Linking the worlds top general cargo agents

Cape Town
Los Angeles
New York

Membership Benefits

Based in the UK, Cargo Connections was formed in the summer of 2014 by Rachel Humphrey, almost 15 years after starting her first company Universal Freight Organisation (est. 2000) and then Project Cargo Network (est. 2010). We are an ISO 9001 and ISO 14001 certified general cargo network offering Restricted Representation, which means we will not recruit more than 3 Members in each country with the exception of Australia (5), Brazil (5), Canada (5), China (10), India (10), Turkey (5), UAE (5) and USA (10).

Please feel free to watch our Company Video and download our FAQ Brochure

Cargo Connections offers innovative membership benefits including customised Marketing Websites for each new Member, based on a company specific URL. The websites showcase the capacity that Cargo Connections Members have for supplying complete logistics solutions and are designed so that they scale automatically on smartphone/mobile devices. Other benefits include:

  • Invitation to Annual Assembly
  • Marketing Tools & World Maps
  • Smartphone Service
  • Access to Members Area
  • Money Monitor System
  • Comprehensive News Service
  • Quality Control
  • Automated Quote System
  • Full-time Administration Support
  • Free Listing on Freightbook

For most countries, we will only accept a maximum of 3 Members and we do not charge a fee for applying or joining, our Members simply pay an Annual Fee dependent on your location. However, the first 150 Members will be able to take advantage of our current campaign, which will secure them membership for 2 years instead of 1.

Marketing Tools & World Maps

Cargo Connections has created many tangible marketing tools. Together with our Marketing Websites, we also provide a Marketing Brochure, which is edited with each Member’s company details and emailed in PDF format ready for printing. We also provide customised World Maps, designed for Members to take to sales meetings to show their customers where their fellow partners are located.

Membership Benefits

Smartphone Service

Cargo Connections want Members to have a great experience with our website, whether on a large screen or on their mobile devices. Therefore, we provide a Smartphone Service, where the contact details of all Members can be found quickly in alphabetical order by both country and company name. The News Feed features our latest articles and not only provides excellent promotion but also enables users to keep up-to-date with their overseas partners. The micro site is for use by Members only and details are provided upon joining.

Access to Members Area

The password-protected Members Area provides easy navigation to a large database of information including a webpage dedicated to each Member containing full contact details and a company profile.

Comprehensive News Service

As our network is predominantly about acquiring, building and maintaining business relationships, we offer our Members a news service. We prepare an online article which is then published in our Latest News section. This service provides Members with the opportunity to promote their company and enables everyone to keep up-to-date with news from their overseas partners. Each article appears automatically on both our website and Smartphone Service and are also published on LinkedIn in order to reach a wider global audience. News articles related to each company are also available on their individual company page in our Members Area.

Money Monitor

Healthy cash flow within our network is essential. Cargo Connections management consulted both specialist lawyers and insurance companies to investigate the best options in which to financially protect our Members, including bond systems and group liability insurance programs. The outcome is that they can in fact be highly illegal, have complicated tax implications but more importantly, be open to fraud. Therefore, we provide Members with our online Money Monitor. The system sends out a ‘Statement of Accounts’ every 2 weeks with the details of any outstanding invoices due to fellow Members so that prompt payments are made.

Membership Benefits

Digital Newsletter

Cargo Connections distributes a quarterly Digital Newsletter, with each issue featuring articles on Member’s projects, new staff, changes in customs procedures, the latest companies to join, reminders of membership tools, official updates, etc. Combined with the Latest News section of our website, we offer our Members pro-active management and up-to-date information. Subscribe now and a link to each digital issue will be delivered to your inbox every 3 months.

Membership Benefits

Access to Secure Mailing List

Upon joining, you will have the opportunity to distribute your company press releases and news via our protected Mailing List. The system is fully monitored and chosen in order to provide Members with a safe and secure system of communicating without outside interference or advertising.

Automated Quote Systems

Our website contains an online Quote Request form for visitors to obtain rates. All rate requests are forwarded directly to the relevant Member(s). Our targeted advertising campaign with Google drives large numbers of visitors to our website and our Members are regularly quoting importers and exporters for their transportation requirements. Additionally, each customised Marketing Website has a quote form and this is received directly by the relevant Member.

Full-time Network Support

Cargo Connections offer full time pro-active management from a team that has combined experience of 35+ years in managing and developing freight forwarder networks. Our main aims are to increase inter-trade, recruit excellent companies, and continually monitor the quality of our membership and to raise the profile of Cargo Connections within the industry. We regularly form collaborations and have a presence at many of the world's top industry exhibitions.

Quality Control

We continually monitor the quality of service of our Members to ensure that we have recruited the right companies, who perform in a conscientious, diligent and professional manner. Our Quality Control Survey asks for our Members’ opinion on the level of service that their fellow overseas partners are providing. Poor performance will not be tolerated within the network.

We expect all Members to work “within the spirit of Cargo Connections”

  • Respond to emails within 24 hours
  • Pay invoices on time
  • Communicate if things go wrong
  • Give fellow Members the opportunity to quote on new business
  • Attend our Annual Assembly

This policy will make for a valuable and profitable future for the whole network.

Membership Benefits

Free Listing on Freightbook

Upon joining, you will receive a free listing on the online directory Freightbook. Over 1200 freight forwarders from more than 140 countries use Freightbook to promote their company services on a global scale. You would receive instant inclusion in the online database, your own profile page including display of your company logo (view example), Quote Request leads to your email (approved by Freightbook staff to avoid spam) and your contact details will be listed in the FB Index, sent monthly to all advertisers.

Membership Benefits

Please feel free to download our FAQ Brochure

How to Apply

Please click here to see if we have a vacancy in your country and then complete our Application Form.