The first edition of Conqueror’s 2020 newsletters has been published and available for viewing and downloading!

This newsletter is loaded with relevant news from the network members and from the industry along with several other engaging columns

We are glad to bring to your attention that the spring edition of Conqueror’s quarterly newsletter is now online and available for viewing and downloading from our website. In this newsletter, we present you with all the latest news about the achievements of your network partners in Athens, Ulaanbaatar, Antwerp, Cairo, Bangalore, and Itajai along with all the news bits from the industry. In the Logistics News section, we have published a news on the problem of drought in the Panama Canal and how new fees are being charged to combat the problem.

Read the Annual Meeting Page of the newsletter to find out about the highlights of the venue of our upcoming conference in Doha. We have created a special feature on ‘Supply Chain Challenges of 2020 and How to Overcome Them” which will shed some light on the rising challenges in our sector and how we can deal with them by creating and maintaining an efficient supply chain strategy. Make sure to read the page on ‘A few tips for identifying phishing or spoofing emails’ so that you can steer clear of the online scammers.

Take a look inside to find out more!

Blink Logistics is handling the expansion project of Entebbe Airport

Conqueror Juba (South Sudan) and Kampala (Uganda) is also in charge of the logistics for the construction of Express Highway connecting Kampala to Entebbe International Airport

Blink Logistics, Conqueror Juba (South Sudan) and Kampala (Uganda), is now handling the movement of goods for the expansion project of Entebbe International Airport, Uganda. Furthermore, they are also acting as the logistics operator for the 51 Km Expressway which has been funded by the Chinese government. As stated by Barbara Nakandi Ampereza, Principal Commercial Executive of Blink Logistics, “The Entebbe airport expansion project is funded by the EXIM Bank and our company is in charge of transporting the shipments from Mombasa port to Entebbe. We are also handling air freight shipments through the Entebbe airport,”

China Communications Construction Company which is a Chinese multinational engineering company, contacted Blink Logistics for handling these special projects. The Express Highway project at Kampala is also funded by the Republic of China through EXIM Bank. “The Express Highway project is still underway and we intend to do our job successfully until the project completion. The fact that we have been chosen as one of the logistical service provider for China Communications Construction Company has indeed elevated our status as one of the top logistics companies in Juba and Kampala.” states Barbara.

Big congratulations to Blink Logistics for bagging these important projects!

Conqueror Ulaanbaatar creates a modern and well equipped warehouse

This 3000 square meters warehouse is the recent addition to their warehouse facilities which cover a total area of 3.5 hectares in Bayangol district

Tuushin LLC, the Conqueror member in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia, has added to their existing warehouse facilities by creating a 3000 square meters warehouse. The new warehouse is equipped with all the modern amenities such as fire extinguisher sprinkler system and electrical and thermal heating. “We are providing services like distribution, delivery, storage, loading, unloading, sticking labels and tags on goods, customs clearance and much more from our warehouse facilities.” says Mr. Bayarsaikhan Lunden, the Director of the Sales Department of Tuushin LLC.

Tuushin LLC presently has a total of 8778 square meters of customs bonded warehouse space. Mr. Lunden adds, “Our terminal and logistics center has 10 well equipped warehouses. Our operations are held on 3.5 hectares of area in Bayangol district. Being the very first international freight forwarders from our country, we aim to contribute vastly to the innovation in logistical processes and the development of our nation.”

Congratulations to Tuushin LLC and wishing them the best for their future projects!

Conqueror Itajai moves a cargo of two turbines from Brazil to Europe

The two turbines which weighed 20.29 tons in total were safely transported to the destination within just two and three days respectively

Quantum Logistics, Conqueror member in Itajai, Brazil, has recently handled the transportation of two turbines used in Boeing 787 Dreamliner aircrafts. One turbine which weighed 11 tons had a dimension of 500 x 325 x 309 cm while the second turbine weighing 9.29 tons measured 590 x 260 x 260 cm. The entire shipment which was sent out by air freight took a total of 5 days to reach the consignee in Europe.

In the words of Ms. Priscila Gasperi, the Global Operations and Partnerships Manager of Conqueror Itajai, “It was a time critical shipment, so it was challenging for the team to handle the operation from the point of loading to the arrival at the final destination for each cargo within 2 – 3 days. Our overseas team is adept at handling challenging air freight shipments which allowed us to conclude this project successfully and on time!”

Congratulations to Quantum Logistics Brazil for the impeccable handling of this project!

Conqueror Cairo delivers a sensitive and high-value shipment to a special security site in Alexandria, Egypt

MGL Cargo Services was in charge of all port and custom related formalities, and port handling in Alexandria

MGL Cargo Services, the Conqueror member in Cairo, Egypt has recently moved a highly sensitive and high-value shipment to a special security site in the Desert Road of Alexandria. The most sensitive and valuable piece of cargo which weighed 24,000 Kg was moved in a 1x 40’ roll-trailer. A generator weighing 15,200 kg and a chiller weighing 6,200 kg were loaded onto 2 x 40’ FR, OH and 2 buffer tanks weighing 1,200 kg each were loaded in one 40’ flat rack container.

The trucks in which the cargo was moved were equipped with GPS and live tracking facilities and throughout the journey, the cargo was closely attended by Special Armed forces. “The entire volume of the shipment was accommodated on 3 low bed + 2 trailers while arrangements were made for special lashing and security belts were provided. Our team was in charge of port handling in Alexandria, truck transport up to the site, all related port and customs formalities and supervision of the process of unloading and installation on the site of delivery.” says Mr. Marc Gharabawi, the Executive Director of MGL Cargo Services.

Congratulations to MGL Cargo Services for the impeccable handling of this sensitive cargo!

The latest version of the Incoterms 2020 brochure is now available for viewing and downloading on the Conqueror website

The updated CQR brochure for Incoterms 2020 offers a chart elucidating the liabilities of exporters and importers in international trade

Conqueror has updated and uploaded a brochure of Incoterms 2020 containing the most recent version of the Incoterms rules launched by the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) which has come into effect from 1st January 2020. The Conqueror Incoterms brochure has been modernised with a fresh and simplified design so that members can easily share it with their clients and partners.

The Incoterms rules were first listed down back in 1936 by ICC to create a set of globally accepted rules and definitions with regards to delivery of goods among trading partners all over the world. Since then these rules have been periodically amended and the Incoterms 2020 rules come with detailed notes and graphs illustrating the liabilities of exporters and importers for each of the Incoterms rule.

As explained by Mr. John WH Denton AO, the Secretary General of Incoterms, “Incoterms 2020 rules make business work for everyone by facilitating trillions of dollars in global trade annually. Because they help importers and exporters around the world to understand their responsibilities and avoid costly misunderstandings, the rules form the language of international sales transactions, and help build confidence in our valuable global trading system.”

Conqueror members can get hold of this brochure by clicking on this link.

Conqueror Athens garners the prestigious Authorized Economic Operator (AEO) Certificate

The AEO certificate will allow them to work in tandem with the customs authorities of the EU and guarantee the common objective of supply chain security

C.V. Maragos International Forwarding P.C., Conqueror member in Athens, Greece, has recently received the AEO certificate. This certificate confirms that there is a sound relationship between the company and the customs authorities – a relationship that hinges on responsibility, fairness, correctness and the principles of mutual transparency.

As explained by Mr. Vlasis Maragos, the General Manager of Conqueror Athens, “It is indeed a great honour to have been granted this much-coveted certificate, which reflects the competency and professionalism of our organization. The certificate will grant us with a lot of advantages the foremost of which is accessible admittance to customs simplification and prior notification in case of selection for customs inspection.”

The AEO status endorsed by one member state in the EU will be recognized by the customs authorities in all the member states. This is surely going to help C.V. Maragos PC to better satisfy its international clients and partners from all over the globe. “I’d like to thank my entire team for their dedication and hard work which has set us apart from our competitors.” adds Mr. Maragos. 

Congratulations to C.V. Maragos and wishing them the very best for their upcoming projects!

CQR Ulaanbaatar is celebrating its 30th Anniversary!

They have also modernized their website and created a new cargo tracking app for their customers

Tuushin LLC, Conqueror member in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia, is celebrating its 30th Anniversary. Our CQR member in Ulaanbaatar is the very first Mongolian freight forwarding company which started providing international services to its customers in 1990. “In the last 30 years we have accomplished a great many things some of which include the creation of a container block train called Mongolian Vector, the implementation of international quality management standard ISO 9001:2015, and risk elimination by insurance from a number of international insurance companies.” says Mr. Bayarsaikhan Lunden, the Director of Sales Department of Tuushin LLC.

They have also revamped their existing website and created an application called Tuushin which enables their customers to track the exact location of their shipment in the course of its journey from point A to point B. The app also included a customer’s section where they can provide feedbacks and have their concerns directly resolved. “Our company makes sure to implement every technological innovation that there is without the slightest delay and this along with our several other achievements have made us the go-to freight forwarder in our territory.” adds Mr. Lunden.

They have come up with a short video about their accomplishments in the last 30 years. Conqueror members are requested to take a quick look!

Congratulations to Tuushin LLC and wishing them the very best for their future endeavours!

Conqueror Antwerp’s owner and founder receives the Maritime Award of the Year 2019

Jo Van Moer was granted this award for his vision and insights regarding the transport and logistics operations within the Port of Antwerp

Jo Van Moer, the owner and founder of Van Moer Forwarding BVBA, the Conqueror member in Antwerp, Belgium, has won the Maritime Award of the Year 2019 in an official ceremony which took place on the 10th of October, 2019. Every year the President and the Board of Directors of ESPA (Flemish Association of Maritime and Logistics Journalists and Publicists) select and grant this reward to the maritime personality who has been most remarkably responsible for the general growth and innovation of the maritime business within the port of Antwerp.

Jo Van Moer was a recipient of this prestigious award because of his vision on the maritime industry within the Antwerp Port which focuses on intermodal transport via barge and proper organization of night transports to further optimize the logistical flow. In the words of Raf Frans, the Commercial Manager of CQR Antwerp, “Our team couldn’t have been more delighted with this prestigious award going to our company’s founder. Receiving this award further demonstrates the competency of our team and our insights into the maritime business in and around the port of Antwerp!”

Congratulations to Van Moer Forwarding and wishing them the best for their future endeavours!

Conqueror member in Cairo has been listed as one of the top ten forwarders for Air France/KLM Egypt

In the last three years, they moved over 1500 tons of cargo per year

MGL Cargo Services, Conqueror member in Cairo, Egypt, has been listed as one of the top ten freight forwarders for Air France/ KLM Egypt. On the occasion of the inauguration of the new A350 aircraft to Cairo, Air France/ KLM conducted an event where they shared this list of the Top Ten Cargo Agents in Egypt. The new A350 aircraft is offering 7 PMCs with an average of 25 tons per flight. 

This vast load space has allowed them to enhance their sales activity and maximize their market share within this group.

As stated by Mr. Marc Gharabawi, the Executive Director of MGL Cargo Services, “During the last three years we have loaded more than 1500 tons of shipment per year with Air France/KLM, which consisted of various commodities such as perishables, textiles and general cargo.We have secured our allotments to specific destinations served by this group.Our space is secured all over the year, regardless of the time of the year when getting a concrete booking can be a real nightmare for most of the freight forwarders operating at Cairo airport.”

Air France is covering specific areas in Africa, where it is very hard to move bulk cargo, which includes several territories being handled by Conqueror Cairo. This has allowed them to significantly enhance their service towards their clientele. “Ensuring the guarantee of very special rates for our company wasn’t a piece of cake. I would like to thank my teammates for their consistent efforts which have been duly rewarded. Air France/KLM grabbed the occasion to congratulate us for our performance, celebrating this event in our office, in the presence of our staff.” adds Mr. Gharabawi.

Congratulations to MGL Cargo Services and wishing them the very best for their upcoming projects!