CLN | Independent Global Freight Forwarders Partnership Networking
Most Frequently Asked Questions about CLN

In this video, Director & Co-founder Nils Walle answered the most frequently asked questions about Combined Logistics Networks (CLN).

All you need to know about CLN

Here are some of the most frequently asked questions that we have gathered from the majority of the companies that are interested to know more about CLN.

What’s the difference between your network and the other freight networks?

Combined Logistics Network is a home to the most reliable and qualified independent forwarders worldwide. It’s a real community of proactive decision makers. With a lot of freight networks out there, the CLN since its inception 19 years ago, it is the first network to offer profit sharing system within the group. CLN is also the first to Distribute Network Agency List globally - promoting its members as part of a global network, which further opens doors to additional networking opportunities.

How many members do you have?

Currently we are globally represented with 321 members stations among 75 countries.

What’s the difference between your network and the other freight networks?

CLN has a payment protection program with USD 5,000 immediate dispute protection which will then increase to 20,000 depending on the years of your stay with the network. We also implement a payment monitoring program where we mark members with security badges according to their security status. This is to ensure that every member will be aware of the members’ status before working with them. By monitoring payment habits, we are able to vastly reduce and avoid transactions to delinquent forwarders or those with payment issues.

What are the benefits of joining your network?

Read more about the benefits of joining CLN here:

Do you have exclusivity?

We are a semi-exclusive network, as we wanted to ensure a fair competition in the market.

Do you have a yearly Conference? When and where?

Yes, we conduct our partnership meetings annually in different countries mostly within Asia. We highly encourage that this should be attended by our members, we believe that to able to build and develop efficient partnerships, it is important for us and our partners to meet one another through face2face meetings.

How many agents do you accept?

CLN accepts a limited number of agents per territory depending on the geographic or economic size of a country. On average it would be between 5 - 10 members per country.

Do you still accept agents that are currently member in other networks?

Yes, absolutely. Combined Logistics Networks is an inclusive community as we do accept companies even if they belong to other networks.

Is there a free trial?

We do not offer a free or trial period of membership. Serious companies that are willing to commit to the network make the very foundation of a successful network.

How does your network help us grow our business?

Our main goal is to connect you with the active and reliable freight forwarders from around the world under one secured platform for you to develop business with each other.

Do your members have a lot of inquiries to our country?

There are hundreds of ongoing transactions between the members, for confidentiality reasons we do not maintain or disclose individual transactions, we only get involved if there are issues where the network requires our involvement such as payment insurance and mediation. Business inquiries and transactions very much depend on how active members are within the organization.

How do we get leads/inquiries from your network?

Every member is proactively promoted within the network through our marketing department. They initiate various member announcements through our: mobile app, directory or agency list and many other marketing efforts on social media where we feature our global community and members as well. Our annual events & virtual conferences serve as excellent platforms for every member to communicate and meet with each other to develop business opportunities together.

How can we touch base or communicate with the other members?

Our members information is available and listed on our CLN Intranet App our Members only website and our Agency lists where they you have full access to their contact details. We also have a WhatsApp group where we highly encourage everyone to remain active and interact within the group.

If you want to learn more about CLN, you may contact our Network Administrator here