance and a variety of other topics relevant to the freight forwarding sector.
Moreover, members who have enrolled will get access to fully narrated lessons that include case studies for a more in-depth learning approach. Additionally, participants will receive e-books that can be viewed on up to three devices. This freight forwarding course will help both experienced forwarders and newcomers to stay updated with the latest industry trends.
The course participants will need around 65 to 75 hours of study time for course completion. Additionally, candidates need to sit for an online exam after completing the course. On successfully passing the exam they will receive a globally recognized certificate from CIFFA.
The online logistics course will give Conqueror members the right opportunity to attain career advancements. Moreover, the hands-on training and productive course experience from an internationally recognized logistics course provider like CIFFA will allow them to elevate their job profile.
For further details about the Essentials of Freight Forwarding course click here.