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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

Melbourne lives up to most liveable city for PPG

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.

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

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BBC Chartering Australia Managing Director David Begg presents PPG general manager Kevin Stephens with his delegates’ conference polo shirt sponsored by BBC Chartering.

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 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.

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.