Members will be able to download the document by accessing their Members Area
In a bid to digitize their services, improve the network and offer the best and most innovative advantages to its members, The Cooperative Logistics Network is now offering an Online Certification. In order to do so, the IT Department has put together a new section in the intranet. This will enable The Coop members to download their network certificate with the date on which the network accepted them.
This document accrediting membership will be available for download and print from the Members Area. Moreover, freight forwarders who belong to the network will only need to access its intranet and click on the “Certificate” tab to find it in the Dashboard.
In the words of Antonio Torres, President and Founder of The Cooperative Logistics Network “We are working hard to digitize all our services to make our members work easier. With just a click, they will be able to download the Online Membership Certificate. This will be an official Certificate of Membership that proves that the company is a member of The Cooperative Logistics Network and has passed through a rigorous selection process”.
The Coop’s 2nd Virtual Meeting that enabled the members to do remote networking registered a record attendance
Leading supply chain websites covered the news of the success of The Cooperative Logistics Network’s 2nd Virtual Meeting. Over 140 Coop members came online on 15th and 16th November to participate in The Coop’s 2nd Virtual Meeting. Furthermore, the 5000 one-to-one videoconferences hosted during the meeting allowed the members to get new project opportunities. Members also got to promote their companies, and expand their international presence. Three leading logistics webzines -Newscouple, AJOT, and Logistics Business have published the news of Cooperative Logistics’s Network’s 2nd Cloud Conference.
Newscouple is a news website with all the latest news from the fields of logistics, e-commerce, business, commodity, and entrepreneurs. It features industry analysis from expert and celebrity columnists to provide the readers with unique insight into several international business related topics.
AJOT or the American Journal of Transportation is a web portal dedicated to the logistics industry. Moreover, this website features the latest and most pertinent news and reports from the international freight forwarding industry.
Logistics Business is a UK based supply chain magazine with an extensive reader base. Additionally, it covers news on topics such as transport and distribution, warehousing, packaging, green logistics, and the use of IT in transportation and logistics.
The news covered in the above web portals talks about the successful outcome of the meeting and how it helped the members to increase the number of collaborative projects. Moreover, it also mentions the FreightViewer workshops held in the course of the cloud conference.
To find out more about their coverage of our Virtual Meeting just click on the above links.
This partnership will help to boost the visibility of the network in the logistics industry
The Cooperative Logistics Network which counts on over 300 agents in 130 countries around the world has established a media partnership with Actualidad Marítima y Portuaria with the objective of enhancing the brand image of the network in the supply chain industry.
Actualidad Marítima y Portuaria is a web journal dedicated to the shipping industry which was started as an initiative of the students and professors of the International Master in Maritime and Port Administration, developed by the International Maritime Business School (IMBS), in association with the Chamber of Commerce, Industry, Navigation and Services of Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Spain.
“Our partnership with The Cooperative Logistics Network is a landmark event for both our teams and we are absolutely certain that this partnership will benefit us in more than one way,” says Arturo Pastrana, Technical Director of Actualidad Marítima y Portuaria
For over a decade, this Spanish language online magazine has been publishing relevant posts and news related to the logistics and shipping sector. The magazine is also popular among the readers in Latin American countries where it has come up as one of the foremost web journal dedicated to our sector.
Furthermore, Actualidad Marítima y Portuaria covers several logistics events, meetings and conferences throughout the year and publishes job postings from maritime, port, shipping and transportation sectors.
“The quality of the opinion articles and educational posts that we publish both at an academic as well as professional level makes the proficiency and expertise of our writing partners abundantly clear,” states Arturo Pastrana.
Lastly, their close collaboration with the International Maritime Business School, allows them to keep their audience updated with all the relevant information regarding a recognized training by means of educating, recycling and enhancing the curriculum in the maritime, port and logistics sectors.
In order to know further information about Actualidad Marítima y Portuaria:
The news of The Coop’s new coverage record has been published in prominent international journals dedicated to the supply chain and freight forwarding industry
The Cooperative Logistics Network has recently added its 300th agent to the network and this news about the Coop’s record number of members has been covered by some of the most prominent logistics web magazines from all around the world. They talked about how the network is helping the members to augment their businesses and how only the freight forwarders of the highest standard can become a part of the network. Furthermore, the news also talks about the implication of the growth of the network and the reasons behind its success.
Websites like AJOT, Novologistica, Trade Arabia, Logistics Business, Gulf Projects, Diario del Puerto, Gulf Industry, Logistics Brief, DC Velocity, Hellenic Shipping News, Actualidad Maritma y Portuaria, News Locker, Noticias del Transporte and Viente Pies have covered the news of The Coop’s 300 members:
AJOT is an American Journal of Transportation is a pioneer in supply chain management publications with a total global readership of 43,344.
Trade Arabia is a Bahrain based Business News Information website that covers several business sectors including supply chain, real estate, oil and gas, health, tourism, and more.
Logistics Business is a logistics business journal published from the United Kingdom where you will find news and resources from the logistics and transportation industry.
Novologistica is a Spanish language logistics news portal offering a comprehensive source of information regarding all everything related to the supply chain industry.
Gulf Projects is a tenders and business news website dedicated to readers in the Gulf and the Middle East.
Diario del Puerto is a Spanish logistics news website where readers will find everything related to the logistics industry in Spain.
Gulf Industry is a must-read web journal for entrepreneurs, manufacturers and distributors across all industries in the Gulf and the Middle East.
VeintePies is a logistics and transportation web magazine published in Spain which offers extensive coverage of all topics related to the transportation and freight forwarding industry.
Logistics Brief is an English language logistics web journal where a plethora of supply chain related topics can be found.
DC Velocity is a highly popular multi-media brand serving all the informational needs of the professionals in the logistics and supply chain industry.
Hellenic Shipping News is an online daily newspaper focussing on the shipping news in the Mediterranean and beyond for more than 10 years.
Actualidad Maritima y Portuaria is a Spanish language digital journal which has been online since 2009 and is an initiative of the students and professors of the International Maritime Business School.
Transport News is the online version of Transportation News Radio which extensively covers all the major news and events in the industry.
News Locker is a news website which brings news on every possible topic from all corners of the world.
This massive coverage of our network is sure to have a positive impact on our brand.
The American Journal of Transportation, the number one supply chain management publication, has covered the news about the Coop’s 300 members
The Cooperative Logistics Network’s news about its milestone of surpassing 300 members has been published in the well-known newspaper American Journal of Transportation (AJOT) – a transportation and logistics media designed to reach the decision-makers and buyers of freight and transportation services.
The article talks about the significant growth of the network thanks to the rigorous selection process all members have to pass, the efficiency and cooperation among partners, and the productiveness, and expediency of the network which has been operational for the last 5 years.
AJOT has a total global readership of 43,344, of which 75% are VP/COO of the supply chain industry and 19% are import/export/international managers, so the news coverage will surely have a big impact.
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.
They recently moved 24 live Gentoo Penguins from New Zealand to Shanghai via air freight
Now365 Logistics Limited, a Coop member in Auckland, New Zealand, has recently concluded shipping an unusual cargo consisting of 24 live penguins from Auckland to Shanghai, China. This delicate project took months of planning only to be delayed further in March due to the lockdown in New Zealand.
As stated by Mr Ruwan Premathilaka, Managing Director of Now365 Logistics, “Planning and executing this offbeat project was not simple and credit goes to our entire team for the safe handover of these charming creatures.” As soon as the lockdown was lifted, the Now365 team continued their efforts to safely organize the transportation of these gentoo penguins from the Sea Life Kelly Tarltons Aquarium in Auckland all the way to Shanghai. “From organizing the refrigerated truck to 4 Celsius temperature onboard the plane, no details were overlooked to ensure zero mortality. Although this was a special project, our team at Now365 is passionate about taking special care of each and every piece of cargo we handle,” adds Mr Premathilaka.
The current edition of our quarterly newsletters includes news from the network as well as from the sector along with a host of other interesting columns
The June edition of the Coop’s quarterly newsletters has been published and can now be viewed and downloaded from our website. Inside the newsletter, you are going to find all the information about our recently announced Virtual Event as well as all the latest news from your partners and important news bits from our sector.
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!