CLN 15th Annual Partnership Meeting
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#CLNDANANG2017, the most successful CLN annual partnership meeting so far! This year's CLN 15th Annual Partnership Meeting was successfully held with a blast Pullman Da Nang Beach Resort in Vietnam on March 14 to 17, 2017 attended by around 250 freight forwarders from across the globe.


Combined Logistics Networks Director & Co-founder Nils Walle, Eduardo Haros and Karen Castro of Racing Cargo (Mexico) and Catalin Anton of Bee Logistics Corporation (Vietnam)
Jorge Magalhaes of G-Freight Worldwide Cargo (Portugal), Peter Porse of ClearFreight (United States), Reynir Gislason of IFS International Freight Shipping SAC Group (Peru), Birger Witalis of EAT AIR & SEA LOGISTICS (Denmark), Tony De Livera of Wings Logistics (Pvt) Ltd. (Sri Lanka), Damien Roche of Rochefreight Ireland Ltd and Chris Warr.
HOANG THI HONG THI and Huyen, Nguyen Thi Kim of Global Maritime Services Co., Ltd. (Vietnam), Alice Arduini of BIANCHI & C. TRASPORTI INTERNAZIONALI SRL (Italy).

Abishek Jain of ABS Logistics Pvt Ltd (India), SUMIT AGARWAL of RYAL LOGISTICS PVT LTD (India), LARBI ZERRIOUI of F2B LOGISTICS (Morocco), Sachit Dedhia of Velocity Global Logistics Pvt Ltd (India), Abhinav Jain of ABS Logistics Pvt Ltd, Asim Sheikh of Rapid Cargo UK Ltd , Manish Bandwadkar of of RYAL LOGISTICS PVT LTD and Muhammad Tahir Khan of Logistics Solutions Pvt Ltd (Pakistan)
Nagwa Nashed Abadeer George and Victor Basada of Gebeit Navigation & Trading Co. Ltd. (Sudan).
Marek Tarnowski and MARIA CHRZANOWSKA of Solid Logistics (Poland), Colin van Roon of Royal Cargo Inc., Aneta Szulc of Solid Logistics, Richt Wolfgang of ROYAL CARGO Combined Logistics (HK) Ltd, Sukanya Thamthada of Royal Cargo (Thailand) Co. Ltd. and Daniel Florentino of Royal Cargo Inc. (Philippines).

Combined Logistics Networks conference started off with a unique welcome cocktail party sponsored by Tony Warr International Pty Ltd., with a theme of United Nations, bringing the world together. With a different approach this year, CLN successfully brought the world in Da Nang as majority of our participants proudly attended wearing their traditional attires. The cocktail reception was flooded by people wearing Ao Dai, Vietnamese national attire; Lederhosen of Germany; Sari, Kurta and Sherwani of India; Toob or Kandura and Jallabiya of Sudan and United Arab Emirates; Baju of Malaysia; Batik of Indonesia; Cheongsam of China; Charro suit and Tabasco of Mexico; Kaftan and Djellaba of Morocco and even a piece of their nationality through Orange shoes representing Netherlands; and other clothes adorned with their national flags.

CLN Fellowship Golf Game

Earlier on day 1, the CLN Fellowship Golf Game sponsored by FINLOGISTICS ( FL Services Oy) kicked-off at BRG Da Nang Golf Resort at 8am to 2pm. Composed of 4 flights of players from different countries, it was indeed a successful golf game. In this year's game, we have adapted a simplified version of Texas Scramble, with 'CLN Scramble.


Jeroen Maasbommel of Vabix Airfreight (Netherlands), Chris Warr of Tony Warr International Pty Ltd (Australia), Nils Walle and Jackson Jwu of United Asian Logistics Co., Ltd. (Taiwan)
Rutger van Hasselt of Vabix Logistics (Netherlands), David Stevens of Advantage Worldwide (UK) Ltd, Reynir Gislason of IFS International Freight Shipping SAC Group (Peru), Rami Orola of FINLOGISTICS ( FL Services Oy) (Finland)
Rami Orola and David Stevens

Oliver Marbach of Nova Traffic Ltd. (Switzerland) and Oswald Liu of Qingdao TFC International Logistics Co Ltd (China)
Felipe Mazzini of Silver Freight Logistics SRL (Argentina), Stephen Gilmour of James Cargo Services Ltd (United Kingdom) , Capone Sychareun of Clearpoint International, Inc. (United States) and Andrew Smithurst of Cardinalmaritime.ie (Ireland)
Oliver Marbach of Nova Traffic Ltd. (Switzerland)

Network Updates and Speeches, Face-to-Face Meetings

On the 2nd day of our conference, CLN Director & Co-founder Nils Walle officially welcomed all of the attendees. Opening the conference, Nils delivered the network management updates with special recognition of the newest CLN members. Also revealed was the official CLN conference mobile app that brought participants to interact and be updated easier. Nils also announced the expanding of network coverage in selected territories to maximum of 10 agents, bringing new partners with new businesses. Afterwards, Mr. Mark Millar, Asia's foremost speaker and a respected authority on logistics and supply chain strategies, industry trends and market developments shared a keynote speech on Convergence of Logistics & Trading and Finance & Logistics.


Combined Logistics Networks Director & Co-founder Nils Walle delivering network management updates
Keynote Speaker Mark Millar
Michael Kurt Raeuber of Royal Cargo Inc. (Philippines) delivering his speech as one of the panelists

Von Ryan of Fast Track Shipping LLC (United Arab Emirates)
David Stevens, Chris Warr, Gordon Bohnen and Vitek Manitius
Vitek (Witold) Manitius of Polimex Forwarding Corp. (Canada) and Asim Sheikh of Rapid Cargo UK Ltd.

This was followed by our next speakers, the Gold and Diamond sponsors of our event starting with presentation of IFS International Freight Shipping SAC (Peru), Softlink Global (India), the CLN exclusive Technology Provider and Global Maritime Services Co Ltd. (Vietnam) followed by a surprising performance from its Managing Director Huyen, Nguyen Thi Kim, singing a Vietnamese song. On the afternoon of March 15 and whole day of March 17, hundreds of face-to-face meetings sponsored by Calenberg Oversea Logistics GmbH & Co. KG were scheduled among delegates. The CLN delegates were able to rekindle friendships and likewise started to develop new business ideas together.

CLN 15th Year Anniversary Beach Barbecue Dinner and Awards Ceremony

One of the much-awaited programs of the event is the 15th year Anniversary Beach Barbecue Dinner and Awards Ceremony at the beachside of Furama Resort Da Nang. Wearing their white beach top, all participants enjoyed the beach theme of the night. The dinner and awards ceremony started off with the stunning performance of a welcome Lion Dance. Afterwards, followed by the announcement of Dinner Raffle Prize Winner sponsored by Polimex Forwarding Corp. The lucky winner that brought home an iPod Touch is Gigi Yeung of Wm Logistics (Worldwide) Ltd (Hong Kong).


ANITA HNIN MAR LAR of MMN Shipping & Services Co., Ltd (Myanmar), Veronica Chen of Shenzhen Brightway International Logistics Co.,Ltd. (China), Bruce Tsang of Profit Sail Int'l Express (H.K) Ltd , Tran Dai Nghia (Delton) and TU ANH LY of AMERICAN STAR INT'L TRANSPORT TRADING CO. LTD. (Vietnam), Terrance Law and Patrick Chan of SEATOP FREIGHT SERVICES LTD (Hong Kong ), Anna Wang of Shenzhen Brightway International Logistics Co.,Ltd., and Huynh Nguyen Thanh Khiet of EXPOLANKA FREIGHT (VIETNAM) Ltd,.
Oliver Marbach and ROSSELLE R. CANONES of ASIT MALDIVES PVT. LTD

Shally Liang of AmerAsia Line Inc. (United States) and Henry Tang of The Ultimate Freight Management (Taiwan) Ltd.
Clara Tay of Resources Freight Pte Ltd (Singapore) and Richard Chua of Armada International (M) Sdn Bhd (Malaysia)
Abishek Jain and Abhinav Jain of ABS Logistics Pvt Ltd (India), Manish Bandwadkar of of RYAL LOGISTICS PVT LTD (India), Sachit Dedhia of Velocity Global Logistics Pvt Ltd (India), Mahendra Sonsurkar of New Globe Logistik LLP (India), ), SUMIT AGARWAL of RYAL LOGISTICS PVT LTD (India), Ganesh Rane of Ocean Transworld Logistics Pvt Ltd (India), Padma Aithal of New Globe Logistik LLP, Shishir Rungta of ORBIT FREIGHT & LOGISTIC (India), Sunila Yadav and Alok Gupta of Anil Mantra Logistix Pvt Ltd (India)
CLN Loyalty Awards

The CLN Loyalty Awards were handed out as well to members who have been with the network for 3 years, 5 years, 8 years, 10 years, and a special mention to our honorary members who have been with the network for over 15 years now.


Loyalty Awardee of 15 years, Michael Kurt Raeuber of Royal Cargo Inc. (Philippines),
Loyalty Awardee of 8 years , Sunila Mantra of Anil Mantra Logistix Pvt Ltd (India) and Budi Sungkono of PT. SKYTRANS PRIMA NIAGA (Indonesia)
Loyalty Awardees of 10 years , Peter Porse of ClearFreight (United States), Sumit Agarwal and Manish Bandwadkar of RYAL LOGISTICS PVT LTD (India)

Loyalty Awardee of 5 years , Colin van Roon of Royal Cargo Guam LLC, Esen Oz Tekayak of Borusan Lojistik (Turkey), Shally Liang of AmerAsia Line Inc. (United States) and Eduardo Haros of Racing Cargo (Mexico)
Thomas Parish of Jet-Speed Logistics (USA) LLC, Nicholas Tay of Resources Freight Pte LtdRas Masood of RELIANCE FREIGHT SYSTEMS LLC (United Arab Emirates), Muhammed Ramiz of Freight & Logistics Trading Est (Saudi Arabia)
Wright Wang of Jiangsu Seda Supply Chain Management Co.,Ltd. (China), Birger Witalis of EAT AIR & SEA LOGISTICS (Denmark), Adrian Isar of ASG Wind Transport SRL (Romania/Bulgaria), ALFREDO LOPEZ RUIZ of REAL SHIPPING AND TRADE SA DE CV (Mexico)
United Nation Cocktail Character Awards

One of the highlights of the night is also the awarding ceremony of our network's new activities and milestone including the premier edition of our CLN Excellence Award and winners of Photo Booth Award and Character Awards during the United Nation Cocktail Reception. The Best Photo Booth Award for Individual goes to Von Ryan of Fast Track Shipping LLC (United Arab Emirates) and Nagwa Nashed Abadeer George and Victor Basada of Gebeit Navigation & Trading Co. Ltd. (Sudan) for Best Group Photo.


Jose Antonio Perez and Ray Chu of CLN Photo booth sponsor Korman International Co Ltd, with the winner of Individual Photo Booth Award, Von Ryan
Jose Antonio Perez and Ray Chu, with the winner of Group Photo Booth Award Victor Basada and Nagwa Nashed Abadeer George of Gebeit Navigation & Trading Co. Ltd. (Sudan)
Winner of Best Dressed Award for female, Jihane Kherbach of MYCS International Transport & Logistics with

Winner of Best Dressed Award for Male, Eduardo Haros of Racing Cargo (Mexico)
Winner of Best Personality Award for female, Huyen, Nguyen Thi Kim of Global Maritime Services Co., Ltd (Vietnam)
Winner of Best Personality Award for Male, Chris Warr of Tony Warr International Pty Ltd (Australia)

Winner of Best looks Award for Female, Karen Castro of Racing Cargo (Mexico)
Winner of Best Looks Award for Male, Sumit Agarwal of RYAL LOGISTICS PVT LTD (India)
Winner of The Last Man Standing Award, Calvin Zeng of NINGBO STAR ALLIANCE INTERNATIONAL LOGISTICS CO.,LTD (China)

This was immediately followed by the announcement of Character Awards. The Best Dressed award for female goes to Jihane Kherbach of MYCS International Transport & Logistics (Morocco)while Eduardo Haros of Racing cargo (Mexico) claimed the award for the male category. Nguyen Thi Kim Of Global Maritime Services Co., Ltd. (Vietnam) And Chris Warr Of Tony Warr International Pty Ltd (Australia) both won the Best Personality Award. Best Looks award goes to Karen Castro Of Racing Cargo (Mexico)And Sumit Agarwal Of Ryal Logistics Pvt Ltd (India). Finally, the Last Man Standing Award winner is Calvin Zeng Of Ningbo Star Alliance International Logistics Co.,Ltd (China) who left the ballroom of the welcome cocktail party at 9:14pm.

CLN Excellence Award

The CLN Members who won the CLN Excellence Award were LeoProex (Spain), Air International Freight Co., Ltd. (Taiwan) and Calenberg Oversea Logistics GmbH & Co. KG (Germany). This award recognizes their utmost dedication and outstanding performance towards the members of our network.


CLN Teambuilding

ClearFreight Beach Run / Walk, CLN Olympics and Beer Competition

The 3rd day rolled out actively starting with ClearFreight Beach Run / Walk as early as 8am at beachside of Pullman Da Nang Resort. Around 50 participants joined the run / walk activity, enjoying the beach waves and the fine sand. This was followed by the CLN Olympics sponsored by KLG Europe Rotterdam BV which started with a warm-up exercise. Activities of the CLN Olympics were Beach Badminton, Volleyball and Football Match held altogether at beachside from 9:30am to 11:30am. After rolling, jumping and kicking in the sand, the next activity during the day is the CLN Beer Competition sponsored by ASG Wind Transport SRL.


Gabriel Buedo of OTS Global Logistics (United States) and Gordon Bohnen of Calenberg Oversea Logistics GmbH & Co. KG (Germany)
Abdelhamid El-Malatawy of Dispatch Global Logistics (Egypt), Michael Gardias of SnapTrans Limited (Tanzania), Sebastian Yu of Shanghai Zebra Logistics Co., Ltd. (China), and Wade Bollard of CT Freight Pty Ltd (Australia)
Yuri Alexandra Peñarete Medina of Carga Internacional P Logistica SAS (CIPELOG SAS)

Yesica Silvina Olivera of SKY Cargo SRL (Argentina)
Raymond Tran Huy Hien of DACO Logistics (Vietnam), Von Ryan of Fast Track Shipping LLC (United Arab Emirates), Felipe Mazzini of Silver Freight Logistics SRL (Argentina), Rakesh Pillai of CBX Logistics (India) and Nils Walle

Paul Snookes and Carlo Resinelli of Anglia Forwarding Ltd. (United Kingdom)
Onur Yedinci of Omega Global Logistics (Turkey)
M. Onder BAHADIRLI of Veritas International Transportation Co., Ltd (Turkey) and Alice Arduini of BIANCHI & C. TRASPORTI INTERNAZIONALI SRL (Italy)
Sunset Cocktail in Sky Bar

After being active during the day, it's now time to relax in the next activity, Poolside Networking at the stunning pool of Pullman Da Nang Beach Resort. This was followed by the free flowing drink party in Sky Bar 36, the highest sky bar in Vietnam, where the announcement of the Bronze, Silver and Gold Winner medalists of the Badminton, Volleyball and Football were also conducted. Winners of Badminton Match are the following. 3rd place, Bronze - Oliver Marbach of Nova Traffic Ltd. (Switzerland) and Syed Aminur Rahman of A.I Freight Services. 2nd place, Silver - Rakesh S. Pillai of CBX Logistics (India) and Sachit Dedhia of Velocity Global Logistics Pvt Ltd (India) and 1st, Gold - Syed Muhammad Hamza Kirmani of Logistics Solutions Pvt. Ltd. (Pakistan) and Kevin Lim of Megaton Shipping Pte Ltd (Singapore).




Medalists for the Football game are the following. 3rd place, Bronze are Wade Bollard of CT Freight Pty Ltd, Gordon Bohnen of Calenberg Oversea Logistics GmbH & Co.KG, Germany, Michael Gardias of SnapTrans Limited, Anh Tuan Ngo of Global Maritime Services Co., Ltd., Anooj Ravindra of Dolphin Shipping & Logistics and Abdelhamid El-Malatawy of Dispatch Logistics. 2nd place, Silver - Chris Warr of TONY WARR INTERNATIONAL PTY LTD, Sebastian Yu of Shanghai Zebra Logistics Co., Ltd.,and Michele Francesco of CTO Global Logistics SRL. And the 1st place, Gold Medallists are Nelson Leonel of Carga Internacional P Logistica SAS (CIPELOG SAS), Bình, Hà T of HP Trading and Logistics JSC, Moundir BEN MANNSOUR of MYCS International Transport & Logistics, Larbi Zerrioui Of F2b Logistics, Pedro Acuña Ayala Of Real Shipping And Trade Sa De CV, Manuel Theophilus of Truong Anh Trading and Logistics Joint Stock Company and Christian Raeuber of Combined Logistics Networks. Bronze winner of Volleyball are Alice Arduini Of Bianchi & C. Trasporti Internazionali Srl , Matteo Saia of Navigational Logistics, Jose Antonio Perez of Korman International Co Ltd. Silver medalists are Yesica Silvina Olivera of SKY Cargo SRL, Gabriel Buedo of Ots Global Logistics, Vonei Guimarães of Autrans Logistics Ltda And Alfredo Lopez Ruiz Of Real Shipping And Trade Sa De Cv. Gold winners are Yuri Alexandra Peñarete Medina of Carga Internacional P LogisticaSAS (CIPELOG SAS), Rami Orola of FINLOGISTICS ( FL Services Oy), Onur Yedinci of Omega Global Logistics and M. Onder Bahadirli of Veritas International Transportation Co., Ltd.


To sum it up, our #CLNDANANG2017 was the most interactive, exciting and enjoyable partnership meeting we ever had. Thank you for attending our CLN 15th Partnership Meeting and we hope to see you all in our next conference!


To view the Official CLN 15th Anniversary Video, click the movie below.



Sincerely Yours



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