Thomas Skellingsted

President 4D Supply Chain Consulting

Thomas Skellingsted began his logistics career as Baltics/CIS operations director for Coca-Cola. A series of management positions in the field led to a position as director of sales and operations at transport company Give Sværgods before joining ABB in 2014. At ABB, his responsibilities include leading the PS global best practice team for transport and logistics and developing global benchmarking for project cargo and best practice sharing within the power system division. In 2016, he ibecame responsible for ABB’s global heavy-lift and project cargo operations within the power grid division. Today, Skellingsted is the president of 4D Supply Chain Consulting, an independent logistics and supply chain consultancy providing unique expertise to solve clients’ end-to-end logistics and supply chain challenges. Offering globally an experienced consulting team with the ability to support key focus industries, including oil and gas, power, wind and mining, where major CAPEX and OPEX initiatives heavily rely on secure, transparent and adaptive supply chains. He is based in Surrey, England.


Event Programme Sessions

Examining the Talent Gap

The talent gap in the Breakbulk, project cargo, and wider logistics industries is now unequivocally real. With a serve lack of qualified individuals fit to fill the plethora of roles available, there is an imperative need to attract the new generation and create a pool of talent, trained and enthusiastic workers. This session will examine some legacy reasons for the current talent gap, what is being done to remedy this, and what we can do going forward to make a company look as attractive as possible to the next generation of professional. 

Thursday 19 May 13:00 - 13:45 Room 1

Add to calendar 05/19/2022 13:00 05/19/2022 13:45 Examining the Talent Gap The talent gap in the Breakbulk, project cargo, and wider logistics industries is now unequivocally real. With a serve lack of qualified individuals fit to fill the plethora of roles available, there is an imperative need to attract the new generation and create a pool of talent, trained and enthusiastic workers. This session will examine some legacy reasons for the current talent gap, what is being done to remedy this, and what we can do going forward to make a company look as attractive as possible to the next generation of professional.  Breakbulk Main Stage, Hall 2

Empowering the Next Generation of Breakbulk Professionals

The Port of Rotterdam and the European Union play a pivotal role in Breakbulk across both Europe and the wider world. In the past, all the cargo handled at the Port of Rotterdam was breakbulk. Times have changed but Rotterdam, and the wider European community, still have a passion for breakbulk. Key to keeping this passion relevant in the future is empowering the next generation of Breakbulk professionals. This session will tackle both government and private sectors’ initiatives to empower the upcoming generation of industry professionals. 

Thursday 19 May 10:15 - 11:00 Room 1

Add to calendar 05/19/2022 10:15 05/19/2022 11:00 Empowering the Next Generation of Breakbulk Professionals The Port of Rotterdam and the European Union play a pivotal role in Breakbulk across both Europe and the wider world. In the past, all the cargo handled at the Port of Rotterdam was breakbulk. Times have changed but Rotterdam, and the wider European community, still have a passion for breakbulk. Key to keeping this passion relevant in the future is empowering the next generation of Breakbulk professionals. This session will tackle both government and private sectors’ initiatives to empower the upcoming generation of industry professionals.  Education Day