Breakbulk Europe 2022 Exhibition Sales Soar

Enthusiasm high for Rotterdam event

Breakbulk Europe’s sales for next year's event in Rotterdam have reached a new high. Representing every sector of the project cargo supply chain, more than 88 percent of 2019 exhibitors reserved their space for 2022 at Rotterdam Ahoy. Further, 25 percent of these exhibitors increased the size of their stands.

“We were expecting that it would take more time to make this significant milestone,” Bradley Smeeton, Event Director for Breakbulk Europe said. “This shows the level of confidence our customers have in what has become the largest gathering for the project cargo community in the world.”

The exhibitor line-up reads like a Who’s Who of project cargo transport and logistics. Breakbulk Europe will welcome back global sector leaders including bremenports, Ports of Spain, Port of Hamburg, North Sea Port, Port Gdańsk, and of course, host Port of Rotterdam.

“The arrival of Breakbulk Europe is in keeping with our ambition to become Europe’s leading breakbulk port, and it will provide a great boost for the breakbulk companies in the port,” Danny Levenswaard, Director Breakbulk, Port of Rotterdam Authority.

The largest maritime transporters will be well represented across the heavy-lift, container and ro-ro sectors, including BBC Chartering, Jumbo- SAL Alliance, Spliethoff, AAL, Chipolbrok, Wagenborg, SAL Heavy Lift, Maersk, Mediterranean Shipping Company (MSC), CMA CGM, Hapag Lloyd, Ocean Network Express (Europe) Ltd, Wallenius Wilhelmsen Ocean, G2 Ocean and Höegh Autoliners.

Project forwarding is a third pillar of the industry, and the global leaders will be on the show floor including Kuehne+Nagel, deugro, DHL Industrial Projects, DB Schenker, Expeditors and Geodis Projects Logistics. In all, visitors to Rotterdam can expect to network with 500 or more companies from more than 120 countries at Breakbulk Europe 2022.

“The bar is high to deliver an event that exceeds customer expectations, but that is exactly what we are going to do with the support of the Port of Rotterdam and the City of Rotterdam,” Smeeton said.

The Breakbulk team is preparing the launch of a new shipper program based on feedback from hundreds of past attendees. Further, Breakbulk Europe will feature an all-new Discovery Zone designed to give visitors a chance to experience the scale and complexity of the projects the industry is known for from offshore wind farms to the newest green hydrogen developments.

Already, Breakbulk has formed partnerships with some of Europe’s leading associations to bring a new level of expertise to the event conference program, including WindEurope and the Wind Logistics Group, World Ocean Council and WISTA International. The event will also include an education program for students to encourage the next generation of project professionals in partnership with the Rotterdam University of Applied Sciences.

To begin networking with Breakbulk Europe 2022 exhibitors, shippers and others, join CONNECT21, Breakbulk’s online platform that will be open through the end of the year when participants will be transitioned to the mobile app.

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Leslie Meredith
Marketing & Media Director
Breakbulk Events & Media – Hyve plc
T: +1 801 201 5971