Breakbulk Americas is the latest event to bite the dust due to Covid-19

Breakbulk Americas is the latest event to have been cancelled as the coronavirus pandemic remains cause to prohibit events and restrict international travel. Organizer Hyve Group has rescheduled the event to return to Houston from 28-30 September next year.

Breakbulk Americas was originally planned to take place at the end of this month but was postponed to November to make room for Breakbulk Europe, which had to be moved from its initial dates in May. The postponement of Breakbulk Europe ultimately turned out to be fruitless, as the organisers were still forced to cancel the event due to local restrictions. Breakbulk Americas now suffers that same fate.

“We have been monitoring the situation in Houston very carefully over the past months and have consulted with the venue, local authorities and industry bodies regarding options for the event this year. When the decision to postpone Breakbulk Americas was made in April, there was optimism that a November date would work. However, city officials are currently not allowing large events in the city, which means that it is impossible to deliver the event for our attendees and customers of Breakbulk Americas this year”, Hyve Group states.

Hyve Group has secured new dates for the event in September next year. In the meantime, the company will host a series of free webinars on the 2020 dates which it calls “Breakbulk Americas: The Digital Special”. Topics to be discussed include COVID-19 business recovery, sustainability and technology.

Project Cargo Summit

PCJ was also forced to cancel the physical edition of our event Project Cargo Summit 2020. This event has been moved online and will be held on from 23-24 September from our purpose-built studio that allows us to host online events in broadcast television quality.

More than 20 speakers will share their thoughts and insights on topics like the Covid-19 recovery, the possibilities of digitalization, the multipurpose and heavy-lift fleet of the future and the latest developments in the wind and hydrogen industry – the latter of which is likely to create a new project cargo market.

For more information about this event, please visit our event page at www.projetcargosummit.com. This event will be free for everyone to join.

Author: Tobias Pieffers

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