Annual WLA Conference – Istanbul

October 26, 2012  |   News


Group Photo of the WLA members

Our Managing Director, Ross Negus and Belinda Leadley, our Customer Services Manager join in the celebrations in Istanbul

Southampton Freight Services recently attended the World Logistic Alliance (WLA) conference in Istanbul, Turkey. The event is an opportunity for us to meet some of our global partners. Our Managing
Director, Ross Negus and Customer Services Manager, Belinda Leadley attended.

Ross and our Indian partner, Rohit.Meeting with our partner from Taiwan

Welcome drinks on the eve of the conference

Belinda and Ross meet with the agents

The event was a wonderful opportunity to meet our global partners face to face, exchange ideas and build personal relationships. This style of networking is extremely important as it allows better understanding and cooperation when controlling cargo movements globally and, by building relationships with the owners or key personnel, we help to ensure your shipments are given the ‘personal service’ when under our control.

When working with multi-national forwarders, who are forced to use their own offices around the world, the emphasis on service is often diminished because of competition between offices, as often these offices have their own core business products to protect.

Working with Southampton Freight Services Ltd and our team of overseas partners provides you with a dedicated personal service around the world; Local knowledge on a global scale.

The event also contained a ‘team building’ day where the members were split into teams to take part in several challenges;

  • Build a car from card and paper and race against the other teams
  • A ‘magic’ carpet challenge
  • A treasure hunt through the famous Grand Bazaar

Pictures below;

Ross and the team designing the carBelinda helps her team towards 2nd place!Ross and Alessandra, our Brazilian agent talk tacticsBelinda and her teamBelinda managing to keep a smile!Ross's team prepare for the race!

Although Belinda and her team put up a valiant effort during the day of challenges, it was Team no.4 that won the first prize!

The Winning Team No.4

Winning team! From left to right: Tom Pagels, President of WLA, Alessandra Marcelino-Owner MAP Logistics Brazil, Ross Negus, Pierre Tannous of Beirut Int’l Movers Lebanon, Dennis Fittko of Angelfreight Germany and Khorshed Alam of Legend Shipping Service, Bangladesh.

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