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Wangfoong Global Logistics successfully arranged night transportation of an over-weight and over-size rail grinder machine. The operation was completed with convoy operation using hydraulic trailer equipped with adjustable steering system. MTR’s depot has an unloading area... more

ppg_logo_landscape.gif  Following the overwhelming success of its first Project Cargo Training Course in Mumbai, India, January 28-29, PPG will continue with its objective to offer fast tracking skills and knowledge concerning the freight forwarding of project cargo, particularly heavy-lift and over dimensional plant and equipment. A second two-day training workshop is scheduled for Bremen, Germany, in October 28-29, 2009. 

 chicago71.jpg   The joint PPG/TransGroup Worldwide Logistics booth at the huge AWEA Exhibition in Chicago has proved a glowing success with all participants gaining invaluable contracts, leads and genuine business opportunities. The PPG/TransGroup booth was a wonderful investment and we plan to participate in the next event to be held in Dallas in 2010. A live performance of the Blues Brothers saw thousands of visitors flocking to our booth. Several other exhibitors stated that they were doing more business at our booth, than their own!  It was a really wonderful show and the feedback from those who attended from PPG has been extremely positive. 

  In conjunction with PPG USA Member, Transgroup Worldwide Logistics, PPG will exhibit their global services at the Windpower 2009 Conference & Exhibition taking place May 4 - 7, 2009 in Chicago, Illinois. The Windpower 2009 Conference and Exhibition is the largest annual wind conference and exhibition in the world featuring over 13,000 attendees and over 776 exhibitors.


PPG St. Petersburg, Russia, Eurosib-Logistics, has wrapped up the project of shipping large-diameter pipes (D-1420 mm) for the Russian giant Gazprom for the construction of the Nord Stream gas pipeline. The pipes will be laid at the Nord Stream’s land section between the towns of Gryazovets and Vyborg. The total volume of the transported cargo amounted to 35,000 tonnes, or 3,866 units with the combined length of 44.5 km. Manufactured by the German company Europipe GmbH, the pipes have an internal smooth anti-friction coating and an external three-layer protective polyethylene coating. The cargo was shipped to St. Petersburg by 12 vessels and once in Russia were consigned to Eurosib-Logistics which was subsequently responsible for its customs clearance, loading the pipes onto trucks and hauling them to various construction sites. 


jorbel3.jpg  In another successful cooperative project between PPG members, Polytra N.V. in Belgium and Seven Seas Shipping and Transport Company in Jordan have successfully concluded a 2,034 tonne shipment of Steel Sheets ex Antwerp to Umm Quasar Port. The consignment was then successfully transported to Basra City, Iraq. The turnkey is under DDU terms, with PPG's major sponsor vessel "Beluga Evaluation" scheduled to arrive at Umm Quasar Port on 24th April 2009. Both Polytra and Seven Seas were present during loading operations in Antwerp, with Seven Seas scheduled to supervise all discharge and final delivery operations to Basra City.

 icecorp7seas1.jpg In an extremely challenging project, PPG Canada, IceCorp Projects, and Jordan, Seven Seas Shipping and Transport Company, has successfully concluded a major shipment of Girder Cranes and accessories from Canada and USA to Iraq. The negotiations between seller and buyer lasted about two years after the terms of shipping and letter of credit requirements did not really meet reality. It took quite a time to get test certificates issued and bookings were constantly deferred as a result of these complex issues. The final carrier choice was Wallenius Wilhelmsen who had vessels over booked to that region several months ahead and any changes and delays threw the schedule even further behind. 

almajdouie1.jpg    PPG Member for Saudi Arabia, Almajdouie Heavy Lift Transport and Engineering (MHL), fully justifies its eminent name in the logistics industry in the region. Totally, Almajdouie Group operates 22 companies under the business sectors of logistics, automotives, manufacturing, real estate and investment. Under logistics itself it has 11 companies. Two of its companies are specialized in transportation and erection of super heavy and oversize loads/cargoes. One is Almajdouie heavy Lift Transport and engineering (MHL) one of the first ISO-9001 certified Heavylift Companies with its head office in Dammam and another is Almajdouie PSC Heavylift (MPSC) a JV company between Almajdouie Group of Saudi Arabia and Fagioli Group of Italy with its head office in Bahrain. Almajdouie Heavy Lift Transport and Engineering (MHL) secured a mega contract for transportation of Super heavy & Oversize Evaporators module from Bilfal Heavy Ind. (Ex-Works Yard ) to Marafiq IWPP Project Site Jubail. The Marafiq Desalination plant will be one of the largest water desalination processing plants in the world. The execution of Project is ongoing where Almajdouie Heavy Lift (MHL) and Almajdouie PSC Heavylift (MPSC) are jointly utilizing their expertise in moving such heaviest units by Self Propelled Module Trailers (SPMT’s) trailers.

PPG Bahrain member, Orient Express Logistics (OEL Groups), has successfully concluded the shipment of a 134 tonne transformer from Fuji Electric System Company, Japan to Bahrain Port, to the ALBA (Aluminum Bahrain) project job site, the largest modern aluminium smelter in the world. The job successfully completed on March 5th 2009. The sensitive equipment was transported on board M/V "Kamo" and was safely delivered on time and on budget. Overall dimensions of the main transformer were L7.2m x W4.6m x H5.2m. The total gross weight of the entire shipment including the main Cooler tank, oil tank and accessories was 234.45 tonnes/414.257cbm. OEL also arranged for transport from wharf to job site using a 12-axle platform trailer, offloading units onto stools and final transfer to base foundations utilising a 200 tonne capacity mobile crane. Due to the uneven road access, OEL also arranged to level out the access route for 12 meters. The total shipment was supervised by Mr. Saji Sreeram and Mr. Shajith.    oelbahrain.jpg 

 PPG General Manager, Kevin Stephens and Sun Communications consultant, Rodger Hall have just returned from Mumbai where they successfully concluded the first PPG Project Forwarding Education Course. The two-day course was held at St. Xavier's College, Mumbai, India, from Wednesday 28th – Thursday 29th January, 2009 and all 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. The course contained a wealth of knowledge and information which we are certain will hold all attendees in good stead for the future and assist them in changing their future understanding and approach to project cargo management. Participating students came from Belgium, Philippines, Dubai, Thailand, Abu Dhabi, India, Kazakhstan, Brazil and Bahrain  ppggraduates1.jpg