The event, which will take place 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 Association of South East Asian Nations (ASEAN) region delivering a platform for discussions, networking and new business. The event’s organizers promise that companies within the engineering procurement and construction sector, serving the oil and gas, energy and mining industries will be able to meet and talk with project logistics service providers to discuss the safe and efficient movement of heavy, over-dimensional and modular equipment. Event general manager Felix Schrick 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. It also serves as an important project cargo transshipment center for Southeast Asia, the Indian Subcontinent, Middle East, 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 and the heavy transport service providers that will be exhibiting. “Picking the right partner can be tricky when it comes to working in countries such as Indonesia, the Philippines, Laos and Myanmar,” said 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 much attention from the oil, gas and mining industries and there is a huge demand for project logistics services and equipment providers in this region. Consequently Myanmar’s logistics needs will 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 organizers make it clear that this is not an event for general freight forwarders. Schrick said that it will focus on the heavy lift and transport of project cargoes. The event will also include a full program of seminars featuring speakers from the industrial side; plus heavy lift and transport experts who will be highlighting industry specific.