Conqueror’s December Newsletter has been published and the online version is available for viewing on our website

It comes packed with the latest news from the network members, relevant news bits from the sector along with many other noteworthy sections

We are happy to announce that the final edition of Conqueror’s 2019 newsletters has been published and can be viewed and downloaded from the website. It starts with a page about the Recap of the Accomplishments of our Network in 2019 following which there’s a report on the Advent of 5G and how it is going to transform the logistics industry in 2020. Conqueror’s 9th Annual Meeting is all set to take place within 3 months which is why we have included a page about the Highlights of the Meeting. There’s also a page dedicated to the uses and functioning of FreightViewer which will certainly motivate you to use this tool on a regular basis.

Of course, you will find all the news about the achievements of the network members along with important news and headlines from the logistics industry. Go through the Refer and Earn page where we have listed all the perks of the Conqueror’s Referral Programme. So if you know of an eligible candidate in any of the territories in need of coverage, make sure to tell your peers about all the advantages of being a Conqueror member! Lastly, if you want to get the news about your company featured in our upcoming newsletter, then just write to us about your recent accomplishments!

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Only 4 days left to avail the early bird discount on the registration fee for Conqueror’s 9th Annual Meeting!

Conqueror members will be able to avail the early bird discount on their registration fee till 9:00 AM CET of Wednesday, 8th January 2020

Conqueror’s 9th Annual Meeting which will be held from 19th to 21st April 2020 at the Intercontinental Hotel in Doha, Qatar, will come with a discounted price on the registration fee. However, delegates will get to avail this discount only if they complete their process of registration and make the payment before 8th January 2020, by 9:00 AM CET.

The early birds will get to register at the discounted price of 680€ per delegate, 1210€ for two delegates and 1,815€ for three delegates! This price is inclusive of the Welcome Cocktail Reception, daily lunches on the meeting days, coffee and refreshments, participation in the one-to-one meetings, and Gala Dinner. The spouse fee per delegate is 290€ in which the Welcome Cocktail Reception, lunches for two days and the Gala Dinner will be included. Members who will be unable to complete their registration by 8th of January will have to pay the normal registration fee which is 730€ per delegate, 1,310€ for two delegates and 1,956€ for three delegates.

Members who are looking forward to availing this discount are requested to complete their registration and make the payment ASAP! All you need to do is visit your Members Area on the top right of CQR’s webpage, login by entering your username and password and finally click on the ‘Meeting Registration’ button so as to fill in the online form with your registration details.

Looking forward to meeting you real soon! 

Conqueror Santo Domingo joins forces with Conqueror Vancouver to handle a project cargo shipment of 350 tonnes

Logicpaq in collaboration with PCB Freight Management moves a cargo consisting of steam turbines from Japan to the Dominican Republic

Logicpaq, Conqueror member in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, teamed up with their network partner PCB Freight Management Ltd, Conqueror member in Vancouver, Canada, to transport a cargo consisting of steam turbines from Tokyo, Japan, to Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic. The 67 pieces of air cargo were moved in 5 phases over a period of one and a half months.

Teaming up with CQR Vancouver ensured the speedy coordination between airports, customs, and the military and civil authorities of the Santo Domingo airport. As stated by Frank Diaz, the General Manager of Logicpaq SRL, “We made use of three Antonov 124 and two IL 76 aircraft to move 67 pieces of this 350 tonnes shipment. We are very contented with the outcome of the project and we look forward to being a part of many such joint ventures in the months to come.”

Congratulations to both Conqueror members for the successful termination of this important project!

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.

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!

The CEO of CQR Sialkot gets promoted as the Vice Chairman of Pakistan International Freight Forwarders Association (PIFFA)

PIFFA is a non-profit group which represents over 500 freight forwarding companies in Pakistan who offer land, air, ocean, and multimodal logistics services

Mr. Arif Nadeem, the CEO of Teknik Movers, the Conqueror member in Sialkot, Pakistan, has accepted the position of Vice Chairman of PIFFA (Pakistan International Freight Forwarders Association.) PIFFA was founded back in 2005 with the objective of creating a sole representative body of freight forwarders in Pakistan.

In his own words, “I am delighted to take up this important position and I aim to fulfill my responsibilities with utmost care and diligence. Some of the functions of this organization include the creation of a support base for Pakistan trade internationally along with the expansion and maintenance of a robust global logistics services within the country.”

In the words of Mr. Ummar Sadiq, the International Operations Manager of Teknik Movers, “I’d like to congratulate our team leader/CEO for this well-deserved promotion as the Vice Chairman of PIFFA for the year 2019-2020. We hope for greater success and better representation of our team within the freight industry of Pakistan.”

Congratulations to Teknik Movers for securing this important position!

CQR member in Wellington, Christchurch and Auckland, New Zealand, merges with Davies International Freight Ltd.

This merger which will provide greater coverage to Expertise Worldwide has come into effect from 1st October 2019

Expertise Worldwide Cargo Ltd, the Conqueror member in Wellington, Christchurch and Auckland, New Zealand, will be merging with Davies International Freight Ltd, a freight forwarding company based in New Zealand. However, the present team of Expertise Worldwide will remain intact and there will be no changes in their agency relationships, associations or their focus on offering first-class services at competitive rates. In the words of Mr. Bruce McMurray, the General Manager of Expertise Worldwide Cargo, “This is an exciting time for us as it will give us greater coverage within New Zealand & provide us with the much-needed synergy critical for the success of our team.”

Their old e-mail addresses will remain operational for some time to come although they will be replying via new e-mail address. Mr. McMurray further adds, “We believe such a strategic alignment with a long established firm such as Davies International Ltd can only enhance both our companies & we are all pleased with how seamlessly this process of merger was completed. I would request my fellow CQR members to contact me directly for any questions or concerns.”


Congratulations to Expertise Worldwide Cargo Ltd and wishing them the very best for their future endeavours!

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 amartin@conquerornetwork.com, 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.