PPG Member for Saudi Arabia, Al Majdouie Logistics Group, has the honour of being awarded the “Best Land Transport Company” at the prestigious 3rd  Annual Middle East Logistics Awards (MELA) 2009, which was held on 30th June 2009 at the Monarch Hotel in Dubai, UAE. Pictured left is Mr. S. I. Mustafa (second from right), Vice President, Logistics, Al Majdouie Logistics Group accepting the award for Best Road Hauler, (Best Land Transport Company), from Dr. Kanak Madrecha,  SCLG. 


kgfgmy1.jpg  PPG Germany, Karl Gross Internationale Spedition GmbH, have successfully concluded a major shipment of eight (8) Exchangers for the Petroleum Industry. Under strict delivery deadlines The order for Karl Gross Hamburg was Ex-Works Berlin up to CFR Hong Kong via the Port of Hamburg and faced two specific challenges (1) Careful handling with attention to detail and cargo sensitivities; and (2) Penalties for the German Customer if the overall transit time exceeded 30 days due to a contractual fixed delivery date from Hamburg to Hong Kong. 

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.