PACIFIC NORTHWEST PORTS - WWPC ships first project cargo from Vietnam into Tacoma

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A partnership involving members of project cargo specialists the World Wide Project Consortium has ensured the success of the first shipping charter from Vietnam into the Port of Tacoma, Washington, USA.
WWPC General Manager, Kevin Stephens, speaking from the company’s headquarters in Brisbane, Australia, said that the charter was also the first time two of his member franchises had completed a project cargo between Vietnam and Tacoma.
“The strength of the WWPC rests firmly with the expertise and credibility of its individual members who join the organization by invitation only. This ensures that WWPC member clients can be completely satisfied about the safety and reliability of delivery of what often represents a substantial investment in vital infrastructure,” Mr. Stephens said.
“Increasing foreign investment along with the fact that 2007 is the first year Vietnam enjoys World Trade Organization membership, will stimulate many other opportunities to service the logistics needs of the region,” he said.
TransGroup Worldwide Logistics, USA, and Vantage Logistics Corp. in Vietnam were responsible for all logistics transporting a total of 3224cbm/626 tons of fabricated structural steel and duct into the Port of Tacoma.
The cargo was bound for a construction project being completed by a large Canadian engineering and construction firm in Brampton, Ontario.
TransGroup Worldwide Logistics, with its headquarters in Seattle, holds WWPC franchises for California-West Pacific, Chicago-Great Lakes and Seattle-Pacific Northwest.
TransGroup Director of Projects, Sue St. Germain, said working with one of the newest members of the WWPC had gone exceptionally well and demonstrated the benefits of linkages between pre-qualified logistics experts around the world.
“WWPC member representations in Vietnam and the USA ensured an effective and efficient pathway to discharge the shipment at Tacoma,” Ms. St. Germain said.

American Journal of Transportation