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Valuable training sharpens project forwarding skills

Project forwarders working globally need more than ever to skilfully manage stakeholders from many diverse backgrounds and promote a professional image.

This is the focus of the PPG Project Cargo Forwarding Certificate that will be held at the Mandarin Orchard Singapore Hotel from 26-27 November 2018.

Course coordinator and trainer Kevin Stephens is the founder and general manager of project cargo network the Project Professionals Group.

“This is a non-technical course that delivers essential insights and skills that project forwarders need to stay in control of complex supply chain transportation issues,” Mr Stephens said.

“In just two days, achievement-oriented professionals will take back to the office enhanced confidence and skills that will enable them to improve their problem solving and communication with clients and service providers.

“We want to change the way you think about project forwarding using real-life examples and solutions. You will return to work and be able to apply the knowledge that you have learned in this workshop.”

Registration includes a USB Flash Drive with over 70 proven documents and all course presentation slides.

Further information and easy online registration, including PayPal option, is available at Project Professionals Group.

Testimonials from the most recent training course in Bremen highly recommends this course with graduates happy to share their experiences.

The training will also be offered at the inaugural Antwerp XL conference and exhibition in Antwerp on 7-9 May 2019, at the Antwerp Expo Centre.

Project forwarding training celebrates fifth anniversary in Houston

The Project Forwarders Certificate in Project Cargo Management celebrates its fifth anniversary in Houston during the Breakbulk Americas education program from 26-27 September.

More than 450 project forwarders and associated heavy-lift transportation specialists from 90 countries have graduated from the ISO accredited training course.

Course co-ordinator and general manager of the Project Professionals Group, Kevin Stephens, said the two-day training course was specifically developed to fast-track and refresh project management knowledge and skills.

“This is the only international professional development course of its kind that draws on project forwarding workplace experiences in a practical hands-on workshop format,” Mr Stephens said.

“Since the course was first launched it has received excellent feedback and testimonials from graduates who have overwhelmingly said that the training promoted a greater understanding of project forwarding management and increased their confidence to successfully transport super-size cargos,” he said.

Training workshop content includes project forwarding case studies, risk management, strategic partnerships, value adding strategies, traffic and logistics functional planning, meeting client expectations, biosecurity, working with brokers, tricks of the trade, and preparing quotations. Business communication addresses crisis communications, persuasive email, cultural communication, pitching with PowerPoint and how to write winning tenders.

All course participants receive a one-day entry pass into the Breakbulk Expo hall, and group registration discounts are available.

Further information about the course, including testimonials and registration, is available at Project Professionals Group and Breakbulk Americas

The training will also be offered for the first time during Breakbulk Middle East in Abu Dhabi from 23-24 October. The two-day course is also certified by the Project Management Institute (Arabian Gulf Chapter).

 

Breakbulk Americas
All registrations for the Project Forwarders Certificate in Project Cargo Management from 26-27 September in Houston include a one day pass to the Breakbulk Americas Expo. 

BBC Chartering supports PPG Melbourne conference

Heavy cargo transportation specialists, Project Professionals Group, has announced that BBC Chartering Australia Pty Ltd is the first major sponsor of its 10th anniversary annual conference in Melbourne next year.

The conference will be held in Australia for the first time from 6-8 September, 2017, at The Langham Hotel in the heart of Melbourne’s renowned Southbank Promenade entertainment precinct.

PPG General Manager said BBC Chartering, as part of its sponsorship package, would deliver a presentation during the conference to update PPG members about ocean carriage services and capabilities for heavy lift and project cargoes.

Mr Stephens said the conference sponsorship presentations would be very timely as Australia geared up to implement the federal government’s planned AUS$5 billion investment in major public transport projects.

“The Australian government’s announcement that it will invest in major projects to develop new road, rail and infrastructure links is a shot in the arm for project forwarders with experience in supporting major engineering, procurement and construction managers,” Mr Stephens said.

He said that two of the largest projects are set to be Melbourne Metro and Sydney Metro, which will share in half the funding.

Meanwhile, registrations are now open for the next Project Forwarding Certificate during the Breakbulk Americas education program in Houston from 26-27 September this year, and Breakbulk Middle East in Abu Dhabi 23-24 October.

The training course is ISO accredited and also certified by the Project Management Institute (Arabian Gulf Chapter), and all participants receive a one-day entry pass into the Breakbulk Expo hall. Group discounts are available.

Further information about the course, including testimonials and registration, is available at Project Professionals Group and Breakbulk Americas

 

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SUCCESS: Project Forwarding Certificate graduates at Breakbulk Americas in 2016. The two-day training course is again running at this year’s event in Houston from 26-27 September. 

 

 

Houston hosts project forwarding training during Breakbulk Americas

Registrations are now open for the next Project Forwarding Certificate during the Breakbulk Americas education program in Houston from 26-27 September this year.

The training course is ISO accredited and also certified by the Project Management Institute (Arabian Gulf Chapter), and all participants receive a one-day entry pass into the Breakbulk Expo hall.

Project forwarders from Scan Global Logistics (Shanghai) Volga-Dnepr (United Kingdom), CSL-Vastwin (Nanjing) Fracht (Shanghai) Antrak (Philippines), Tehama Shipping Services (Iraq) and Martin Bencher (Shanghai) took the opportunity to refresh and further develop their professional skills during the most recent project forwarding course offered as part of the Breakbulk China education program. This training was held at the InterContinental Shanghai Expo Hotel from 14-15 March and offered attendees the opportunity to improve their skills and knowledge and then attend the Breakbulk China exhibition.

Further information about the course, including testimonials and registration, is available at Project Professionals Group and Breakbulk Americas

Group discounts are available.

 

Project forwarding training includes art of negotiation

The art of negotiation is a new workshop topic to launch as part of the Certificate of Achievement in Project Cargo Management training course at the InterContinental Shanghai Expo Hotel from 14-15 March during the Breakbulk China education program.

This module specifically addresses negotiation as a communication and problem-solving process.

Trainer Rodger Hall draws on his university teaching experience to improve negotiation skills for project forwarders through communication to achieve win-win deals.

“Successful negotiation requires understanding of a number of persuasive skills to produce an outcome that both parties are satisfied with and build trust. Covered in this training are negotiation styles, strategies and tactics and active listening to deliver mutual agreement and avoid common mistakes,” Mr Hall said.

Training coordinator Kevin Stephens said the course also offered workshop modules included project forwarding case studies, risk management, strategic partnerships, value adding strategies, traffic and logistics functional planning, meeting client expectations, biosecurity, working with brokers, tricks of the trade, and preparing quotations.

Business communication addresses crisis communications, persuasive email, cultural communication, pitching with PowerPoint and how to write winning tenders.

The PPG Certificate of Achievement in Project Cargo Management is ISO accredited and also certified by the Project Management Institute (Arabian Gulf Chapter).

Attractive group training discounts are available for the two-day course that also includes an exhibition hall pass to Breakbulk China.

Further information, including testimonials and registration, is available at http://www.ppgprojects.com and http://www.breakbulk.com

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Negotiation is a problem solving process. 

 

 

PPG conference to celebrate 10th anniversary in Australia

PPG Mumbai 2016

ABOVE: PPG members at their ninth annual conference held at the Trident Nariman Point Hotel, Mumbai, from 3-5 of February, 2016.

Project Professionals Group will celebrate its 10th anniversary at its annual conference in the world’s most liveable city Melbourne, Australia, next year.

The project forwarding network concluded its ninth annual conference from 3-5 of February in Mumbai, India.

PPG General Manager Kevin Stephens said the Mumbai conference was a very successful event with presentations from Adani, Bahri, Port of Antwerp, Mediterranean Shipping Company, Port of Vancouver, and Flinter Shipping.

New member presentations were made by Hemisphere Freight Services (UK), Heavy Logistics (Belgium), CTO DO Brasil, and Linuship Transitarios Lda (Portugal).

Mr Stephens said members had attended PPG annual conferences in every continent except Australia and the group’s 10th anniversary would be a fitting occasion to host the event in Melbourne.

“Many of our current members have been part of PPG since day one and celebrating our 10th anniversary is a significant milestone for our network,” Mr Stephens said.

“Melbourne has topped The Economist magazine’s best place to live in the world for the fifth consecutive year in 2015 and will be a wonderful venue for PPG members to network at their annual conference,” Mr Stephens said.

“Australia also continues to outperform many of its trading partners despite sluggish international economic growth around the world and I am sure meeting in Australia will be a timely opportunity to explore business growth opportunities.”

The conference hotel and event dates will be announced as soon as possible.

Meanwhile, registrations are open for the Certificate of Achievement in Project Cargo Management training course at the InterContinental Shanghai Expo Hotel from 14-15 March as part of the Breakbulk China education program. Further information, including testimonials and registration, is available at http://www.ppgprojects.com and http://www.breakbulk.com

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PPG Mumbai conference sponsors

Countdown to project forwarding training in Mumbai

 

A unique window of opportunity in India for project forwarders and associated service providers ends on January 26 when registrations officially close for the Certificate of Achievement in Project Cargo Management training course in Mumbai, from February 1-2, 2016.

The training course offers participants the opportunity to learn and refresh skills that meet the requirements of clients transporting overdimensional high-value cargoes.

The course topics cover project cargo case studies, risk management, strategic partnerships, value adding strategies, traffic and logistics functional planning, meeting client expectations, biosecurity, working with brokers, and preparing winning quotations.

The training also include business communication workshops to eliminate costly misunderstandings and satisfy the increasing importance placed on professional communication skills by employers.

The course trainers are the founder and general-manager of heavy-lift transport network the Project Professionals Group, Kevin Stephens, and business communications consultant and university educator Rodger Hall.

Mr Stephens said the training course was part of the Breakbulk Events education program and in its present format had not been available in India.

“The opportunity to attend this course in India is a one-off opportunity for forwarders, shippers and associated service suppliers to further develop their professional skills,” Mr Stephens said.

The ISO-accredited training is also certified by the Project Management Institute (Arabian Gulf Chapter) for education and training in Bahrain, Qatar, Oman, Kuwait and Saudi Arabia and will be held at the Express Global Logistics Head Office Board Room, Kulkarni Patil Building, 14 Murzban Road, 2nd Floor (Opposite New Empire Cinema), Fort, Mumbai.

For further course information and to register email Kevin Stephens kevinstephens@ppgprojects.com Attractive group discounts are available.