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Three PPG Members have teamed up to deliver a consignment of transformers to Ghadames, 549 km southwest of Tripoli, near the borders with Algeria and Tunisia. The joint project to transport 18 high voltage transformers from the Port of Sétubal in Portugal to Lybia involved PPG members for Belgium Polytra N.V., Alship Navegação in Portugal, and Roland Spedition in Lybia. Polytra co-ordinated the project on behalf of Siemens Belgium with Alship Navegação ensuring safe shipment from the Port of Sétubal while Roland Spedition GmbH in Lybia was responsible for the reception, delivery and discharge of the transformers at a number of pumping station sites.

 

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PPG has its own International Project Forwarding Education Program which is also accredited to ISO9001:2008 Standard. The first Course was conducted in Mumbai (January 2009); the second in Bremen (October 2009); and the third in Singapore (January 2010). The PPG Training Course has previously been named as a finalist in the 14th Annual Lloyd’s List DCN Australian Shipping and Transport Education and Training Award; and the Supply Chain & Logistics Association Annual Education and Training Award in 2009.

   

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Project Professionals Group, aims to use 2010 to further target project cargo clients in the renewable energy industry. PPG general manager Kevin Stephens said the network would share a booth with its USA member TransGroup Worldwide Logistics at the American Wind Energy Association (AWEA) Exhibition from May 23-26 at the Dallas Convention Center in Texas.

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PPG General Manager, Kevin Stephens; Sun Communications consultant, Rodger Hall; and Robin Ryan of Crux Investigation, have just returned from Singapore where they successfully concluded the third PPG Project Forwarding Education Course. The two-day course was held on Thursday 28th and Friday 29th January, 2010, immediately following PPG’s participation in the Breakbulk Asia conference and exhibition. All twenty two students received a Certificate of Achievement in Project Cargo Management at the end of the program. We are delighted to advise that the program was a huge success, with all students advising their complete satisfaction.

 

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 JoC Profile: TransProject/Susan St. Germain.pdf

 JoC Profile: Express Transport / Nailesh Gandhi.pdf

 JoC Profile: PPG/Kevin Stephens.pdf

 JoC Exhibition Article.pdf

“Regional Market: Australia” was a key point of discussion during the 2nd Annual Breakbulk Asia Conference and Exhibition at the Suntec Convention Center in Singapore from 26-27 January 2010. Australia is one of the hottest regions for oil and gas exploration. Chevron and BP recently were awarded the development of the Gorgon field on the North West Shelf, and other projects are gearing up in the Timor Sea and to the north. Speakers discussed what breakbulk and project cargoes are moving in and out of Australia, and the challenges involved. The session was moderated by Mr Kevin Stephens, General Manager, of multi-modal solutions provider Project Professionals Group.

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 TransProject ISO9001:2008 Certificate.pdf

 AQA International LLC Letter of Confirmation.pdf

TransProject LLC, USA, has successfully achieved Quality Certification to ISO 9001:2008 standard. Susan St. Germain advises that during the audit process, there were no exceptions or non-conformities. The Scope of Certification covers the Management of the Distribution, Handling and Shipping of Project Cargo Worldwide. Within their ISO policy, TransProject are also compliant with 14001 environmental standards. PPG congratulates Susan and her team on this wonderful achievement.

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A complete air and sea supply chain solution has been successful in winning the logistics contract for a new million offshore oil drilling campaign in the Sudanese Red Sea. PPG member, Darka Shipping Agencies, a member of the Darka for Trading and Services group of companies based in Port Sudan, secured the contract with Red Sea Petroleum Operating Company (RSPOC) who will be working in Block 15 (Tokar delta) section of the Red Sea. This is the first offshore oil drilling campaign in Sudan. Darka Vice Chairman and Business Development Manager, Mohamed A.M. Osman, said contract negations were highly competitive.

 

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