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Portland hosts 2018 PPG annual conference

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Overdimensional logistics network, Project Professionals Group’s 11th annual conference will be held in Portland, Oregon, USA, from 26-28 September next year (2018).

PPG general manager Kevin Stephens said the Port of Portland and the Port of Vancouver USA were the joint major sponsors for the event.

“The Port of Portland and the Port of Vancouver USA are both dynamic organisations and have put forward an excellent conference proposal and we thank them for their support and hospitality,” Mr Stephens said,

Mr Stephens said the 2018 conference dates had also been selected to also provide PPG members with the opportunity to visit the Breakbulk Americas conference and exhibition in Houston (2–4 October 2018), ensuring it was cost-effective to attend both events.

Mr Stephens said with the recommendation of the Port of Portland and Port of Vancouver USA the award-winning Benson Hotel had been selected as the conference venue with very attractive accommodation rates for members and guests.

Meanwhile, all 2018 dates for the ISO accredited PPG Certificate in Project Cargo Forwarding workshop run in conjunction with Breakbulk Events are confirmed and online registration available at Project Professionals Group.

 

  • Featured Image: The Port of Vancouver USA is a multi-purpose port authority on the Columbia River in Vancouver, Washington, that handles more than seven million tons of cargo each year, including project cargos. Image courtesy of Port of Vancouver USA

Project cargo network appoints two new members

Overdimensional cargo transportation network, Project Professionals Group, has appointed new members representing Malawi, Jordan and Iraq.

PPG general manager Kevin Stephens said Land-Air Cargo Services is the new member for Malawi, with its head office in Lilongwe, while Golden Ways for Logistics, based in Amman, is the new member for Jordan and Iraq.

“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 kevinstephens@ppgprojects.com.

Further information about the course, including testimonials, 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.

 

 

AAL Shipping joins PPG conference sponsors

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Multipurpose heavy lift project operator AAL Shipping is joining the list of major sponsors celebrating the Project Professionals Group’s 10th anniversary in Melbourne next year.

PPG general manager Kevin Stephens said AAL would join BBC Chartering Australia Pty Ltd and Port Corpus Christi as sponsors of the conference from 6-8 September, 2017, at The Langham Hotel, Melbourne.

Mr Stephens said AAL had expanded into one of the leading multipurpose heavy lift operators with regular sailings between Asia, Oceania and North America.

“AAL celebrated a significant milestone last year with their 20th anniversary and we look forward to their participation in PPG’s decennial celebrations next year,” Mr Stephens said.

AAL has an office in Brisbane, Australia.

Meanwhile, registrations are now open for the next ISO accredited Project Forwarders Certificate in Project Cargo Management in Houston during the Breakbulk Americas education program from 26-27 September this year. All registrations 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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AAL Shipping is joining the list of major sponsors celebrating the Project Professionals Group’s 10th Anniversary from 6-8 September in Melbourne next year. 

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. 

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.