Breakbulk Middle East opens in Abu Dhabi
Breakbulk Middle East officially opened Tuesday with Dr. Abdullah Al Katheeri, Director General of the Federal Transport Authority, inaugurating the second annual conference focusing on the challenges and opportunities in the region’s project logistics and breakbulk sector.
Officially opening Breakbulk Middle East, Al Katheeri said: “Breakbulk is focused on a vital element of the transportation sector, which focuses on the movement of project cargo, something critical for oil & gas, energy and infrastructure projects across the Middle East. With a large number of highly valuable projects underway or scheduled in the region, discussing and analysing the key trends, challenges and opportunities in this industry is very important.
“The region’s foremost experts in the sector have come together at Breakbulk Middle East, with the leading shippers, carriers, freight forwarders, transport specialists and related service providers here to discuss how to strengthen the value chain. This will contribute to the success of the key projects in the GCC that will support the continued development of the industry in the region. Abu Dhabi is ideally placed as the venue for this forum, and we welcome back Breakbulk and look forward to engaging discussions over the coming two days.”
The conference then began with opening remarks from Baheej Al Biqawi, CEO, Almajdouie Logistics; Shahab Al Jassmi, senior manager – Customer Care, BPI & E Services, DP World UAE Region; Abdulkareem Al Masabi, executive vice president, Abu Dhabi Ports; and Janet Nodar, content director, Breakbulk Events & Media.
Mark Rimmer, event director - EMEA, Breakbulk, commented: “We are looking forward to the in-depth discussions around the important topics impacting on the Middle East project cargo and logistics industry over the next two days. We have a plethora of experts attending who bring both regional and global perspectives to the discourse. ”
Breakbulk Middle East 2016 will welcome 63 exhibitors, 46 speakers and 250 delegates to the exhibition, conference and seminars on the 25th & 26th October. Breakbulk Middle East is supported by sponsors Abu Dhabi Ports, DP World, Almajdouie, Bahri, Rickmers-Linie, Cheekay Shipping, Hoegh Autoliners, Rohling, Sarjak, APM, Geodis and Modulift. The event is co-located with NATRANS Expo.