February 7 - The organiser of the recent Breakbulk Asia event in Singapore has said that it will inaugurate Breakbulk China in Shanghai in early 2012, bringing the largest event in the heavy lift, project cargo and breakbulk maritime sector to the world's

The recent Breakbulk Asia Conference and Exhibition in Singapore experienced record increases of 40 percent in attendance and 30 percent in exhibitors over the 2010 event. Breakbulk Asia 2011 addressed strategies for sustained growth as well as emerging market opportunities for the breakbulk and project cargo shipping sectors.

Breakbulk China will take place at the Shanghai New International Expo Centre, from February 28 - March 1, 2012.

In addition to an economic overview of Asian breakbulk markets, Breakbulk Asia 2011 examined industry challenges of piracy, vessel choice, operating in locations having minimal infrastructure and common complications between the bidding process and contract implementation. International breakbulk industry issues ranged from Australia's quarantine regulations to the growth plans of India and the Port of Shanghai.