The Global Project Logistics Network Celebrates 5 Years of Growth and Progress

GPLN moves from strength to strength as the network turns five

Bangkok, Thailand, August 31, 2009 – The Global Project Logistics Network (GPLN), the world’s largest network of independent international project logistics specialists and charterers has now turned five years old.

“Our group has lots of milestones to be proud of,” said Gary Dale Cearley, Executive Director of GPLN, “We have grown from only ten members in our first year to being the largest projects logistics specialist network in the world. We should be around 200 member offices near the end of this year. And that is no mean feat.”

Cearley puts the growth down to GPLN’s commitment to promoting the group globally.

“From the beginning our focus has been global,” continued Cearley, “We have members on every continent, in every region of the world and in every major projects port. We have been very focused in this aspect. We attend shipping and maritime trade shows about ten times per year. No other group does that. And we promote only within the range of project forwarding and chartering – no LCL specialists and no airfreight forwarders on our roll. Only real and verifiable project logistics specialists. In the end this sets us apart and ahead of the pack.”

GPLN has also been keeping it global when it comes to their annual meetings. “We have had meetings in the past in Dublin, Bangkok, Dubai, Prague, Kuala Lumpur, Tunis and next we will be in Rio de Janeiro,” said Luzius Haffter, GPLN’s new Commercial Director, “And this next meeting will be even bigger than before. We are working hard on it already.”

The fact that the Global Project Logistics Network’s prestige has grown can be reflected in the corporate sponsors that they have been able to attract such as Beluga Shipping and Rickmers-Linie.

GPLN has been recording its history through photos on the GPLN website as well. “We are constantly trawling our members for photos of their moves so we can get these out to everyone,” said Gary Dale Cearley, “This is one of the best ways we have been able to promote our specialties within the group and to the various industries that are served by project forwarders and project charterers. Our members have lots that they can be proud of over the years and I want to make sure that the entire world knows.”

The Global Projects Logistics Network (GPLN) is the premier non-exclusive professional projects logistics network of independent companies specializing in international projects movements by air, sea and land as well as specialized lifts and the special handling of oversized, out-of-gauge and heavy lift cargo.