Event Programme

29 September - 1 October

Tuesday 29th September

8:00 - 20:00
Registration Open - Location: Hall 4, Messe Bremen, Bremen, Germany

Networking Events

29 September

16:45 - 17:00

Hall 5


Add to calendar 09/29/2020 16:45 09/29/2020 17:00 Opening Ceremony & Ribbon Cutting Hall 5 Europe/London

Networking Events

Opening Ceremony & Ribbon Cutting

29 September

17:00 - 20:00

All Halls


Add to calendar 09/29/2020 17:00 09/29/2020 20:00 Welcome Reception All Halls Europe/London

Networking Events

Welcome Reception

29 September

20:00 - 22:00

Bremen Market Square


Add to calendar 09/29/2020 20:00 09/29/2020 22:00 Ports America Happy Hour Bremen Market Square Europe/London

Networking Events

Ports America Happy Hour

Wednesday 30th September

8:00 - 18:00
Registration Open - Location: Hall 4, Messe Bremen, Bremen, Germany

Breakbulk Main Stage

The Breakbulk Main Stage will showcase business opportunities, strategy and answers to the most pressing questions facing the industry. It will feature leading breakbulk and project executives from around the globe who will provide insights into the latest business and trade intelligence, as well as delve deeper into key markets, sectors and challenges affecting the whole supply chain. Join the conversation over these two days as we analyse industry megatrends, look at how the project cargo industry is adapting to the new normal post COVID-19 and discover where the next project cargo business opportunities will come from.


In partnership with

30 September

10:30 - 10:45

Breakbulk Main Stage


Add to calendar 09/30/2020 10:30 09/30/2020 10:45 Opening Remarks Breakbulk Main Stage Europe/London

Breakbulk Main Stage

Opening Remarks

30 September

10:45 - 11:15

Breakbulk Main Stage


Add to calendar 09/30/2020 10:45 09/30/2020 11:15 Global Economic Outlook - How Does It Impact the Shipping Industry? In an extremely unpredictable global economy, made even more unpredictable by the 2020 global COVID-19 pandemic, there is reason to understand what makes or breaks the shipping market going forward. Following the successful Breakbulk 365 webinar back in May, Peter will continue the conversation and evaluate economic forecasts in key economies, provide an update on trade tensions and insights into whether clearer pictures of policy, Brexit and COVID-19 recovery may open up growth in Europe. Breakbulk Main Stage Europe/London

Breakbulk Main Stage

Global Economic Outlook - How Does It Impact the Shipping Industry?

In an extremely unpredictable global economy, made even more unpredictable by the 2020 global COVID-19 pandemic, there is reason to understand what makes or breaks the shipping market going forward. Following the successful Breakbulk 365 webinar back in May, Peter will continue the conversation and evaluate economic forecasts in key economies, provide an update on trade tensions and insights into whether clearer pictures of policy, Brexit and COVID-19 recovery may open up growth in Europe.

30 September

11:45 - 12:30

Breakbulk Main Stage


Add to calendar 09/30/2020 11:45 09/30/2020 12:30 Conducting Business Post COVID-19: How the Project Cargo Sector is Adapting to the New Normal No one could have predicted what the world was going to face in 2020, however, businesses around the globe have stepped up to face the challenges of COVID-19 and adapted in amazing ways to keep businesses moving throughout a time of unprecedented disturbance. The majority of our businesses were classified as essential, meaning that transport and supply chains did not stop throughout the pandemic, but instead, companies had to find new and innovative ways to keep cargo moving, while also keeping staff safe and adhering to new rules and regulations.
 
Join our panel of experts in the world of oversized cargo who will discuss the impact of COVID-19 on their markets, demand and supply and continuing business. Hear how companies are defining a new era when it comes to do doing business and what we can expect to see moving forward.
 
Breakbulk Main Stage Europe/London

Breakbulk Main Stage

Conducting Business Post COVID-19: How the Project Cargo Sector is Adapting to the New Normal

No one could have predicted what the world was going to face in 2020, however, businesses around the globe have stepped up to face the challenges of COVID-19 and adapted in amazing ways to keep businesses moving throughout a time of unprecedented disturbance. The majority of our businesses were classified as essential, meaning that transport and supply chains did not stop throughout the pandemic, but instead, companies had to find new and innovative ways to keep cargo moving, while also keeping staff safe and adhering to new rules and regulations.
 
Join our panel of experts in the world of oversized cargo who will discuss the impact of COVID-19 on their markets, demand and supply and continuing business. Hear how companies are defining a new era when it comes to do doing business and what we can expect to see moving forward.
 

30 September

13:00 - 13:30

Breakbulk Main Stage


Add to calendar 09/30/2020 13:00 09/30/2020 13:30 Spotlight Session – Risk Management for Project Cargo

The intricacies of risk management for project cargo provides many opportunities for mistakes and inaccuracies which can lead to significant financial loss. Capacity needs of larger projects require more than one insurer to cover the project, resulting in complexities that can be extremely challenging to those involved in the project.

The COVID-19 pandemic has had a huge impact on cargo around the world from assessment complications to delays and increased storage times, all affecting the insurance and risk management process. Join this spotlight session to hear from our expert how you can look to successfully identify and manage these new risks to ensure your business and project is protected as best as possible. This session will be interactive, so please come equipped with your questions and experiences to share with your peers and our expert.  

Breakbulk Main Stage Europe/London

Breakbulk Main Stage

Spotlight Session – Risk Management for Project Cargo

The intricacies of risk management for project cargo provides many opportunities for mistakes and inaccuracies which can lead to significant financial loss. Capacity needs of larger projects require more than one insurer to cover the project, resulting in complexities that can be extremely challenging to those involved in the project.

The COVID-19 pandemic has had a huge impact on cargo around the world from assessment complications to delays and increased storage times, all affecting the insurance and risk management process. Join this spotlight session to hear from our expert how you can look to successfully identify and manage these new risks to ensure your business and project is protected as best as possible. This session will be interactive, so please come equipped with your questions and experiences to share with your peers and our expert.  

30 September

14:00 - 14:30

Breakbulk Main Stage


Add to calendar 09/30/2020 14:00 09/30/2020 14:30 Breakbulk and Project Market Outlook: Global Developments and Opportunities A much-awaited session for all breakbulk attendees, our expert will provide an overview of current capital project developments in Europe and further afield. This session will be particularly important this year following the wave of project delays and cancellations in 2020, however, governments around the globe have released new spending bills, so this session will provide an update on upcoming project opportunities. Developments on how macroeconomic trends are continuing to impact the project cargo sector will be discussed, including the impact of the US/China trade war, COVID-19, Brexit, which markets are set to grow, and which will contract in the coming years. Breakbulk Main Stage Europe/London

Breakbulk Main Stage

Breakbulk and Project Market Outlook: Global Developments and Opportunities

A much-awaited session for all breakbulk attendees, our expert will provide an overview of current capital project developments in Europe and further afield. This session will be particularly important this year following the wave of project delays and cancellations in 2020, however, governments around the globe have released new spending bills, so this session will provide an update on upcoming project opportunities. Developments on how macroeconomic trends are continuing to impact the project cargo sector will be discussed, including the impact of the US/China trade war, COVID-19, Brexit, which markets are set to grow, and which will contract in the coming years.

30 September

15:00 - 15:45

Breakbulk Main Stage


Add to calendar 09/30/2020 15:00 09/30/2020 15:45 VIRTUAL SESSION: Could Remote Experts be the Next Big Thing? Virtually moderated by Stephen Spoljaric beaming in from Texas, this session will provide an interactive experience, as well as a discussion on some of the latest and greatest technologies being trialled and used throughout the project logistics industry today. Experience a live demonstration of how one company is using cameras to call internal engineers at home offices to review a cargo securement – a technology that would have been invaluable for many cargo movements during the COVID-19 pandemic.
 
In addition to live demonstrations, our panellists will come together to discuss the challenges that come hand-in-hand with remote technologies, what insurance companies will and will not accept, and what the shipper’s concerns are when it comes to using these new technologies.   
 
Breakbulk Main Stage Europe/London

Breakbulk Main Stage

VIRTUAL SESSION: Could Remote Experts be the Next Big Thing?

Virtually moderated by Stephen Spoljaric beaming in from Texas, this session will provide an interactive experience, as well as a discussion on some of the latest and greatest technologies being trialled and used throughout the project logistics industry today. Experience a live demonstration of how one company is using cameras to call internal engineers at home offices to review a cargo securement – a technology that would have been invaluable for many cargo movements during the COVID-19 pandemic.
 
In addition to live demonstrations, our panellists will come together to discuss the challenges that come hand-in-hand with remote technologies, what insurance companies will and will not accept, and what the shipper’s concerns are when it comes to using these new technologies.   
 

30 September

16:15 - 17:00

Breakbulk Main Stage


Add to calendar 09/30/2020 16:15 09/30/2020 17:00 Growing a Sustainable Future A year that began with the implementation of IMO 2020 and soon after was struck by the COVID-19 pandemic – the worry was that the sustainability conversation would slip down company’s priority lists. The complete opposite has happened and through these challenging times, companies are looking at their green agenda, sustainability targets and reducing emissions more than ever before. To appreciate the full extent of the impact of new environmental regulations including GHG 2050, the impact COVID-19 has had and the roles and responsibilities of the sector when it comes to protecting the environment, top logistics professionals will come together to discuss their efforts in reducing their carbon footprint and their journey to 0 emissions.
 
In line with the above, it is more and more common for project owners and EPC companies to request sustainability data from companies they partner with on a project. As an industry this is great, however, we need to ensure this data is being used for the right reasons and teams know what to look for. This session will highlight how the supply chain is playing it’s part in preserving the environment as well as specifics of what to look out for when assessing how sustainable potential project partners are.
Breakbulk Main Stage Europe/London

Breakbulk Main Stage

Growing a Sustainable Future

A year that began with the implementation of IMO 2020 and soon after was struck by the COVID-19 pandemic – the worry was that the sustainability conversation would slip down company’s priority lists. The complete opposite has happened and through these challenging times, companies are looking at their green agenda, sustainability targets and reducing emissions more than ever before. To appreciate the full extent of the impact of new environmental regulations including GHG 2050, the impact COVID-19 has had and the roles and responsibilities of the sector when it comes to protecting the environment, top logistics professionals will come together to discuss their efforts in reducing their carbon footprint and their journey to 0 emissions.
 
In line with the above, it is more and more common for project owners and EPC companies to request sustainability data from companies they partner with on a project. As an industry this is great, however, we need to ensure this data is being used for the right reasons and teams know what to look for. This session will highlight how the supply chain is playing it’s part in preserving the environment as well as specifics of what to look out for when assessing how sustainable potential project partners are.

1 October

10:45 - 11:15

Breakbulk Main Stage


Add to calendar 10/01/2020 10:45 10/01/2020 11:15 The MPV Fleet: Trends and Major Drivers The increasing rise of regulatory uncertainty, trade wars and now COVID-19 create pressures on cargo demand, along with a host of other factors. Meanwhile, carriers are still suffering from low rates and financial insecurity. Based on the most recent data in the market, this session will highlight the latest updates for the MPV fleet.
 
Breakbulk Main Stage Europe/London

Breakbulk Main Stage

The MPV Fleet: Trends and Major Drivers

The increasing rise of regulatory uncertainty, trade wars and now COVID-19 create pressures on cargo demand, along with a host of other factors. Meanwhile, carriers are still suffering from low rates and financial insecurity. Based on the most recent data in the market, this session will highlight the latest updates for the MPV fleet.

 

1 October

11:45 - 12:00

Breakbulk Main Stage


Add to calendar 10/01/2020 11:45 10/01/2020 12:00 The Breakbulk Technology Landscape: Gaining a Competitive Advantage At this crucial time for the breakbulk and project cargo industry, we dive straight into how technology in the sector has progressed over the past 6 months following the challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic. An industry that has traditionally fallen behind when it comes to digital transformation now has no choice to ensure they are prepared for further changes that are on the horizon. Successfully implementing technology throughout the supply chain ensures organisations can maximise efficiencies for longer term cost saving, end to end operations run smoother and risks are successfully managed in a world full of more and more data. Join this panel to dive deeper into what technologies are crucial for competitive advantage in the project cargo industry moving forward as well as where you should be investing now!  Breakbulk Main Stage Europe/London

Breakbulk Main Stage

The Breakbulk Technology Landscape: Gaining a Competitive Advantage

At this crucial time for the breakbulk and project cargo industry, we dive straight into how technology in the sector has progressed over the past 6 months following the challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic. An industry that has traditionally fallen behind when it comes to digital transformation now has no choice to ensure they are prepared for further changes that are on the horizon. Successfully implementing technology throughout the supply chain ensures organisations can maximise efficiencies for longer term cost saving, end to end operations run smoother and risks are successfully managed in a world full of more and more data. Join this panel to dive deeper into what technologies are crucial for competitive advantage in the project cargo industry moving forward as well as where you should be investing now! 

1 October

12:30 - 13:15

Breakbulk Main Stage


Add to calendar 10/01/2020 12:30 10/01/2020 13:15 Spotlight Session: Africa as a Region of Opportunity Despite its challenging infrastructure, Africa is growing as a region of opportunity for project cargo specialists. The tariffs and trade war with China have been increasing the need to move manufacturing to other countries around the world for years and has been made more prominent since the COVID-19 pandemic, where the need for shorter supply chains has been at the top of people’s minds. Africa is one such region that offers fantastic potential as a manufacturing hub, however, does not come without it’s challenging infrastructure.

Following on from the successful spotlight at last year’s show, this session will highlight what is next for the region and where opportunities are likely to open up. Join this panel to ensure you are equipped to enter the market by learning from your peers who have worked on a successful regional project and will provide guidance, advice and top tips for success in challenging conditions. 
  
Breakbulk Main Stage Europe/London

Breakbulk Main Stage

Spotlight Session: Africa as a Region of Opportunity

Despite its challenging infrastructure, Africa is growing as a region of opportunity for project cargo specialists. The tariffs and trade war with China have been increasing the need to move manufacturing to other countries around the world for years and has been made more prominent since the COVID-19 pandemic, where the need for shorter supply chains has been at the top of people’s minds. Africa is one such region that offers fantastic potential as a manufacturing hub, however, does not come without it’s challenging infrastructure.

Following on from the successful spotlight at last year’s show, this session will highlight what is next for the region and where opportunities are likely to open up. Join this panel to ensure you are equipped to enter the market by learning from your peers who have worked on a successful regional project and will provide guidance, advice and top tips for success in challenging conditions. 
  

1 October

14:00 - 14:45

Breakbulk Main Stage


Add to calendar 10/01/2020 14:00 10/01/2020 14:45 Renewable Energy Focus: Innovation and Opportunities Renewable energy was identified by Breakbulk visitors as the biggest driver of growth for the industry over the coming years. This session will bring together key players in the renewable energy space, including project owners and manufacturers who will do a deep dive into the wind market and opportunities when it comes to transport and logistics especially for oversized and heavy break-bulk wind energy project logistics. 

The session will also provide an overview of the work that is being conducted by the Wind Logistics group, a business-to-business network dealing with transport, shipping, and logistics in the wind market. They are looking into how the industry can collaborate more effectively to solve some of the key challenges and/or opportunities of logistics in the wind energy business. Innovation is driving many sectors, and renewable energy is not an exception – from longer, larger and heavier components to different transportation and installation methods, this session will provide an update on developments in the sector. 

 
Breakbulk Main Stage Europe/London

Breakbulk Main Stage

Renewable Energy Focus: Innovation and Opportunities

Renewable energy was identified by Breakbulk visitors as the biggest driver of growth for the industry over the coming years. This session will bring together key players in the renewable energy space, including project owners and manufacturers who will do a deep dive into the wind market and opportunities when it comes to transport and logistics especially for oversized and heavy break-bulk wind energy project logistics. 

The session will also provide an overview of the work that is being conducted by the Wind Logistics group, a business-to-business network dealing with transport, shipping, and logistics in the wind market. They are looking into how the industry can collaborate more effectively to solve some of the key challenges and/or opportunities of logistics in the wind energy business. Innovation is driving many sectors, and renewable energy is not an exception – from longer, larger and heavier components to different transportation and installation methods, this session will provide an update on developments in the sector. 

 

Thursday 1st October

8:00 - 16:00
Registration Open - Location: Hall 4, Messe Bremen, Bremen, Germany

Breakbulk Main Stage

The Breakbulk Main Stage will showcase business opportunities, strategy and answers to the most pressing questions facing the industry. It will feature leading breakbulk and project executives from around the globe who will provide insights into the latest business and trade intelligence, as well as delve deeper into key markets, sectors and challenges affecting the whole supply chain. Join the conversation over these two days as we analyse industry megatrends, look at how the project cargo industry is adapting to the new normal post COVID-19 and discover where the next project cargo business opportunities will come from.


In partnership with

30 September

10:30 - 10:45

Breakbulk Main Stage


Add to calendar 09/30/2020 10:30 09/30/2020 10:45 Opening Remarks Breakbulk Main Stage Europe/London

Breakbulk Main Stage

Opening Remarks

30 September

10:45 - 11:15

Breakbulk Main Stage


Add to calendar 09/30/2020 10:45 09/30/2020 11:15 Global Economic Outlook - How Does It Impact the Shipping Industry? In an extremely unpredictable global economy, made even more unpredictable by the 2020 global COVID-19 pandemic, there is reason to understand what makes or breaks the shipping market going forward. Following the successful Breakbulk 365 webinar back in May, Peter will continue the conversation and evaluate economic forecasts in key economies, provide an update on trade tensions and insights into whether clearer pictures of policy, Brexit and COVID-19 recovery may open up growth in Europe. Breakbulk Main Stage Europe/London

Breakbulk Main Stage

Global Economic Outlook - How Does It Impact the Shipping Industry?

In an extremely unpredictable global economy, made even more unpredictable by the 2020 global COVID-19 pandemic, there is reason to understand what makes or breaks the shipping market going forward. Following the successful Breakbulk 365 webinar back in May, Peter will continue the conversation and evaluate economic forecasts in key economies, provide an update on trade tensions and insights into whether clearer pictures of policy, Brexit and COVID-19 recovery may open up growth in Europe.

30 September

11:45 - 12:30

Breakbulk Main Stage


Add to calendar 09/30/2020 11:45 09/30/2020 12:30 Conducting Business Post COVID-19: How the Project Cargo Sector is Adapting to the New Normal No one could have predicted what the world was going to face in 2020, however, businesses around the globe have stepped up to face the challenges of COVID-19 and adapted in amazing ways to keep businesses moving throughout a time of unprecedented disturbance. The majority of our businesses were classified as essential, meaning that transport and supply chains did not stop throughout the pandemic, but instead, companies had to find new and innovative ways to keep cargo moving, while also keeping staff safe and adhering to new rules and regulations.
 
Join our panel of experts in the world of oversized cargo who will discuss the impact of COVID-19 on their markets, demand and supply and continuing business. Hear how companies are defining a new era when it comes to do doing business and what we can expect to see moving forward.
 
Breakbulk Main Stage Europe/London

Breakbulk Main Stage

Conducting Business Post COVID-19: How the Project Cargo Sector is Adapting to the New Normal

No one could have predicted what the world was going to face in 2020, however, businesses around the globe have stepped up to face the challenges of COVID-19 and adapted in amazing ways to keep businesses moving throughout a time of unprecedented disturbance. The majority of our businesses were classified as essential, meaning that transport and supply chains did not stop throughout the pandemic, but instead, companies had to find new and innovative ways to keep cargo moving, while also keeping staff safe and adhering to new rules and regulations.
 
Join our panel of experts in the world of oversized cargo who will discuss the impact of COVID-19 on their markets, demand and supply and continuing business. Hear how companies are defining a new era when it comes to do doing business and what we can expect to see moving forward.
 

30 September

13:00 - 13:30

Breakbulk Main Stage


Add to calendar 09/30/2020 13:00 09/30/2020 13:30 Spotlight Session – Risk Management for Project Cargo

The intricacies of risk management for project cargo provides many opportunities for mistakes and inaccuracies which can lead to significant financial loss. Capacity needs of larger projects require more than one insurer to cover the project, resulting in complexities that can be extremely challenging to those involved in the project.

The COVID-19 pandemic has had a huge impact on cargo around the world from assessment complications to delays and increased storage times, all affecting the insurance and risk management process. Join this spotlight session to hear from our expert how you can look to successfully identify and manage these new risks to ensure your business and project is protected as best as possible. This session will be interactive, so please come equipped with your questions and experiences to share with your peers and our expert.  

Breakbulk Main Stage Europe/London

Breakbulk Main Stage

Spotlight Session – Risk Management for Project Cargo

The intricacies of risk management for project cargo provides many opportunities for mistakes and inaccuracies which can lead to significant financial loss. Capacity needs of larger projects require more than one insurer to cover the project, resulting in complexities that can be extremely challenging to those involved in the project.

The COVID-19 pandemic has had a huge impact on cargo around the world from assessment complications to delays and increased storage times, all affecting the insurance and risk management process. Join this spotlight session to hear from our expert how you can look to successfully identify and manage these new risks to ensure your business and project is protected as best as possible. This session will be interactive, so please come equipped with your questions and experiences to share with your peers and our expert.  

30 September

14:00 - 14:30

Breakbulk Main Stage


Add to calendar 09/30/2020 14:00 09/30/2020 14:30 Breakbulk and Project Market Outlook: Global Developments and Opportunities A much-awaited session for all breakbulk attendees, our expert will provide an overview of current capital project developments in Europe and further afield. This session will be particularly important this year following the wave of project delays and cancellations in 2020, however, governments around the globe have released new spending bills, so this session will provide an update on upcoming project opportunities. Developments on how macroeconomic trends are continuing to impact the project cargo sector will be discussed, including the impact of the US/China trade war, COVID-19, Brexit, which markets are set to grow, and which will contract in the coming years. Breakbulk Main Stage Europe/London

Breakbulk Main Stage

Breakbulk and Project Market Outlook: Global Developments and Opportunities

A much-awaited session for all breakbulk attendees, our expert will provide an overview of current capital project developments in Europe and further afield. This session will be particularly important this year following the wave of project delays and cancellations in 2020, however, governments around the globe have released new spending bills, so this session will provide an update on upcoming project opportunities. Developments on how macroeconomic trends are continuing to impact the project cargo sector will be discussed, including the impact of the US/China trade war, COVID-19, Brexit, which markets are set to grow, and which will contract in the coming years.

30 September

15:00 - 15:45

Breakbulk Main Stage


Add to calendar 09/30/2020 15:00 09/30/2020 15:45 VIRTUAL SESSION: Could Remote Experts be the Next Big Thing? Virtually moderated by Stephen Spoljaric beaming in from Texas, this session will provide an interactive experience, as well as a discussion on some of the latest and greatest technologies being trialled and used throughout the project logistics industry today. Experience a live demonstration of how one company is using cameras to call internal engineers at home offices to review a cargo securement – a technology that would have been invaluable for many cargo movements during the COVID-19 pandemic.
 
In addition to live demonstrations, our panellists will come together to discuss the challenges that come hand-in-hand with remote technologies, what insurance companies will and will not accept, and what the shipper’s concerns are when it comes to using these new technologies.   
 
Breakbulk Main Stage Europe/London

Breakbulk Main Stage

VIRTUAL SESSION: Could Remote Experts be the Next Big Thing?

Virtually moderated by Stephen Spoljaric beaming in from Texas, this session will provide an interactive experience, as well as a discussion on some of the latest and greatest technologies being trialled and used throughout the project logistics industry today. Experience a live demonstration of how one company is using cameras to call internal engineers at home offices to review a cargo securement – a technology that would have been invaluable for many cargo movements during the COVID-19 pandemic.
 
In addition to live demonstrations, our panellists will come together to discuss the challenges that come hand-in-hand with remote technologies, what insurance companies will and will not accept, and what the shipper’s concerns are when it comes to using these new technologies.   
 

30 September

16:15 - 17:00

Breakbulk Main Stage


Add to calendar 09/30/2020 16:15 09/30/2020 17:00 Growing a Sustainable Future A year that began with the implementation of IMO 2020 and soon after was struck by the COVID-19 pandemic – the worry was that the sustainability conversation would slip down company’s priority lists. The complete opposite has happened and through these challenging times, companies are looking at their green agenda, sustainability targets and reducing emissions more than ever before. To appreciate the full extent of the impact of new environmental regulations including GHG 2050, the impact COVID-19 has had and the roles and responsibilities of the sector when it comes to protecting the environment, top logistics professionals will come together to discuss their efforts in reducing their carbon footprint and their journey to 0 emissions.
 
In line with the above, it is more and more common for project owners and EPC companies to request sustainability data from companies they partner with on a project. As an industry this is great, however, we need to ensure this data is being used for the right reasons and teams know what to look for. This session will highlight how the supply chain is playing it’s part in preserving the environment as well as specifics of what to look out for when assessing how sustainable potential project partners are.
Breakbulk Main Stage Europe/London

Breakbulk Main Stage

Growing a Sustainable Future

A year that began with the implementation of IMO 2020 and soon after was struck by the COVID-19 pandemic – the worry was that the sustainability conversation would slip down company’s priority lists. The complete opposite has happened and through these challenging times, companies are looking at their green agenda, sustainability targets and reducing emissions more than ever before. To appreciate the full extent of the impact of new environmental regulations including GHG 2050, the impact COVID-19 has had and the roles and responsibilities of the sector when it comes to protecting the environment, top logistics professionals will come together to discuss their efforts in reducing their carbon footprint and their journey to 0 emissions.
 
In line with the above, it is more and more common for project owners and EPC companies to request sustainability data from companies they partner with on a project. As an industry this is great, however, we need to ensure this data is being used for the right reasons and teams know what to look for. This session will highlight how the supply chain is playing it’s part in preserving the environment as well as specifics of what to look out for when assessing how sustainable potential project partners are.

1 October

10:45 - 11:15

Breakbulk Main Stage


Add to calendar 10/01/2020 10:45 10/01/2020 11:15 The MPV Fleet: Trends and Major Drivers The increasing rise of regulatory uncertainty, trade wars and now COVID-19 create pressures on cargo demand, along with a host of other factors. Meanwhile, carriers are still suffering from low rates and financial insecurity. Based on the most recent data in the market, this session will highlight the latest updates for the MPV fleet.
 
Breakbulk Main Stage Europe/London

Breakbulk Main Stage

The MPV Fleet: Trends and Major Drivers

The increasing rise of regulatory uncertainty, trade wars and now COVID-19 create pressures on cargo demand, along with a host of other factors. Meanwhile, carriers are still suffering from low rates and financial insecurity. Based on the most recent data in the market, this session will highlight the latest updates for the MPV fleet.

 

1 October

11:45 - 12:00

Breakbulk Main Stage


Add to calendar 10/01/2020 11:45 10/01/2020 12:00 The Breakbulk Technology Landscape: Gaining a Competitive Advantage At this crucial time for the breakbulk and project cargo industry, we dive straight into how technology in the sector has progressed over the past 6 months following the challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic. An industry that has traditionally fallen behind when it comes to digital transformation now has no choice to ensure they are prepared for further changes that are on the horizon. Successfully implementing technology throughout the supply chain ensures organisations can maximise efficiencies for longer term cost saving, end to end operations run smoother and risks are successfully managed in a world full of more and more data. Join this panel to dive deeper into what technologies are crucial for competitive advantage in the project cargo industry moving forward as well as where you should be investing now!  Breakbulk Main Stage Europe/London

Breakbulk Main Stage

The Breakbulk Technology Landscape: Gaining a Competitive Advantage

At this crucial time for the breakbulk and project cargo industry, we dive straight into how technology in the sector has progressed over the past 6 months following the challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic. An industry that has traditionally fallen behind when it comes to digital transformation now has no choice to ensure they are prepared for further changes that are on the horizon. Successfully implementing technology throughout the supply chain ensures organisations can maximise efficiencies for longer term cost saving, end to end operations run smoother and risks are successfully managed in a world full of more and more data. Join this panel to dive deeper into what technologies are crucial for competitive advantage in the project cargo industry moving forward as well as where you should be investing now! 

1 October

12:30 - 13:15

Breakbulk Main Stage


Add to calendar 10/01/2020 12:30 10/01/2020 13:15 Spotlight Session: Africa as a Region of Opportunity Despite its challenging infrastructure, Africa is growing as a region of opportunity for project cargo specialists. The tariffs and trade war with China have been increasing the need to move manufacturing to other countries around the world for years and has been made more prominent since the COVID-19 pandemic, where the need for shorter supply chains has been at the top of people’s minds. Africa is one such region that offers fantastic potential as a manufacturing hub, however, does not come without it’s challenging infrastructure.

Following on from the successful spotlight at last year’s show, this session will highlight what is next for the region and where opportunities are likely to open up. Join this panel to ensure you are equipped to enter the market by learning from your peers who have worked on a successful regional project and will provide guidance, advice and top tips for success in challenging conditions. 
  
Breakbulk Main Stage Europe/London

Breakbulk Main Stage

Spotlight Session: Africa as a Region of Opportunity

Despite its challenging infrastructure, Africa is growing as a region of opportunity for project cargo specialists. The tariffs and trade war with China have been increasing the need to move manufacturing to other countries around the world for years and has been made more prominent since the COVID-19 pandemic, where the need for shorter supply chains has been at the top of people’s minds. Africa is one such region that offers fantastic potential as a manufacturing hub, however, does not come without it’s challenging infrastructure.

Following on from the successful spotlight at last year’s show, this session will highlight what is next for the region and where opportunities are likely to open up. Join this panel to ensure you are equipped to enter the market by learning from your peers who have worked on a successful regional project and will provide guidance, advice and top tips for success in challenging conditions. 
  

1 October

14:00 - 14:45

Breakbulk Main Stage


Add to calendar 10/01/2020 14:00 10/01/2020 14:45 Renewable Energy Focus: Innovation and Opportunities Renewable energy was identified by Breakbulk visitors as the biggest driver of growth for the industry over the coming years. This session will bring together key players in the renewable energy space, including project owners and manufacturers who will do a deep dive into the wind market and opportunities when it comes to transport and logistics especially for oversized and heavy break-bulk wind energy project logistics. 

The session will also provide an overview of the work that is being conducted by the Wind Logistics group, a business-to-business network dealing with transport, shipping, and logistics in the wind market. They are looking into how the industry can collaborate more effectively to solve some of the key challenges and/or opportunities of logistics in the wind energy business. Innovation is driving many sectors, and renewable energy is not an exception – from longer, larger and heavier components to different transportation and installation methods, this session will provide an update on developments in the sector. 

 
Breakbulk Main Stage Europe/London

Breakbulk Main Stage

Renewable Energy Focus: Innovation and Opportunities

Renewable energy was identified by Breakbulk visitors as the biggest driver of growth for the industry over the coming years. This session will bring together key players in the renewable energy space, including project owners and manufacturers who will do a deep dive into the wind market and opportunities when it comes to transport and logistics especially for oversized and heavy break-bulk wind energy project logistics. 

The session will also provide an overview of the work that is being conducted by the Wind Logistics group, a business-to-business network dealing with transport, shipping, and logistics in the wind market. They are looking into how the industry can collaborate more effectively to solve some of the key challenges and/or opportunities of logistics in the wind energy business. Innovation is driving many sectors, and renewable energy is not an exception – from longer, larger and heavier components to different transportation and installation methods, this session will provide an update on developments in the sector.