Conqueror Melbourne gets the prestigious Australian Trusted Trader Certificate

This Australian Border Force approved accreditation will allow them to offer a host of benefits for their customers

OTS Australia PTY Limited, the Conqueror member in Melbourne, Australia, has recently garnered the Australian Trusted Trader certification which will offer them loads of advantages relating to better client servicing. The ATT certification will allow CQR Melbourne to benefit from less red tape on arrival while importing consolidated cargo. Now, their Customs Authority Department will be able to lodge a single import declaration for consignments covered by multiple cargo reports for all air and sea shipments thereby expediting their clearance process.

As stated by Ms. Cinzia Sangalli, the CEO and Founder of OTS Australia, “The certificate will offer the ability of pre-clearance prior to the landing of the cargo which will enable clients in Australia to receive the cargo on the first day of availability thus avoiding any delays or unnecessary storage.”

The ATT certification will allow OTS to receive a priority processing through the National Advice Centre which includes advance rulings in relation to tariffs, valuation and original ruling reviews, duty drawback claims, and refunds. “As an ATT certified freight forwarder, Border Protection sees us as low risk and will give us a priority. This means faster customs procession and fewer interventions. The ability to serve our clients better is surely the greatest boon of this certificate which is really difficult to obtain.” adds Ms. Sangalli.

Congratulations to OTS Australia for garnering this much-coveted certificate!

Panama Soluciones Logisticas Intl moves a transformer of 104 tons as part of a Solar Energy Project in Panama

Conqueror Panama City was awarded the last mile of the project which required the transportation of the cargo from Port of Manzanillo in Colon

Panama Soluciones Logisticas Intl, Conqueror member in Panama City, Panama, was responsible for the movement of a 104 tons transformer which was a vital part of the customer’s solar energy project in Panama. “Long before the transformer was shipped out of Italy, our staff made several field trips to trace possible routes, determine any obstacles, and check the road conditions. During this process, we were also charged with the task of arrangement of lifting and placing of the transformer in its final base position.” says Mr. Luis Carlos Bustamante, the Manager of Panama Soluciones Logisticas.

The movement of the transformer was carried out by means of a 2 days road journey which necessitated lots of coordination among the team members of CQR Panama. They were required to trim trees, repair the rural roads, raise electric cables and battle with adverse weather conditions in order to perform safe lifting and positioning of the cargo.

Mr. Bustamente further adds, “I am really impressed with the capabilities of my team who effectively completed the complicated task of moving this colossal shipment. The future of freight forwarders will depend not only on providing transportation and documentation services but also on supporting the increased demand for full range logistics services by offering tailored solutions as per each customer’s needs.”

Congratulations to Panama Soluciones Logisticas for a job well done!

CQR agent in Hangzhou encourages all members to use FreightViewer in order to develop good and quality business between agents

After the launch of Conqueror’s exclusive Transport Management Software, FreightViewer Department has been receiving plenty of applications from our members to test the software and suggest its improvements. Bruce Li, General Manager of Domax Logistics, our CQR member in Hangzhou, has recently visited our office in order to get an in-depth knowledge of FreightViewer and contribute to its improvement.

Bruce states: “FreightViewer is different from other online rates tools, as it is a member-exclusive privilege […] members are able to share their costs with each other, we are able to have rates and local information, working as a global forwarder” In addition, Bruce Li, offered different suggestions to be implemented within the tool such as specific policy regulation for FreightViewer

Following our member’s statements, we are sure FreightViewer will enable all members of Conqueror to work in a different and more efficient way. The more users, the more useful  the Software will become.

FreightViewer Department will be happy to assist you if you may need any assistance with the use of FreightViewer or would like to know more about the system, contact, we will be happy to assist you.

Conqueror takes a major step towards the digitization of the freight forwarding sector by creating FreightViewer

Madrid, Spain October 2019: After two years of hard work and substantial private investments, Conqueror with agents in 265 cities and 142 countries is all set to start working with its member-exclusive Transport Management Software, FreightViewer. This software will provide the members of Conqueror the technological capability to compare competitive online freight rates, share shipping documents,and quote instantly in real-time all in one neatly organized platform.

Freight forwarding sector is aware about the need of digitization in the industry. The best example to show this fact, is the great investment of technological companies such as Flexport, Freightos or other pioneer freight forwarding multinationals, e.g. Twill and KN Freightnet, have done during the last few years. But even, after all these investments and efforts, a considerable percentage of freight forwarders continue to miss out on the digitalization race in the freight industry.

Even though it is not an easy task to become digitalize within this industry, highly demanding and inpatient customers, multinationals and globalization, are some of the factors which are forcing an important transformation in logistics sector. Inside this environment, Conqueror has developed FreightViewer, revolutionizing the old ways of working. As a member-exclusive and free Transport Management Software, FreightViewer allows members of the network to automatize the uploading of their contract rates (Air, FCL, LCL and Cargo Insurance) through the online platform and share them with agents or customers instantly. Moreover, FreightViewer on the dashboard allows customers and agents to manage bookings for any carrier online, collaborate and share the shipping documents, and offer real-time status updates for shipments.

As stated by Antonio Torres, the CEO and President of Conqueror, “The new tool is going to help freight forwarders within our network cope with the problem of ever-changing freight rates due to complex tariffs, various time zones and unresponsive overseas agents, which eventually leads to a delay in quoting a door-to-door service.”

FreightViewer will ensure that all members will become truly digital freight forwarders. Mr. Torres further added that “Digitization of the freight forwarding sector is starting but very slowly. For example, only three of the top twenty global freight forwarders can provide an instant quotes online. We feel very proud to be part of the digitization process in our industry. Conqueror is the first international freight forwarding network to launch instant quoting ability for its members. We have come up with FreightViewer after the launch of the operating system by the industry leader Flexport, who has received one billion $ investment, has eleven offices in four countries and is currently receiving all the attention world-wide from media related to the industry as it is growing incredibly. We haven’t a received a billion-dollar investment, but we have developed a state-of-art software and we have a huge worldwide infrastructure formed by our members. This makes us one of the biggest players running in the digital race of the logistics sector. Our main aim is to contribute towards actualizing the process of digitization in this sector and thereby create value for the shippers.”

FreightViewer will definitely alter the way independent freight forwarders conduct their businesses. It will not just reduce the quotation processing time from a number of days to a couple of seconds, but also help to enhance the productivity, client engagement, and profitability of the member companies.

Conqueror’s September Newsletter has been published and the online version can be viewed on the website

The fall edition of our newsletter includes news and interviews of our members, noteworthy news from the industry, an interesting article relating to the sector and much more

We are pleased to bring to your notice that the September edition of Conqueror’s Newsletters has been brought out. The web version of the newsletter can be viewed on the ‘Newsletter’ section of the Conqueror website. The newsletter which is packed with news from the network along with interesting titbits from the industry will surely grab the attention of the readers. Glance through the Annual Meeting page where we have added the details of the dates and venue of Conqueror’s 9th Annual Meeting.

We have included a small piece on the top emerging trends in the industry which will throw some light on the rising influence of digitization in the logistics sector. Make sure to keep yourself updated with all the latest achievements of your partners within the network. If you are looking forward to getting your company’s accomplishments featured in our upcoming newsletter then do not forget to send us a few lines about the latest goings-on in your company.

Hope you enjoy reading!

Conqueror Riyadh merges with their parent company, Al Maweed Marine Services Commercial Contracting & Transport Co.

The amalgamation of CQR Riyadh has come into effect on the 15th of March, 2019

Al Momaris Marine Services, Conqueror member in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, has been amalgamated into the parent company Al Maweed Marine Services Commercial Contracting & Transport Co on the 15th of March, 2019. The new company, Al Maweed Marine Services Co will fulfill the commitments and agreements which are written and signed by Al Momaris Marine Services.

The merger with the parent company is expected to improve the client servicing of CQR Riyadh in several ways. As stated by Shahzad Butt, from the Department of Sales & Marketing of CQR Riyadh, “This step has been taken to cope up with the local new regulations and to make the customer services much more effective than before. Consequently, the business of Al Momaris Marine Services will be taken over by Al Maweed Marine Services Company, at Riyadh and other cities within Saudi Arabia,”

Congratulations to Al Maweed Marine Services and wishing them the very best for their future endeavours!

CQR Accra ships a 50 megawatt temporary power plant

The cargo was sent to Burkina Faso in more than 60 air shipments

Sevenlog Limited, Conqueror member in Accra, Ghana, has successfully completed a project which involved the movement of a 50 MW temporary power plant from Ghana to Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso. Sevenlog handled the haulage and customs clearance of all the machineries and equipments via the port of Tema, Ghana.

As stated by Ms Cécile Norgaard, the Operations Manager of Sevenlog, “This global project consisted of nearly 260 containers and not less than 60 air shipments, which included an air consignment of approximately 20 tons. We are quite happy with the result of the project!”

Congratulations to Sevenlog Limited for a job well done!

CQR Porto moves 12 tons of medical equipment from Pudong, China, to Caracas, Venezuela

The shipment is part of a Chinese governmental project to help Venezuela with medical assistance

MGC Transitarios LDA, the Conqueror member in Porto, Portugal, took care of a complex medical shipment from China to Venezuela. This challenging shipment was done in phases and the first phase consisted of chartering airplanes from Pudong to Caracas (CCS).

As the cargo’s volume was too high and the charters couldn’t fly it at once, other solutions in Europe were looked for. Finally, MGC managed to find a feasible solution – transit the shipment to Lisbon and then fly it to CCS with TAP Air Portugal. “Thanks to the meticulous planning of our airfreight department, the shipment was successfully moved in a few phases.” says Gonçalo Ribeiro of MGC Transitários.

The most challenging aspect of this shipment was the limited cargo space in each flight. Mr. Ribeiro further adds, “I imagine the desired route was via the USA. However, due to the economic sanctions of the US government, there were no available solutions as there aren’t too many airlines flying to Caracas, not even in Europe. We were ambitious enough to use Lisbon as an international hub and we were able to make use of all the space required to carry the shipment. Although other solutions were also considered, such as Air Europa via Madrid or Air France via Paris, our solution via Lisbon was the most feasible one since it allowed us to move a large number of pallets.”

Congratulations to MGC Transitarios for carrying out this project successfully!

Conqueror Casablanca turns 10!

On this special occasion, they held a seminar and started working on a new website

Locofreight, CQR member in Casablanca, Morocco, recently celebrated their 10th Anniversary with a company meeting and started creating a brand new website. “Looking back 10 years ago, and seeing our achievements, we can only feel very contented with all the things we’ve done. However, we have our feet on the ground and we firmly believe that there’s still a lot more to do,” says Mr. Sami Atik, General Manager of Locofreight.

When they started out a decade back, their main focus was FCL and their clients were mainly located in China. Although the Far East still represents a good part of their annual turnover, their activities have now diversified in several ways. Nowadays, they handle all sorts of cargoes, no matter if they come by sea, truck or air.

Mr. Atik further adds “Our company’s achievements in the last 10 years have been considerable and we’d like to share the same with our customers and partners all over the world. Our new user-friendly website will help us in this regard and keep our clients and partners updated with all the latest info about our services,”

Warm congratulations to Locofreight on their 10th Anniversary!

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!