Over 6300 project cargo and traditional breakbulk cargo logisticians and 275 exhibiting companies took part in the 9th annual Breakbulk Europe Exhibition from 12-15 May 2014 at the Antwerp Expo, Antwerp Belgium,
making Breakbulk Europe 2014 the largest specialised logistics event
worldwide. Breakbulk Europe 2014 attracted logisticians from 100
countries, creating a fertile environment for global cargo connections
and business development. The theme for this year’s event was Moving the Gears of the World’s Big Business.
Business Development Activities
Breakbulk Europe, project cargo and traditional breakbulk cargo owners
had the opportunity to learn about the latest industry trends and to
meet and develop relationships with the leading specialised carriers,
freight forwarders, ports/ terminals, packers and equipment companies
that have the expertise to handle oversized cargoes requiring unique
handling techniques. In addition to the packed exhibition hall,
attendees joined networking activities including a Welcome Reception in
the hall, Ports Americas Happy Hour, Breakbulk Business Run and a
multitude of networking dinners and receptions.
Professional Formation Activities
activities were held during 12-13 May and were commensurate with one’s
experience including the Heavy Lifting & Transport MasterClass
taught by Richard Krabbendam (Advanced/ Technical Level) and Managing Logistics for Capital Projects Workshop taught by Pam Holdrup (Entry/ Intermediate Level).
Executive Presentations, open to all delegates and held on the
Breakbulk Europe Exhibition Floor, provided executive-level strategy,
data, analysis and trending. The Executive Presentations covered topics
including a Market Outlook for the Multipurpose & Heavy-lift Fleet presented by Susan Oatway, Drewry Shipping Consultants; Evolving Legal Compliance Risks in Russia and Iran presented by David Lorello, Covington & Burling; Trends in the Global Oil & Gas Industry – Forget Whatever You Thought You Knew presented by Ed Osterwald, CEG Europe; Globalization Round Two - Navigating Tumult presented by Freddy Van Den Spiegel, BNP Paribas Fortis; Ocean Logistics Supplier Management presented by Alex Strogen, GE Power & Water; a Case Study on Modules and Project Freight Management presented by Tim Killen, deugro & Steve Hutty, Hansa Heavy Lift.
Breakbulk Europe 2015 will be held 18-21 May 2015 at the Antwerp Expo, Antwerp Belgium. For more information, please go to www.breakbulk.com