Conqueror Jeddah moves a cargo of 182,000 Kg from Dammam Seaport to Ras Al Quraya

The shipment moved by Global Union Alliance consisted of 2 units of 400 KV 125 MVAR Shunt Reactors

Global Union Alliance Company Ltd. Conqueror member in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, recently moved an important shipment consisting of two units of Shunt Reactors. The cargo which had a dimension of L-7.450 M X W – 3.420 M X H – 4.300 M X 2 had a total weight of 182,000 kg. “This has been a very special cargo primarily because of the sheer size of the shipment. Thanks to the dedication and coordination among our team members, this important project was completed seamlessly.” says Mr. Hareb Ahmed, the Commercial Manager of Global Union Alliance.

CQR Jeddah made use of 10 axle special lowbed trailers for moving the cargo from Dammam Seaport to Ras Al Quraya. Mr. Ahmed further adds, “I’d like to extend my heartfelt thanks to Mr. Mustafa, the Branch Manager of Global Union Alliance, without whose hard work this project would never have been executed with perfection!”


Warm congratulations to Global Union Alliance Company for the successful completion of this project!

Conqueror member in Valletta, Malta, obtains Airlines Security Management Certificate

This certificate will give them loads of privileges while handling shipments by known consignors

Carmelo Caruana Co Ltd, Conqueror member in Valletta, Malta, has recently garnered an Airlines Security Management Certificate which will provide them with a competitive edge while moving cargoes by known consignors. 

Only reputable companies with high standards are entrusted with known consignor certification and so this puts us in a better position when doing business.” says Mr. Dwayne Caruana, the Senior Logistics Manager of Carmelo Caruana.

Apart from providing an additional level of comfort to their potential customers, this certificate will also boost their credibility with their known consignors and enable them to handle their movements of cargoes with much more efficiency.

Mr. Caruana further adds, “Clients from different sectors request a known consignor accreditation but one main sector that emphasizes on this would be the pharmaceutical sector. This accreditation will surely add to our assets and enhance the trustworthiness of our company which has been in the market for the last 95 years!”

Congratulations to Carmelo Caruana!

The June edition of Conqueror’s quarterly newsletters is now online!

It comes loaded with information about Conqueror’s 9th Annual Meeting, news from the network, news highlights from the sector and much more

We are pleased to let you know that the second edition of Conqueror’s quarterly newsletter has been published and can be viewed on our website. Like every other edition, this newsletter brings you all the news from our network members, the latest news from the sector, news about the launch of the FreightViewer section of our website and more.

Inside you’ll find an interesting article about a list of books which can be of interest to people working in the freight forwarding sector. We have announced the date and venue of Conqueror’s 9th Annual Meeting more details about which can be obtained from the Annual Meeting section of our website. Like last time, we have published a few pages enlisting all the public holidays worldwide in the coming 3 months. Members can take a look so as to avoid unwanted hassles for them or their partners.

Conqueror members, who want to get the news about their company published on our December newsletter, are requested to send us a mail telling us about the latest accomplishments of their company. We will be happy to feature your company’s news on our website and on our upcoming newsletter.

Hope you enjoy reading!

Interview with Fleur Gase, Network Manager of CQR Amsterdam

“As the next generation of air cargo professionals, we are capable of using or inventing new tools to uplift the airfreight industry into an innovative future.”

In a section titled “The Future of Air Cargo” Schiphol Airport has interviewed Fleur Gase, the Network Manager of Reibel Air and Ocean Freight, Conqueror member in Amsterdam, among other young and female air cargo professionals. The new generation believes that collaboration, sustainability, and the use of intelligent technology is the way forward.

In this interview, Fleur Gase – who is 31 years old and joined the family freight forwarding business after briefly working in the media industry –gives a fresh perspective on the changes in the airfreight industry, which was traditionally male-dominated. She also emphasizes how digital technology, innovation, and more accessible career paths will make a great impact on the future of the air-cargo industry: “We are capable of using or inventing new tools to uplift the airfreight industry into a new dimension and an innovative future.”

Gase is also passionate about embracing digital technology and predicts that the future of air cargo lies in innovation. “As the next generation of air cargo professionals, we have grown up with constantly advancing technology.”

Additionally, she believes that the air cargo industry can move forward by replacing the “old boys’ network” with more accessible career paths that are open to diversity, and therefore, innovation. “One reason that air cargo does not attract many young professionals is that our industry is not sexy, but if we offer young professionals the skills and opportunities that they need to advance and work towards a bright future, then I believe that we will be able to retain more talent.” she said.


We encourage our members to check out the full interview by clicking on this link.

INTERVIEW WITH CONQUEROR COLOMBO

“Freight forwarders bridge the gap between carriers and customers world over who come from different cultures and operate at different times.”

Here is a transcript of an interview with Mr. Yohan Perera, the Network Coordinator of Pership Synergy Pvt. Ltd, Conqueror member in Colombo, Sri Lanka. In this interview, Mr. Perera talks about the finer points of his company, their achievements, and the challenges they faced in the recent past. 


Q. Can you tell us a little about Pership’s history?

A. Pership group is a fourth generation group of company which is predominantly engaged in the transport and logistics sector. We have been in this industry for more than a century and this year our company reached a key milestone of 130 years of existence in the global logistics market. My fellow members can always look up the updated profile of our company on the Conqueror website.

Q. What distinguishes Pership from other freight forwarders in your city?

A. Our long-standing reputation and robust market presence are two of the key distinguishing factors of our company. We offer a personal touch to our services which comes in the form of our value-added customized services. The trust, integrity, and reliability which we have established over the decades have resulted in enduring relationships with our clients. Customers, who start using the services of Pership Synergy, treat us as their preferred logistics partner. 

 Q. Which is the most difficult shipment your team has had to deliver?

A. During the recent Easter Sunday terror attacks in Colombo, we had to handle a project which consisted of clearing, delivering, unloading and sorting a 30-container parcel. After the attack, the country declared a curfew in several parts and there were explosion threats all over. In spite of all these life-threatening hurdles, our team successfully completed the operation. 

Q. Which is the most important challenge your company has to face?

A. One of the trickiest tasks for our company is to deal with the stiff market competition in a country as small as Sri Lanka.

Q. Which do you think are the keys to increase the efficiency of the freight forwarding services?

A. All customers want to track and trace their shipments. However, when it comes to freight forwarding, the sea and air freight generally tend to mix up making it very difficult to trace a particular shipment. So creating a dual system or database which will be able to track and trace both air and ocean freight will greatly ease the problems for the freight forwarders. Maybe someday Conqueror will implement a software or an android app which can eliminate this problem for good!

Q. Why do you think Conqueror’s Annual Meetings are important?

A. Conqueror’s Annual Meeting is like a huge market where all the network members gather to exchange ideas, sell their services, build relationships and strengthen their mutual bonding. It is really cost effective when compared to travelling to different countries for achieving the same outcome.

Q. What are the main technological challenges facing freight forwarders at the moment? How important is FreightViewer for the industry?

A. Technology is of vital importance to any industry in the present times and freight forwarding is no exception. However, it has to be remembered that not all stakeholders are tech savvy. Clients are keen on knowing the location of their shipments at any given time which is why live navigation and sophisticated tracking systems of multimodal shipments are now a standard requirement and not a luxury. Freight forwarders need to implement the various technological innovations such as FreightViewer – to make their services more attractive for the customers.

Q. From your experience, what are the keys to success in the freight forwarding industry?

A. In Asia, people still expect a personal touch from the service providers. I have to admit that freight forwarders bridge the gap between carriers and customers world over who come from different cultures and operate at different times. We need to create the right balance between olden day practices and futuristic processes.

Conqueror Mumbai obtains the AEO Certificate

The Authorized Economic Operator Certificate which was issued by the Indian Customs is going to help them secure their position as one of the best freight forwarders & customs brokers in India

Modern Cargo Services, the Conqueror member in Mumbai, India, has garnered the prestigious AEO Certification issued by the Indian Customs. This much-coveted certification implies an internationally recognized security standard which will allow their company to be considered as absolutely reliable in their customs related operations and customs brokerage services for the export and import businesses. 

“It is indeed a great achievement to become an AEO certified logistics operator in India which surely sets us apart from our competitors. Thanks to the commitment and the efforts of our entire team, we are all set to carry on as one of the leading freight forwarders of Mumbai.” says Mr. P.N. Swaroop, the Director of International Sales & Marketing of Modern Cargo.

On the global scene the World Customs Organization (WCO) classifies an AEO certified company which complies with WCO or equivalent supply chain security standards . It is also governed by the European community law thus giving Modern Cargo Services  the credence and international quality acceptance to make them a truly global logistics operator of repute. That is why it is definitely going to help them build more trust and confidence with their multinational clients and their network partners from all over the world.

Mr. Swaroop further added, “The certificate is also going to facilitate legitimate trade, reinforce security and safety, and harmonize and standardize the application of customs controls. There is no better way to share this quality approval than with the CQR  Members, our  valuable customers and  well-wishers.”

Congratulations to Modern Cargo Services for acquiring this prestigious accreditation!

CQR Riga starts exporting local produce in a bid to promote their export activities

Rinosta Shipping Agency is presently exporting a range of items such as fishmeal, organic fertilizer, plywood, and wooden furniture

Rinosta Shipping Agency, Conqueror member in Riga, Latvia, has recently ventured into export cargo deliveries from several countries in Northern Europe to all over the world. 

Rinosta Shipping Agency which has been in the market for more than 25 years, has established good relations with the local producers which is one of the primary reasons behind their export cargo delivery venture.

Throughout the 25 years we have been in the logistics business and we have handled quite a lot of export cargo deliveries originating from several North European countries. Presently we are exporting peat moss, fishmeal, plywood, and wooden furniture and we’d like to use this opportunity to offer these products to interested partners and their local markets,” says Mr. Kirill Gordeev of Rinosta Shipping.

Mr. Gordeev further adds, “We’d be happy to provide our partners with the most competitive prices from the best local producers. As you could see during the conferences, we are happy to cooperate and we welcome all prospects of mutual business expansion!”

Congratulations to Rinosta Shipping Agency on their new export delivery venture!

Conqueror Port Klang ships more than 40 TEU of cargo for a partnership project with Conqueror Guatemala City

The cargo which consisted of boilers, sterilizers and related parts was shipped in 35 x 40 Open Top High Cube containers

FS Shipping, Conqueror member in Port Klang, Malaysia, joins forces with Cargo Global, Conqueror member in Guatemala City, to move a shipment of boilers and sterilisers from Port Klang, Malaysia, to Puerto Quetzal, Guatemala, on ex-works terms.

In the words of Mr. Seng Ka Keah, the Director of FS Shipping, “We were selected by Cargo Global due to our special equipment, which was required for this project. We feel very glad to have been trusted by them and look forward to working with them on many such concerted projects in the future!”.

FS Shipping used Open Top High Cube containers and lashing which were required for the certification of the out-of-gauge units. Mr. Keah added, “We are delighted to handle both phases of the cargo and my team is sure to execute this project to perfection.”

Congratulations to FS shipping for a job well done!

Conqueror Montreal handles a shipment of a turnkey door-to-door operation for the movement of a flight simulator amidst a heavy snowstorm

The cargo which was shipped from Canada to China was moved by an Antonov 124-100, a long-range aircraft meant for heavy transport

AT&L Canada, the CQR member in Montreal, Canada, has recently moved a cargo consisting of a turnkey door-to-door operation for the movement of a flight simulator from Canada to China. In order to achieve this monumental task, the Aerospace Division of AT&L chartered an Antonov 124-100 which is one of the world’s largest freighters for moving heavyweight and oversized cargo.

As this project was carried out during the dead of winter, it required special arrangements for the storage of the units. “We arranged for 4 double drop trailers (out of gauge) at YMX airport which were waiting for the arrival of the charter. Handling this project was challenging indeed since we had to operate at a temperature below the freezing point in the middle of heavy rain and snowfall,” says Ms. Marie-Christine Gaudreault the Business Development Director of AT&L Canada.

Their Charter Manager’s decision to secure the freight airside proved invaluable as on the day of the landing and loading, Montreal was hit by a snowstorm and the department of transport would have grounded the equipments since OOG orders are not permitted on roads during white-out conditions. Ms. Gaudreault further added, “Thanks to the ingenuity of our Charter Manager and the hard work put forward by our team members, the project was successfully concluded within a week’s time and the shipment reached the customer exactly on time,”

Congratulations to AT&L Canada for a job well done!

CQR Chengdu becomes one of the leading players in Chengdu for the rail service between China and Europe

Air Sea Transport Inc. is presently working with several railway companies in China and has established themselves as one of the leading rail LCL consolidators in the market

Air Sea Transport Inc, Conqueror member in Chengdu, China, has become one of the top players for the China-Europe railway service. They are already offering a direct rail service from Chengdu to more than 10 European countries which are further extended by trucking services. This allows them to cover Eastern, Central, and Southwestern Europe, Scandinavia, Baltic States and other regions. “We are handling eastbound rail console service from Warsaw to Chengdu. We provide door to door pick up all over Europe to Warsaw, after which the cargo is shipped by rail directly to Chengdu and delivered within 3 days,” says Jessica Xu, the Overseas Director of Air Sea Transport.

Conqueror Chengdu is presently working with many railway companies in China, and apart from rail FCL service, they are also offering weekly rail LCL consolidation service to Poland, Germany, Netherlands, UK, Belarus and Russia and biweekly service to Finland.

Ms. Xu further adds, “Rail service is much cheaper than airfreight service, and also much faster than ocean service. It’s a good choice for a client who needs fast service with a reasonable cost. It is also the most environmental friendly transportation solution.”

Congratulations to Air Sea Transport for establishing themselves as a leading player in the Chinese railway market!