With reliable freight forwarding agents in more than 194 cities across 130 countries, Globalia Logistics Network is one of the leading freight forwarding networks of our time. As a logistics network of reliable forwarders, it has better resources in terms of size and greater outreach than some of the largest multinationals. Globalia is the first freight forwarders network to make available a free Transport Management System (TMS) that the members can use for free. Additionally, every year, Globalia organizes an Annual Meeting for its members to come together in one place at one time, reducing expense and time spent away from the office. Simply put, Globalia provides an ideal platform for networking, collaboration, and digitization for small and mid-sized freight forwarding companies.
Independent freight forwarders are now emphasizing the need of forging strong ties with other companies to survive in the competitive market and take proactive steps to increase their profit margin. In 2022 logistics companies that underestimate the power of networking run the risk of falling behind in the competition. In this post, we have discussed how joining Globalia Logistics Network will help freight forwarders like you to improve your networking and grow your business in the long run.
The benefits of joining a leading freight forwarding network
Participate in Globalia’s Annual Meetings
Entrepreneurs in the transportation and logistics industry should make it a point to participate in networking events where they can meet their current and potential business partners and talk about the prospects of joint ventures. Attending our Annual Meetings will help you secure more projects than you can do with months of phone calls and business tours. Sitting face to face and talking business with your partners will help to strengthen the bonds among partners and cultivate a mutually beneficial relationship.
This is why you need to be a part of Globalia’s 4th Annual Meeting so that you can sit face-to-face with your partners, promote your company, forge lasting partnerships and work on new projects. Globalia’s 4th Annual Meeting will take place from 15th to 17th March 2023 in Phuket Thailand. Globalia Logistics Network’s strict selection process ensures that the agents you get to network with are some of the most reliable forwarders in their territory. With agents from almost every country, this is one of the most productive conferences for freight forwarders.
Get new business and exchange shipments with your network partners
By providing high standard services at a competitive rate as the only agent in your territory, you are in a powerful position to receive inward free-hands, routings, sales leads, quotations, etc. from your fellow Globalia members. The obvious impact will be an increase in your business volume.
Always remember that in order to keep obtaining a steady flow of shipments from your network partners, you need to reciprocate and send out more projects for your partners within the network. This is the golden rule for the creation of a productive relationship which is advantageous for both parties. What you need to do is check out the Network Directory on our website and get in touch with those agents who are working in the territories where you can offer businesses.
Logistics companies are aware of the need of investing in digitization and technology. Digital investments not only help to adapt to customers’ needs but also enhances operations and increase profits. However, for many companies, this transformation has become challenging. Investing in technology requires amending yearly budgets along with staff training. Therefore, it is important to be part of one of the best logistics networks that can provide a digital strategy to freight forwarders who are willing to start the digital change. Offering the correct tools to members to succeed in the digitization process is one of the core strategies of Globalia Logistics Network.
As one of the best freight forwarding networks, Globalia has invested in the creation of a state-of-art freight management software – FreightViewer to support network members in the process of digitization. This free and member-exclusive tool enables users to automatize the sales process, enhance visibility and improve customer services. It lets you create a professional and accurate door-to-door quotation and send it to your partners/clients within less than a minute. Additionally, it provides the members with a standardized platform to send and request quotes, share documents, and even exchange rates with non-member companies. Keeping pace with digitization enables independent freight forwarders like you to service your clients more professionally thereby boosting your income.
Promote your company
Enhanced visibility of your company and a strong web presence have a positive effect when it comes to expanding your operations. Globalia helps the members in this regard by publishing regular posts about their latest achievements. For this reason, Globalia urges all members to send all the details about the latest important project handled by them or about any other noteworthy news about their company. The PR team of Globalia uses this information to create a piece of news which is then published on the news section of their website and publicized on their social media pages. This immensely helps to strengthen the brand name and credibility of the member companies while increasing their online visibility.
Online logistics courses
Any successful freight forwarding company is surely aware of the importance of having a trained and skilled workforce. Simply put, investing in talent is one of the best ways of retaining the best employees who are the biggest assets of independent freight forwarders like you. The best logistics companies are implementing dedicated employee training programmes for greater productivity and a high level of workforce retention.
Globalia Logistics Network launched its online training academy in 2022 to help the agents upskill their employees and get a competitive edge. To this end, Globalia has partnered with two internationally recognized organizations in the logistics industry- CIFFA (Canadian International Freight Forwarders Association) and Container Xchange to impart world-class training to its members. Furthermore, the certification courses are helping our members attain career advancements and elevate their position in this competitive sector.
As a Globalia member, you can join two specialized freight forwarding courses International Transportation and Trade and Essentials of Freight Forwarding. Additionally, members enrolling for one or more of the above courses will get to attend the SOC Container Masterclass by Container xChange for free. This masterclass is a comprehensive course about handling Shipper Owned Containers.