International Missions Leader Teams Up With PNGLC
PNG Logistics was privileged on to host Loren Cunningham on Monday, December 12 to discuss an upcoming project in which PNG will be moving over 400 tons of steel in 40’ open top containers from Western Pennsylvania to Kona, Hawaii. Loren is the founder of one of the world’s largest missionary organizations — Youth With A Mission or YWAM (pronounced WHY- wham). PNG Logistics was proud to use our international logistics expertise for such a good cause.
How PNG Logistics is Helping
Many of the YWAM workers are trained at a place called University of the Nations, a multi-location university with over 100 locations around the world and headquartered in Kona, Hawaii. The steel PNG Logistics will be transporting to Kona’s 400 acre campus will be used in the construction of a spectacular open-air cafeteria. The 30,000 square foot facility is open on three sides, has a huge seating area, and will house a 50’ x 150’ kitchen! Hundreds of students, faculty, staff, and volunteers from all over the world will use this facility on a daily basis as they share their meals in the beautiful, open-air setting.
What Makes This Project Challenging
YWAM PNGLC Partnership Project Update
This project requires special equipment and involves intermodal transportation via Truck, Rail, and Ocean. Communication is key for intermodal transportation since there are 5 vital stages for each load of this project. The stages are as follows:
- Positioning the equipment at the shipper’s location.
- The actual loading, which on this type of equipment is very specific ie: weight cannot be over 2,500 pounds per linear foot and must be securely blocked and braced. Also, The tarping must be wholly secured within the actual container.
- The actual rail move from Western, PA to the port in Southern, CA.
- The containers are off loaded from the rail car and loaded onto a container for sailing to Hawaii.
- The final phase of the journey occurs when the containers land in Hawaii and are off loaded from the vessel and are transported by truck to destination where they are unloaded and the empty container is brought back to the pier.
All of these parts need to be kept flowing on a set schedule to make a project like this possible to complete within the project’s deadline.
PNG Logistics is excited about its role in helping this campus grow and increase its effectiveness as Christian workers are trained for international missions! You can learn more about YWAM, University of the Nations, and Loren Cunningham at the following websites: www.ywam.org , www.uofn.edu , www.lorencunningham.com . For those who are interested in volunteering in construction projects at the Kona, Hawaii headquarters or other YWAM locations throughout the world, contact Paul & Judy Martin at PA Mission Builders, 717-626-7060 or email firstname.lastname@example.org .
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