Concargo Transportation chooses Trinidad & Tobago

Concargo Transportation chooses Trinidad & Tobago

InvesTT welcomes Concargo Transportation, a warehouse, transportation and logistics company based in Indiana USA, that plans to capture their Caribbean and Latin American customer markets from a home-base in Trinidad and Tobago. Concargo is one of the largest minority owned companies in the State of Indiana.

Brighton Dube, Founder & CEO of Concargo Transportation

Why Concargo chose T&T

Brighton Dube, the company’s African-American owner/entrepreneur said “My key deciding factors in choosing Trinidad and Tobago were the investment climate, which I found to be very welcoming to foreign investment, the politically stable environment, a relatively low rate of electrical power disruptions compared to other places where I’ve worked and the available supply of an educated pool of workers. Where the job market is not enough to meet the supply of labour, companies like mine find that most attractive.”

Jeniece Scoon, Investment Officer - InvesTT chats with Brighton Dube in his new office on Wrightson Road, Port of Spain

Sekou Alleyne, president InvesTT, pinpointed Concargo’s entrance as a boost to the local logistics industry and employment for youths - “We are pleased to welcome Concargo to Trinidad and Tobago. They are young and innovative and have a unique method of delivery that will revolutionize warehousing and logistics in T&T. InvesTT is excited to work with Concargo in expanding their opportunities, specifically the establishment of their BPO dispatch offshore logistics initiative.  Our team stands ready to assist Concargo and facilitate their future re-investment into T&T.”

According to Dube “Setting up our own office in Trinidad rather than working with a partner here is certainly more affordable for us. InvesTT was very instrumental in reminding us to keep this country in our expansion plans. The Caribbean as a whole is a big market and we want to be able to use our own employees. We plan to invest a lot of money in training.” 

Kern Phillip, local Director of Operations (centre), encourages teamwork at Concargo

Vibrant and energetic local staff

Concargo began operations on Wrightson Road, Port of Spain in July 2022 with a vibrant and energetic office staff of 11 local employees – dispatchers, managers and administrative staff – with plans to recruit at least 10 drivers. The company will introduce house-to-house product delivery via motorcycles, in addition to the more traditional use of vans for larger items in the initial stages. Future plans consist of the provision of dispatch services to other international logistics firms, with Concargo acting as the outsourcing agent.

Dube is already very proud of his initial staff complement in T&T. Kern Phillip, a talented young local Director of Operations who manages the office while Dube is away, also expressed great pride in working with Concargo. 

Kern says - “One good thing about foreign companies coming to T&T is that there are lots of new jobs available. I’m a recent university graduate and I’ve seen the struggle to find employment in T&T after graduation - after so many years of studying, you can’t use your talent. In a logistics business like this one, there’s opportunity for self-improvement and growth. Critical thinking skills come into play in order to solve logistic issues because in the transportation business there can be many different ways to move something. Therefore, it requires thinking outside of the box. At Concargo, we believe in teamwork and we treat everyone equally. We encourage a lot of team bonding as this is how we generate ideas. We want to create an encouraging working space where people will want to come to work and enjoy their work. We want people to build their careers with us instead of for us.”

from left to right - Solange Gopaul- V.P of Operations, Kern Phillip -Director of Operations, Brighton Dube- Founder & Owner, Tim McKinney- Logistics Operations Manager (USA), Jeniece Scoon – Investment Officer, InvesTT and Christopher Maharaj- V.P of Operations.

Corporate Social Responsibility

Dube also emphasizes that Concargo Transportation is not just a money-making venture“In addition to providing efficient and cost-effective solution for our customers, we have a strong interest in corporate social responsibility just like we do in the USA and we’d like to give back to and make an impact in the community in any way that we can.

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