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. 


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.


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.



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.


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.


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.

Corpus Christi, TX – On Friday, April 30, 2010 at 11:00 a.m., the United States Navy will host its last ceremony at Naval Station Ingleside to lower its flag forever at the quarterdeck area of the main administration building 100th.  The ceremony signifies the final official event by the United States Navy at Naval Station Ingleside and the official takeover of the property by Port Corpus Christi.



Corpus Christi, TX - On April 23, 2010, Port Corpus Christi Police Department launched its first all-weather, multi-purpose patrol boat. This first patrol boat is a 29’ aluminum hull vessel manufactured by SAFEBoat and it is powered by twin 4-stroke Mercury outboard engines. The vessel has a fully enclosed cabin equipped with A/C and heat. State of the art electronics provide the crew the ability to locate and track vessels, as well as to detect certain forms of radiation, gas, and other elements. A Forward-Looking-Infrared (FLIR) system and radar is installed which assists the crew in navigating during times of limited visibility. The FLIR system will assist the crew in detecting people/things in the water that otherwise might not be visible to the naked eye.  An underwater 3-D acoustic imaging device will aid the crew in detecting anomalies such as improvised explosive devices (IED’s). The SAFEBoat has forward and aft mounts capable of supporting light-rifle weapons systems.




PPG members in India, USA and Belgium recently teamed up at the Cargo S.H.O.P. (Specialised, Heavyweight; ODC and Project Cargo) 2010 Exhibition at the World Trade Centre in Mumbai, India. Joining local hosts Express Transport Pvt. Ltd. (ETPL), were Ms. Susan St. Germain, Executive Director of Projects for TransProject USA, who is also the Chairperson of the Advisory Board of Project Professionals Group, Mr. Wallace Kai of TransGroup China and Mr. Reginald Van der Hauwaert of Polytra Belgium.

Pictured Left to Right: Mr. Suryakant; and Mr. Dinesh Dhawan of Express Transport India; Ms. Susan St. Germain of TransProject USA; Mr. Kaizad Bathena; Mr. Wallaca Kai of TransGroup China; and Mr. Reginald Van der Hauwaert of Polytra Belgium.


PPG India, Express Transport Pvt. Ltd., has successfully concluded two of three prestigrous Government contracts for Transmission Line Tower Materials from India to Mozambique on a DDU basis, on behalf of Electricidade De Mocambique, EP. (EDM). The consignments, totaling of 1,200 tonnes,  were shipped in 20’ Heavy duty + 40’ GP containers.