Project Cargo Summit 2022: Tomorrow is the date!
After months of planning and preparation, tomorrow, September 28, breakbulk and project cargo experts will bring you opinions on the burning topics in the industry during the Project Cargo Summit online 2022.
Our networking platform Brella opens early at 8:00 am providing you with the opportunities to network and meet with peers and industry experts while the first block of discussions from ProMedia studios will start from 11:00 with the opening remarks from Danny Levenswaard, Director Breakbulk at the Port of Rotherdam Authority followed by a presentation by Lucia Van Geuns from The Hague Centre For Strategic Studies. Lucia will give us an overview of the Geopolitical challenges shaping the trends within the project cargo supply chains.
The introduction presentation will be followed with a discussion with Yorck Niclas Prehm, Head of Research at Toepfer Transport who will dive deeper into the challenges the the supply chains have to tackle due to the geopolitical challenges presented in the introduction. Yorck Niclas will focus give us an answer on the state of the fleet, whether it is ready to tackle the uptick in demand, stemming mostly from EU’s ambitions to cut its dependence on Russian oil and gas and expedite its transition to greener energy.
Ports have always been a major link in the supply chain and will continue to do so in the future, but they also have to adapt to the new environment. Guests at the table Danny Levenswaard, (Port of Rotterdam) Daan Van Velzen (Commercial Manager Logistics, Team Cargo at Port of Amsterdam) and Jesper Bank (Chief Commercial Officer at Port Esbjerg) will discuss how Ports will facilitate the energy transition. The roundtable discussion will close the first session of Day 1.
Proceedings will continue in the afternoon from 15:00 CET when we try to answer the question: “Will energy security agenda stress project cargo supply chains?”
RoRo vessels and RoRo liner operators have come to the rescue of the renewable energy supply chains during the period hampered by Covid restrictions, lack of capacity in the MPP sector and port congestion. We will hear from Sven Jansen (Senior Sales Manager High & Heavy Breakbulk at UECC) and Jelle Van Koevorden (Managing Director DFDS Seaways).
The session will be followed by a discussion with Hans Henrik Groen (Branch Manager of deugro Denmark) on how deugro provides support to its sustainable energy clients. with their project specific concept. Day 1 will be closed with Mark Bambury (Managing Director / Lead Consultant / Naval Architect) who will explain how converting vessels to serve the project cargo sector will help aleviate the shortage of these vessels and help keep the supply chains operating.
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