May 11 - 'Thinking Globally for the Long Haul' is the banner for the 6th Annual Breakbulk Europe Transportation Conference & Exhibition which will take place next week in Antwerp, Belgium, from May 17 - 19.

The conference programme includes sessions that examine the economic as well as the transportation trends for the near and long term, with in-depth insight from industry leaders as to where opportunity lies.

Breakbulk Europe is a large and important gathering for companies involved in the shipping of heavy lift, project cargo and traditional breakbulk cargoes. It is where shippers have the opportunity to meet and develop relationships with the leading specialised carriers, forwarders, ports, terminals and packers who have the expertise and resources to handle oversized cargoes with unique handling requirements.

Exhibitors include the world's major carriers, forwarders and ports that handle specialised heavy lift, project and breakbulk cargoes. In addition to a bustling exhibition floor, Breakbulk Europe will feature a two-day conference with top speakers addressing industry issues. The in-depth programme will delve into today's most pressing breakbulk transportation topics. Speakers will also discuss the hottest regions for breakbulk and project cargo, and review sectors such as oil and gas, and other power generation markets. An impressive list of speakers will include: Susan Oatway , senior consultant, Drewry Shipping Consultants; Jean-Fred Brion, CEO,Contilines BVWilliam Moyersoen, CEO Project Logistics, Arcelor MittalUlf Goebel, logistics manager Global Projects Operations,GE Energy; Jim Bergin, logistics manager - Doosen BabcockDoosan Power Systems .

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