The Cooperative Logistics Network has set a new coverage record by adding its 300th agent. One major factor contributing to this growth is the fact that all members have had to pass a rigorous selection process, so only forwarders of the highest standards are part of the network.
“I am very excited about the sharp rise in the number of our members which is even more worthwhile bearing in mind the pandemic and the crumbling economy worldwide. As I see it, our key to success is the quality of the network, which wouldn’t be possible if we did not count with such reliable and qualified members. Since the very first moment, there has been a fantastic personal and professional relationship among them, which has surely contrinuted to their cooperation within the network. That is why I would like to thank all of them for their trust throughout these years, and even more in these difficult moments”, says Antonio Torres, the President and Founder of The Cooperative Logistics Network.
This increase had a role to play in the outstanding success of the Virtual Meeting of 2020 and the record attendance of The Coop’s Annual Meeting in 2019 where more than 180 freight forwarders met at Abu Dhabi. Additionally it undoubtedly demonstrates the efficiency, cooperation among partners, productiveness, and expediency of the network which has been operational for the last 5 years.
The Coop is also the first international freight forwarding network with global coverage to launch instant quoting ability for its members. FreightViewer – a member-exclusive transport management software – enables the members to instantly create professional and accurate door-to-door quotations by establishing an automated data transfer of carrier rates and tariffs. This year, The Cooperative has taken a step forward with the enhancements of this TMS by establishing agreements with some of the most prominent shipping solutions providers in the market.
Mr. Torres further adds, “Our team always strives for more and better services, in order to provide members with the most innovative advantages – firstly, through our efforts to improve our TMS – FreightViewer and secondly, with the wide array of logistics and marketing tools. This year, for example, we have created a new personalized online brochure for members and we have launched our blog.”
The Cooperative Logistics Network is presently represented by 305 independent freight forwarders from 130 countries spanning all five continents.
In the last 5 years, Interken has achieved 35% growth, benefited from a growing team and acquired a new facility close to Heathrow Airport
Interken Freighters, a Coop member in London, UK, has recently celebrated its 35th anniversary. Interken Freighters has been providing comprehensive air, road and ocean freight services to their clients in the UK and beyond since 1985 and has continued to prosper in recent turbulent times.
Varun Ghai, Director at Interken, commented “We are very proud of reaching this significant milestone. Our success over these 35 years is largely thanks to the commitment to core values of total customer satisfaction and forging long-standing relationships. I would like to thank our employees, customers, & worldwide partners for your continued support through the years”.
Congratulations to Interken and wishing them the very best for their future endeavours!
The Coop started accepting applications from members in September 2014 and commenced their global operations since December 2014
The Cooperative Logistics Network which started its journey from September 2014 has turned 5 years old. The Coop was formed with members from over 60 cities across more than 50 countries which together had a total of over 5000 employees with a sales turnover exceeding EUR 550 million for 2014. Since then, The Coop brand was endorsed worldwide as a practical and attractive new opportunity for freight forwarders who henceforth benefitted from the tailored service of a strong network of local independent agents, and an international reach.
“It was during our 1st Annual Meeting at Bangkok in May 2014 when members began to realize the enormous potentials of our network and the rewards of collaboration. Since then we have travelled a long way and presently we count on over 288 agents from numerous cities covering 124 countries with a total of more than 13,928 employees.” says Antonio Torres the President and Founder of Cooperative Logistics Network. Last year alone The Coop was joined by 85 new members and the number keeps increasing.
Presently, The Coop is one of the premier non-exclusive networks of independent freight forwarders who are offered an international brand, a digital infrastructure, and an impressive global presence. Apart from 5 highly successful Annual Meetings, the steady rise in the number of our agents, and the introduction of an array of online tools and PR services for our members, one of our most significant achievements in the last 5 years consist in the introduction of our member-exclusive online tool FreightViewer, which has taken the digitization efforts of independent freight forwarder one step further.
Keep an eye on our upcoming newsletter for a special coverage of our 5th Anniversary!
The Coop member ranks among the top agents on Qatar Airways and Cathay Pacific Airlines
Translog Express Pvt. Ltd., a Coop member in Mumbai and Ahmedabad, has recently garnered 2 prestigious awards by Qatar Airways and Cathay Pacific Airlines, due to the wide range of logistic services they offered as a high-quality agent.
Every year Qatar Airways organize a Top Agents’ Award Dinner, where they thank guests for their loyalty to them while looking forward to a more promising year for the business. In 2017, the glittering ceremony was held at the Novotel Hotel of Ahmedabad, where Translog Express was presented with the top agent award.
Additionally, the Cathay Pacific Certificate was delivered personally to their office. This is the 5th consecutive year that they received this Top Agent Award, which surely demonstrates their skill and expertise in the industry.
Ajay Shukla, the Executive Director of Translog Express, has stated that: “These awards are very important to Translog as it conveys our credibility to all our partners worldwide. Now they will now know that they are dealing with the very best. Qatar Airlines and Cathay Pacific Airlines are premium cargo carriers and receiving this award for the 5th consecutive time shows the trust and respect we received from our clients.”
Congratulations to Translog Express for receiving these prestigious awards!
MADRID, Spain–The Cooperative Logistics Network launched with the promise to applicants of a 6-month free trial in exchange for registering attendance at its 1st annual meeting next May. This promise has proved extremely popular, with hundreds of applications being received weekly, indicated founder Antonio Torres.
“Attendance at the first annual meeting is the best way for agents to kick-start their membership. From our experience in the networking industry, we have found that attendance at annual meetings is crucial to ensuring any members’ success; it’s a proven fact that members who attend increase their business,” Torres said.
“Agents work with people they have formed relationships with-this is true of any industry. I believe that the best freight forwarders understand the importance of meeting in person and so those applicants who say no to attending do not have a genuine interest in developing a worldwide network of agents and, therefore, are not for us,” he added.
The Coop team has been studying and whittling down the number of applicants to a block of 100 founding members which will be unveiled when the network has its operational launch on December 1st 2014.