Senior officials addressing a press conference

Senior officials addressing a press conference

Cargo, breakbulk sector under spotlight

December 2017

More than 100 exhibitors, representing the end-to-end value chain for the transport of oversize cargo, will be present at Breakbulk Middle East 2018, which will be held next February in Abu Dhabi, UAE.

Senior officials from the government and private sector recently attended a press conference formally announcing the third annual Breakbulk Middle East event.

The event, a leading exhibition and conference in the region specifically for the project cargo and breakbulk industry, will take place on February 6 and 7, at the Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Company (Adnec).

Dr Abdullah Al Katheeri, director general, Federal Transport Authority, was joined by senior representatives from Abu Dhabi Ports and Instar Projects, Shipping Services to discuss how regional organisations can capitalise on the current industry landscape, said a statement.

More than 100 exhibitors, representing the end-to-end value chain for the transport of oversize cargo, will be present at Breakbulk Middle East 2018, it said.

The event offers a full conference schedule where key industry members can share their knowledge and experience, including leaders from Fluor, Petrofac, Saudi Aramco and Technip, it added.

Dr Al Katheeri said: “We are delighted to see the region’s foremost experts in the sector come together for the event. The leading shippers, carriers, freight forwarders, transport specialists and related service providers will discuss the current industry landscape and innovative ways we can strengthen the value chain. We look forward to another successful event this year.”

“The Federal Transport Authority’s participation in this exhibition and conference, which is being held under the patronage of Dr Abdullah bin Mohammed Balheif Al Nuaimi, Minister of Infrastructure Development and Chairman of FTA, will be focusing on the vital sectors of transport and cargo, a key pillar for the oil and gas and infrastructure sectors across the region,” he said.

“The exhibition is the perfect occasion to showcase the multi-billion dollars development projects in the region,” he added.

AbdulKareem Al Masabi, executive vice president, Abu Dhabi Ports, said: “We are delighted to be the host-sponsor for the region’s only project cargo and breakbulk industry event.”

“Our company welcomes the chance to participate in a forum where vital discussions on heavy haul cargo handling through the different types of cargo movements–sea, air and land – takes place,” he said.

“This event is the ideal platform to bring a number of industry experts together to share industry insights, best-practices and latest developments as well as shed light on the critical value of heavy cargo handling to the operations and logistics field,” he added.

Ben Blamire, commercial director at Breakbulk Middle East, said: “Following the success of the inaugural event, we are thrilled to announce that Breakbulk will be returning to the region for the third time.”

“This year’s conference and exhibition will see even more of the world’s largest EPCs, logisticians and transport providers come together in Abu Dhabi,” he said.

“There are some unique challenges and opportunities in the Middle East when it comes to infrastructure projects and the associated breakbulk and project logistics sectors forming part of the supply chain,” he added.

During the press conference, key sponsors provided their expert insight and analysis on the trends to be discussed at the Breakbulk Middle East conference.

With a vision to succeed as a global trade hub, Abu Dhabi was chosen as the ideal destination for the event for the third consecutive year, welcoming international visitors, businesses and investors to the Middle East to discuss the key challenges and opportunities found in the breakbulk and project logistics sectors in the region.

Breakbulk Middle East 2018 will welcome 60 exhibitors, 80 speakers and 3000 delegates, main conference, special sessions in the exhibition hall and educational courses.

This year’s sponsors include Abu Dhabi Ports, King Abdullah Port, DP World, Agility, Bahri, Instar, Port of Salalah, Ceekay Shipping, Freightcare, Höegh Autoliners, NTC Logistics, Babaji Shivram, KDL Logistics, Sarjak Container Lines and Fayamonville, it stated.

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