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.

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!

Conqueror Cairo handles a project cargo consisting of a new production line for one of their partners

The cargo which was loaded from Hamburg, Germany, was shipped all the way to Alexandria, Egypt

MGL Cargo Services, Conqueror member in Cairo, Egypt, has recently handled a project cargo for a new production line from Hamburg to Alexandria. In order to deliver this project cargo, they used x40’ HC DC + 2 x 40’ flat racks out of gauge. They made use of special low bed trucks for transporting the flat racks and used cranes and forklifts to discharge the shipment at the destination.

The cargo reached the destination intact and on time, thanks to the expertise and teamwork of MGL Cargo. As stated by Mr. Wassim Magdy of MGL Cargo Services, “We were in charge of each and every aspect of the shipment including documentation, customs clearance, and transportations. The project was not an easy one and we had to make route survey to find the best and safest route from Alexandria to the point of discharge at the 10th of Ramadan Industrial Zone where the cargo was unloaded,” 

Congratulations to MGL Cargo Services for a job well done!

Conqueror Valletta works as the logistics service provider for a waste management initiative by the government

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.

Carmelo 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 management project. 

Some 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 future endeavours!

Conqueror Ljubljana, Slovenia, acquires the AEO Certificate

This certificate makes STORI D.O.O. one of the few freight agencies in Slovenia to acquire it on the top level – AEO F

After over six months of hard work, study, dedication, paperwork, and extra working hours from the entire team, STORI D.O.O.- our member in Ljubljana, Slovenia, finally obtained the AEO certificate. What distinguishes them from other AEO certificate holders is the fact that they received the highest level certificate of AEO F (combined AEO C + AEO S) which is sure to secure their position as one of the top freight agencies of Ljubljana.

On this picture you can see one of the co-owners of STORI D.O.O. & STORI.KOM, Mr. Aleš Koncilja, receiving the certificate from Head of the customs office in Ljubljana, Mr. Zlatko Alibegovic.

”Our customs clearance procedures are faster and less controlled for known importers/exporters which allow us to offer faster handling of shipments and goods. This will improve the trust of our clients and open new ways for potential clients in the future,” says Aleš Koncilja, Head of the Ljubljana branch of STORI D.O.O.

Mr. Koncilja further added, ”I would like to thank my entire team as well as my customers whose hard work and unwavering support has allowed us to prove our worth as one of the best forwarding companies of this country.”

Hearty congratulations to STORI D.O.O. for this momentous accomplishment!

 

Conqueror Esbjerg transports a heavy cargo from Esbjerg, Denmark, to Aarhus, with Panama as the end destination

Jutlandia Terminal A/S was also in charge of lashing and securing the transportation of the cargo

Some weeks back, Jutlandia Terminal A/S, our member in Esbjerg, Denmark, was responsible for the complete process of coordinating the transport, loading, lashing and securing of a heavy cargo. Their logistic department operated for this specific job as a one-point-of-contact, which handled the proper coordination between the various departments. The “one-point-of-contact” service offered by CQR Esbjerg, has allowed them to simplify the process for their customers, who now only have one person to contact regardless of the nature of the services.

“Jutlandia arranged the pick-up of the cargo from their customer’s site in Esbjerg and had it delivered to Jutlandia’s terminal at Europakaj in Esbjerg. Due to the special dimensions of the cargo, it had to be reloaded onto a flat, suitable for transporting this cargo, which did not fit a standard solution,” says Maiken Spangsberg Thygesen, Logistics Coordinator of Jutlandia.

After the loading, Jutlandia’s terminal workers lashed and secured the cargo to the flat and made it ready for sea freight. The cargo was then transported to Aarhus, with Panama as the end destination. Ms. Thygesen further adds, “I would like to thank all my team members for the successful accomplishment of yet another important project.”

Conqueror congratulates Jutlandia Terminal A/S for handling the project successfully!

CQR Bremen moves 5 wind farm flanges from Antwerp to Roermond

Joh. C. Henschen also signed a new control agreement to unload shipments from Cuxhaven port which consists of Eolic parts weighing between 35 and 43 tons each

Joh. C. Henschen, the oldest Freight Forwarder in Germany and Conqueror member in Bremen, shipped five wind farm flanges from Antwerp, Belgium, to the plant in Roermond, Holland. It was a challenging project since the cargo had a diameter of 635 cm with a height of 80 cm.

Additionally, since February, Joh. C. Henschen has obtained a contract to control the unloading of several parts for a wind power generation project from ships at the Cuxhaven Port. All these parts weigh between 35 -43 tons each.


“Successful handling of this complex shipment has indeed provided the much-needed impetus to our team and we couldn’t have been more excited about the result,” says Thomas P. Henschen, General Manager of Joh. C. Henschen.

In the past months, CQR Bremen was also in charge of shipping a road construction machine with a volume of 649 x 300 x 390 cm from Port of Emden to Veracruz. They also hauled a locomotive for underground mining with a volume of 1051 x 200 x 240 cm and a weight of 54.1 ton from Diepholz, Germany, to Zarate, Argentina. Moreover, they transported a plastic injection molding machine weighing 59.8 tons, from Kottingbrunn, Austria to Dunlap, Tennessee in the US.

Congratulations to Joh. C. Henschen and wishing them the very best for their future projects!

Conqueror member in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, successfully moves a shipment from Jeddah to Montreal, Canada

Global Union Alliance Company, our member in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, has recently moved a shipment from Jeddah to Montreal. The company was in charge of each and every aspect of the cargo starting from loading on trailer, lashing, packing to carpenter job and customs clearance.

“We fully understand the fact that each client has specific needs, and our flexibility allows us to tailor a solution to meet those precise needs. Our team carefully inspected every phase of this shipment and we were also in charge of customs clearance andthe purchase of packing and crating materials,” says Mr. Hareb Shaikh, Commercial Manager of Global Union Alliance Company.

Congratulations to Conqueror Jeddah!

Conqueror Valencia welcomes a new member to their team

Ms. Cristina Soriano has recently joined Aduanas y Transportes Lazaro in the International Business Development Department

Aduanas y Transportes Lazaro, Conqueror member in Valencia, Spain, has been joined by a new member- Ms. Christina Soriano. Ms. Soriano who will be working at the International Business Development Department is going to be the main point of contact between CQR Valencia and its clients worldwide. Some of her work would include answering client’s queries, offering suggestions, organization of sales visits, demonstration of services and much more.

“I am really happy about joining the team of Lazaro Cargo and I hope to competently lead our International Business Development Department and drive many new projects our way,” says Ms. Soriano.

According to Jorge Perez, Manager of Aduanas y Transportes Lazaro Cargo, “Cristina Soriano is an experienced and highly talented personnel and I am sure that her presence will greatly increase our team’s efficiency. We are delighted to welcome her in our team.”

All the best to Aduanas y Transportes Lazaro for their future endeavours!

Conqueror member in Gdansk and Gdynia celebrates their 160th Anniversary!

The team of C. Hartwig S.A kicks off this special occasion on a festive note

We are delighted to announce that C. Hartwig S.A – our CQR member in Gdansk and Gdynia – is going strong after completing 160 years of existence in the market.

As the oldest freight forwarders in Poland, CQR Gdansk and Gdynia, couldn’t have been happier about this special event.

“Its been a century and 60 years since our inception and this real long and successful journey has been made possible by the diligent work and commitment of our team at C. Hartwig who have always dedicated themselves and continue to dedicate themselves to being the unchallenged experts of our industry, stated Michal Siemiatkowski, Network Coordinator of C.Hartwig.

In order to celebrate their anniversary, the entire team of C. Hartwig, which consists of over 300 employees along with their key partners, guests and clients, boarded buses from the company premises on Saturday to reach the resort on Sobieszewska Island.

They spent the morning participating in various sport activities which helped to strengthen the ties among the team members. After the gala dinner in the evening they enjoyed the performance of a stand up comedian which was followed by a very happening party which lasted till dawn.

A very happy 160th Anniversary to C. Hartwig S.A from the entire Conqueror team!