Nairobi, Kenya, February 27, 2010 --(PR.com
)-- Africa Project Logistics Awards 2010 – Categories announcement and call for entries
The inaugural Africa Project Logistics Awards will be held in Nairobi, Kenya on 29th October 2010. This recognition event for the freight forwarding industry is envisioned to become a well-established event, sponsored by some eminent companies and seeks to award outstanding companies in this sector. The awards are organized by Suffron Business Intelligence, a leading provider of business information and research for the freight forwarding industry in Africa. The competition encourages and rewards high standards and professionalism, representing the ultimate recognition of special achievements in different categories of the industry. The 2010 Awards will be open for entries on 17 March and we welcome submissions from the following categories:
1. Project Cargo / Heavy Lift Forwarder of the Year
2. Project of the Year (Sea freight)
3. Project of the Year (Airfreight)
4. Airport of the Year
5. Seaport of the Year
6. Project Cargo Carrier of the Year (Sea freight)
7. Project Cargo Carrier of the Year (Air freight)
8. Information Technology Award
9. Transport / Handling Equipment of the Year
10. Africa Project Logistics / Heavy Lift Personality of the Year
11. Project Logistics / Heavy Lift Logistics Network of the Year
12. Green Logistics Initiative Award
13. Project Finance Bank of the Year
14. Humanitarian / Relief Project Logistics Award
15. Entrepreneurship Award
Closing date for entries is 1 June 2010. Awards Reception will be held at the Hilton Hotel, in Nairobi, on 29 October 2010. The Africa Project Logistics Awards will be co-located with the 1st International Freight Forwarders Conference and Logistics Cooperation Forum to be held in Nairobi from 26 October to 28 October, 2010. The conference will bring together freight forwarders Africa and the rest of the world. The conference will provide a networking opportunity between African freight forwarding companies and members of the China Logistics Club, an independent membership association of freight forwarders from over 80 countries.
For details and guidelines regarding the awards, please visit www.projectlogisticsawards.com. For details of the 1st International Freight Forwarders and Logistics Cooperation Forum, please visit www.chinalogisticsclub.com
For information regarding the Africa Project Logistics Awards:
Suffron Business Intelligence
+254 718 620 218
For information regarding the 1st International Freight Forwarders Conference and Logistics Cooperation Forum:
China Logistics Club
+852 2528 3066
Notes To Editor
About Africa Project Logistics Awards
The Africa Project Logistics Awards is the only recognition scheme for the heavy lift and project forwarding industry in Africa. The awards are originated and organized by Suffron Business Intelligence, a provider of business information services to the freight forwarding industry in Africa.
China Logistics Club / Africa Logistics Club
With the explosive growth of the Chinese economy and its trade with the rest of the World, it is becoming increasingly important for Chinese and international freight forwarders to have a non-exclusive, affordable forum that provides the resources to expand and compete in this rapidly growing marketplace.
The China Logistics Club (CLC) is a forum specifically set up for the Small & Medium Enterprise (SME) freight forwarders and logistics companies and its aim is to assist its members with forging partnerships and conducting business in China as well as elsewhere.
The China Logistics Club is an independent and private organization based in Hong Kong. It is managed by a team of veteran industry experts with additional expertise in Human Resources, Finance and International Law as well as contacts to a vast international network. The club currently has over 400 members from over 80 countries.
African Logistics club (ALC) is a division of China Logistics Club (CLC) and is a network specifically set up to assist SME Freight Forwarding and Logistics Companies to do more business in Africa as well as elsewhere. ALC members will also become members of the China Logistics Club and have the opportunity to forge relationships with Chinese counterparts to handle the increasing business between Africa and China.
What is Project Logistics?
Project Logistics is defined as the transportation, handling and installation of heavy items which are indivisible, and of weights generally accepted to be in the range of 1 ton to over 1000 tons and of widths/heights of more than 100 meters that are too large to fit into normal containers or onto conventional transporters. These oversized items are transported from one place to another (sometimes across country borders) then lifted or installed into place. Characteristic for heavy lift goods is the absence of standardization which requires an individual transport planning.
To transport heavy lift items special trucks or trailers (flatbeds) are used, which are especially suitable therefore due to their large loading area and capacities. For air transports special large-volume and strong cargo aircraft like the Antonov An-225 are employed which can move up to 250 tons of freight. On inland waters barges are often used. Transports at sea carry out special heavy lift vessels which often possess own cranes for loading and discharging cargo. Transportation of heavy lift items ranks among the most challenging and complex services in global freight forwarding and is handled by specialized companies, at sea, land and air.