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almaj.jpg  PPG Member for Saudi Arabia, Almajdouie Logistics World (MLW) participated in 4th Annual Break Bulk Exhibition and conference held in Belgium from 26th to 28th May 2009. Antwerp was a very attractive location from a shipping point of view. With the fastest route to Europe, Antwerp port is the 2nd largest port in Europe and 5th largest in the world, handling 189 Million Tons of cargo in 2008. Significant growth in the volume of break-bulk cargo moving in and out of Europe is a testament to the growing prominence in World Trade of the EU and the Middle East. The exhibition was attended by senior participants in the break-bulk industry.


The International projects Department (IPD) of Almajdouie Group secured a significant number of major projects in recent years and one such project was successfully concluded for Samsung Engineering which awarded through Hyupjin Shipping Korea. This major project included the haulage of oversize & heavy cargo with a total volume of 6,122.355 R/T, with the two heaviest Reactors weighing 403 tonnes and measuring L32.89m x W5.81m x H6.10m each.


shippingchinalogo.jpg  Project Professionals Group and ShippingChina have announced a informal strategic alliance to benefit their members. Shippingchina is the leading shipping network in China, with 250,000 business members (60% freight forwarders; 30% Traders; 10% Ship Owners, Ports Authorities and other relevant industries), whilst PPG has 125 member offices in 90 countries. PPG general manager Kevin Stephens said his network offered a global supply chain management footprint. Mr. Sun Yansheng (John), Director - International Business Department, advises ShippingChina was likewise focused on a long-term partnership with PPG via close cooperation between its members.
 shippingchinagss.jpg PPG will attend as special guest at Shipping China's 4th Global Shipping Summit in Dalian, China, 22nd-23rd October 2009.

Project Professionals Group will hold its second annual conference in Corpus Christi, July 29 – August 1, 2009. Members of PPG, with 120 member offices in 90 countries worldwide, agreed to the Texas venue following a vote at their inaugural conference held in Aarhus, Denmark. Port of Corpus Christi Executive Director Mr. John LaRue attended the 2008 Aarhus conference and provided an excellent overview of his organization’s capabilities in hosting a major international conference.

 · Confirmed 2009 sponsors include The Port of Corpus Christi (USA); TransProject LLC (USA); SmartWay Transport Partnership (USA); Beluga Chartering GmbH (Germany); Rickmers-Linie (AQmerica) Inc. (USA); Scan-Trans Inc. (USA); Sun Communications (Australia); Chipolbrok America, Inc. (USA); Sea-Concert Co., Ltd. (Thailand) ; Transportes De Los Santos Hijos S.A. De C.V. (Mexico); Quebec Stevedoring Company (Canada); Sinokor/Naver/YJC (Korea); Raonoke Trade Services, Inc. (USA); Sahil Freight Express (India). 


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.