Founding PPG Member and close friend, Mr. Cecil More, has announced his retirement. Cecil and his lovely wife Jean (pictured right), in the interim plan to devote their time between their 55 acre retreat in the mountains at Bushmans Nek, as well in their Durban home.
Cecil is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Shipbrokers (FICS) London; Graduate School of Business Programme for Management Development, University of Cape Town; Knight 1st Class, Polar Star (Swedish Award); and Knight 1st Class, Royal Order of Merit (Norwegian Award).
The worlds largest dedicated project forwarding organisation, and Global logistics solutions provider, Project Professionals Group, gathers in Aarhus, Denmark, in August, to discuss key issues impacting on the project cargo industry. PPG‘s General-Manager Kevin Stephens said today (15/2/08) 108 participants have already confirmed attendance at the conference held in association with DSV Air & Sea A/S Project Division, one of Europe’s leading project forwarding and logistics companies; Transgroup Worldwide Logistics, a leading project forwarder in USA; major multi-purpose shipper Rickmers-Linie GmbH; specialist heavy-lift project cargo carriers Beluga Chartering GmbH; Combi Lift and SAL; leading heavylift airline Ruslan International; The Aarhus Port Authority and The Port of Corpus Christie Authority.
Beluga Shipping will early next year begin using a new multipurpose heavy-lift ship whose propulsion will be assisted by a giant parasail. The company said the ship, MV "Beluga SkySails", would be able to reduce fuel consumption 10 percent to 15 percent using a 160-square-meter sail. It expects to scale up the kite to 320 meters within the next year and be able to achieve fuel savings of 20 percent to 30 percent.
Project cargo specialists, Project Professionals Group, is proving to be the fastest growing logistics management network of its kind with 99 office locations around the world in only six months.
PPG Member, TransGroup Worldwide Logistics has successfully concluded the shipment of a massive Wet Gas Scrubber (126 tonnes), along with other equipment and materials, from Map Ta Phut, Thailand for New Orleans from where it was transferred to barge and taken upriver near to Chicago. 1 x 160 tonne and 1 x 100 tonne floating cranes were used to load the Scrubber on board vessel "Diana Scan" in September 2007. Ms. Susan St. Germain, Director of Projects, confirmed that the project was completed on time and within budget to the overall satisfaction of their client.