“PPG has a policy of one member per nation other than in large economies where it makes more sense to divide geographically such as India and China,” Mr Stephens said.
“Australia will now be categorised into separate memberships on a state-by-state bases to offer clients a more localised solution to better cater to their individual requirements.”
Meanwhile, Mr Stephens has confirmed that the ISO accredited PPG Project Forwarding Certificate will be held from 17-18 October in Houston during the Breakbulk Americas education program despite the impact of Hurricane Harvey. Registration remains open and includes a one-day pass to the Breakbulk Americas exhibition hall and invitation to the official welcome reception.
Project Professionals Group’s 10th anniversary conference in Melbourne from 6-8 September delivered informative sponsor presentations and productive member meetings while also providing attendees with the opportunity to experience the world’s most liveable city.
PPG general manager Kevin Stephens said many members were visiting Australia for the first time and had the opportunity to see why Melbourne was voted the world’s most liveable city for the seventh year in a row in the Economist Intelligence Unit’s Global Liveability Report 2017.
“A cruise on the Yarra River showcased many Melbourne landmarks, and the conference venue at Southbank offered a sample of the local lifestyle,” Mr Stephens said.
Presentations were made by BBC Chartering Australia Managing Director David Begg, Volga-Dnepr-Unique Air Cargo, USA, Operations Project Manager Victoria Cass and several new PPG members.
Editorial Director for Breakbulk Events and Media Gary Burrows delivered a presentation highlighting upcoming events and media opportunities.
Conference delegates also received a briefing on the Certificate in Project Forwarding workshop to run in Houston during the Breakbulk Americas education program from October 17-18.
Early-bird registrations for the PPG Project Cargo Forwarding Certificate from 17-18 October in Houston during the Breakbulk Americas education program – offering a saving of US$200pp – closes on August 18.
Attendees must book and pay before August 18 for the course that includes a USB Flash Drive with over 70 proven documents and all course presentation slides (value US$500), Breakbulk exhibition hall pass and invitation to the official welcome reception. The training is open to everyone involved with project forwarding services including terminal operators, forwarders and shippers, or new entrants interested in joining the project freight sector. Further information and online registration about the ISO accredited course is available at Project Professionals Group.
Project Professionals Group has appointed D.B. Group India Pvt. Ltd. as its new project forwarding member for both Northern and Eastern India.
PPG general manager and founder Kevin Stephens said D.B. Group India with offices in New Delhi and Kolkata was well placed to partner with network members.
“D.B. Group has an international network through its global head office and their local contacts in Northern and Eastern India will provide experienced support for PPG members,” Mr Stephens said.
Meanwhile, registrations are open for the next Project Forwarding Certificate from 17-18 October in Houston during the Breakbulk Americas education program. Included is a one-day pass into the Breakbulk Americas exhibition hall and invitation to the opening reception.
PPG general manager Kevin Stephens said both companies have extensive experience working in the over-dimensional transportation sector.
Interland Transport is based in Casablanca while the Global Freight Solutions Finland office is in Espoo.
Meanwhile, registrations are closing soon for the PPG Certificate in Project Freight Forwarding in Shanghai at the InterContinental Shanghai Expo Hotel from 13-14 March. The ISO accredited training course includes a one day Breakbulk China exhibition hall pass. The training is open to anyone involved with project forwarding services including terminal operators, forwarders and shippers, or new entrants interested in joining the project freight sector.
“These companies are very experienced project cargo managers in their respective regions and will provide strong representation for our network members,” Mr Stephens said.
Meanwhile, a 20% discount to enrol in the ISO accredited PPG Project Forwarding Certificate from 26-27 September in Houston during the Breakbulk Americas education program ends on August 24, 2016. Registration includes a one-day pass to the Breakbulk exhibition hall and invitation to the official welcome reception. To take advantage of the 20% discount please email Kevin Stephens direct on firstname.lastname@example.org.
PPG general manager Kevin Stephens said Shanghai continued to be an important international project cargo hub, and an experienced local PPG network member was vital to maximising bilateral trade and investment opportunities.
“Shanghai Shining International Logistics is well placed to assist the PPG network to continue to be involved in transportations to and from the Shanghai Free Trade Zone and Yangtze River Delta,” Mr Stephens said.
Meanwhile, project forwarders registering to attend the PPG Project Forwarding Certificate from 26-27 September in Houston during the Breakbulk Americas education program will receive a 20% discount if they pay in full prior to August 24, 2016.