Frequently Asked Questions
What is UCN?
U-Connect Worldwide Network (UCN) is the only true network founded by a group of established and globally recognized NVOCCs. UCN is a selective membership of quality, trusted and reliable consolidators and freight forwarders worldwide.
What are the requirements to be a UCN member?
Active consolidator or freight forwarder and established for a minimum of 3 years.
With regular existing services (export/import) in their own country/port
With good reputation and integrity. Not listed as delinquent on any website.
Supported with all government licenses and business permits to operate as a consolidator or an air & sea freight forwarder.
What is headquarter & branch offices?
Headquarter (HQ), is the first enrolled member-office in a country
Branch office (BO), is a branch office enrolled under the same country as the HQ
What are the Annual Fees?
USD 1500 per headquarter (financial protection included)
USD 750 per branch office (financial protection included)
What are the benefits of joining UCN?
Financial Protection. To have peace of mind when working with UCN members.
Global Coverage. Quality, professional, reliable members worldwide who passed the screening process to ensure that only quality consolidators and freight forwarders are part of the Network who can contribute to its members.
Conference and Events. An avenue where members can meet face-to-face, to give them the opportunity to meet potential global partners for business development and at the same time, to meet old friends in the industry.
Marketing and Advertisement. Through UCN profile, newsletter, e-magazine, website and social media, these are the channels that will help promote UCN members and the services they provide.
Limited no. of quality members per country. As a non-exclusive network, this will give the members more business opportunities, access to better services & rates, meet agent-partners with dedicated and specialized services.