DCN Awards

Left to Right: Mona Stephens (PPG), Kevin Stephens, Rodger Hall (Sun Communications) and Lindsay Jacgung (Allfreight International).

PPG has its own International Project Forwarding Education Program, with the first Course conducted in Mumbai in January 2009 and the second in Bremen in October 2009. The third course is scheduled for Singapore in January 2010. The PPG Training Course has been named as a finalist in the 14th Annual Lloyd’s List DCN Australian Shipping and Transport Awards will take place at the Sofitel Wentworth Sydney on the 26th November 2009 and the Supply Chain & Logistics Association annual education and training awards which will take place at Eureka Tower in Melbourne on 12 November.


PPG member for Vietnam, Vantage Logistics Corp, believe in their social responsibilities by proving urgent relief to victims of the recent devastating Mirinae storms in Binh Dinh province, Vietnam. Vantage believe it is their social responsibility to assist their fellow countrymen during this difficult situation, according to Ms. Florence Lam.


PPG PSM member, The Port of Corpus Christi (PCCA), has been recognized once again for its environmental stewardship. PCCA was honored on November 5, 2009 at the Coastal Bend Bays Foundation Coastal Bend Conservation and Environmental Stewardship Award Banquet in the business and industry category. The Port, the Texas General Land Office, and The U.S. Department of Interior Minerals Management Service were all recognized for the Pelican Island Project that was recently completed. This project, headed by Paul D. Carangelo, REM, PCCA Coastal Environmental Planner, involves the construction of a breakwater to provide erosion protection for approximately 1300 linear feet of the northeast portion of Pelican Island, the premier rookery in the Corpus Christi Bay area for a wide variety of colonial-nesting, fish-eating wading birds. 



PPG PSM member, Port Corpus Christi, Texas, U.S.A. and Meridian 100 FTZ Logistics Parks and Free Trade Zones Developer will sign a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to foster wider collaboration between the Port of Corpus Christi and Meridian 100°´s Free Trade Zone located in Port Laredo. The signing will take place at the Port Commission meeting on Tuesday, November 10 at 9:00 a.m. at the Congressman Solomon P. Ortiz International Center located at 402 Harbor Drive.


PPG General Manager, Kevin Stephens and Sun Communications consultant, Rodger Hall have just returned from Bremen, Germany, where they successfully concluded the second PPG Project Forwarding Education Course. The two-day course was held on Wednesday 28th – Thursday 29th October, 2009 and all twenty five students received a Certificate of Achievement in Project Cargo Management at the end of the program.



PPG PSM Member, The Port of Corpus Christi and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers have officially signed a Project Partnership Agreement (PPA) to move forward the construction of the La Quinta Channel extension. The signing ceremony was held at the Congressman Solomon Ortiz International Center, Tuesday, October 13. The PPA was signed by Port Chairman Ruben Bonilla and Col. David C. Weston, Commander-Galveston District. Also attending was Mr. Arthur Janecka, Deputy District Engineer for Project Management; Mr. Bill Wise, Chief, Project Management Branch; Ms. Cynthia Burke, Project Manager Corpus Christi Ship Channel; and Mr. Abel Deleon, Corpus Christi Area Resident Engineer. “Extending the La Quinta Channel will support the realization of La Quinta Trade Gateway, the port’s most important diversification project.” Said John LaRue, Executive Director Port Corpus Christi. 


With an active and fruitful relationship before joining PPG, both Transgroup and Vantage Logistics have further extended their cooperative relationship due to the solid foundations offered by PPG. Pictured left are Susan St. Germain and Florence Lam who advise that in recent times, both members have successfully concluded the following projects on time and on budget:


Transport equipment owners, operators and other service providers have been invited to join the Project Professionals Group following the overdimensional freight forwarding network’s decision to introduce new membership categories. PPG general manager Kevin Stephens said the initiative was discussed and approved at the organisation’s annual conference hosted by the Port of Corpus Christi in Texas from July 29 to August 1.


PPG USA Project Forwarding Member, TransGroup Worldwide Logistics, has just received some ‘green’ recognition from one of our main industry publications - Inbound Logistics Magazine. It’s the first time they’ve featured the Green 25, so PPG is delighted that TransGroup have made the list. To review the digital version of the publication please click on the following link: or the Inbound Logistics Logo left.


ppg_conference_09_group.jpg The 2009 Project Professionals Group conference, which began last week, gave sponsors and special guest speakers the opportunity to speak about the Port of Corpus Christi's infrastructure and promote the local economy by appealing to shippers from around the world. 110 freight movers, ship owners and related industry companies from 45 countries converged in Corpus Christi for the five-day event. The event was officially opened by The Mayor of Corpus Christi, Mr. Joe Adame.