Kyung Moon Ra
FORMAN SHIPPING CO., LTD.
Pusan, Korea, South
We were very proud to be accepted as a member of the Conqueror network, and almost every day we have the pleasure of seeing a new member on the website. We contact all members to exchange information with them, and are finding good partners.
It's been a few months now since we started operating as Conqueror's sole agent in Casablanca and to be honest, we are feeling a big difference. Today, almost all our traffic is being consigned or handled by CQR agents, namely in Spain and Japan and our network agencies are expanding every day thanks to Conqueror.
All the CQR members we are dealing with are extremely professional and take their jobs seriously.I no longer have to question how reliable or solvent an agent is because Conqueror only has ELITE Freight Forwarders.
If you want to enjoy the benefits as we do, join the CQR NETWORK. We are sure to be the first to welcome you on board!
INTERNATIONAL FREIGHT SHIPPING S.A.C.
As you know, Global Logistics has changed considerably in the past few years as companies globalize and centralize their raw and finished supply systems ever more. Smaller importers and exporters are compressing their cycles, from purchase to sales, by way of direct shipments and the centralization of their timely delivery systems.
What does all of this mean for international freight forwarding companies who are not globalized? Multinational forwarding companies such as DHL, UPS, FedEx, Panalpina etc. who have supply chain logistics management systems at regional levels, are taking a greater share of the international freight forwarding market.
What are the consequences for local and regional freight forwarding companies? Those who are not forward thinking in participation in strong global freight alliances will eventually be consumed by this globalization process of international freight forwarding conglomerates.
What is the real solution?One of the strongest global freight forwarding alliances/groups is Conqueror Freight Network. This network is based on the principle of having the strongest agent in each of the world's largest seaports/airports.Once agents pass the strict selection process, they work as exclusive forwarders in their territories.
This network protects and promotes its members better than most. Visibility, promotion, and unity have helped the IFS Group a lot. Having participated in the last conference, I can attest to the professionalism of this group. Any forward thinking, local or regional, forwarding company should join Conqueror, as it offers the necessary capabilities to compete with these multinational freight forwarding conglomerates.
At the end of the day, we are in a customer-centric business and always will be. Therefore, a personal local/regional service cannot be matched. Our solution is to be in a global alliance which offers a local, personal, friendly yet global service at competitive rates.
ALISPED JAPAN LTD.
We joined this fantastic group of professional forwarding companies last year in time to attend the 1st Conqueror Annual Meeting in May. I would like to highlight that since attending the meeting we have been extremely busy, on a weekly basis, dealing with enquiries from CQR members.
Prior to joining Conqueror, we experienced many emails just fishing for quotes but not interested in actually doing business; just wanting to use our replies in negotiations with another agent, but now every enquiry is a valid one. Outside of CQR, we also experienced the headache of unpaid invoices, but thanks to Conqueror's PPP (payment protection plan) we can concentrate on making competitive quotations for the enquiries. The result has been great; we have received some regular traffic.
The professionalism of the members cannot be emphasised enough. The emails we send are always answered within 24 hours, meaning we are never left feeling frustrated or annoyed, which in turn encourages us to work with our CQR partners more and more.
Finally, I would like to say that the management of the network by the team at Head Office is great. They are swift and efficient in answering emails and assisting with all kinds of issues. In particular our daily point of contact, Vanessa (Agent Coordinator) is a real asset to this team and invaluable to the agents.
TRANSPORT SOLUTIONS CO. LTD.
Joining Conqueror in May 2011 was an important step for our company. We are very glad that the agency base is very broad and covers many countries.
Those agents with whom we have worked are experts in transport logistics, which is very important for our business and overall we are satisfied with the work of all the agents. Thanks to Conqueror, we have regular cooperation with our clients and we hope for further cooperation in the future.
PHOENIX FREIGHT SYSTEMS
We were somewhat skeptical, since we had seen many other networks come and go over the years. However something about the Conqueror Freight Network felt different. There was this very nice website that is extremely professional looking, providing an abundance of information, unlike some other networks. We had email contact from Russell and Vanessa who were not only professional, but very pro-active and very willing to answer any questions and address any concerns.
One of the key aspects of the CQR that set it apart from other networks was the "exclusivity" of regions. One agent in one city only, with some rules and guidelines that each network member had to abide by.
With the launch of the CQR on 1st January 2011 we were pleasantly surprised by the activity from our fellow CQR members. We received many introduction emails and have received many enquiries for shipment pricing and general quotations and enquiries for new business.
Being a CQR member has opened up new doors for our company, allowing us to meet new people and form and develop new relationships with new agents in countries where we either never had a agency representation or struggled to find reliable agents.
I am happy to say that so far our experience with the CQR and its members has been a very positive one and we look forward building upon this, working hard to developing new business with our fellow members, and seeing the network grow from strength to strength.
I have no doubt that with the CQR concept and formula, the CQR will be a success and its members successful, and Phoenix Freight Systems is glad to be on board!
THE JANEL GROUP OF HONG KONG LTD.
Hong Kong, Hong Kong S.A.R., China
The overall capabilities and competitiveness of members in Conqueror Network are solid, and the response time and effectiveness of communication are at a high standard. Most important is the reciprocal mechanism that benefits all members, the fact that each city has only one member, so there is no possibility of competition between members. Conqueror is one of the best networks in the market, and I would recommend it to others.
INTERNATIONAL FREIGHT SERVICES, INC.
Chicago, United States
We joined the Conqueror network in February 2011. In this short time as a Conqueror partner, we have personally visited with several Conqueror partners, received several "free hand" shipments, and consigned several "free hand" shipments of our own. We have found that Conqueror partners communicate quicky with good information and competitive rates. We have experience with other associations and networks and we are very pleasantly surprised with the quality of this network.
We plan to remain a partner after our introductory membership expires in July 2011.
EUROGLOBE SHIPPING AB
We do plan to continue as members and we are happy to make our contribution as good and professional colleagues. Thanks to Conqueror for what we regard as a fresh and up-to-date approach to networking where quality and reliability are synonyms for success. If those are implemented in fact, then we will have a real winning team.
AAS FREIGHT AG
As a small newcomer company in a hard competitive market, AAS Freight AG could only be successful by finding a professional and reliable freight network. Numerous unserious agents and bad paying partners would have destroyed our strategies and dreams of becoming a small but strong freight forwarder in Switzerland, a small, tough and low-margin market. Conqueror network just came at the right moment where we could start building up long-term relationships with like-minded agents and partners. The payment protection plan helps us to start shipping in a uncomplicated way, saving time and money by not having to ask for prepayments and complicated agency agreements. We are proud of participating as a partner in this serious, professional and fast-growing freight network.
OCEAN LOGISTICS PVT LIMITED
Joining Conqueror network is an important step forward in our business during the year 2011. We managed to secure very important shipments with assistance of Conqueror network members. We appreciate negotiable competitive rates, reasonable profit share and consistent support from Conqueror network administration. We found strong members from many important ports that are strategically important for our business. We believe that Ocean Logistics Pvt Limited and Conqueror network relationship will contribute considerably to 2011 company profitability.
TRANS AIR CARGO CO., LTD.
It's our great pleasure to be associated with Conqueror Freight Network. As a member we feel relaxed and confident to cooperate with other members. There are attractive principles which should lead interested agents to consider and decide to join the network, such as selected agent exclusively represents a city location. It's encouraging to have a sole agent fully engaged in the business opportunities at the location and work together with other members elsewhere. The most vital issue for this industry is that we all need to be sure that our bills get paid, and the protection plan against late and non-payment helps reduce members' worries.
CENTER-LINE INTERNATIONAL TRANSPORTATION CO., LTD.
Center-Line is a typical Chinese local freight forwarder in Shanghai.
We had unsuccessful experiences with other networks and thought Conqueror would be similar, but we were wrong.
It is a dynamic, active network with strict criteria for selecting members, which ensures that each is able to contribute, and cooperation is reciprocal. Conqueror gives top priority to members' interests and provides payment protection, payment periods, shipments guarantee, service quality tracking, and agent evaluation.
Center-Line joined Conqueror on the first day of 2011, and now we have stable cooperation with members in Pakistan, the UK, the US, Tunisia, and the Persian Gulf countries, among others.
Thanks Conqueror, and thanks Conqueror staff! We hope to see more and more members in the Conqueror family!
TOWER FREIGHT LOGISTICS LIMITED
We have been in the Conqueror Network since January 2011 when there were still very few members. Being in the trade well over 33 years I know many networks. The selection process, based on verification of the business volumes and financial strength of prospective members, is what encouraged me to join, and it indicates whether a member is active or not. I am happy to note that in 4 months' time CQR has members in almost half of the global territories, and that all members are strong players in their territories. I am sure very soon CQR will achieve 80 per cent coverage to make the network strong in the industry.
We CQR members are independent forwarders in our own territories. We have strong advantages over global companies because of our local knowledge and ability to match service requirements. But we have limitations in terms of having our own offices in many locations. CQR give us the platform to find strong companies in global markets. I wish all success to CQR.
Rogerio S. Fadigas
Director of Freight & International Affairs
CARGOFAST LOGISTICS DO BRASIL LTDA
Sao Paulo, Brazil
For quite a while our company had been looking for a network that would satisfy and I can say that the CONQUEROR network comes closest to what we have been looking for. I particularly like the fact that members are small to medium companies who are eager to do business and also that they have been carefully recruited in each city and country based on having performed in a diligent, conscientious and professional manner.