Unitex Int’l Forwarding Ltd has garnered the 17th Golden Wheel Award

Unitex also has been recognized as one of the Top 50 Freight Forwarder Brands of China in 2020

Unitex Int’l Forwarding Ltd, a Coop member in Ningbo, China, has once again won the 17th Golden Wheel Award and has been honoured as one of China’s top 50 Freight Forwarder Brands in 2020. “We are indeed overwhelmed by receiving this award for the second time! I would like to thank all the members of the Coop family for their continued trust and support. We will forge ahead with this honor and continuously provide our customers with our spectacular range of services in the near future,” comments James Tsang, the Managing Director of Unitex Int’l Forwarding.

The Golden Wheel Award is one of the most coveted trophies in the freight forwarding industry of China. Adhering to its principle of “authority, science, fairness and standardization”, the “Golden Wheel Award” has been known as the “Oscar” of the Chinese freight industry, which has a strong team, including the most important and outstanding logistics associations and experts in China’s freight industry.

Mr. Tsang further adds, “Winning this honor, especially at such a difficult time, is undoubtedly the greatest affirmation and encouragement to UIF. It also clearly highlights the fact UIF is one of the strongest logistics company in China!”

Congratulations to Unitex and wishing them all the best for their upcoming projects!

The Cooperative Logistics Network establishes a partnership with Group Futurista

The Cooperative Logistics Network has established a partnership with Group Futurista for the Future of Digital SCM 3.0 Show

Supply Chain is going through tremendous changes all in a year, the pandemic has laid bare the underlying vulnerabilities and problems in the organization’s business models. This has led to reveal the incompetence of most companies in managing their supply chain networks in a digitally integrated frame.

Usage of Data Analytics, Internet of Things (IoT), Artificial Intelligence (AI), Machine Learning (ML), etc. Has opened opportunities for growth, innovation, and gaining competitive advantage by leading the change to build an interconnected supply chain network for the organizations.

To lead the initiative of Digital overhaul in the Supply Chain, Group Futurista, the leading Global Events, and PR Company are ready to bring the third edition of the ‘Future of Digital Supply Chain in a Post-COVID World’ webinar #FODS3.0 on 21st January 2021 at 10:00 EST / 15:00 GMT.

#FODS3.0, a unique platform with 150+ Key Decision-makers that brings together collective knowledge sharing and networking amongst the leading Supply Chain & Logistic Players, Retail Giants, Warehousing Solution providers, Startups, Tech Providers, Government, and Investors to enable all across Europe and North America.

Access to the online summit is free and interested supply chain professionals can register here. We’d like to mention our Platinum Sponsors Kinaxis, Concentric, Project44, Elementum INC as well as our Gold Sponsor Instafreight supporting our webinar.


Keynote Speakers:

Pierre Perdoux – Senior Vice President, Procurement Operations, Airbus

Topic: How Digital Solutions can support performance improvement within the Supply Chain?


Greg I. Silverman – Founder & CEO, Perspective Analytics Software Company, Concentric INC

Topic: Augmenting Demand Planning with Prescriptive Analytics


Patrick Van Hull – Industry Thought Leader, Kinaxis

Topic: Today’s Decisions are the basis for tomorrow’s Supply Chain


Saurabh Verma – Director, Value Chain Excellence, Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies, Johnson & Johnson

Topic: Digital Twins – Enabling Transparency & Accuracy across the Value Chain processes


Michele Stekelnburg – Director of Strategic Accounts EMEA, Project44

Topic: COVID-19: Managing Supply Chain risk and disruption


If you are interested in sponsoring or speaking at our future events, check out our website, or directly contact us at jennifer@groupfuturista.com.

Capital Shipping takes the first step of their strategic plan to digitize their services

This will position their company in a higher level of competition and will boost their brand awareness

Capital Shipping, a Coop member in Amman, Jordan, has embarked on a digital transformation by initiating a strategic plan to digitize their services in order to position them at a higher level that will enable them to offer upgraded services as well as improve their skills to meet the freight forwarder’s market needs. The first step of this plan is to provide their clients with a digital ability to compare rates from the main shipping lines within a couple of clicks.

“Digital transformation is the future of a successful business and providing digital tools to simplify operational activities is a must in a fast-changing world. Therefore, taking this approach does not only get our company and brand to the top levels of the competition but it will also enhance our image and will put us as a trustworthy logistic partner to be proud of”, states Khalid Al-Homaidi, Capital Shipping’s General Manager.

To do so, the first step of Capital Shipping’s plan has been the launch of a new pricing tool service for easy comparison of shipping line prices through their website portal. “This tool aims to allow our clients and partners view three different shipping line rates within a couple of clicks, making it easier to check the transportation cost of major carriers efficiently, with a clear comparison of transit time among carriers. This service will surely have a huge benefit of giving price indications for cargo movement planning and logistics decision making, which will reduce effort, work, and time to our clients”, states Ahmad Othman, Business Development Manager at Capital Shipping.

Additionally, as part of their marketing strategy, Capital Shipping is also planning to promote their wide range of logistics services which will highlight their professional level of service and will broaden the scope of their logistic services’ reach to more diverse clients.

We invite members to have a look at their new portal and the video they have put together to introduce this digital service!

Congratulations to Capital Shipping and wishing them the best for the future!

The Cooperative partners with Logistics Business

The first event of Logistics Business Exhibition will be held from 22nd – 25th February 2021, with a second week in September 2021

The Logistics Business is staging an international, virtual exhibition for the logistics and materials handling industry in 2021. The Logistics Business Exhibition provides a platform for interaction between logistics, IT, transport and supply chain services, warehousing and materials handling manufacturing industries. The exhibition virtual marketplace enables visitors to source products online, request specific quotations, meet exhibitors on video calls & chats, networking, downloading documents and more.

With no physical events taking place till at least May, Logistics Business Show will enable international buyers to source products and services via live video meetings, to request quotes, discuss projects and receive sales product information. 70+ exhibitors are anticipated to participate and several thousand visitors.

There will be 6 virtual halls: Forklift & AGV Technology, Handling Automation Systems, Packaging & Pallets, Software & Computing, Transport Services & Equipment, Warehousing Equipment. Visitors will be able to browse halls and search for specific requirements from a long list of sub-categories. Watch a demo guide here.

There will also be live-streamed Panel Discussions, moderated by our Editor, Paul Hamblin:
Distribution Centre Project Management; Supply Chain Software-as-a-service Thought Leadership; Loading Bay & Warehouse Safety, Automated & Robot Warehouse Vehicles; Packaging for eCommerce; Contract Logistics & Freight Management, Forklift Technology Innovations; Sortation & Conveying Suppliers’ Forum; Storage System Projects, Transport Management IT Platform Decisions; Wearable Devices and Data Capture in Logistics; Pallets & Containers for Green Supply Chains. Visitors will be able to watch them and ask live questions.

There’s also a Networking Lounge, Chat Room and Keynote Address. You can read more about the event here

Email: show@logisticsbusiness.com or call +44 (0)1480 455660

Grupo Casco’s Director publishes his second book about the nuances of carrying out international export projects

The book titled Uncomplicated Exports – Your Products Beyond Brazilian Borders has already become one of the most sold books in the International Business category

Kleber Fontes, the Director of Grupo Casco, a Coop member in Curitiba Brazil, has authored a new book after the publication of his first book in 2017. His second book written in Portuguese called EXPORTAÇÃO DESCOMPLICADA – O SEU PRODUTO ALÉM DAS FRONTEIRAS BRASILEIRAS was published last month by Editora Labrador.

The 240 pages book written in simple language is all about Kleber Fontes’ ideas demonstrating the ways to become an exporter, going through all internalization stages. Mr. Fontes’ vast professional experience in foreign trade, finance, logistics and his in-depth knowledge of Brazilian customs legislation has definitely been a contributing factor towards the success of this book.

To quote the author, “Three years after the publication of my first book I have come up with this brand new book which will surely transform the way in which the Brazilian exporters conduct their businesses. Any entrepreneur looking forward to export from Brazil will find this book extremely useful!”

We encourage The Coop members to get hold of this book by clicking here.

Congratulations to Kleber Fontes for his new book and wishing Grupo Casco the very best with their future projects!

The Cooperative Logistics network enters into a media partnership with Actualidad Marítima y Portuaria

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:

   Actualidad Marítima y Portuaria:


Kopf + Lübben Cargo Services ships 11 luxury German sports cars to Australia

The cargo consisting of 11 Porsche Panamera was moved from Stuttgart, Germany, to Melbourne, Australia, by close coordination with their network partner in Hamburg

Kopf + Lübben Cargo Services, a Coop member in Bremen, Hamburg, and Frankfurt, has recently transported 11 Porsche Panameras from a loading address in Stuttgart to Port Melbourne, Australia.

They arranged the booking with the carrier and agreed on the special requirements for the loading procedure with the shipper.

Kopf + Lübben got in touch with their Coop partner in Hamburg, Con-Truck, to arrange for the pick-up of the vehicles and stuffing in standard containers. Their core business is transport and stuffing of cars which is why they had the expertise and necessary network and could guarantee smooth handling.

In the words of Michael Guttrof, one of the Managing Directors of Kopf + Lübben, “The collection of these premium vehicles in closed trucks was obligatory. Therefore, the transport was carried out with a special truck which is not only closed but can also be extended to load 6 cars instead of only 5. This meant we merely needed 2 trucks instead of 3 and were able to save a huge amount of costs for our customer.”

Once Kopf + Lübben Cargo Services had delivered the cars to the warehouse, they were immediately stuffed into 5×40’ and 1×20’ containers the same day and trucked to the export terminal.

“We are proud to report that the reliable partnership between Kopf + Lübben Cargo Services and Con-Truck stems from the last two Annual Meetings of The Cooperative Logistics Network and various transports we already carried out together,” adds Mr. Guttrof.

Congratulations to Kopf + Lübben Cargo Services for the flawless execution of this significant project!

The news about Coop’s record number of members receives a truly global coverage!

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 Cooperative Logistics Network is on the AJOT news!

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.

In order to know more about AJOT or to suscribe to its Newsletter, please visit their website.

William Bourbon

Tisco Airtransport has been awarded a project cargo shipment worth 23 million Japanese yen

The cargo which was sent out in two batches comprised of a series of machinery sets and auto vision inspection machines

Tisco Airtransport, a Coop member in Kaohsiung, Taiwan, has recently handled a high-value project of machinery sets from Isa City, Japan, to Taiwan. The project which had a net worth of 23 million JPY was sent out in two loads. The cargo consisted of a number of machinery sets including several odd-sized machines and sensitive auto vision inspection machines.

The cargo was packed in 86 wooden cases of 550 CBM and moved via 16 x 40 HC and 2×4 00T containers from Japan to Taiwan. The aforementioned cargo was moved via air suspension trucks and low bed trailers and Tisco Airtransport was also in charge of other aspects of the shipment including packing, trucking, and lashing these sets of machines. For the unloading at the destination, a special trackbed was created on which the wagon was unloaded with a semi low-loader and two simultaneously operating truck cranes.

As stated by Gino Wang, the General Manager of Tisco Airtransport, “We are very excited to bring you the news of this special project cargo shipment that was transported by our team since it was a very special one. With over three decades of market experience, we have an outstanding reputation for reliability and expertise that allows us to execute all projects big or small with utmost care and professionalism. As our slogan says: We make the world smaller and pave the way you are!

Congratulations to Tisco Airtransport for the successful movement of this project cargo!