Friday, February 8, 2013

Training Given in Project Freight Forwarding and Heavy Lift Cargo Shipping

Courses Now Available in China and Europe
Shipping News Feature

CHINA – EUROPE - The Certificate of Achievement in Project Cargo Management short course offered by the Australian headquartered Project Professionals Group is ISO accredited and designed to offered advice and knowledge to fast track skills that will enable less experienced forwarding staff to confidently tackle those larger than life and heavy lift consignments that help make a freight and logistics operators life more interesting.

The object of a formal qualification is to instil confidence, both in the forwarding team and their overseas partners plus of course the customer. Course presenter and general manager of the Project Professionals Group, Kevin Stephens says that understanding the client’s expectations and concerns and matching this with the complexity of transporting project cargo to difficult sites was explored in detail during the two-day training course adding:

“Young up-and-coming project forwarding managers need to understand how the client thinks in regard to supply chain management, and all too often this is not given the attention that it should and ultimately ends in costly mistakes. The Project Forwarding Certificate modules have been designed to cover client expectations and what they look for in short listing project forwarders for multi-million dollar projects.”

The training also includes business communication training because nearly every management skill depends on the ability to communicate effectively, formally or informally, in person or in writing, and now courses are available to coincide with the Breakbulk China 2013 at Intex Shanghai, China between the 12-13th March and also to coincide with Breakbulk Europe, which will be held in Antwep from 13-14th May.

The course is open to all project forwarders, over dimensional tender managers and industry partners such as port authorities and shippers with training given by Australian university academic and professional communication consultant Rodger Hall, who commented:

“Project forwarders will learn about proven strategies for improving writing by organizing important ideas quickly and communicating them clearly and concisely, along with suggestions for structuring tender responses, striking the right tone and style, and avoiding all-too-common errors that can mean elimination from the tender process.”

The cost of the two-day training at the Asian venue is US$1800 per person; US$1650 for 2 – 3 persons; US$1500 for four or more persons, and includes a one-day Breakbulk exhibition hall pass. To learn more or register click HERE or e mail kevinstephens@ppgprojects.com