Delivering global trade and logistics intelligence since 1827, JoC Breakbulk Magazine and Events, through its publications, Web sites, and data services, is the leading supplier of business information for people involved in transporting goods and commodities globally. The Journal of Commerce Online is a valuable, interactive business tool for industry experts who require a resource that will give them the information they need to meet their business goals. Visitors will find breaking news, analysis, sailing schedules, logistics tools, market data, links, and more.

AAL is a leading global ocean transport operator that has, for over 20 years, been serving the breakbulk, heavy lift and project cargo industry. A member of the prestigious Schoeller Holdings Group, we draw upon a distinguished shipping pedigree that has seen us grow into one of the world’s largest multipurpose operators. Our customers represent industries like energy, oil & gas, mining, forestry, leisure, agriculture and construction – and our vision is to be the best at what we do and create sustainable growth and an unparalleled reputation, built on trust and service. Our owned 2nd generation, A-Class vessels (31,000 dwt) are a perfect example and feature a combined lifting capacity (via 2 port mounted cranes) of up to 700 mt.


ISO9001 Quality, OHSAS18001 Health & Safety, and ISO14001 Environmental Management Software and services. In the Global Financial Crisis, it's more important than ever to do that cost-effectively - getting better information quicker and using less resources. That means more efficient and cost-effective management systems. Qudos has a range of software, internal auditor training and consultancy services to help you. The flagship of our Software range is Qudos 3 - the worlds' most comprehensive solution for Quality, OHS, and Environmental management. Quality Manager and Safety Manager are toolkits for developing your systems. Risk Assessor is a small business database solution for Risk Assessment.

Are you looking for an integrated solution for your management system? Something to bring wide range of tasks together, and automate as many as possible? Qudos 3 is the 'one-stop shop' for compliance and risk management. Its' flexible design helps you address many compliance issues in one integrated system.



The SmartWay Transport Partnership is an innovative collaboration between EPA and the freight industry to increase energy efficiency while significantly reducing greenhouse gases and air pollution. PPG is a proud Affiliate Member of SmartWay.



The Port of Corpus Christi is mid-way along the Texas coast on the Gulf of Mexico. Shipping through the Port of Corpus Christi gives you the advantage of a strategic central location, plus Heavy lift capabilities and Dockside rail from multiple carriers. The Port's modern multi-purpose facilities are ideal for a variety of cargoes, and the warm, arid climate creates the perfect setting for year-round operations.

BBC Chartering is a world leader in the ocean carriage of heavy lift and project cargoes, supporting leading clients with a current fleet of 170 multi-purpose and heavy lift vessels. The BBC Chartering fleet portfolio ranges from 3,500 to 37,300dwat and features lifting capacities up to 900mt. Any capacity can be assigned to project requirements and hence guarantees a reliable, efficient, yet flexible transport solution engineered to charterer demands.


Founded by professionals who dispose of decades of experience in the shipping industry, Sea-Concert has been established to serve the Asian and international Shipping and Trading industry. A dedicated, skilled staff, aided by modern means of communication that are accessible 24/24, ensure prompt and reliable attendance to your needs - whether you are Ship Owner or Shipper, whether you are seeking the fastest despatch of your vessel in port or whether you wish to move your cargo at competitive rates and on a reliable schedule. Sea-Concert specialise in tailor-made transport solutions including the carriage of Project Cargoes and Heavy lifts worldwide, but those are as much part of our daily business as the fixture of commodities such as steel, paper, rice and other break bulk and bulk commodities.

Port of Vancouver USA is a global hub of opportunity, positioned at a key crossroads of ocean-bound and river shipping lanes, interstate highways and national rail lines. Equally important, we make a priority of fostering key relationships - with international partners, local industry, and the community in which we live and work. The Port of Vancouver USA has a proven track record for handling project cargo. We are a global leader in the importing of wind energy components and are a gateway for large modularized components for the oil and gas industry via the Columbia Snake River System into North America. The port’s two Liebherr mobile harbor cranes can operate at any breakbulk berth at the port and have a lifting capacity of 140 metric tons each. Together, the cranes can lift an impressive 210 metric tons. Terminal 2, Berth 3 is equipped with a Paceco multi-purpose crane with a 51-metric ton capacity and a 115-foot outreach. The port has designated Terminal 2, Berth 3 as a project cargo berth and may give berthing preference to ocean-going ships loading or discharging project cargo.


PPG has engaged Sun Communications as its exclusive advertising and media consultancy. Sun Communications is a business consultancy that communicates your successes to stakeholders, and delivers key messages that encourage buy-in and behavioural change. Integrated marketing communications services are delivered around communication plans that leverage all elements of the marketing mix, including media relations, publicity, advertising and promotions.


Design Solutions created this PPG Web Site and also publishes its Newsletters and other publications. Design Solutions is a creative graphic design consultancy that excels in both traditional and web based media - melding the two streams into a cohesive marketing force. Design Solutions produce high-quality materials that achieve measurably positive results.

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