Overdimensional cargo specialists, the Worldwide Project Consortium, could expect strong demand for its services during the next 12 months fueled by the need for power plants, and oil and gas equipment according to the organisation's general manager Kevin Stephens.
Mr Stephens told members gathered for the Consortiums seventh annual Partnering for the Future conference in Cape Town, South Africa, from March 29-30, that project cargo enquiries included supporting major mining and infrastructure projects, and the reconstruction of Afghanistan and Iraq.
Members have already demonstrated success in the movement of heavy-lift, outsize cargo and this is generating new business as the Worldwide Project Consortium further consolidates its reputation as a truly global logistics problem solver, Mr Stephens told the conference.
This has been a record attendance at the conference with nearly 100 delegates from around the globe, and highlights the effectiveness of a closely-knit team in the transportation of oversize, breakbulk and heavylift project cargos.
Mr Stephens said the conference also offered delegates the opportunity to keep abreast of the latest industy news and market forces during major sponsor presentations.
Delegates attended presentations by Rickmers-Linie GmbH about the shippers multi-purpose fleet expansion and capabilities to virtually plan cargo movements, and from Volga-Dnepr Airlines regarding the establishment of Ruslan International following the integration with Antonov Airlines.
UK-based, Air Partner PLC, delivered an overview of air charters around the world that can be arranged at short notice, and details regarding business expansion into the use of executive private jets.
South African specialist shipper Macs Maritime and Beluga Group, based in Germany, provided an overview of their service capabilities and reliability.
Delegates were also provided with information about the further expansion and rebranding of the StederGroup in The Netherlands, and helpful information from U.S.-based Allcovered.Net about how to meet the insurance challenges of the future.