PowerLogistics Asia 2013: in focus

Singapore is set to play host to the PowerLogistics Asia 2013 exhibition and conference.

The event, which will take place for the second time on October 30 and 31, 2013 in the Lion City’s Marina Bay Sands resort will bring together the heavy transport and lifting industry from across the ASEAN region delivering a platform for discussions, networking and new business.

The event’s organisers promise that companies within Engineering Procurement and Construction sector, serving the oil and gas, energy, heavy engineering and mining industries will be able to meet and talk with professional project logistics service providers to discuss the safe and efficient movement of heavy, over-dimensional and modular equipment.

Felix Schrick, event general manager said: “We chose Singapore as it is the major regional logistics hub for the oil and gas, heavy engineering, petrochemical, maritime and offshore supply industries, and serves as an important project cargo transshipment center for Southeast Asia, the Indian Subcontinent, the Middle East, the Far East and Australia.

“Among the participants, we already have many of the sector’s big brands participating, on both sides of the supply chain, including Chevron, Technip, Jacobs Engineering, Mammoet, Jumbo Shipping, SAL Heavy Lift, Panalpina and JAS Forwarding.”

Schrick explained that the main purpose of the exhibition is to help generate partnerships between the participants the heavy transport service providers that will be exhibiting. He promises that attendees from industries such as oil and gas, mining, energy and heavy engineering will be able to find reliable partners among the exhibitors.

“Picking the right partner can be tricky when it comes to working in countries such as Indonesia, the Philippines, Laos, and Myanmar”, says Schrick, adding that Power Logistics Asia 2013 will also be a great platform for European, African and American project forwarders to meet partners based in ASEAN countries.

Recently Myanmar has attracted a lot of attention from the oil, gas and mining industry and there is a huge demand for project logistics services and equipment providers in this region. This is why Myanmar’s logistics needs going forwards will also be a subject for discussion at the PowerLogistics Asia 2013 Conference.

Procurement and supply chain professionals within the oil and gas, heavy engineering, power and mining industries have been invited to attend PowerLogistics Asia 2013; and the organisers make it clear that this is not an event for general freight forwarders. Schrick says that it will focus on the heavy lift and transport of project cargoes.

The event will also include a full programme of industry specific seminars, featuring speakers from the industrial side such as Chevron, Technip, and Jacobs Engineering; plus heavy lift and transport experts who will be highlighting industry specific issues.

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