Please click on the images (left) for the Kris TV news version regarding the next annual conference of PPG to be held in The Solomon P. Ortiz Conference Facility, Corpus Christi, USA from 29th July – 1st August, 2009. The Port of Corpus Christi is mid-way along the Texas coast on the Gulf of Mexico (approximately 150 miles north of the United States/Mexico border). The conference will be sponsored by the Port of Corpus Christi.
|Recently PPG Japan (Allfort) and PPG Vietnam (Vantage) contributed their part in the protection of Phu Quoc’s environment. Phu Quoc is a beautiful island South of Vietnam, located in Gulf of Thailand. In line with PPG’s commitment to SmartWay, the United States Environmental Protection Agency, PPG members are constantly striving to explore eco-friendly solutions. The nature of the island is still unexploited, with its pristine beaches, laid-back vibes, golden-brown sands and calm and peaceful atmosphere. All of this results in a really relaxing paradise-like location that needs to be preserved for future generations.
This project is part of the on-going widening of the existing Penang Bridge from 2 lanes to 3 lanes. UEM had contacted Megalift to propose and execute a method on how to shift 9 units of the existing emergency lay-by to make way for the new 3rd lane. Megalift then came out with the method of using their hydraulic gantries and skidding system. The hydraulic gantries would be used to jack-up/lift-up the lay-by off of its foundation and onto its new foundation and the skid system would be used to skid the lay-by 4.8m to its new position. The hydraulic gantries were positioned underneath the lay-by, 2 units on each pile cap, and the skid system positioned on top of the gantry.
|Triple Crown Shipping & Logistics, Dubai, have teamed with Quality Freight Ltd., UK, to successfully concluded shipments of reconditioned decompression chambers for the diving industry. The decompression chambers were shipped from Aberdeen and Preston to Dubai. Major Components Comprised: (Item 1) Chamber and IUC Lock (ALPV346/279) Dims: 4840 x 2134 x 2565 mm (Item 2) Chamber (60/6202) Dims: 2390 x 2390 x 2565 mm (Item 3) Chamber (40/7613) Dims: 7690 x 2438 plus flanging x 2565 mm (Item 4) DDC020/TUP009 Dims: 8940 x 2565 x 2565 mm
|18,000 Kgs Dims: 8.966 x 3.607 x 3.886m
|During the PPG Conference proper on Thursday 28th August, attended by 110 delegates, presentations were made by Rickmers-Linie GmbH; Ruslan International Ltd.; Beluga Chartering GmbH; Sun Communications; Chipolbrok; The Port of Aarhus; SAL (Schiffahrtskontor Altes Land GmbH & Co. KG); The Port of Corpus Christi Authority; K/S Combi Lift; Professional Logistics Group, Inc; Siemens Power Generation Wind Power; Delacour Law Firm; DSV; and The Commercial College. Also in attendance was Heavy Lift & Project Forwarding International.
|Duluth, Minn., U.S.A. – The Port of Duluth-Superior, which has been emerging as a key link in the wind energy supply chain worldwide, marks another milestone this week as the Dutch-flagged cargo ship Flinterland, loaded with 54 wind turbine blades manufactured in North America, heads to the port of Suape, Brazil. In September – along with blades, rotors and hub sets from other offshore destinations – these 37-meter blades will become part of the first units assembled at IMPSA Wind’s new $90 million wind generator manufacturing plant.
|PPG Vietnam, Vantage Logistics, successfully concluded an export shipment of 445 tonnes Steel Structures in Early September from HCMC Port for a global EPC contractor. The project went smoothly despite Vietnam's current poor infrastructure conditions (muddy roads, lack of port equipment etc).
PPG conference guest speakers, at PLG (Professional Logistics Group), has devised a transport frame that overcomes one of the biggest hurdles for rail shipment of wind turbines and has built a new transport service on the back of the innovation. Designers at PLG of Oak Park, Illinois, created the containers with interchangeable interior plates. These accommodate blades of different sizes and makes, as well as offering different storage configurations. That versatility allows for far more rail forwarding of turbine blades arriving by ship.
Project Professionals Group, will continue to market its oversize logistics capabilities to the growing renewable energy industry, particularly wind power, according to the group’s general manager Kevin Stephens.
Mr Stephens said PPG members TransGroup Worldwide Logistics and Rhenus Logistics had recently returned from the Windpower 2008 Conference & Exhibition in Houston, Texas, and had reported excellent feedback in regard to potential new business opportunities.
Following its successful launch in August 2007, PPG can now proudly claim to be the largest dedicated project forwarding network with 119 Member locations in 86 countries worldwide. This wonderful effort was achieved in just six months after incorporation and we take this opportunity to thank our Advisory Committee, headed by Susan St.