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!
JBH Worldwide, The COOP’s agent in New York recently sent out a Press Release about its acceptance as a founding member of The COOP
MANALAPAN N.J., December 3, 2014-JBH Worldwide earned an exclusive honor as a Founding Member for the new Cooperative Logistics Network. As of December 2014, JBH Worldwide was one of only three US freight forwarders in this exclusive shipping network and among the first one hundred members in the entire world.
“It is a great honor to be a founding member for a new logistics organization,” stated JBH Worldwide CEO Jay Horowitz. “Once again, JBH Worldwide is on the forefront of the shipping industry.”
In order to become a member, JBH Worldwide had to prove that they are reputable, solvent and competitive through a rigorous background check.
As an exclusive group, the Cooperative Logistics Network only features handpicked freight forwarders chosen through a ‘strict selection process.’ In addition, they cap the number of members available in all major air and seaports.
“The Cooperative Logistics Network features a directory with all of their internationally selected members. The benefits for joining the Cooperative Logistics Network include international branding and an annual meeting. Members can work together with agents on the network who can bid for the largest contracts and negotiate lower rates from carriers.”
Membership to the Cooperative Logistics Network makes JBH Worldwide a stronger freight forwarder.
About JBH Worldwide: Established in 2003, JBH Worldwide is a fully licensed Freight Forwarder and Customs Broker that specializes in heavy equipment export shipping to numerous ports all over the world. Located in Manalapan, NJ, they are experienced customs clearance professionals for your export shipping and import shipping needs, trucking, airfreight and heavy machinery shipping.
The Cooperative Logistics Network launched with the promise to applicants of a six-month free trial in exchange for registering attendance at its first annual meeting next May. According to the network, hundreds of applications are being received weekly.
Founder, Antonio Torres, explained, “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 continued, “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.”
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 1, 2014.
The Cooperative Logistics Network launched one month ago (see ITJ Daily of 16 September), promising applicants 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.
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 1 December 2014.