Kopf + Lübben moves 48 metric tons of international air freight shipment

They have recently accomplished the transportation of 48 metric tons of cargo, including 6 OHG industrial ventilators, door to door, from Germany to Shanghai

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Industrial Ventilator Shipment by Kopf + Lübben


Kopf + Lübben, Coop’s founding member in Bremen, Frankfurt and Hamburg, Germany, has demonstrated its expertise in managing large-scale projects by successfully completing an air freight shipment involving the transportation of 48 metric tons of cargo. This challenging assignment included the delivery of six massive OHG industrial ventilators, transported from Germany to Shanghai, China.

Johan Padding, Managing Director of Kopf + Lübben, explains, “Adam Hoffmann, from the K&L Air Export Team, orchestrated this complex door-to-door delivery. The operation required navigating the narrowest of margins for each three-meter-high piece, from the initial collection point in Germany to the final delivery destination in Shanghai.”

“Despite the considerable size and weight of the cargo, our team managed to execute the project flawlessly. Lastly, our recent feat highlights the importance of meticulous planning, real-time monitoring, and seamless coordination in executing large-scale air freight shipments,” continued Mr Padding.

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Kopf + Lübben- air freight shipment


As Kopf + Lübben continues to expand its footprint in the logistics sector, their expertise in managing colossal projects reaffirms their status as a leader in the industry. Their dedication to precision and reliability sets a high standard for air freight shipments, providing valuable insights and inspiration for air freight forwarders globally.

Congratulations to Kopf + Lübben for this remarkable feat and all the best for their upcoming projects!

Ian Mallon of Neon Freight joins BIFA Board, bringing extensive expertise to the association

The British International Freight Association (BIFA) is the trade association representing UK freight forwarders, offering training, guidance, and advocacy to enhance the efficiency of the logistics industry

Ian Mallon, Managing Director of Neon Freight, a Coop member in Manchester, UK joins the BIFA Board in a non-executive role. With over two decades of experience in the logistics and freight forwarding industry, he is in a perfect position to enhance the leadership team of BIFA and bring a wealth of experience and insight to the prestigious association.

Expressing his enthusiasm for the new role, Mallon stated, “My appointment to the BIFA Board underscores our company’s commitment to its mission to deliver innovative solutions that can drive forward our objective of supporting and advancing the UK freight forwarding industry.”

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The Neon Freight Team

Under Mallon’s leadership, Neon Freight has flourished into a top-tier provider of international shipping solutions, renowned for its innovative approach and customer-centric services. Additionally, his expertise in global logistics, combined with his strategic vision, will be instrumental in guiding BIFA as it navigates the complexities of the modern freight industry and continues to advocate for its members’ interests.

Steve Parker, Chairman of BIFA, welcomed the new board members by stating, “Their extensive experience and leadership in the freight forwarding industry will be instrumental in guiding BIFA’s strategic direction and supporting our mission to represent and promote the interests of UK freight forwarders.”

Congratulations to Neon Freight and all the best for their future endeavours!

G4 Cargo do Brasil Logistica becomes IATA and FIATA members

This way, they establish themselves as one of the leading air freight forwarders in their territories

G4 Cargo do Brasil Logistica Ltda, a Coop member in Sao Paolo and Santos, Brazil, has come up as one of the top air freight service providers in their territory. In a move aimed at enhancing service quality and expanding global reach, the company has become member of International Air Transport Association (IATA) and the International Federation of Freight Forwarders Associations (FIATA).

“This is an opportunity for us to say we are proud of our constant evolution and are thankful to all our partners who have always trusted us! I would ask my Coop partners to count on us to provide the best support in air freight and all overall logistics processes,” stated Heberth Marques, International Business Sales Manager of G4 Cargo.

By becoming a part of IATA and FIATA, G4 Cargo aims to access a vast network of resources, expertise, and industry standards. These memberships will enable the company to offer enhanced air freight services, demonstrate the highest levels of professionalism, and forge deeper connections with clients and partners worldwide.

Over the years, G4 Cargo has remained committed to pioneering solutions and delivering exceptional services within Brazil’s competitive freight forwarding market. With a continuous pursuit of innovation, the company has aligned itself with a leading freight forwarding network, assembled a talented team, and cultivated strong partnerships. The IATA and FIATA membership marks another crucial step in this trajectory of progress.

Congratulations to G4 Cargo and all the best for their upcoming projects!


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.”


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 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!

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.

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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.

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!