Qualified Cargo Solutions moves a massive shipment comprising of machinery for aircrafts

The oversized cargo which weighed 23,800 Kg was moved from Frankfurt to Miami

Qualified Cargo Solutions, a Coop member in Frankfurt, Germany, has recently transported a huge grinding machine for aircraft from Germany to the USA. The cargo measured 405 x 398 x 236 cm and had a weight of 23,800 kg. “Handling a shipment of this size can be a tricky job but thanks to our experience with the aerospace industry for more than 40 years, we have terminated the task successfully.” says Mr. Carsten Ehmke, the Vice Branch Manager of Qualified Cargo Solutions.

The oversized cargo was required to be moved from the Frankfurt area to Bremerhaven in 4 trace vehicles with special permission just for night-time use. From Bremerhaven, the shipment was handled as ocean freight and it was delivered on time to the consignee in Miami, USA. Mr. Ehmke further adds, “I’d like to congratulate my entire team for pulling off this project successfully. We are very enthusiastic about all the business opportunities coming our way!”

Congratulations to Qualified Cargo Solutions GMBH for a job well done!

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

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!

Just 4 days left till the end of the early bird discount on the registration fee for The Coop’s 6th Annual Meeting!

Members looking forward to availing of this discount are requested to register and pay by Wednesday, 8th of January 2020

The Coop’s 6th Annual Meeting which will be held from 25th – 27th March 2020, at Le Meridien Phuket Beach Resort in the beach town of Phuket, Thailand, will come with a special early bird discount on the registration fee for the delegates. Nevertheless, delegates can save a lot only if they avail the early bird discount by completing their registration process and making the payment before 9:00 AM CET of the 8th January 2020.

Members who complete their registration by 9:00 AM on the 8th of January can avail of the discounted registration fee of 680€ for one delegate, 1210€ for two delegates and 1,815€ for three delegates! This price is inclusive of the Welcome Cocktail Reception, daily lunches on the meeting days, coffee and refreshments, participation in the one-to-one meetings, and Gala Dinner. The spouse fee per delegate is 290€ in which the Welcome Cocktail Reception, lunches for two days and the Gala Dinner will be included. Members failing to register and pay by 9:00 CET on 8th January 2020 will be required to pay the standard registration fee which is 730€ for one delegate, 1,310€ for two delegates and 1,956€ for three delegates.

“Signing up for the yearly meetings of The Coop is the best investment our members could have made towards consolidating their businesses and winning new deals. We are offering the early bird discount to encourage our members to register for the meeting which is absolutely crucial for the individual growth of the member companies as well as for the growth of our network as a whole.” says Coop President and Founder Antonio Torres.  Agents who are looking forward to availing this discount are requested to complete their registration ASAP!

Looking forward to meeting all of you very soon at Phuket!

Globalcare Logistics has been granted their full IATA membership!

The IATA membership will allow them to significantly improve their airfreight services and allow them to provide lots of carrier options for their clients

Globalcare Logistics, a Coop member in Atlanta, USA, has garnered the prestigious IATA membership. Among various other advantages, the IATA membership will help them maximize the benefits of their airfreight operation by allowing them to provide their customers with competitive airfreight rates and tailored services.

In the words of Anthony Fordham, the President of Globalcare, “We are extremely delighted to receive this significant membership which certainly demonstrates the proficiency and reliability of our team. We are dedicated to providing our customers and partners with innovative, safe, timely and cost-effective solutions and this accreditation will enable us to go us a long way in this regard.”

The membership application has been a long process which started back in February 2017. As of September 26th their endorsement has been finally approved and they have been granted their full IATA membership. “This will help us expand our service offerings to our customers and partners around the globe with even more carrier options and thus continue the growth of our company.” adds Mr. Fordham.

Congratulations to Globalcare Logistics and wishing them the very best for the future!

Solmaz Customs Consultancy welcomes a new member to their team

Mrs. Yesim Soylemez has joined Solmaz as the Head of their Freight department

Solmaz Customs Consultancy, a Coop member in Istanbul, Turkey, has recently appointed Mrs. Yesim Soylemez as their Head of Freight. Mrs. Soylemez graduated from Gazi University in the field of urban and regional planning and started her career in 1989 as a City Planner. Since then she worked in several managerial positions including Territory Sales Manager, Air Freight Sales Manager, and Group Sales Manager before joining the Solmaz team.

In her own words, “I am eagerly looking forward to working with my new team and I am pretty confident about undertaking the charge of Head of Freight Department with diligence and perfection right from day one.”

As stated by Mr Korcan Tugrul, the Operations Manager of Solmaz Customs, ”We are very happy to welcome Mrs. Soylemez to our team. We are counting on her long years of experience in the sector which will have many positive contributions. I am absolutely confident that she will become an asset to our team.”

The Coop wishes Solmaz Customs Consultancy the very best for their future endeavours!

On occasion of The Coop’s 5th Anniversary some of our founder members share their experiences at our Annual Meetings over the last 5 years

In this special post, we are publishing extracts from interviews with some of our founder members who talk about what makes the Coop’s Annual Meetings so special and how they have helped them augment their businesses

This year marks the 5th Anniversary of the Coop and on this occassion we interviewed our members who have been with us since the very foundation of our network. Among many other things we asked our members about their experiences at The Coop’s Annual Meetings in the last 5 years. In light of our upcoming Annual Meeting to be held at Phuket, Thailand, from 25th –27th March 2020, we have decided to publish what our founder members have to say about the reasons which make them so special.

“The Annual Meetings give us a chance to explore new business opportunities, close business deals and get to know members face to face which in our industry is valuable. We have been able to see the ROI quickly and the amount of sales continues to grow exponentially each year!”

  • Alex Santana, BGI Worldwide Logistics Inc

“Within the first hour of the cocktail evening on the first night you’ll find yourself welcomed by all the members, everyone is looking forward to conversation and good vibes…It is a really fun event which is a roller coaster ride filled with business meetings, educational seminars and a lot of adventure!”

  • Byron Vather, Stella Shipping PTY Ltd

“Nothing can replace the personal contacts, meeting people face to face.  Apart from the one-to-one meetings, sharing meals and fun, the meetings also provide an informal way to get to know your partners better and to become more aware of his / her values.”

  • Gert Wouters, Boschmans Steinacher BVBA

“I met several Coop members during the meeting at Abu Dhabi and it was very important for us…We have already established good business relations with various agents from several parts of the world.”

  • Bebart R Soukar, Future Transport and Logistics

“The Annual Meetings are great since it’s always good to see each other again and have some fun together. The gala dinner nights are always a lot of fun with dancing and some crazy dancers!”

  • Rini Verhoef, C-Log Worldwide BV

“The Annual Meetings are exciting and fun and I look forward to attending more of them!”

  • Ajay Shukla, Translog Express Pvt Ltd

“It is important to meet face to face and know your partner. And thanks to Coop for making the meetings run so smooth and great!”

  • Neo Shih, Soba Logistics

Now you surely know why you need to sign up for our upcoming meeting in Phuket, where we are expecting over 190 delegates. Hope to see you there!

Dietrans Cargo comes up with a new line of business and moves to a brand-new office

The new unit – Foco Logistico – is entirely dedicated to Point of Purchase logistics solutions

Dietrans Cargo, a Coop member in Bogota, Colombia, has decided to create a new line of business for its customers and partners due to the constant changes in the logistics market. Their newly opened unit is dedicated to logistics solutions for Point of Purchase, such as distribution, installation, and maintenance of POP material.

As explained by Siegfried Alejandro Reuter Arias, the General Manager of Dietrans Cargo, “It’s a pleasure for us to introduce this new unit that works under the name of Foco Logistico. This is an opportunity for all our partners who want to expand their marketing campaigns in Colombia with the cargoes they are exporting from their respective countries. We have the capability of covering all the processes starting with international handling till the last mile of the campaign.”

In order to have more space for the team dedicated to this new line, they have also moved to a new location.The address of their new office headquarters is now at- Diagonal 63F No. 89 A – 25 Mezzanine de la Bod # 4 Centro Industrial El Dorado, Barrio Alamos Industrial Bogotá, Colombia. However, their telephone lines and e-mails will remain the same.

Congratulations to Dietrans Cargo and wishing them the very best for the future!

The Coop introduces a new team building activity during their 6th Annual Meeting at Phuket, Thailand

This new activity involves an optional corporate day trip to the Phi Phi Island- one of the most exotic destination in the country

This year The Coop has organized an optional corporate group tour to the Phi Phi Islands with the members and their spouses. “This new corporate outdoor activity has been introduced to provide an informal platform for fostering the team spirit of our network. A day out with your partners to the beautiful Phi Phi Islands will create the perfect environment for nurturing your friendships with your partners and open up new channels of communication!” explains Mr. Antonio Torres, the President and Founder of Cooperative Logistics Network.

The group tour which will take place on the 25th of March 2020 from 8:30 to 17:30 will go a long way in enhancing the camaraderie among the network members and allow them to warm up to each others in a friendly and informal ambience before they embark on the one-to-one meetings on the following day. Some of the highlights of this trip include a speedboat ride to the Phi Phi Island, visit to the Viking Cave, Pileh Cove and Loh Samay Bay, group lunch, and finally some adventure activities at the Monkey Beach.

The day trip to the Phi Phi Islands will allow the participants to strike the perfect balance between business and leisure and make the most of the trip to Phuket.

For trip itinerary and any further information visit the tour section of our website.

Alphatrans Ltd ships a blowout preventer equipment which was delivered to the largest gas producer in Ukraine

The shipment which mainly consisted of oil and gas equipment was moved from USA to Krasnograd, Ukraine

Alphatrans Ltd, a Coop member in Odessa, Ukraine, transports a blowout preventer equipment consisting of 3×40’FR, 3×20’DV, and 6×40’HC containers. As stated by Dmitriy Balaban, the Managing Director of Alphatrans, “It took a lot of hard work on the part of our team for the seamless delivery of this shipment. Delivery was arranged with road police escort since the maximum width of the cargo was 3.80 meter and the whole lot had been delivered to the consignee at the same time.”

Maximum dimensions of the packages on 40’FR were 10850 x 3840 x 3070 mm. Alphatrans was in charge of various jobs in Ukraine such as arrangements of permits, port formalities, and inland delivery. Mr. Balaban further added, “I’d once again like to compliment the Alphatrans team who worked relentlessly and came up with innovative ideas to carry out this project impeccably!”

Congratulations to Alphatrans and wishing them the very best for all their future projects!

COOP agent in Ahmedabad and Mumbai encourages all members to use FreightViewer in order reduce time to quote and easily share rates between agents

Our member, Mr. Ajay Shukla, from Translog Express PVT LTD, has given very interesting suggestions to improve FreightViewer and make it even more useful

After the launch of The COOP’s exclusive software, FreightViewer Department has been receiving plenty of applications from our members to test the software and suggest its improvements. Ajay Shukla, Executive Director of Translog Express PVT LTD, has been collaborating with FreightViewer Department and is now willing to start to work with FreightViewer.

Ajay Shukla states: “FreightViewer is a very good tool and I think it will save a lot of time in quoting rates between agents, as once shared with each other the rates are available online,It also helps forwarders who do not have elaborate and expensive software to easily keep track of their quotes and approvals from their customers […] it will be extremely useful as trusted agents can share the rates and quote to their customer instantaneously” 

Our member, Ajay, has also suggested to have several detailed quotes in one page and a more simple solution for air rates. All these comments have been quite useful for FreightViewer Department and have helped us to improve the tool. Following our member’s statements, we are sure FreightViewer will enable all members of The COOP to reduce time to quote and save costs as it isa free tool for members.

FreightViewer Department will be happy to assist you if you may need any assistance with the use of the software or would like to know more about the system by scheduling a personalized demo, by contacting amartin@thecooperativelogisticsnetwork.com. We will be happy to assist you.