13 Mar, 2017 by Jill Viray
Royal Cargo hosted the 17th Annual Membership Conference of Worldwide Project Consortium (WWPC) held last 8th to 10th of March at the Shangri La’s Mactan Resort and Spa in Cebu City.
Members of WWPC, invited sponsors and media representatives gathered and enjoyed a well-organized two-day event full of discussions about the upcoming global business opportunities.
Mr. Michael K. Raeuber, Group Chief Executive Officer and Mr. Elmer Francisco U. Sarmiento, President opened the conference with the presentations about the country’s infrastructure and project cargo-related business along with cultural information about the Philippines and its friendly population.
A benefiz auction in support for children in need was also conducted, gathering USD 43,500 from the attendees for the Albert Schweitzer Familienwerk Foundation Philippines, Inc. which operates a shelter in Cebu.
Royal Cargo also won the WWPC Picture of the Year 2016/2017 for the best project photo. WWPC Picture of the Year was based on color combination and nature of work done wherein Royal Cargo’s project photo denotes its successful transportation of over 700 tones power plant equipment.
The conference was supported by first class sponsors Combi Lift GmbH, Rickmers-Linie, Volga-Dnepr Group, Wallenius Wilhelmsen Logistics and Royal Cargo Inc. who gave presentations and updates on their respective service.
In a closed session, the members also voted for Amsterdam in the Netherlands to be the location for the May 2018 membership conference and nominated the member for that country, Steder Group b.v. as the official host.
As a new member to the network’s Board of Advisors (BoA) the members voted for Mr. Gerald Hess, Managing Director of BNSF Logistics Canada, Inc.
WWPC is the top brand for qualified professionals within the specialized market of managing international heavy and outsized cargo movements.
Royal Cargo is an active member of WWPC wherein its President, Mr. Elmer Francisco U. Sarmiento also serves as one of the Board of Advisors.