Conqueror member in Kandla receives the Shipping Times’ “Young Logistics Professional of the Year” Award

The award ceremony was held on Wednesday, 3rd of July, at the ITC Grand Chola in Chennai, India

APG Logistics Pvt. Ltd, the Conqueror member in Kandla, India, gets an award from the Shipping Times in the “Young Logistics Professional of the Year” category. The award ceremony which was held on 3rd of July at the 11th South East CEO Conclave, took place at the ITC Grand Chola in Chennai, India.

international shipping
international shipping

Mr. Rajesh Kannan from APG Logistics was present at the ceremony along with a few dedicated employees who have been with the company through thick and thin. They thanked their customers who believed in APG and gave them continuous business which motivated them to work harder to provide the very best services in their capacity.

In the words of Mr. Modi, the Chief Coordinator of APG Logistics, “I would like to thank the Shipping Times and its jury panels, for granting us this prestigious award. Well, this is a very proud moment as it took us 11 years to reach this platform. I would especially like to thank our customers, and business partners without whose support and trust this achievement would never have been possible. “

Congratulations to APG Logistics for receiving this prestigious award!

EXIM names CQR Kandla ‘Freight Forwarder of the Year’ 2014

Conqueror is delighted to announce that CQR Kandla has been named FREIGHT FORWARDER OF THE YEAR for 2014 by India’s pre-eminent industry publication, Exim India

The judging panel, of top decision makers from the maritime, cargo and logistics industry as well as policy formulators and regulatory authorities, scrutinised nominees in the following areas.

international logistics
international logistics

• Operational Performance

• Year on Year Growth
• Network
• Providing end-to-end solution
• Customer Satisfaction
• Branding
“It is, of course, a thrill to win any award but one which is judged by a group of such respected industry experts really is an honour,” said Rajesh Kannan, APG’s Managing Director.
Conqueror would like to congratulate the team for their achievements!

Shipping hazardous cargo

Paperwork is probably the least favourite yet the most important part of shipping dangerous/hazardous goods and as a result, many forwarders shy away from them. This week, we are featuring two of our members who regularly make such shipments and whose teams thrive on the need for accuracy and time management.

logistics companies and suppliers
logistics companies and suppliers

One of those companies is CQR Kandla. Every week, they ship 10-15 containers of chemicals on behalf of M/s. Industrial Solvent Pvt Ltd from Mundra to cities in every corner of the world.

During the week we spoke with them, the team were handling various chemicals including Menthol, Toluene, Acetone, Hexane, Glycol and Ether EB packed in drums and liquid form. These were packed into a 20′ GP /40′ DC / 40′ Reefer / 20′ ISO tank and carried by CMA, MSC Evergreen, Zim and OSL. The Kandla team were responsible for all packing and stuffing.

When asked what one of the main challenges was of handling these shipments, Branch Manager, Ms Sheeja, had this to say, “The biggest challenge is dealing with shipping lines for DG approvals and of course the documentation process and the labelling of the chemicals. Thankfully, with these shipments being a weekly event, our team have become experts at this!”

Our second member to frequently ship non-hazardous chemicals is CQR Denmark. They ship additives to oil and gas producing countries around the Black and Caspian Seas. Their most recent shipment travelled from Rotterdam to Klaipeda by sea and then onward by truck with container chassis to Novorossiysk.

4 X 20′ ISO tank containers / capacity 24,000L / weight net 18-18.5 ton

As if the completion of all the import and export documentation wasn’t challenging enough to the time management of this shipment, Russia has introduced a new customs guarantee, whereby the TIR convention between itself and Belarus was cancelled. Nevertheless, this did not hamper the team as the shipment arrived intact and on time. They retain their status as ‘experts’ in this field.