Education Day

Propel Your Career with Breakbulk Europe Education Day

Those newly employed or considering a career in the breakbulk and project cargo workforce—shippers, carriers, forwarders and others—are encouraged to attend Education Day to learn industry fundamentals from working executives. Participants will also learn what it takes to organize and execute a large project and receive advice from a new entrant to the industry.

Education is essential for career changers and students to close the current talent gap, and crucial to the future of the breakbulk and project cargo industry. Following the morning session on Thursday, Education Day participants will tour the exhibition floor to meet and interact with some the biggest players in the global project cargo supply chain.

Breakbulk Americas Jerry Nagel Education Day 2019


19th May 2022 • Rotterdam
This edition of Breakbulk Europe’s Education Day will inform, inspire and entice students about what Breakbulk and Project Cargo is, how it is handled, where the cargo often moves as well as the kind of opportunities that are available in the sector. Students will receive an overview of what the business is about, experience what the building of a project requires through a case study and receive top tips for success as well as interesting career advice from industry executives. 


10:00 - 10:15
Welcome Remarks

10:15 - 11:00
Session 1: Empowering the Next Generation of Breakbulk Professional

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. 

11:00 - 11:30
Session 2: Breakbulk Project Case Study 

A project movement takes planning, cooperation and successful execution to have a successful result.  Our speaker will discuss the project management process demonstrating how a project is accomplished, along with the problems and solutions along the way to demonstrate what working in the industry looks like in practice. 

12:30 - 13:30
Session 3: Graduate Opportunities 

This session will bring various key stakeholders within the community together to show the amazing graduate opportunities that are available to students. Students will learn what opportunities are available to them, what it takes to be successful within a graduate programme, and what a career in the industry can offer them, both in the short and long term.

14:00 - 15:00
Round Table Discussions 

In this session, students will have the chance to have conversations with our expert speakers in much smaller groups. They will be able to speak with industry authorities about anything they wish, whether it be about the challenges that exist in a specific career path or someone’s favourite part about the industry, students will be able to get answers to any of their questions surrounding a career in breakbulk. 

15:00 - 16:00
Student Show Floor Tour 

This will be an opportunity for students to be shown around the trade show floor by members of our esteemed advisory board. They will have the opportunity to speak with a plethora of different companies covering the entirety of the supply chain; discovering what a career in breakbulk can look like as well as more opportunities that are out there for students.