The Cooperative Logistics Network is now on WeChat

The Coop’s integration into the WeChat platform will help to offer a provide a seamless communication experience for the agents

The Cooperative Logistics Network has expanded its customer service capabilities by joining WeChat, offering members a seamless platform to connect with the network members and the The Coop head office. This initiative aims to improve accessibility and communication, providing an additional channel for members to interact with the The Coop team.

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The Coop is now on WeChat


Antonio Torres, President and Founder of The Cooperative Logistics Network, emphasizes, “Integrating with WeChat will establish yet another real-time communication channel, facilitating faster and more efficient interactions among the agents and the team. Group chats will enable instant updates, discussions, and coordination, ultimately strengthening bonds within the The Coop family.”

With WeChat’s QR code scanning feature, accessing The Coop’s account is swift and effortless. This presence on WeChat is particularly beneficial for members who are not using WhatsApp, as it allows them to utilize WeChat’s instant communication feature for seamless interaction with over 355 network partners.

The Coop’s incorporation into the WeChat platform demonstrates its commitment to innovation and customer-centric solutions. This step is set to enhance the overall client experience within the network, setting new standards for efficiency and service excellence.

To connect with the The Coop team on WeChat, click on this link.


Breakbulk cargo weighing 360 tonnes successfully handled by HGL Comex

The shipment which consisted of steel coils bound for Brazil, was moved from the Port of Tianjin, China

HGL Comex Assessoria E Consultoria EM Comercia Exterior LTDA, a Coop member in Itajai, Brazil, concluded the transportation of an ocean freight shipment of 360 tonnes of steel coils. They dispatched the breakbulk shipment from the Port of Tianjin, China, which was sent all the way to the Port of São Francisco do Sul, Brazil.

To quote Emerson Duarte, the Director of HGL Comex, “This breakbulk shipping operation represents a significant step in our import and export expertise, solidifying our presence in the international market and reaffirming our commitment to providing efficient and high-quality logistical solutions. The smooth handling of a shipment of this kind will further underscore our commitment to delivering excellent services.”


HGL Comex- independent freight forwarder
 Steel coil shipment by HGL Comex

The transportation was executed via the Valiant Sapphire vessel. The delivered cargo plays a crucial role in various industry sectors and is poised to contribute significantly to the progress and development of commercial activities in Brazilian territory.

Congratulations to HGL Comex for this notable achievement!

Headway JSC Participates as a Guest Speaker at the CNC Regional Seminar 2024

CNC is the leading shipping brand under CMA CGM Group, providing comprehensive shipping solutions with wide coverage throughout Asia

Headway JSC, a Coop member in Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam, took part as a guest speaker at the CNC Regional Seminar held on January 17, 2024 at the Intercontinental Saigon Hotel. CNC stands out as the premier shipping brand within the CMA CGM Group, offering extensive shipping solutions that span across Asia.

The seminar topic revolved around the current logistics market situation with the growing trend for exported automobiles and bananas in the intra-Asia region. As a guest speaker at the seminar, Mr. Felix Nguyen, the CEO of Headway, articulated his perspectives and addressed global logistics challenges, presenting insights into the current status and logistics trends in Vietnam. Additionally, Headway provided an overview of the automotive industry and banana exports in the Asian market, engaging directly with the audience and responding to their questions.

The CEO of Headway highlighted, “As per data from the Chinese Customs Authority, during the initial 10 months of 2023, Vietnam secured the second position, constituting 28.2% of the banana export market share to China. The Philippines held the top rank in the Chinese market with a share of 39%. This presents a significant opportunity for Vietnamese logistics businesses, including Headway, to strengthen their position and elevate the standing of Vietnamese agricultural products in this expansive market.”

Congratulations to Headway and all the best for their upcoming projects!


The Coop creates a new mobile application for its members

The Cooperative Logistics Network’s web app will allow members to touch base with their partners and the network 24×7 via their mobile devices

The Coop has developed a member-exclusive mobile application that agents can save to their Apple and Android devices via Google Play or App Store. Members will now find all the important network information as well as their partner’s contact at their fingertips. The app can be used to find any agent within the network and interact with them instantly via Skype, email, or WhatsApp.

Digitalization and the introduction of technology-oriented operations have become all the more important in the post-pandemic era and are indispensable for the smooth transformation of this sector. Industry 4.0 is in need of more effective tools and processes that save time, boost productivity, and increase the outreach of the companies. The creation of The Coop’s mobile app is one more significant step of the network in this path.

The Coop Web App
The Coop Web App


As stated by Antonio Torres, The President and Founder of Cooperative Logistics Network, “We have created this new web app to facilitate instant engagement between our agents who can now find their network partners by their name, country or territory and immediately start a conversation with them. This application will surely take the digitization endeavours of our network one step further.”

With this application, The Coop agents will be able to quickly access all the latest updates from their partners and the network. It will keep the agents posted with all the key updates from the network and they will also be able to edit their profile with just a few taps on the phone.

Click this link on your mobile devices to access The Coop’s web app.

Trailblazing oversized shipment of 155 tonnes for the Nurek Hydro Power Project in Tajikistan moved by Globalink

They successfully moved a project cargo where they used specialized equipment and also took charge of import customs clearance, discharge, and cargo installation processes

Globalink Logistics handled a project cargo weighing 155 tonnes with a height of 5 meters from China all the way to Tajikistan through Turkey’s Haydarpasha Port. They moved the cargo for the Nurek Hydro Power Project in Tajikistan- a project with which they have been involved for over 10 years. They are a Coop member in the following cities: Turkmenbashi and Ashgabat in Turkmenistan, Yerevan, Armenia, Tbilisi and Poti in Georgia, Bishkek in Kyrgyzstan, Baku in Azerbaijan, Aktau, Almaty, Atyrau, and Astana in Kazakhstan, St Petersburg in Russia, Dushanbe in Tajikistan, and Tashkent in Uzbekistan.

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Oversized shipment for Nurek Hydro Power Project


Upon reaching its destination, Globalink’s team in Tajikistan skillfully managed the import customs clearance, discharging, and cargo installation on foundation processes. Their team has been working with the Nurek Hydro Power Project for over ten years, expertly moving large volume of shipments from all over the world to Tajikistan. Moreover, the latest project was a challenging one where they had to navigate through the Black Sea and the Kerch Strait at precise timing to align with the Volga-Don river navigation season’s end.

Binur Zeinelova, Corporate Communications Manager at Globalink, stated, “Navigating the road segment of the cargo’s journey from Bautino Port through the challenging mountainous terrains of Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, and Tajikistan demanded specialized transport solutions. Furthermore, our strategic use of specialized multi-axel trailers, multiple 6×6 heavy-duty tractors, and comprehensive civil works guaranteed the safe passage of the cargo.”

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Project cargo by Globalink Logistics


Lastly, Globalink Logistics’ success in the Nurek Hydro Power Project affirms its position as a project logistics expert, adept at navigating oversized and heavy-lift cargo through some of the most challenging terrains. “This end-to-end management exemplifies our ability to oversee every logistical aspect, from transit to final delivery,” adds Mr Zeinelova.

Congratulations to Globalink Logistics for pulling off this complex shipment!

CIMC Anda Shun International Logistics recognized as Excellent Agent of China Southern Airlines in 2023

They have also been recognized as the best partner of Chongqing Airport Ground Service Company

CIMC Anda Shun International Logistics, a Coop member in Shanghai and Shenzhen, has been awarded Excellent Agents by China Southern Airlines, which is a highly esteemed recognition that is not easily granted. To qualify for this honor, freight forwarders must undergo stringent assessments, including evaluations based on cargo volumes in 2023, industry reputation, and overall excellence in logistics services.

In addition to this accolade, CIMC Anda Shun International Logistics has also been selected as the best logistics partner by Chongqing Airport Ground Service Company. These accomplishments further highlight CIMC ADS’s expertise and strength in the air freight field, solidifying its position as an industry leader.

Daniel Song, the Network Development Coordinator of CIMC ADS remarked, “As Chinese New Year of Dragon is on the way to us, we are thrilled to receive such prestigious awards and this recognition underscores our unwavering commitment to providing exceptional logistics services and our dedication to fostering strong partnerships. Lastly, we would like to extend our gratitude to China Southern Airlines and Chongqing Airport Ground Service Company for their trust and support.”

Congratulations to CIMC Anda Shun and all the best for their upcoming shipments!




Express Air Freight, Headway, Kopf + Luebben, and Beluga Freight become sponsors of The Coop’s 7th Annual Meeting

The Cooperative Logistics Network’s 7th Annual Meeting will take place in Bali, Indonesia, from 23rd to 25th May 2024, and is expecting the largest attendance ever

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Sponsors of The Coop’s 7th Annual Meeting


The Cooperative Logistics Network is set to host its 7th Annual Meeting which has already 220 confirmed attendees and is expecting more than the previous editions. The event, scheduled to take place at the Intercontinental Bali Resort, in Bali, Indonesia, will span from 23rd to 25th May 2024.

The meeting , which promises to be a dynamic platform for members of the network, is going to be sponsored by Express Air Freight, Headway, Kopf + Luebben, and Beluga Freight.

This sponsorship will consist of an acknowledgement of each member during the Official Opening and Presentation by Director Antonio Torres along with the display of their logo in Brochures, newsletters and on our Sponsor Section of the website. Additionally, sponsors will also enjoy Priority Access to the One-to-One Meeting Scheduler, social media promotion, and branding on registration pages and banners on The Cooperative’s website.

Beluga Freight, a Coop member in Cairo, Egypt, swiftly became a trusted player in the logistics market. They have dedicated their company in providing their global clients and partners with the most reliable, comprehensive and efficient service possible. Moreover, their capabilities extend to handling both import and export, encompassing airfreight and sea freight shipments, including transshipment cargo.

Express Air Freight, a Coop member in New York, USA, is a young and dynamic freight forwarder that provides their international clients and partners with outstanding opportunities to develop their import and export operation. Additionally, the Express Group prides itself on its exceptional service, ability to meet tight time constraints, deadlines and service to a multitude of industries.

Headway, a Coop member in Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam, offer a comprehensive range of logistics solutions from economy, premium, and time-critical to charter or multimodal services that meet global business and industry demands. Presently, they are striving to become one of the top logistics companies in their territory by providing customers with exceptional value-added services, while maintaining high speed and agility to adapt to changes in the business environment.

Kopf+ Luebben Cargo Services is a Coop member in Frankfurt, Bremen, and Hamburg, Germany. They offer groundbreaking logistical solutions for their global clients. With the flexibility of an owner-managed, medium-sized company and the creativity of committed specialists, their competent team masters the logistics requirements of today – with a sense of what tomorrow will bring. Furthermore, their long experience, skilled workforce, strategic expertise, and several accreditation make them the preferred choice of their clients and partners.

The container leasing and trading platform Container xChange can now be accessed from the Members Area of The Cooperative Logistics Network

This will now allow over 350 network members to directly check the availability of containers on the leading online marketplace for shipping containers

In a move to enhance the container management capabilities of its members, The Cooperative Logistics Network has incorporated Container xChange, an online marketplace, into its Members Area. Container xChange, a top-tier platform for container logistics, acts as a comprehensive hub that brings together crucial industry stakeholders to streamline container management processes, simplify booking procedures, and optimize invoicing and payments. The latest API implementation, will allow more than 350 freight forwarders to check availability of containers on this platform directly from the Members’ Area of the The Coop website.

Container xChange aims to cope with the challenges faced by industry professionals by streamlining container operations and decision-making through real-time data access and process automation. Moreover, this platform empowers forwarders to navigate global markets efficiently, offering a selection of over 100,000 offers across 1,500+ locations, enabling them to secure the best prices and rates. With a few clicks, freight forwarders can seamlessly engage in selling and leasing containers. Additionally, it allow them to gain insights into accurate container prices, one-way leasing rates, and forecasts spanning up to 2 years.

Container xChange- The Coop Media Partner
Container xChange Platform Available on The Coop’s Intranet


“By integrating this cutting-edge platform for container logistics into The Coop’s intranet, members can expect a streamlined experience in managing and booking shipping containers, executing related processes. The integration of their API in our Member Area will enable our members to access directly through a browser to search for container availability,” says Antonio Torres, the President and Founder of The Cooperative Logistics Network.

Dr. Johannes Schlingmeier, the co-founder and CEO of Container xChange, has highlighted a notable challenge in the container logistics sector—the slow adoption of technology impeding real-time analysis of price and leasing rates. This is why, he underscores the importance of leveraging big data to facilitate more informed decision-making. According to Dr. Schlingmeier, “Container xChange simplifies the access to data so industry participants can complement the experience and offline knowledge with the latest facts when making decisions.”

The collaboration is a noteworthy advancement that will help to elevate the overall efficiency of the The Coop members. Most importantly, this recent integration aligns with The Coop’s digital strategy, which is dedicated to providing its members with cutting-edge technological tools within the logistics market. Complemented by features such as FreightViewer, The Coop’s exclusive quoting platform for members, this initiative equips members to efficiently navigate the evolving demands of the current industry.

A nomination for Neon Freight Ltd at the prestigious BIFA Freight Service Award

Their team member Leanne Read was one of the few finalists for the Apprentice of the Year Award at the Freight Services Award 2023 organized by British International Freight Association (BIFA)

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Neon Freight at the BIFA Freight Service Award


Neon Freight Ltd. a Coop member in Manchester, United Kingdom, became finalists in the BIFA Freight Services Award, one of the most prestigious freight forwarding events in the UK. Leanne Read from Neon Freight became one of the finalists for the Apprentice of the Year category, a recognition that filled their team with immense pride.

To quote Ian Mallon, the Managing Director at Neon Freight, “This accolade comes after another recent triumph at our local Chamber of Commerce, where Leanne secured the Apprentice of the Year award. This definitely underscores her exceptional dedication and contributions to our company.”

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Leanne Read from Neon Freight- Nominee at the BIFA Freight Service Award


The BIFA Freight Service Award fosters and acknowledges high standards and professionalism within the freight forwarding industry. It stands as the pinnacle of recognition for exceptional achievements across the logistics sector, reflecting a commitment to excellence.” Moreover, Leanne is set to attend The Cooperative Logistics Network’s upcoming conference in Bali this spring, further adding to our excitement and anticipation,” adds Mr. Mallon.

Neon Freight Ltd., despite being a small company, consistently competes with industry giants on a daily basis. The recognition received at both the local and national levels is a testament to their commitment to excellence and their ability to stand out in a competitive landscape.

Congratulations to Neon Freight Ltd and all the best for their upcoming projects!

Interview with Marksman Logistics on the Challenges and Requirements of Time-Critical Cargo

With an experience of over 20 years, Marksman Logistics are offering bespoke logistical solutions for the domestic and international transfer of time-critical cargoes at a cost-effective rate

This week, we interviewed Yvonne Kim from Marksman Logistics, a Coop member in Seoul, South Korea, who tells us about the challenges and the various aspects to consider when managing Time-Critical Cargo. Marksman Logistics, a seasoned player in the logistics industry with over two decades of expertise, is excelling in delivering bespoke solutions for the domestic and international transfer of time-critical cargoes. As one of the most trusted freight forwarders in Seoul, Marksman Logistics has earned a reputation for its commitment to providing cost-effective and efficient logistical services.

Q. Tell us, Yvonne, are time-critical cargoes on demand after Covid?

A.  Despite the gradual return to normalcy in global transport operations over the past year, the demand for emergency solutions, particularly in airfreight and road transport, has remained high. Our team has successfully handled numerous emergency requests from clients worldwide, showcasing our agility and dedication to meeting critical timelines.
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Marksman Logistics – time critical shipments

Q. Which kind of shipments are more suitable for time-critical cargo?

A. Time-critical cargo is the quickest door-to-door delivery option for time-sensitive, critical, and expensive shipments. Moving valuable cargo like aircraft engines calls for attention to detail and operational expertise to execute perfectly. With an extensive background in sea freight, airfreight, land transport, and warehouse operations spanning two decades, our company prides itself on delivering hassle-free, punctual services to our clientele.Temporary imports and re-exports of automobiles for exhibitions & motor shows are another great example of where time-critical services are required. Marksman’s success in managing time-critical services for moving automobiles further underscores its commitment to meeting stringent deadlines.

Q. What are the challenges you face daily?

A. Effectively overseeing intricate supply chains and collaborating with numerous stakeholders amplifies the challenges of these kinds of projects. Furthermore, the task of risk management and addressing disruptions, such as adverse weather conditions or transportation delays, is paramount to guaranteeing punctual deliveries.

Q. Which are the most important aspects to consider when moving time-critical shipments?

A. One of the most important things to take into account is the attention to detail and operational expertise when dealing with high-value and time-sensitive cargoes like aircraft. Another thing that helps with time-critical cargo is to operate with your own warehouse. We have our own 3PL and customs-bonded warehouse to help with various needs from clients and overseas partners. Recognizing the heightened security demands for cargoes like aircraft engines, our company goes the extra mile by providing live CCTV footage from our warehouses. This innovative approach grants customers complete visibility and assurance regarding the condition and security of their stored cargo.

Q. Which has been the latest successful shipment you have moved?

A. A recent highlight for Marksman Logistics includes the seamless transfer of AOG (Aircraft On Ground) aircraft engines. We specialize in moving various types of aircraft engines, such as CF6-80C2, GEnX-2B, PW1100, for multiple airlines.

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Marksman Logistics – airfreight engine cargo

Q. Can you give any advice about moving time-critical cargo?

A. By leveraging different transport modes, we have consistently assisted clients in meeting stringent deadlines, showcasing our commitment to delivering effective solutions in diverse logistics scenarios.

Congratulations to Marksman Logistics and best of luck with their upcoming projects!