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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.

Early-bird registration for project forwarding training offers big savings

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.

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Project Forwarding Certificate students at Breakbulk Americas 2015.

 

PPG appoints new members in India and Malaysia

Project cargo forwarding network Project Professionals Group has appointed three new members in Asia.

PPG general manager Kevin Stephens said MFC Transport Pvt. Ltd is the new member for Western India (Mumbai), with Tera Projects & Shipping appointed as the new member for Malaysia (Klang), and D.B. Group India Pvt. Ltd. as the new member for Northern India (New Delhi) and Eastern India (Kolkata).

Mr Stephens said all three companies are experienced over-dimensional project cargo specialists with excellent capabilities to support PPG members.

“I would like to congratulate all three companies on joining the PPG network which this year celebrates its 10thanniversary,” Mr Stephens said.

The PPG annual conference is from 6-8 September 2017 at The Langham Hotel, Melbourne, Australia.

PPG appoints new member for Northern and Eastern India

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.

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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.

Online registration and further information about the ISO accredited course is available at Project Professionals Group.

PPG’s shining light in Shanghai

Overdimensional cargo transportation network, Project Professionals Group, has appointed Shanghai Shining International Logistics Co as the new member for Eastern China.

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.

Trainers for the ISO accredited course include Mr Stephens, with over 40 years industry experience, and business communications consultant and academic Rodger Hall.

To qualify for the 20% discount and receive an invoice please email Kevin Stephens direct on kevinstephens@ppgprojects.com.

Further information about the course, including testimonials is available at Project Professionals Group

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Shanghai Shining International Logistics Co has been appointed as the new Project Professionals Group member for Eastern China.

Special offer: Houston project forwarding training delivers 20% discount

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.

Training co-ordinator for the two-day ISO accredited course Kevin Stephens said the 20% discount offered a substantial saving of $US370 per person with the resulting course price of $US1480 per person if full payment was received by August 24.

“Testimonials from attendees who have completed the PPG Project Forwarding Certificate emphasise that this investment in professional development has been very worthwhile and that they highly recommend the course to their industry colleagues,” Mr Stephens said.

“This excellent participant feedback recognises that our training combines specialised skills and knowledge with practical advice based on industry experience.”

Mr Stephens said the 20% discount offer would also apply to group registrations up to a maximum of six attendees per company.  Attendance at the course also includes entry into the Breakbulk Americas exhibition and conference and Tuesday evening Opening Reception.

Training 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.

To qualify for the 20% discount and receive an invoice please email Kevin Stephens direct on kevinstephens@ppgprojects.com.

Further information about the course, including testimonials is available at Project Professionals Group

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HANDS-ON: Group work is a feature of the teaching and learning instruction during the PPG Project Forwarding Certificate workshop at Breakbulk Americas in Houston. Register now via kevinstephens@ppgprojects.com to receive a 20% discount for the two-day course.

 

 

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).

 

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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.