Breakbulk Europe 2022 Live Blog - Day 2

Breakbulk Europe 2022 Live Blog – Day 2

Photo source: Broekman Logistics

The second day of the Breakbulk Europe event is on its way. It started a bit unusually, with a run which was organised by BBC Chartering, ITJ, Martin Bencher, Port of Rotterdam, Broekman Logistics, HELD Shipping and FAST52, with all the proceedings going to Playing for Success, Feyenoord Basketball’s elevator program for challenged youngsters.

Project Cargo Team at the Breakbulk Europe Business Run
Project Cargo Team at the Breakbulk Europe Business Run

07:55 – LDA reducing fleet’s carbon footprint with bound4blue eSAILs

The ambition to decarbonise its fleet has seen the French shipowner Louis Dreyfus Armateurs (LDA) partner with a Spanish company bound4blue to install three suction sails on one of its vessels. Read the full article.

10:00 Doors open – Talk of the Crowd

The venue of Rotterdam Ahoy welcomed its guest from 10:00 am onwards and it is already crowded and busy.

Project Cargo Journal team has also been doing the rounds and in the coming days and weeks you will be able to read more on the industry that has not been like this in the last 40 or 50 years, according to Broekman Logistics, and reliance on its global network is of utmost importance as well as partnering with the right people.

Project Cargo Team at the Breakbulk Europe

We also caught up with representatives from deugro who told us that the recently modified Rotra vessels are fit for new projects in the near future but new concepts are constantly in the pipeline to cater to the ever growing demands of the industry.

Ahlers notes that the companies are having to rethink the entire supply chain, having to source more locally in order to cut the costs down and make sure projects stay on track.

AAL is full steam ahead with its fleet development, investing heavily in its Supers B-Class 32,000 DWT vessels, but also making sure safety in operations and safety of its crews is on the highest possible levels, as hardware can carry project cargo, but it is the quality work force that pulls everything together.

Keep your eyes peeled on Project Cargo Journal for in depth interviews and videos to follow.

14:00 Ports Galore

We have done some more rounds at Rotterdam Ahoy and caught up with representatives from Port of Rotterdam, North Sea Port, Port of Antwerp Bruges, and Port of Amsterdam, and there seems to be a common focus from every port and that is catering to European energy transition push and making sure ports are ready.

15:00 CCUS To grow steadily

We caught up with Daniel Cogbill from deugro to go over the recent developments in the Carbon Capture Utilisation and Storage industry, and the overarching theme is that the supply chains will be tested as the CCUS market gathers more pace.

Author: Adnan Bajic

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