FREIGHT company Pacific Cargo Services (PCS) has launched a project services division, which it says will work with multi-tier groups in the mining, resources and construction industry.

Operating in the Central, Morobe and Madang Provinces, the new arm sees PCS spin-off its interest in civil engineering, construction, equipment hire, camp management, quarrying and crushing into a new division.

PCS general manager for development Jeremy Harkins said he was confident there was room in the market for the group.

“Our local content enables us to provide an advantage to all of our clients,” he said.

“The division has a focus on targeted market segments and work with many other national companies to deliver economical results with the high standard they pride themselves on.”

The group has already secured new work on two new gas sites being established in the Incino and Gama Rural areas of Madang, he said.

At the same time, new projects for 2015 were starting, with other activities in multiple locations around the nation.

Mr Harkins said the division had the unique advantage of local experience and reach to cater for this growing market in its own niche environment.

“As PNG continues to evolve with more exploration and projects popping up from the far corners, the highlands and islands, the market is always biting at the bit to snag a share of the business opportunities,” he said.

“PCS and Project Services share the tenacity and are always eager on the front foot to get involved from a consultancy role to a completion of a project.