New “Virtual Multinational” Forwarder Group Now Extends To A Hundred Cities
Madrid, Spain, May 20, 2011. – Less than four months after its launch, the pioneering Conqueror Freight Network has “virtual branches” in 100 cities in 58 countries.
This week’s acceptance of Aries Global Logistics, Inc. adds New York, Philadelphia, Atlanta, and Miami to the fast-growing network, which is designed to operate like a multinational freight forwarding group, with a single member per city.
Aries (AGL) was founded in 1985, and has 90 employees. Like all members of the Conqueror group, it was checked out by an independent auditor as part of the selection process, and it meets the highest standards of solvency, size, and reputation. To date, the network has accepted only about 16% of applicants.
Aries president Frank G. D’Ambra said he hoped membership in Conqueror “will increase our reach in markets where we are not represented,” and noted that the network “has already filled in some of the more difficult regions”.
Conqueror is recruiting strong and solvent independent forwarders to act as “virtual branches” in each of the world’s 564 largest cities. Members now have a total of more than 8,000 employees.
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Forwarder network claims early success
18/02/2011 2:02 pm. A month after its operational launch, Conqueror Group, which claims to be the world’s first “virtual multinational” freight forwarder network, has reported positive feedback from its first 50 members.
Conqueror founder, veteran freight forwarder Antonio Torres, said: “We are providing what medium-sized forwarders need most — partners everywhere who understand that the key to future survival and growth is genuine give-and-take cooperation in a secure payments environment.”
Torres said that when a member signs up for the service, they immediately begin a free six-month trial of the software. Until the probationary period, new members would not be identified in the public area of the network’s website.
Conqueror began accepting applications last September, and in January, its members began contacting each other to start working together. All members must agree to work with each other for about half of their shipments and follow other rules to ensure “disciplined cooperation.”
The first members operate in 50 cities in 34 countries, and they were selected for solvency, size, and reputation from among nearly 500 applicants.