About Cargo Connections
Cargo Connections was founded by Rachel Humphrey, who has been involved in the management of freight forwarder networks since 1998. In 2018, Rachel was elected a Chartered Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport (read more) and holds an ILM Level 5 Certificate in Leadership and Management, focused on innovation and change.
Rachel’s career includes working as Editor of the British Tourist Authority’s official monthly guide London Planner. 1.2 million copies of the magazine were dispatched each year around the world for distribution to London-bound visitors. Previously, Rachel worked for 5 years at the Centre for International Briefing, running international business courses and assignment briefings for expatriates going to live and work overseas. Customers included the Ministry of Defence, Unilever, Shell, Motorola and the Sheraton Hotel chain among others.
Rachel also spent time working in the Marketing Department of a large American engineering company, Rust Kennedy and Donkin, part of the Parsons Brinkerhoff Group, employing 14,000 staff in more than 150 global offices. The company provides services for all modes of infrastructure including; power, energy, water, mining, and the environment.
At the beginning of 1998, Rachel started working for a UK based Freight Forwarder Network where she organized and attended both Board and Annual Meetings in USA, Brazil, Italy, Vietnam, UK, Thailand, Netherlands, and Russia. Rachel enjoyed this experience and in January 2000 launched Universal Freight Organisation, in 2010 launched Project Cargo Network and in 2014 launched Cargo Connections to complete her trio of networks. Rachel also established Freightbook and recently graduated with an ILM Level 5 Certificate in Leadership and Management, focusing on innovation and change.
Rachel is supported by a strong group of talented individuals drawn from a variety of transport and media backgrounds, all of whom want to contribute to the future success of our organization.