PCW- Week 05 2017

Week #05 – 2017

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In this edition: Aitken Spence, A Diversified Sri Lankan Group | Modern Freight Company in Jebel Ali, U.A.E. | Afraid of Speaking in Public? Help is Available >>>

Week #05 | 2nd February 2017

Dear Readers,

Bo H. DrewsenIt certainly seems that USA has got a leader now like China’s and Russia’s, able to take decisions. Leadership is needed in business as well, for better or for worse someone has to call the shots.

So as ‘captain’ of Project Cargo Weekly I have the pleasure of telling you what’s in store for this week.

We start off by introducing a company involved in project freight forwarding, but also belonging to a large group headquartered in Sri Lanka.
We continue to Dubai, where we speak with a local warehouse and logistics provider that is very well connected in the Emirates.
For our third interview this week we learn about a company in Hong Kong that helps people improve their public speaking skills. No matter what we do we must interact with others. If you want sell your company’s services you often need to face people, even groups of people, face to face.

There are many desk generals in our business,  but meeting people face to face has become less and less common in the age of the internet. It is easier to click send instead of paying someone a visit, so when I came across a company providing public speaking training for business people I thought it could be of some value.

Wishing you pleasant reading and, until next week, I remain,

Yours sincerely,
Bo H. Drewsen


Aitken Spence, A Diversified Sri Lankan Group

Interview with

Mr. Milinda Balasooriya
General Manager

Tell us about Aitken Spence’s project handling capabilities.

With a fleet of prime movers including low bed / high bed trailers, forklifts, cranes and handling equipment for the transport and positioning of over-dimensional project cargo, we are the trusted partner for heavy duty cargo handling.

Modern Freight Company in Jebel Ali, U.A.E.

Interview with

Mr. Nick Trott
General Manager

Tell us about the main strengths of MFC.

We will always go that extra mile whether it is for a specific operation at the port, container facility, warehouse or for planning a potential route for oversized cargo (as we did in Pakistan for some cargo moving from Dubai to Afghanistan by road!). We are also able to provide the true one stop shop.

Afraid of Speaking in Public? Help is Available

Interview with

Mr. Brian Hodgson
Public Speaking Hong Kong

What are the main challenges people face with public speaking? How do you help them?

For the majority of people it’s nerves. To give a presentation can be quite stressful and I know of many who miss career opportunities because they would rather not speak in public. I am able to help all people with eight simple tricks to reducing nerves…

PCW-Shipping News

Pulp & Paper

Suzano’s Board Approves Real 346m Loan for Tissue Projects in Brazil

The equipment will be supplied by Voith. Both Imperatriz and Mucuri tissue machines will produce jumbo rolls to be supplied to toilet paper converters in the northeast region of Brazil. Read more…

Power Generation

Areva NP has Signed a Multi-Million Dollar Agreement with the Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) to Provide Fleet-Wide Refuel Equipment Upgrades in the US

Areva will upgrade existing refuelling platforms, manipulator cranes, fuel transfer systems and used fuel bridge components. Read more…

Mining & Minerals

Outotec and National Iranian Copper Industries Company to Deliver Two Sulfuric Acid Plants for the Kerman Province in Iran

The value of the orders, approximately EUR 50 million, has been covered by a confirmed Letter of Credit and booked in Outotec’s Q4/2016 order intake. Read more…

Plant Expansion

Viking Plastics’ Brazilian JV expands capacity

The company, which currently has 10 injection molding machines ranging from 60 to 320 metric tons, plans to add four new machines ranging up to 450 metric tons by this July. Read more…


French Plant-Based Ingredient Maker Roquette will Build World’s Largest Pea Protein Facility in Canada

The new factory, representing an investment of more than 400 million Canadian dollars ($306 million), will be located in the central region of Manitoba in Canada, the world’s largest producer of peas with 30 percent of global output. Read more…

Jiangyin Xingcheng Special Steel Works Co. Ltd. Places Order with SMS Group for the Modernization of its SBQ Mill

The bar mill that has an annual capacity of one million tons will thereby be expanded to include a three-roll precision sizing mill. Read more…

InterContinental Hotels Group and Golden Wave Sdn Bhd to Deliver New 367-Room Crowne Plaza Hotel in Kota Kinabalu

Golden Wave Sdn Bhd is a subsidiary of Bursa Malaysia listed Ho Hup Construction Company Berhad. It is a joint venture entity managed by Ho Hup Construction Company Berhad, along with Tribeca Real Estate Asset Management and several local shareholders. Read more…

Project Cargo Weekly: No Slave to Advertisers

 Project Cargo Weekly Interviewed by Splash247

The moment when he was asked to place an advert in return for some editorial by a heavylift title, project cargo veteran Bo H. Drewsen was set on a new course. Sick and tired of this age-old ‘advertorial’ approach to maritime media, Drewsen has taken matters into his own hands, launching a newsletter. Read more…

Video of the Week

MV Kyoto
Lifting up the hatch cover of MV Kyoto Express Hong Kong to reveal pre-slung project cargo for discharge to a waiting feeder vessel.
PCW-Featured Photo
Luxury catamaran loaded as project cargo onboard a container vessel below deck. Photo taken at port of discharge, Yantian, China.