The government, through a local company had issued a tender which was awarded to a local waste management operator. CQR Valletta provided logistical and freight solutions.
Caruana Co Ltd, Conqueror member in Valletta, Malta, worked on a waste bins
project for a Malta government initiative. This year, Malta embarked on a waste
management initiative to be in line with EU standards on organic recyclable
waste whereby each household was provided with waste bins. Carmelo Caruana Co
Ltd was appointed by the local operator awarded the tender for this waste
of the most challenging aspects of this project was loading the containers
& trailers respectively from different suppliers for different parts of the
bins whilst meeting the organized ship schedules. “We are very proud to be associated
with this crucial project which will help our country better manage and recycle
organic waste. Carmelo Caruana Co Ltd have completed their task and the
majority of bins are already being utilized in households across the Maltese
Islands,” says Mr. Dwayne Caruana, the Senior Logistics Manager of Carmelo
Caruana Co Ltd.
Congratulations to Carmelo Caruana and wishing them the very best for their
Euroglobe Shipping AB moves 234 motorcycles for an auction in Texas, USA
Euroglobe Shipping AB, Conqueror member in Stockholm, Sweden, hauls 234 veteran motorcycles of high value along with some one of a kind MCS from Stockholm, Sweden, to Long Beach, USA. The value of this cargo has been estimated at a whopping € 12.5 million.
For inland haul, they made use of trucks with liftgates and created cribs for loading the containers so as to ensure that the bikes arrive intact at their destination. “We arranged the pickup from a museum and transported them to our facilities where we did the inspection and evaluation of the cargo. Due to narrow streets and the fragile nature of the shipment, we had to make 34 trips, loading 7 motorcycles per turn,” says Marco Sangüesa from the Sales department of Euroglobe.
Mr. Sangüesa further added, “The bikes were shipped to our warehouse in the port of Stockholm where we loaded them into containers. Packing and loading the motorbikes was a rather demanding and time-consuming task since no bike was like the other. Moreover, the items were extremely valuable and fragile and on top of that, we had to keep the customer’s deadline in account. Thanks to the dedication and team-work of my colleagues, the bikes made it to Long Beach unscratched and right on time!”
Congratulations to Euroglobe Shipping for perfectly executing this challenging project!
In this edition of our newsletter, you’ll get to find everything about our last Annual Meeting at Phuket along with many other interesting topics and news from the industry
We are happy to announce that the first edition of this year’s Conqueror’s quarterly newsletter has been published and is now available for viewing on our website. This newsletter brings you all the crowning moments of our 8th Annual Meeting at Phuket along with the photos of the delegates and links to the videos of the highlights of the meeting.
also included an article about Smart Containers and the way it is impacting the
supply chain industry. Like every other issue, this newsletter is also going to
keep you updated with all the achievements of your network partners along with
relevant news bits from the sector. We are sure that the photos and news of our
conference will motivate you to participate in our upcoming Annual Meeting in
2020, the venue and date of which will soon be revealed!
The Antwerp Expo will feature over 100 leading break bulk companies which will take care of the break bulk cargo requirements
Atlas Shipping Services Pvt Ltd, the Conqueror member in Bangalore and Pune, India, is about to take part in the Antwerp XL Trade Fair to be held from 7th -9th May, 2019 at Antwerp, Belgium. As stated by Neeta Shukla, the HR Manager of Atlas Shipping, “We invite you to be our VIP guest at Antwerp XL. This event is putting the logistics of break bulk, RoRo and heavy lift back at the heart of the conversation,”
The VIP guests of Atlas shipping will be getting exclusive access to the VIP lounge for refreshments and snacks, an invitation to the networking events in the evening, free access to the full 2 day programme and a VIP invitation to bring along a colleague. Conqueror members who are willing to attend the event are requested to get in touch with Atlas Shipping Services.
Wishing Atlas Shipping Services all the best for this upcoming event!
Afri-Cross Global Logistics, the CQR member in Cape Town, South Africa, has changed their company name to Afrigo Global Logistics as a part of their business restructuring process
This New Year, the Conqueror member in Cape Town, South Africa, has changed their name from Afri-Cross Logistical Solutions to Afrigo Global Logistics. After the restructuring and streamlining of the business of Afri-Cross Logistical Solutions, it was decided by the owner to merge his two businesses into one entity named Afrigo Global Logistics.
“Our newly restructured and streamlined company now has an international footprint and representation, enabling us to provide a larger service portfolio. We hope that all our fellow members had a great and fruitful time at Phuket and we look forward to nurturing the newly forged relationships with our network partners,” says Karel Jan Nothnagel, the Managing Director of Afrigo Global.
Wishing Afrigo Global Logistics the very best for all their future endeavours!
At the meeting CQR members were given a personal demonstration of the FreightViewer- the new Freight Rate Management Software created to provide instant online door to door quotations 24/7
Phuket, 4th April 2019: Conqueror Freight Network, the largest exclusive
network in the world, brought together more than 120 attendees representing over
50 countries in Phuket, Thailand, from 2nd to 4th of April.
The Annual Meeting offered
plenty of networking opportunities with the scheduled one-to-one meetings of
the members together with all the unofficial business discussions held in
course of the cocktail party, lunch, dinner and coffee breaks. Some of the
crowning moments of the meeting included a Welcome Cocktail reception and a
Gala Dinner Party at a beachfront restaurant where the agents got to live it up
after a day of face to face meetings.
“The meeting gave our members a chance to meet each
other, promote their business and discuss matters face to face which is
undoubtedly much more productive and congenial than months of discussions over
video calls or emails. It was indeed great to be back at Phuket- the place
where we started off our very first Annual Conference back in 2012!” says
Antonio Torres, President, and Founder of Conqueror Freight Network.
Additionally, the technological challenges faced by independent forwarders and the issues related to the logistics industry were addressed in the course of the two and a half days of the meeting. Conqueror’s team has taken this opportunity to show the new improvements they have made in the software they are working on: Freight Viewer – which will allow agents to receive and send quotations 24/7.
As stated by one of the attending members, “It is very
satisfying to see that Conqueror
Freight Network’s team is investing in a future for us, the freight forwarders,
with innovative tools such as FreightViewer.
All our work processes are being more and more digitalized
and we can’t be left behind,”
Freight forwarders from all around the globe are getting ready to fly to Phuket for attending CQR’s 8th Annual Meeting at the Le Meridien Beach Resort
Conqueror’s 8th Annual Meeting is all set to commence on the 2nd
of April 2019 at the Le Meridien Beach Resort in the beautiful beach town of Phuket,
Thailand. The Annual Meeting which is going to be held from the 2nd
-4th of April will allow the participants to get up close with their existing and potential
partners and discuss face to face about the prospects of collaboration in the
We will kick start the meeting with a
Welcome Cocktail Reception which will allow the delegates to warm up with their
fellow members before commencing the serious business talks on the following
day. The participants have already scheduled their one-to-one meetings with
their network partners which are going to form the core networking activity of
“Just like last year, we are expecting a fabulous turnout at our Annual Meeting at
Phuket which will bring Conqueror members from all over the world under one
roof. Apart from fostering the spirit of cooperation within our network, the
meeting will also allow the delegates to personally interact with their fellow
members and secure many new deals and forge lasting partnerships,” says Antonio
Torres, the President and Founder of Conqueror Freight Network.
Other than that, the delegates will also
get to indulge in a bit of leisure during the Gala Dinner Party where all the
attendees will be treated to a delectable dinner at the Sala Bua restaurant on
The cargo which weighed 35 m-tons per unit was moved from the Midwest, USA, to Punta Quilla, Argentina
International Freight Services Inc., Conqueror member in Chicago, USA, has completed the movement of three specially equipped trucks consisting of concrete placement telescoping conveyor systems. The cargo which was shipped from the Midwest, USA, was driven to Baltimore from where it was shipped to Zarate Port, Argentina. From the port, the shipment was moved by road to Punta Quilla, Argentina.
Each unit of the cargo weighed 35 metric tons and measured over 13 meters in length and 4 meters in height. The road transport in Argentina which covered 2400 Km from the Zarate Port to the final destination in Punta Quilla was the most challenging part of this project.
“Moving this bulky shipment from Zarate Port to Punta Quilla over a stretch of 2400 Km by road was indeed a demanding job which was accomplished without any incidents. The movement of the cargo was customized according to the requirement of our customer and they are really satisfied with the outcome of the project, thanks to the tailor-made services of IFS,” says Peter Kajornjit, the Vice President of International Freight Services.
Incotrans Transitarios LDA has also expanded their team considerably to better cope with the increased volume of projects
Incotrans Transitarios LDA, Conqueror member in Lisbon, Portugal, was nominated to handle the transportation of a production line from Switzerland to Portugal. This project which had been a two-month operation was handled by their project cargo department.
“Our team placed the SOC containers to be loaded by our customer at the point of origin and then we took care of all the operations in Portugal, such as customs clearance and the placement of the containers in the final destination. For the remaining equipments, we placed a dedicated truck, moving a total of 58 ton,” says Mr. Bruno Fonseca, the CEO of Incotrans Transitarios.
Last month they also expanded their team in order to handle their continuous sea shipments to the Portuguese islands of Madeira and Azores. “The recent addition in our workforce has also allowed us to expand our air department with one more element to respond to the increasing demand,” Mr. Fonseca has further added.
Hearty congratulations to Incotrans for their expansion and for the successful termination of a significant project!
They had to send the shipment in 2 batches due to its enormous size and the very strict security inspection at Shanghai Airport
Domax Logistics, Conqueror member in Hangzhou, China, has recently hauled 9 complex project shipments from China to Manila, Philippines. The 9 shipments consisted of 42 pieces of which 34 were oversized and therefore involved complexities related to loading and x-ray. “This shipment was not easy to handle since it coincided with the time of CIIE (China International Import Expo) and the airport security inspection at Shanghai airport was very strict,” says Sue Xu of the Domax team.
Ms. Xu further added, “There were very few freighter routes from China to Manila, and some of our packages had to be loaded on B747-400F. All these factors posed a bit of a challenge but thanks to the efficiency of our team, we bypassed all these hurdles. We separated the shipments into two parts and moved them from Shenzhen and Xiamen and the delivery was completed right on time.”
Congratulations to Domax Logistics for flawlessly moving this complex cargo!