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CTO Do Brasil Worldwide Logistics have successfully shipped a 06-axle Heavy Duty Module and its power pack unit from the Port of Rio de Janeiro to the Port of San Antonio in a Ro/Ro Vessel. The loading and unloading of the module to/from the vessel has been done by its own... more

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The Port Corpus Christi Commission voted unanimous to move forward with negotiations to sell the recently acquired Ingleside Facility (formally known as U.S. Naval Station Ingleside) to Corpus Development, L.P., for a base purchase price of One Hundred Ten Million ($110,000,000.00) Dollars. The announcement took place at the monthly Port Corpus Christi Commission meeting, Tuesday, August 10, 2010. “Due to the tremendous impact this development will generate for the City of Ingleside and the region, the Commissioners carefully studied all potential candidates and determined that Corpus Development, L.P. has the best qualifications of all to move forward with the redevelopment of the facility.” said Mike Carrell, Chairman, Port Commission.

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Over dimensional cargo freight forwarders are being urged to take a strategic approach to training and register key employees for the Certificate of Achievement in Project Cargo Management available during Breakbulk Americas in Houston from October 12-14 at the George R. Brown Convention Center.

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PPG Germany partner, Karl Gross Internationale Spedition GmbH, Hamburg, together with PPG Brazilian member, O’Lisboa Despachos Int. Ltda., have successfully cooperated in handling several door-to-door shipments of brewery tanks and equipment. The large tanks (L 16.430 m, W 4.910 m, H 5.010 m, Weight 17.500 tonnes per piece) manufactured in Southern Germany were nested on supportive racks, but had to be shipped unpacked.

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PPG Japan (Allfort Co., Inc.) and Thailand (Leschaco (Thailand) Ltd.) have successfully delivered eight screen baskets, totally 775 CBM and 152 MT, from Japan to HMC Polymers in Thailand. The biggest piece had the dimensions of 17.2m x 3.2m x 3.5m and a weight of 30 tonnes. The scope of work comprised sea freight (carrier: Toko Line), import customs clearance, transport to site and lifting to foundation by a 200 tonne crane. The cargo was loaded in Osaka, Japan, on 11 June 2010 and arrived Laem Chabang Port, Thailand, on 7 July 2010. Delivery and lifting to foundation was completed within one day on 8 July 2010. The whole project operations, especially the delivery to site, complied with HMC’s strict safety rules and regulations.

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The 2010 Project Professionals Group (PPG) conference afforded sponsors and special guest speakers the opportunity to speak about the Port of Antwerp's infrastructure and promote the local economy by appealing to shippers from around the world. 115 freight movers, ship owners and related industry companies from around the globe converged in Antwerp for the three-day event. The event was officially opened by The Port Alderman – Antwerp City Council, Mr. Marc Van Peel. 

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PPG Member for Pakistan, Target Logistics International (Pvt) Ltd. has won the prestigious Consistent Sales Performance Award for the year 2009-2010. Mr. Khalid Mir (CEO, Target Logistics) received the Award from Mr. Kittiphong Sansomboon, General Manager (Pak), Thai Airways International Public Company Limited.  

 

Pictured is Mr. Khalid Kir receiving the Consistent Sales Performance Award from Mr. Kittiphong Sansomboon.

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From left: Shaikh Salahuddin, Almajdouie director for project logistics; Park Yung Duk, logistics manager HHI; Tae-Hien Huh, project director, Sabiya power plant, and S I Mustafa, vice president Almajdouie Group.

PPG Member for Saudi Arabia, Almajdouie Al Kazmi Heavylift Company, has secured the onshore freight forwarding contract for Kuwait-based Sabiya power plant project. The company, which is a joint venture between Almajdouie Group (Dammam, Saudi Arabia) and Al Kazmi (Kuwait), will handle about 300,000 F/T of cargo imported from various parts of world and will be responsible for the entire project management; customs clearance; and inland transportation of all material from various seaports and airports including local movement of heavy turbines/transformers / generators by barge operations from Sabiya seaport to the jetty.

 

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The Project Professionals Group has been recognised as a major specialist service provided for the international renewable energy industry following the success of the joint PPG/TransProject USA booth at the American Wind Energy Association Windpower 2010 Exhibition in Dallas. The booth was visited by the world’s leading renewable energy companies and all PPG participants gained invaluable contacts, leads and many genuine business opportunities.

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A fair wind is blowing for project cargo specialists the Project Professionals Group in the wind energy sector. TransProject LLC, PPG’s member in the United States, has been awarded the contract for the transportation of wind turbine towers from Korea to Brazil and other renewable energy plant and equipment shipments from Germany, USA, Canada, China, and India.

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PPG PSM Member Port of Corpus Christi has announced that Class-I rail services from the three major rail companies can now be offered at the Port to move wind turbine components.  Last year, BNSF Railway and Union Pacific Rail Road (UP) began offering rail services to major manufacturers of wind energy components through Port Corpus Christi.   Last week, Kansas City Southern Railway Company (KCSR) moved their first wind tower train from Port Corpus Christi. With this move, all three Class-I carriers are now competing for wind component business in the region.

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