Breakbulk Middle East cancelled for 2021
Breakbulk Middle East is the first Covid-19 casualty of the planned breakbulk events this year. The postponement of the event to next year follows hot on the heels of the cancellation of Transport Logistic 2021 and Nor-Shipping, which were planned to take place in May and June.
“With continuing international lockdowns and global travel restrictions, it is not feasible to bring our customers together, many of whom come from countries outside the UAE”, comments organizer Hyve Group.
The physical event was scheduled to take place on the 9th and 10th of February in the Dubai World Trade Center but has now been postponed to 1-2 February 2022. Instead, the Hyve Group will organize a digital special on the original dates.
“This has been a difficult time for all participants in the industry”, says Ben Blamire, event director for Breakbulk Middle East. “I applaud our customers, and our sponsors in particular, for their resiliency and leadership and look forward to working together toward a strong 2021-22 business year.”
Another difficult year
Breakbulk Middle East is one of three of Breakbulk’s global events. Next in line is Breakbulk Europe, which is scheduled to take place in Bremen from 18-20 May. With governments prolonging their lockdowns in fear of the British Covid-19 mutation, it is uncertain if this edition will be able to go on. Transport Logistic 2021, which was planned for 4 to 6 May this year in Munchen, has already been cancelled. The same goes for Nor-Shipping which was planned in June in Norway.
Project Cargo Summit
In September, PCJ is planning a new physical edition of the Project Cargo Summit 2021. Whether or not vaccination will have progressed enough to continue this event will be reviewed late spring. Until then, our readers can enjoy the second online edition of the Project Cargo Summit for free on 10-11 February. This event will be entirely dedicated to the project cargo growth and challenges within offshore wind. Registration opened last week and you can claim your free ticket here: https://www.projectcargosummit.com/registration/