Globalia Logistics Network has begun operations today (Wednesday 15 December) with 52 member companies in 74 cities across 56 countries.
The network was founded by Antonio Torres in response to the demands for membership of Conqueror Freight Network, his first freight forwarder network founded in 2010.
Globalia says its launch comes at the end of a challenging year for freight forwarders including the collapse of the Korean shipper Hanjin, new SOLAS regulations, and Brexit devaluing the pound sterling, which it says benefitted multinationals but not independents.
Torres says applicants were subjected to a strict selection process, explaining: “I truly believe that the only way to really know whether a company is financially stable is through a third-party examination which only 10% of applicants pass. I carry out the same application process in my other network CONQUEROR.”
He adds: “We would welcome applications from those companies who although not the largest in their city, are the most secure, professional and knowledgeable; especially those whose current network isn’t working for them.”