Shine Logistics upgrades their transportation system

Their new fleet will allow for precise and safe delivery of their heavy and out-of-gauge cargo projects

Shine Logistics Co. Ltd., a Coop member in Seoul, South Korea, which has been providing safe and economical logistical solutions for their clients, now added a specialized transportation system for effective movement of heavy project and OOG cargo. This would enable them to handle all sorts of heavy cargo such as construction materials for electrical power plants or airports and allow them to be a part of port construction projects.

As said by C.B. Im, President of Shine Logistics: “We are trying to improve our services in several ways. Recently we’ve moved a number of boats with the help of trailers from New York, USA, to Busan, Korea. You can think of us as experts who are capable of handling all kinds of cargoes regardless of the size or type.”

Congratulations to Shine Logistics!

New Coop member in Casablanca, Morocco

The Coop is proud to welcome its newest member

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Key Contact Name: Salim Guessous

Email: s.guessous@tgs.ma

Company founded in: 1991

Members requiring assistance with shipments in Casablanca (Morocco) are invited to get in touch with the TRANSPORT GROUPAGE DU SUD (TGS) team.

To find out more about this member please go to our Website » log into the Members Area » click on Network Directory.

The Cooperative Logistics Network launches a new mobile responsive website

The Coop’s new website will also include their new rate management software which will reduce the quote processing time and allow members to augment their productivity, customer service and ROI

The Coop’s brand new website has been created to provide the visitors with the ultimate user-friendly browsing experience on all sorts of devices. The uncluttered design of the new website will not only lead to enhanced navigation but also vastly improve its functionality in several ways.

Apart from offering the visitors with an optimal viewing experience, the new Coop website can now be accessed by people with their mobile devices like smartphones or tablets. Coop members will now be able to use the website regardless of the place or the device they are working from.

Some of the advantages of mobile responsive website are:

    • Texts are readable on phone without the need of a zoom
    • There is enough space for tap targets
    • No more horizontal scrolling
    • The website will automatically adjust to the size of the device of the use.

Moreover, the Coop’s new website will soon feature the FreightViewer- our brand new freight rate management software which will allow Coop members to create a quotation of their door-to-door services within less than a minute. This new online tool which will soon be made available on the Coop website will greatly help to enhance the business volume of the member companies.

“We are fully aware that more than 60% of online searches are now being carried out on mobile devices and hence we decided to build a new mobile responsive website which comes with beautiful screen layouts, images, texts, and videos while being extremely fast-loading,” says Antonio Torres, the CEO and Founder of Cooperative Logistics Network. Mr. Torres further added, “Apart from offering the most comfortable browsing experience, the Coop’s new website along with the new online tool will allow our members to focus on the core areas of their business instead of spending days on quotation creation.”

Target Logistics gets approved by the Israel Customs Directorate

Target Logistics is all set to make a mark in the industry after its recent AEO Approval

Target Logistics Israel, a Coop member in Tel Aviv, was examined by the financial, regulatory and security parameters with respect to the trade facilitation and security of the supply chain last October. After a thorough examination of all the parameters, Target has been approved for Authorized Economic Operator (AEO) by the Israel Customs Directorate.

The AEO is an international project which would majorly secure the international supply chain and facilitate some of the procedures of export and import for their clients and agents all over the world.

The Israel Customs Directorate expects Target Logistics to continue improving their activities in the industry and maintaining an exceptional level of transparency with the authorities. As Yossi Ridi, Marketing and Sales Manager of Target Logistics, says “We are extremely delighted with the AEO approval which would motivate our team further to achieve its’ goal of providing services beyond the expectations of our customers.”

We are proud of the achievements of our Tel Aviv partners and wish them good luck for all their future projects.


For shipments to/from Tel Aviv do not hesitate to be in touch with their team!

Three Aces Global Logistics celebrates their 30th Foundation Day

The Coop member in Delhi, India, continues to grow stronger after 3 decades in the freight forwarding market

Three Aces Global – a company which was formed back in 1989 – celebrated their 30th Year of Operations on the 15th of August. Known for their unparalleled customer servicing, Three Aces Global Logistics continues to have a strong presence in the international multi-modal logistics market. “Our years of experience along with our robust customer services are the two crucial factors which contributed to our growth and success in the last 30 years. Thanks to our broad base of customers and partners, we have successfully carved a niche place for ourselves in the Indian market,” says Mr Pankaj Agarwal, Director of Three Aces Global Logistics.

Three Aces Global has emerged as one of the leading freight forwarders and customer brokers in the subcontinent and their wide range of services covers door-to-door services of all kinds of cargo. Mr Agarwal has further stated, “Our dedicated team will keep striving to keep the clients satisfaction to the highest level. We also have plans to expand our branches to other cities in India.”

A very happy 30th Foundation Day to Three Aces Global from the entire Coop team!

The close cooperation of two Coop members led to the successful shipment of a boat from Kota Kinabalu to Zanzibar

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Stella Shipping was assisted by IGM Logistics for the movement of the cargo

Stella Shipping PTY Ltd, a Coop member in Durban, South Africa, recently carried out a collaboration shipment with IGM Logistics Malaysia- a Coop member in Port Klang, Malaysia. Together the two companies moved a boat for a water sports resort from Kota Kinabalu to Zanzibar, Tanzania.

“The shipment was a challenging one primarily because of the urgency. However, right from the start, the services of the IGM team were great with quick replies and prompt updates even on a Malaysian public holiday. We want to thank the IGM team for making this shipment a success and for being our eyes and ears on the ground in Malaysia.” Says Byron Vather, Sales Manager of Stella Shipping.

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IGM Logistics Malaysia assisted Stella Shipping with the collection of the boat, delivery of the flat rack and helped them in strapping the boat securely to the flat rack. The cargo was moved from the shipper premises to the port by trucks and a special truck with a heavy lift crane was used to load the flat rack with the boat to the truck for transportation.

Congratulations to both the Coop members for such a successful work!

For shipments to/from Durban, South Africa, and Port Klang, Malaysia, do not hesitate to be in touch with their team!

Interview: Saqib Mehmood, The Vision Shipping

“Good customer service with prompt reply and the ability to quote rates quickly and accurately are some of the factors which can lead to a Freight Forwarder’s success”

This week we interviewed Saqib Mehmood, Director of The Vision Shipping LLC- a Coop member in Dubai UAE. Among other things, Saqib talks about the benefits of attending our Annual Meeting and sheds some light on how to be successful in the freight forwarding industry.

Q. Can you tell us a little about The Vision Shipping’s history? 

A. I founded TVSL group- a company providing various shipping and logistics services in 2009. With a proven background in the freight forwarding industry, we have served customers from all parts of the world. Over the years, we have become our client’s most reliable option and we carry the same image even today. TVSL is undoubtedly, one of the most renowned companies in the city and we’re making it big with each day passing.

Q. What distinguishes The Vision Shipping from other freight forwarders in your city?

A. Our services are more focused on the domestic and international transportation of both domestic and commercial goods. The service is mandatory for the companies, which are engaged in transporting a wide range of products to overseas market. We are committed to achieving high levels of customer satisfaction by ensuring quality, cost effective services and timely freight forwarding and logistical solutions. Apart from Air and Sea, we also use LTL, FTL, and Intermodal (rail) to move freight. What sets us apart is our ability to deliver the best service on time.

 Q. Which is the most difficult shipment your team has had to deliver?

A. Although we keep handling a lot of complex shipments on a regular basis, moving the Rig Moment from the Gulf of Mexico to India had indeed been a challenging task.

Q. How did you hear about The Cooperative Logistics Network? What attracted you most to The Coop?

A. We were curious about your network when we heard about it from an acquaintance in the industry. I immediately followed up and all the answers to my scrutinizing questions were answered satisfactorily. It was then that we joined as a founding member and here we are still. Full transparency, clear cut information, friendly members, professionally organized Annual Meeting and follow up, and an uncomplicated Payment Protection Programme are some of the factors which attracted us most to your network.

Q. What are the main technological challenges facing freight forwarders at the moment? How important is technology for the industry? 

A. With every passing year, the role of technology in the freight forwarding world is steadily increasing. Technology is now enabling things like predictive analytics, real-time visibility, and enhanced customer service. Freight forwarders of our times need to be updated with all the latest technologies in the industry otherwise they would run the risk of falling behind their competitors. Q. What are the main challenges facing freight forwarders in your country at the moment? A. The transparency and the ruthless competition of carriers and logistic providers, increasing traffic, and related congestion, strikes and hijacking are some of the most common issues faced by freight forwarders in UAE. Moreover, we need to keep pace with the rapidly changing laws and directives and inform our customers about them before our competitors do. I realize these issues are not exclusive to our country.

Q. From your own experience, what are the keys to success in the freight forwarding industry?

A. The first step has to be introspection. One needs to analyze where they currently stand in the market, their strengths and weakness. Once the problems are identified, the freight forwarding companies need to focus more on their strengths and work on their weakness and convert that into their strength. Moreover, one needs to identify their client’s exact needs, to make a tailor-made service. Freight forwarders should always keep in mind that low rates are not always the deciding factor to gain a business. If a freight forwarder can provide top-notch services while offering a decent rate, then there is no looking back for that company. Good customer service with prompt reply & the ability to quote rates quickly and accurately are some of the factors which can lead to a company’s success. Lastly, a freight forwarding company have to have a proper marketing team with a good marketing strategy in place to promote their organization at the global level.