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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 builds top performance … early bird rate closes 30 April, great savings

Supporting lifelong learning and top performance is the framework behind  the PPG Project Cargo Forwarding Certificate available during Breakbulk Europe 2018 from 29-30 May in Bremen.

This one-and-a-half-day workshop combines presentations on how to improve the management of project cargo transportation and how to eliminate costly inefficiencies in project communication.

Course presenters include the founder and general manager of project cargo network the Project Professionals Group, Kevin Stephens, and business communications consultant and trainer Rodger Hall.

Mr Stephens said the key training objective is for employees to graduate with improved efficiencies that deliver competitive advantage.

“We want our participants to acquire new thinking and update their understanding of client and industry requirements that will contribute to them being among the top performers in their businesses,” Mr Stephens said.

Mr Stephens said previous graduates highly recommended the training with excellent feedback testimonials.

The workshop includes a USB Flash Drive with over 70 proven documents and all course presentation slides (value $US500).

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

Attractive discounts are: Early Bird Rate (save US$200 book and pay before 30th April 2018): US$1300pp. Standard Rate (book and pay 1st May 2018 to 29th May 2018): US1500pp Note: Additional US$50 applies if paid via PayPal.

Registration includes an exhibition hall pass and an invitation to the official welcome reception to what is shaping to be a very successful Breakbulk Europe with over 10,000 participants, and a record number of exhibitors.

The ISO accredited education program is endorsed by the Education Department of the Bremen Chamber of Commerce (Handelskammer Bremen).

 

Featured image: Project Forwarding Certificate graduates in Bremen at an earlier training course. The next course in Bremen will be at Breakbulk Europe 2018.

Project Professionals Group expands Down Under

Overdimensional cargo transportation network, Project Professionals Group, has expanded its Australian membership to include individual states.

PPG general manager Kevin Stephens said Cargo Line International Pty Ltd is the new member for New South Wales, Victoria, South Australia and Tasmania and CMX Global Logistics Pty Ltd is the new member for Queensland with 360 Logistics Pty Ltd representing the network in Western Australia.

“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.

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

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.

Project Forwarding Certificate graduates Breakbulk 2015
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.

AAL Shipping joins PPG conference sponsors

AAL logo

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. 

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

 

Houston graduates 2015
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.