The Coop’s 2nd Virtual Meeting will be held in less than two months

The cloud conference to be held on 15th and 16th November will be an easy and effective way for members to expand their operations

After the success of The Coop’s 1st Virtual Meeting, The Cooperative Logistics Network is once again gearing up to organize its 2nd Online Conference. The Coop’s 2nd Virtual Meeting will take place on the 15th and 16th of November, 2021. This virtual meeting will bring the members together on one platform at one time for enhanced business networking.

The one-to-one video-conferences will form the core of the event. Members will get to participate in up to 32 video conferences of 20 minutes duration with previously selected network partners. The one-to-one business talks will cultivate long-term partnerships. Moreover, it will allow the participants to showcase their business and do the groundwork for many new collaborative projects. The Coop team has taken special care to accommodate delegates from all the different time zones.

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The Coop’s 2nd Virtual Meeting on 15th-16th November

 

The meeting will take place on a special platform designed by The Coop for a seamless online conferencing experience. Moreover, the meeting will also come with a special segment consisting of FreightViewer workshops. Andrea Martin, from The Coop’s FreightViewer department will explain the new updates of this quote generation platform via live demonstrations.

“We organize all our yearly meetings with one specific objective. We want to provide our members with a congenial atmosphere for enhanced networking so as to promote mutual collaboration and increase the business volume of the members. Now more than ever, the independent freight forwarders need to collaborate in order to recuperate from the aftermath of the pandemic. Our virtual meeting will allow the members to do the much-needed networking and nurture their business right from the safety and comforts of their home,” says Antonio Torres, the President and Founder of The Coop.

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The June edition of The Coop’s quarterly newsletter has been published

The summer edition of our newsletter comes with all the members’ news, news from the sector, interesting posts along with all relevant information about our upcoming Virtual Meeting

The Coop’s June Newsletter for 2021 has been published and is available for viewing on our website. This newsletter comes with all the latest updates about the achievements of the members. We have published a two-part interview with a Coop member in Washington DC that will make for a very engaging read! There is also an interview with The Coop’s Agent Coordinator, Isabel Magdaleno. Here she talks about the journey of The Coop in the last five years and her experiences with us.

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Cooperative Logistics Network- June Newsletter

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Moreover, you will also find several relevant info about The Coop’s Virtual Meeting that will take place in November 2021. Like always you will get to read about the most talked-about news snippets in the industry. Our news in focus is about the use of electronic robots in the DHL warehouses. Additionally, there is an interesting article on the electronic bill of landing and how it will change the ocean freight industry.

If you want to publish your company’s latest news in our upcoming newsletter then just send us an email with a few lines about your newest undertakings.

The Coop interviews Wilson Huang, the Sales Manager of leading logistics tech firm BlueX

Andrea Martin, from The Coop’s FreightViewer department, talked online with Wilson Huang, BlueX’s Senior Sales Manager, about the industry-defining trends in the transportation and logistics industry

Two years back, the Coop made available FreightViewer, a free and exclusive online quote generation software that allows its members to send instant accurate quotations within a few seconds. This tool that greatly simplifies the quote generation process, was created to encourage the members to embrace digitization. The transportation and logistics industry is going through a transition phase. Moreover, since March 2020, this sector is undergoing a somewhat disruptive transformation. This is precisely why the small and mid-sized forwarders are trying their best to digitize their operations by using solutions offered by companies like BlueX.

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Andrea Martin, from the Coop, interviews Wilson Huang from BlueX

 

The BlueX team provides useful logistics tech platforms making ocean freight service simpler and more accessible both for the freight forwarders and the carriers. Simply stated, they connect the logistics companies and the clients on a single easy-to-use platform.

BlueX cooperates directly with the carriers for fostering a new business model that optimizes the ROI of the freight forwarders. In this interview, Mr. Huang and Ms. Martin discuss how the industry is directing its focus mainly on enhanced productivity and client servicing. Furthermore, they also talk about the impact of the pandemic on the digitization of the logistics industry.

According to Mr. Huang, the transportation and logistics industry had started the digital transformation around three years back. Nevertheless, the process picked up speed, and now it is absolutely essential to beat the intense competition. Since 2018, this sector has witnessed the rise of many new technologies. For instance, eight out of ten best carriers have invested in creating automated quotation generation software. Maersk, the biggest name in container shipping, did this10 years back by launching Maersk Spot Booking. At the moment, over 52% of their shipments are booked via this platform.

After working for many years in this sector, Mr. Huang thinks that automation is no longer the future, it is happening right now. Until now, it was only the biggest carriers who were taking the major steps towards digitization. However, this is no longer the case. Independent freight forwarders are embracing digitization like never before. They are using online tools and software to automate their daily work process and increase productivity. Flexport, a logistics and customs brokerage firm has set a great example. They have shown us how automation can be used to meet the modern requirements of this industry. In addition, the pandemic has also accelerated the process of digitization of the transportation and logistics industry. In other words, the digital transformation is no longer a vision but a reality.

Express Air Freight, Kopf + Lubben, Mira Transport Services, Three Aces Global, Headway and The Solution sponsor The Coop’s 1st Virtual Meeting

The Conference will be held on the cloud from 4th to 5th November

In the wake of the Coronavirus pandemic which has prompted the authorities all around the world to severely restrict international travel and group gatherings, The Cooperative Logistics Network has decided to organize their First Meeting online in order to enhance accessibility and inclusion by eliminating all the obstacles to participation.

In this context, The Cooperative is proud to partner with these members to sponsor the activities during its Event.

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Members of The COOP sponsor its first Virtual Meeting

Express Air Freight was formed in 1990. With its ability to meet tight time constraints, deadlines, its service to a multitude of industries, and its skilled and experienced workforce, they offer exceptional services to their clients from several industries.

Kopf + Lubben GMBH, a Coop member in Frankfurt, Bremen, and Hamburg, has been offering ‘future proof transport solutions’ for their clients in Germany and beyond. With over 40 years of experience in air/sea and land transport, Kopf + Lubben is also offering services in the fields of e-commerce.

3 Aces Global, a Coop member in Delhi, India, has over 3 decades of market experience and is one of the most prominent multi-modal logistics companies in New Delhi, India. Apart from freight forwarding they also offer customs broker services and are a member of IATA, DCCAA, FIATA, and ACCAI.

Headway, a Coop member in Hanoi, Vietnam, was established back in 2003 with the express objective of providing ‘value-added transport’ solutions. The Headway team comes with an in-depth knowledge of the industry that allows them to offer the best and most cost-effective shipping solutions for their clients.

Mira Transport, a Coop member in New York, is a distinguished player in the field of international freight forwarding. They offer their clients first-rate transport services and strong global coverage. They are committed to the convenience of their clients who are always kept informed about every aspect of the shipment.

The Solution, a Coop member in Genoa, Italy, is known for providing optimal transport solutions for air/rail/sea/road freight. They provide quality supply chain services for their customers at an affordable rate. Their hallmark constitutes their exceptional ability to handle every minute detail of their customers.

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

 

The Coop’s 1st Virtual Meeting is all set to be held from 4th- 5th November 2020

The cloud conference is expected to result in greater participation because of ease of access and the elimination of all obstacles to participation 

Cooperative Logistics Network’s first-ever Virtual Meeting is scheduled to be held on 4th and 5th November 2020. The online conference will offer the members a special chance to network with their partners in 2020 enabling them to prepare for more concerted projects for the future. This meeting will bring together all the Coop members in one platform at one time thereby allowing the agents to connect with their existing partners, and get acquainted with the new network members.

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The Coop’s Virtual Meeting isn’t going to be like any other videoconference over Skype or Zoom. We have come up with a new meeting platform integrated with our website which will ensure a seamless conferencing experience. Moreover, every agent will be able to take part in up to 32 one-to-one videoconferences of 15 minutes duration with previously selected members. Even though an in person meeting would have been much preferable, given the circumstances we have to make the most of the online meeting. Additionally, the virtual meeting will do away with a lot of expenses such as hotel fares, visa fees, and flight fares.

Apart from the one-to-one meetings, there will also be a presentation where members will be acquainted with all the latest updates and upgrades of our member-exclusive TMS FreightViewer. “The present scenario has compelled us to move our meeting on the cloud for this year. This year we are anticipating an exceptional attendance rate since the online meeting will do away with all the obstacles to participation.” says Mr. Antonio Torres, the President and Founder of Cooperative Logistics Network.

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An updated version of the Incoterms 2020 brochure is now available for viewing and downloading on the Coop website

The Incoterms 2020 rules which have been launched by the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) have come into effect since 1st January 2020

The Coop has updated and uploaded a brochure of Incoterms 2020 containing the most recent version of the Incoterms rules launched by the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC). The Coop’s brochure for Incoterms 2020 presents a chart explaining the responsibilities of exporters and importers in international trade. The Coop Incoterms brochure has been modernised and the fresh and simplified chart will allow members to easily share it with their clients and partners.

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The Incoterms rules were first laid down back in 1936 by ICC to create a set of internationally accepted rules and definitions with regards to the delivery of goods among trading partners all over the world. Since then these rules have been periodically amended and the Incoterms 2020 comes with detailed notes and graphs for illustrating the liabilities of exporters and importers for each of the Incoterms rule.

As explained by Mr. John WH Denton AO, the Secretary General of Incoterms, “Incoterms 2020 rules make business work for everyone by facilitating trillions of dollars in global trade annually. Because they help importers and exporters around the world to understand their responsibilities and avoid costly misunderstandings, the rules form the language of international sales transactions, and help build confidence in our valuable global trading system.”

The Coop Incoterms brochure can be downloaded by clicking here.

The December edition of The Coop’s 2019 newsletter has been published and can be accessed on the website

Apart from all the news from the network and pertinent news from the sector, we have included various sections which will be of interest for our members

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The December edition of Cooperative Logistics Network’s 2019 newsletter is out and the PDF version can be viewed and downloaded from our website. Since The Coop’s 6th Annual Meeting is knocking at the door we have included a page about the Highlights of our Annual Meeting. As a continuation of our feature on The Coop’s 5th Anniversary published in our September newsletter, we have published more testimonials from our founder members who joined our company and have been with us since the very first day!

Keep reading to find out about all the important achievements of the Coop members in the last quarter of 2019. There are also relevant news pieces from the industry which will surely throw some light on the latest developments in the sector. Make sure to glance through the page on our plans for 2020 and try your best to make them happen! Lastly, if you want to get the news of your company published in our March newsletter, just send us a few lines stating the recent accomplishment of your company and The Coop’s PR team will create a piece of news which will be published on our news section as well as our newsletter.

Hope you enjoy reading!

New Coop member in Yangon, Myanmar

The Coop is proud to welcome its newest member

Key Contact Name: Jacqueline Phee
Email: jackie@elanlogistics.com
Website: www.elanlogistics.com
Company founded in: 2012

Members requiring assistance with shipments in Yangon (Myanmayar) are invited to get in touch with the ELAN LOGISTICS LTD team.

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

Three members a week for Cooperative Logistics Network: Air Cargo Week

Cooperative Logistics Network is growing by on average three agents per week, and they can benefit from securing new business by cooperation, the alliance tells Air Cargo Week

The alliance says members are seeing business grow this year and are positive about their prospects.

“The feedback we are receiving from members is that business between members is growing. With every interaction or face to face meeting, agents get to know each other better and are therefore more willing to share business. Overall, I would say that cooperation in the network is at an all-time high.”

For the rest of 2016, the network is expected to expand and Cooperative Logistics Network will be launching new tools for members.

To read the full article, please click here and go to page 10.

Double century for The Coop: AJOT

Madrid, Spain – The Cooperative Logistics Network (The Coop) is celebrating a double century with the addition of its 200th office

Founded in 2006, Santa Marina Global Logistics in Shanghai, China, has been accepted to occupy The Coop’s 200th office. Like every member in the network, their reputation and financial credentials were thoroughly checked and verified.

“We are not simply collecting a membership fee; each and every agent is rigorously checked prior to entry, meaning all members can be confident in who they partnering with,” said Network Founder, Antonio Torres.

He continued, “Going it alone has been tried and tested and has failed for independent forwarders the world over, leaving them out in the cold whilst the multinationals scoop up all the business. The solution is a network like The Coop where agents cooperate to succeed.”

To view the full article, click here.