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Member Interview: AllCargoNet, USA

SFN members are highly competent and professional, with a wealth of knowledge and industry experience to share.

With that in mind, we interviewed some of our members to ask for their views on the industry today, the benefits of networking, and their comments on the Pandemic. In July, we spoke to Juan Francisco Leon, General Manager at AllCargoNet in the USA:
 
How did you start out in Freight Forwarding?

"In the early 90’s I was exporting a lot from the US to South America, then I decided that I could be my own freight forwarding company and start my own NVOCC... that was back in 1994."

Your thoughts on how things have changed due to the Pandemic?

"This pandemic hit our industry very hard, almost all countries are or were in quarantine for a long time and not working normally for months. Obviously, that affected our sales and revenues. Because of this pandemic, our safety measures are extreme and have changed the way we work; for example, we are working every other day in shifts, also a lot of home-office work."

What are the main challenges facing independent forwarders?

"I think the major challenge is coverage, and access to good rates - I mean really good rates."

How relevant is networking in today’s forwarding industry?

"Networking is very relevant because it gives you the power of the coverage you need all over the world. That is the only way to compete with the big forwarders."

How do you see the future for independent forwarders?

"The future right now looks uncertain ,  we will have to adjust our companies to these "new times"... I don’t want to use the word “new normal”, but I am optimistic."

AllcargoNet is an American company, created to give customers a full service international freight, making a difference with a very personalized attention and more than 20 years of experience in this area. AllcargoNet is a good solution for today's discerning customer.

We are certified air shippers of Transport Safety Administration (TSA) and licensed maritime consolidators Federal Maritime Commission (FMC) agencies that regulate this activity in the USA.

Our main office and warehouse are located in the city of Miami (USA), gateway to Latin America and bridge to and from Asia.We are a solid and reliable company with more than 20 years in business under the same management and owners. We have an excellent reputation with steamships companies, airlines and customers who have spent many years working with us.

Visit www.allcargonet.com to learn more.

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