Worldwide Project Consortium (WWPC) members gathered in Toronto, Canada, for the network’s 21st annual membership conference on September 3-6.

WWPC celebrates 21st annual conference in Toronto

WWPC Canadian host and sponsor of the event, Gerald Hess, president of Ambercor Shipping and Marcel Hafemann, vice president of Ambercor Shipping, made sure the group had a great time in Toronto. Member-to-Member sessions, dinners and excursions allowed time to interact with fellow members and sponsors. 

Attendees heard from Carsten Wendt of Wallenius Wilhelmsen, who informed about the present state of global shipping. Logistec’s David Marceau, Jean-Marc Belanger and John Bean shed light on its terminal and stevedore operations, as well as its services for heavy and outsized cargo shipments.

Stephen Harvey of Air Canada Cargo gave a presentation about its fleet and services for heavy and outsized shipments. Air Lift Group’s Alexander Kraynov, shared details of his company’s services, comprising air cargo charters for outsize shipments. 

The event’s guest speaker, Matthew Yeshin of Marsh McLennan, presented detailed insight in maritime and project cargo logistics risk insurance.

The WWPC auction supported Moorelands Kids, a Toronto-based children’s charity, which was awarded with USD25,000 – a result of selling sponsored items from Air Lift Group, Bolk Transport, Wallenius Wilhelmsen, Air Canada Cargo, JSL Global, POL-Agent, Ambercor Shipping, AJOT, CN Tower 360 Restaurant and the conference venue Hilton Toronto Hotel. In addition, the attending members generously contributed with donations to round-up the end result.

The WWPC board of advisors was re-elected for the period until the next membership conference and comprises: Richard Lee, CNC Freight Services, Malaysia; Ahmed Dahshan, Khedivial Marine Logistics, Egypt; Marcel Hafemann, Ambercor Shipping, USA; and Ole Dammann, LS Cargo Logistics, Germany.

The 2024 WWPC membership conference will be hosted in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, in November 2024. A My Transport & Services, headed by managing director Huynh Vi Phuc (Philip), agreed to serve as the local host.