Breakbulk Europe 2022 Live Blog – Day 3
Day two of the Breakbulk Europe event in Rotterdam is almost halfway done. But the crowds are still in, more networking and more opportunities for Project Cargo Journal and Project Cargo Summit teams.
10:30 – Decarbonising the fleet
The morning started with an informative chat with Lars Feller, president at dship Carriers, who gave us insights into the company’s fleet decarbonisation path and the ways to go for the future. A complete article will follow in the coming days.
11:00 – Developments in Africa
We followed it up with a brief discussion with Bas de Vaal, Managing director at Portside International and Betina Gbadago, managing director at Portside, Togo, looking over the development on the African continent. We followed up quickly with a chat with Bas de Groot, general manager at UAL who noted that the market is growing, boosted by the continued investment in the oil and gas industry in Africa.
12:35 – Onshore wind keeping Collett busy
Closing off the first round of discussions, we came by the Collet stand, and caught up with Jacob Collett, marketing manager at Collett, who noted that the company is being kept busy with onshore wind projects, but is able to stay on top of it with in-house teams for freight forwarding, ship chartering and moving abnormal loads on the road.
13:20 – DAKO pressing on with projects in the Americas
Julian Slusarek, managing director at DAKO Worldwide Transport, welcomed us to their booth. The company continues to move project cargo for energy projects in the South and North America, and there are some interesting developments in the pipeline. We will make sure to keep you in the loop.
13:35 – C.Steinweg
The Rotterdam-based logistics services provider C.Steinweg has also had a busy couple of days at Breakbulk Europe, but the business has been steady, and is expected to pick up as the Covid restrictions ease off.
14:25 – BSC forging its own path
The logistics, transport, finance, construction, and engineering expert BSC is forging its own path when it comes to decarbonising the supply chain. Witaly Homeylev, managing director was on hand to discuss the ongoing involvement in a nuclear power plant project in Bangladesh. An in depth article will follow soon on Project Cargo Journal.
15:00 – Conoship working on new designs
The ship design and engineering office Conoship is certainly at the forefront of design of new vessels, cutting fuel costs, making sure the designs are fit for the upcoming projects and the well alligned with the fleet decarbonisation agenda. Wouter van Terswiga, project manager and naval architect at Conoship gave us a scoop on some new ideas being worked on by the company. As always, more to follow in the coming days on Project Cargo Journal.
16:30 We are off
It has been an exciting few days at Breakbulk Europe event with the industry coming together in one spot. We are off now to go over all the material we have gathered, and you can be sure that there is plenty more to come in the following weeks.