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The world’s largest project cargo and breakbulk event

Event Agenda

Select a date from Breakbulk Europe's three-day event agenda to start planning your time at the show.

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12:00 - 15:00
Tuesday, May 21
Networking
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Additional registration required
Please note: the event floor is not open at this time. Entry will only be allowed for registrants of Women In Breakbulk & Round Tables

Our annual gathering for industry women will take place on Tuesday afternoon starting at 12pm at Rotterdam Ahoy. Enjoy light refreshments, a panel discussion on effective mentoring, followed by a speed mentoring session where you'll act as mentor or mentee and practice strategies learned in the session. This practical and fun-filled session will provide the perfect start to better networking throughout the show. 

AGENDA: 
Noon - 12:45
Networking Brunch

12:45 - 13:20
Panel: Industry Perspectives on Mentoring
Eli Gjesdal, Managing Director, Empower Leadership Institute | Norway
Elisabeth Cosmatos, President, The Heavy Lift Group (THLG) | Greece
Marianne Blechingberg, Managing Director, Oy Hacklin Logistics Ltd | Finland
Miriam Nagel, General Sales Manager, MOL Döhle Worldwide Logistics GmbH | Germany
Anne Saris, Business Manager Agrofood and Distribution, Port of Rotterdam | Netherlands

13:20 - 13:40
Training: Mentoring From All Angles
Eli Gjesdal, Managing Director, Empower Leadership Institute

13:40 - 14:25
Interactive Mentoring & Networking Activity

14:25 -14:30
Closing

14:30 - 15:00
WISTA Networking Coffee

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15:30 - 16:30
Tuesday, May 21
Networking
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Additional registration required: Launching 18th April
Please note: the event floor is not open at this time. Entry will only be allowed for registrants of Women In Breakbulk & Round Tables

Round Tables will bring together professionals from across industry sectors to share insights, address issues and generate actionable takeaways. Discussions will focus on key Breakbulk topics to fuel business solutions and foster collaboration. Round Table themes include, Decarbonisation, Rates & Capacity, Inclusion in the Industry, The Talent Gap and the Energy Transition.
 

17:00 - 20:00
Tuesday, May 21
Networking
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Included in your ticket to Breakbulk Europe

The perfect way to kick start Breakbulk Europe is our very own Welcome Reception. Join likeminded professionals, event speakers, and VIPs on the show floor for the welcome reception. Enjoy a selection of burger, hot dogs, noodles and pasta whilst you toast in the beginning of Breakbulk Europe.

 

19:30 - 22:30
Tuesday, May 21
Networking
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Additional registration required: Launching 29th April

Following the Welcome Reception on Tuesday evening, head over to the Schiedamse Vest which has been transformed into Breakbulk Boulevard – a lively street party featuring food and drink from the restaurants along the boulevard and music for a networking experience like no other.
 

10:00 - 18:00
Wednesday, May 22
Networking
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10:20 - 10:30
Wednesday, May 22
Main Stage
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Info & Networking
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10:30 - 10:50
Wednesday, May 22
Main Stage
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This presentation will look at global economic forecasts for 2024 and 2025, followed by a closer look at Europe's largest economies. The shipping industry has been affected by non-economic events such as the attacks on ships in the Red Sea and the droughts that have reduced traffic through the Panama Canal. The presentation will look at some of the indices and key sectors driving breakbulk and project cargo such as offshore wind, hydrogen, mining and mega infrastructure projects. The concluding remarks will highlight the ability and resilience of the shipping industry to adapt to the ups and downs of economic cycles and geopolitical events.
 

Rates & Market Outlook
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10:55 - 11:35
Wednesday, May 22
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Today’s supply chains must be ready for any eventuality: flexibility is key to maintaining an uninterrupted service with zero delays. The current global geo-political landscape, environmental concerns and insurance strategies will all be considered.

This session is sponsored by Kaleris

Capacity Challenges
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11:00 - 11:20
Wednesday, May 22
Futures
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Best practices of breakbulk service providers adopting innovative techniques while handling, transporting or storing breakbulk cargo.

 

Innovation
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FLYING WHALES, thanks to its innovations, the quality of its teams and its industrial consortium is developing an ambitious air cargo solution that is unique in the world: the LCA60T, a rigid airship for transport of heavy and bulky loads up to 60 tonnes and with point-to-point delivery thanks to its ability to load and unload in hovering flight. Thanks to this solution, FLYING WHALES’s mission is to simplify project cargo logistics and unlock high potential territories currently lacking in infrastructure, all minimizing logistics costs and environmental footprint.

Technology
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11:45 - 11:50
Wednesday, May 22
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Project Development
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Based on three ongoing energy projects in Europe, Laos and Saudi Arabia, we will discuss with the industry and involved logistics companies their approach for optimizing and innovating their project logistics setup. What did they achieve so far? Why is their focus on, for example, modularization, supplier and deviation management? How can they integrate more sustainable and circular solutions? And which lessons learned will improve their future performance? Join our interactive panel, vote with us about trends and technologies, and share your thoughts on how project logistics might look in the coming years.

This session is sponsored by Port of San Diego

Project Development
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This session will highlight industry projects that demonstrate this.
 

Technology
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Communication in the maritime industry is like it was in the 1990s. Many different stakeholders are trying to coordinate when which vessel is scheduled to arrive at which berth via even more emails and phone calls. 

With a central planning platform, these loose ends can be easily integrated and shared within the port community or across ports.
With the idea of just-in-time arrivals, significant savings in GHG emissions are made without significant investment. It's a matter of mindset.
 

Technology
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12:40 - 12:45
Wednesday, May 22
Main Stage
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Capacity Challenges
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What are ports doing to overcome space and storage challenges, especially as cargo gets bigger and available land is increasingly difficult to find? In this session, a selection of ports reveal what innovations they are bringing to the table to deliver creative solutions.

This session is sponsored by AD Ports Group

Capacity Challenges
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13:10 - 13:30
Wednesday, May 22
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Hear from the team at PortXL on how to implement open innovation successfully. PortXL have vast amounts of experience in supporting and facilitating open innovation and will share their top tips for success when looking to partner with start-ups to foster innovation in your company.  

Innovation
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13:40 - 14:25
Wednesday, May 22
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With the latest changes to the EU’s Emissions Trading System (ETS) Directive now including shipping, what practical solutions are being considered to work towards zero carbon emissions? This session will consider circular supply chains, energy transition and more.

Sustainability
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The Esgian shipping suites take a novel approach on how to analyze, decipher and make available massive datasets for our clients across both commercial and sustainability aspects. Through accurate vessel to commercial operator mapping, our clients can benchmark and compare shipping line’s true service delivery and CO2 emission footprint.

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14:20 - 14:40
Wednesday, May 22
Futures
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An open discussion about new air charter business, challenges, expectations, what’s important, what inspires us and the open Q&A element.

Technology
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14:40 - 14:45
Wednesday, May 22
Main Stage
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Rates & Market Outlook
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14:45 - 15:05
Wednesday, May 22
Main Stage
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Rates & Market Outlook
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15:05 - 15:45
Wednesday, May 22
Main Stage
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How will today’s global fleet capacity stand up to cargo demand over the coming year? This session will examine the key factors influencing capacity issues, discuss management solutions and marine sustainability, and explore where new investments will be coming from. RoRo, coasters and containers will also be covered.

This session is sponsored by AAL Shipping (AAL)

Rates & Market Outlook
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15:55 - 16:00
Wednesday, May 22
Main Stage
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Women in Breakbulk
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Following on from Tuesday's Women in Breakbulk Brunch, which focused on the art of mentorship – techniques for more effective mentoring and for getting the most out of the experience of being mentored – this session will bring the best of the training to the Main Stage. Learn practical tips to establish, improve or grow your company's mentorship program, while gaining tips for your own career growth and accelerating the growth of your colleagues. An interactive segment will give several audience members a chance to try out their newfound skills.

Women in Breakbulk
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10:00 - 16:00
Thursday, May 23
Networking
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Let’s remember where every minute in maritime operations counts, where complexities in pre-fixture, post-fixture, demurrage and carbon freight calculations can lead to significant costs and potential losses. Shipsider addresses this challenge head-on by pioneering a methodology that simplifies and streamlines all operational aspects. Just as Siri has revolutionized personal assistance, Shipsider aims to revolutionize maritime operations with its user-friendly AI-driven approach.
 
In the ever-evolving landscape of maritime commercial operations, the call for transformation has resonated loudly. Today, as Shipsider we present an exploration into the next phase of maritime commercial operations, propelled by the groundbreaking advancements of AI-driven technologies.
 

Technology
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11:00 - 11:20
Thursday, May 23
Main Stage
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The energy industry in Europe continues to see growth in renewable capacity, whilst other industries are on the cusp of significant scale-up. All of this is happening against a backdrop of political change, economic challenges, and high inflation which is placing pressure on project developments. This session will give an overview of current and upcoming projects within the continent, exploring expected growth areas over the next five years.

Rates & Market Outlook
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11:25 - 12:10
Thursday, May 23
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Exploring the future of the renewables and energy transition industry, including the latest challenges versus opportunities. Alongside key regional business areas, there is also huge global potential, not to mention huge challenges to be faced in terms of scalability to deliver these projects.


This session is sponsored by JAS Forwarding

Energy Transition
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11:40 - 12:00
Thursday, May 23
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What's the first step the maritime sector needs to take on the path to autonomous shipping? The answer is fairly simple. Artificial intelligence, or AI. Through AI, shipping companies will be able to unlock new levels of savings, efficiency and sustainability for their fleets. In this panel, Dmitriy Lisenko of DeepSea Technologies will dive into the incredible impact AI has on shipping and will show how ships operating with low-frequency data can be modelled just as accurately as those with high-frequency data.
 

Technology
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12:20 - 12:40
Thursday, May 23
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What the future of project logistics looks like with the advancement of digitalisation and the incorporation and possibility of automated roles.

Technology
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12:25 - 12:30
Thursday, May 23
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Talent Gap
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What are today’s graduates looking for in a potential employer? How can the industry tap into this and promote logistics as an attractive industry to begin their careers? How can we promote the industry to current students, as well as new graduates?

This session is sponsored by South Jersey Port Corporation

 

Talent Gap
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13:00 - 13:20
Thursday, May 23
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How can we grow and build the next generation? This session will showcase how employers can invest long-term in their people while highlighting how it is possible to move within the industry.
 

Talent Gap
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