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The Cooperative Logistics Network does not believe in claiming a membership fee and not offering its members benefits in return.
As a member of The Coop you can expect to receive the following benefits:

An Impressive Global Presence

Our members are able to work co-operatively to serve clients globally, wherever in the world they need to send a shipment. Our aggregated figures show that The Coop has superior resources in terms of size and reach than some of the largest multinationals.

Leading Local Forwarders

An international freight network is only as strong as its weakest link. The Coop's strict selection process aims to ensure that there are no weak links across the group and that the standard of all our members is universally high.

Capped Number of Members

We limit the number of agents per sea/airport to 3 with the exception of extremely busy territories such as Shanghai, New York, London, etc. where the maximum is 5 members.

Win New Business

There is simply no better generator of new business than the power of co-operation, so as a member of the network you are in a strong position to secure new business by exchanging shipments with other members in different locations.

Annual Meeting

The annual meeting is the most important benefit a member of The Coop gets and attendance is crucial to ensure each agent's success. Developing a strong worldwide network of agents requires regular trips overseas. Thanks to our Annual Meeting, every member comes together in one place at one time saving considerable time and money.

An International Brand

Membership of The Coop allows you to promote your firm with The Coop logo, customised brochures and marketing materials that will help you to overcome client perceptions that independent forwarders are not equipped to provide a truly worldwide service.

Opportunity to tender for the Largest Contracts

You will no longer face the disappointment of being unable to tender for the largest contracts, as you will be backed by a global brand and a network of quality partners, giving you the confidence that you will be able to fulfil your commitments.

Lower Rates from Carriers and Insurers

As the network starts to reach a critical number of members, their cumulative volume will be used to negotiate lower rates from airlines, shipping lines and insurers.

Payment Protection

The Coop offers protection against unpaid invoices. In the rare event of an unpaid invoice from another member, the PPP will release funds to compensate you against this lost money. This protection provides our members with the peace of mind to cooperate in complete security.

Faster Quote Response Time

Current local origin/destination charges (Air, FCL, LCL) for each member can be published on the password-protected intranet for all members to see. This means that our members can respond faster and provide better value services.

Complete Member Information

The Coop believes that members should be as well informed about each other as possible, which is why we ask for a substantial amount of information. All member profiles give the following information as minimum.

  • Company contact information (at least 3 personal contacts)
  • Description of services
  • Area of operation
  • Certificates, accreditations


Online Tools

The Coop provides access to the best Cargo Tracking System (real-time tracking of containers, air shipments, etc.), Carrier Schedules (vessel departures from/to everywhere), and Stuffing Calculator (a software tool for optimizing container or truck loads)

Standard Protocols and Forms

Protocols and forms cover The Coop's intra-network communications, sales leads, response times, requests for quotations, profit sharing, payments, and the Disputes Resolution Service.

Personalised Member Brochure

This is a brochure about your company which you can give to current and prospective clients.

To see the Brochure template, click here.

Personalised Powerpoint Presentation

This is a presentation which you can use in sales meetings; we have even included a script in the notes section for the presenter.

To see the PowerPoint template, click here.

Personalised Video

A video which you can place on your current website or the one we create for you that you can show to customers and partners, highlighting your company's key skills.

To see the video template, click here.

Personalised Website

A modern and easy to navigate website which will give you that key online presence which is so vital in the current market.

To see the website template, click here.

Click here To find out if you qualified to join The Cooperative.

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