Event Programme

28 September - 30 September

George R. Brown Convention Center ∙ Halls D & E ∙ Houston, Texas, USA

TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 28

Registration Hours: 8:00 am – 8:00 pm
Exhibition Hours: 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

 

Golf Tournament

28 September

07:00 - 13:00

Hermann Park Golf Course


Add to calendar 09/28/2021 07:00 09/28/2021 13:00 Maritime Workers Emergency Medical Fund Golf Tournament & Lunch The 2021 Maritime Workers Emergency Medical Fund Golf Tournament will be held on September 28, in conjunction with Breakbulk Americas at the Hermann Park Golf Course in Houston. Relax while you play golf under the majestic emerald canopy of stately old oak trees, unwind on the airy veranda of the modern clubhouse and satisfy your appetite with delicious food. Hermann Park Golf Course America/Detroit

Networking Events

Maritime Workers Emergency Medical Fund Golf Tournament & Lunch

The 2021 Maritime Workers Emergency Medical Fund Golf Tournament will be held on September 28, in conjunction with Breakbulk Americas at the Hermann Park Golf Course in Houston. Relax while you play golf under the majestic emerald canopy of stately old oak trees, unwind on the airy veranda of the modern clubhouse and satisfy your appetite with delicious food.

Welcome Reception

28 September

17:00 - 20:00

Halls D & E


Add to calendar 09/28/2021 17:00 09/28/2021 20:00 Breakbulk Ranch Reunion The traditional welcome reception held Tuesday evening at the GRB will embrace the spirit of Texas as thousands gather for the Breakbulk Ranch Reunion. Halls D & E America/Detroit

Networking Events

Breakbulk Ranch Reunion

The traditional welcome reception held Tuesday evening at the GRB will embrace the spirit of Texas as thousands gather for the Breakbulk Ranch Reunion.

28 September

20:00 - 22:30

The Rustic


Add to calendar 09/28/2021 20:00 09/28/2021 22:30 After-party at The Rustic Let's keep the party going! Join us at The Rustic  - just steps from the GRB. Open to all Breakbulk Americas attendees (free of charge!). Enjoy an open bar and TexMex hors d'oeuvres. Note a capacity limit of 400, but we expect guests to come and go. The Rustic America/Detroit

Networking Events

After-party at The Rustic

Let's keep the party going! Join us at The Rustic  - just steps from the GRB. Open to all Breakbulk Americas attendees (free of charge!). Enjoy an open bar and TexMex hors d'oeuvres. Note a capacity limit of 400, but we expect guests to come and go.

WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 29

Registration Hours: 8:00 am – 6:00 pm
Exhibition Hours: 10:00 am - 6:00 pm

Breakbulk Conference Sessions

The Breakbulk Main Stage will showcase business opportunities, strategy and answers to the most pressing industry questions in 2021 and into 2022. It will feature leading breakbulk and project executives who will provide insights into the latest business opportunities, as well as delve deeper into key markets, sectors and issues affecting the whole supply chain. Join the conversation over this day and a half as we analyze industry megatrends, the global project market outlook and discover where the next breakbulk and project cargo business opportunities will come from.

29 September

10:30 - 10:40

Breakbulk Main Stage


Add to calendar 09/29/2021 10:30 09/29/2021 10:40 Opening Remarks Breakbulk Main Stage America/Detroit

Breakbulk Main Stage

Opening Remarks

Speakers

Jamie Reesby
Event Director, Breakbulk Americas , Breakbulk Events & Media

Explore

29 September

10:40 - 11:20

Breakbulk Main Stage


Add to calendar 09/29/2021 10:40 09/29/2021 11:20 Economic Outlook: The Evolving Impact of COVID on Business and Projects This session will present an overview of how key industry sectors are continuing to recover from COVID and what the predicted outlook is for the next 12-18 months. Identification of industry hotspots as well as sectors that are lagging behind will help to illustrate this ever-changing picture and impacts on the project cargo industry.

Topics that will be of interest include:
  • The future of capital projects and how this impacts related sectors
  • Status of business activities – are we already seeing a turnaround?
  • Outlook for the breakbulk and project cargo industry over the next 12-18 months

Session Sponsored By

Breakbulk Main Stage America/Detroit

Breakbulk Main Stage

Economic Outlook: The Evolving Impact of COVID on Business and Projects

This session will present an overview of how key industry sectors are continuing to recover from COVID and what the predicted outlook is for the next 12-18 months. Identification of industry hotspots as well as sectors that are lagging behind will help to illustrate this ever-changing picture and impacts on the project cargo industry.

Topics that will be of interest include:
  • The future of capital projects and how this impacts related sectors
  • Status of business activities – are we already seeing a turnaround?
  • Outlook for the breakbulk and project cargo industry over the next 12-18 months

Session Sponsored By

Speakers

Carl Bentzel
Commissioner , Federal Maritime Commission
Lana Warren
Regional Head, Special Project Logistics-North America , Maersk

Explore

29 September

11:50 - 12:35

Breakbulk Main Stage


Add to calendar 09/29/2021 11:50 09/29/2021 12:35 Infrastructure in 2021 and Beyond The infrastructure bill is high on the government's agenda and it is willing to compromise with Congress, so what are the cornerstones of the infrastructure bill and what “low hanging fruit” is ready to be curtailed? With a potential $621 billion pledged for Transportation Infrastructure and Resilience, this session will highlight the opportunities that are important to the breakbulk and project cargo sector.
  • With just $20 million pledged for smaller ports, is maritime getting the short end of the stick?
  • Which cargo segments will be of more interest to business in this new environment?
  • How will technology influence the changes to infrastructure going forward?

Session Sponsored By

Breakbulk Main Stage America/Detroit

Breakbulk Main Stage

Infrastructure in 2021 and Beyond

The infrastructure bill is high on the government's agenda and it is willing to compromise with Congress, so what are the cornerstones of the infrastructure bill and what “low hanging fruit” is ready to be curtailed? With a potential $621 billion pledged for Transportation Infrastructure and Resilience, this session will highlight the opportunities that are important to the breakbulk and project cargo sector.
  • With just $20 million pledged for smaller ports, is maritime getting the short end of the stick?
  • Which cargo segments will be of more interest to business in this new environment?
  • How will technology influence the changes to infrastructure going forward?

Session Sponsored By

Moderators

Martin Whitmer
Partner , Whitmer & Worrall LLC

Speakers

Andrew Gardner
President of Kiewit Supply Network , Kiewit
Jeff Tucker
CEO , Tucker Company Worldwide
Spencer Murphy
General Counsel & VP Risk Management , Canal Barge

Explore

29 September

13:05 - 13:50

Breakbulk Main Stage


Add to calendar 09/29/2021 13:05 09/29/2021 13:50 US Offshore Wind: Are We Ready? The offshore wind market, bolstered by President Biden and supported by his BOEM analysts, is set to take off over the coming years, however, more projects must be approved to really get this industry moving. This session will provide a status report on when we can expect wind farms to be operating off the U.S. Northeast Coast and the steps that need to be taken in the meantime to ensure, as an industry, we are ready to meet the demand.
  • Is the supply chain, such as Jones Act vessels, ready?  
  • Are our ports component capable?
  • How are companies proceeding with investment?
Breakbulk Main Stage America/Detroit

Breakbulk Main Stage

US Offshore Wind: Are We Ready?

The offshore wind market, bolstered by President Biden and supported by his BOEM analysts, is set to take off over the coming years, however, more projects must be approved to really get this industry moving. This session will provide a status report on when we can expect wind farms to be operating off the U.S. Northeast Coast and the steps that need to be taken in the meantime to ensure, as an industry, we are ready to meet the demand.
  • Is the supply chain, such as Jones Act vessels, ready?  
  • Are our ports component capable?
  • How are companies proceeding with investment?

Moderators

Greg Trauthwein
Vice President , New Wave Media

Speakers

Edward Anthes-Washburn
Director, Business Development , Crowley Shipping
Percy R. Pyne
Chairman and Co-Founder , Green Shipping Line
Tim Axelsson
Director , Liberty Green Offshore
Walter Cruickshank
Deputy Director , United States Department of the Interior - Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM)

Explore

29 September

14:20 - 14:25

Breakbulk Main Stage


Add to calendar 09/29/2021 14:20 09/29/2021 14:25 Carriers and Shippers Navigate Rates and Capacity: Introductory Remarks Breakbulk Main Stage America/Detroit

Breakbulk Main Stage

Carriers and Shippers Navigate Rates and Capacity: Introductory Remarks

Speakers

Michael Morland
General Manager Americas , AAL Shipping

Explore

29 September

14:25 - 15:05

Breakbulk Main Stage


Add to calendar 09/29/2021 14:25 09/29/2021 15:05 Carriers and Shippers Navigate Rates and Capacity This session will bring together top experts to discuss the outlook and impact of the current ‘sky high’ freight rates on the supply chain. Our panellists will evaluate how they see these rates shaping through the coming year and how carriers are navigating the situation while maintaining working partnerships with their clients. Capacity is one of the biggest challenges, so our panel will look at whether carriers will be able to address this issue in time to fulfill shippers’ needs by 2023-2024 and how stakeholders need to come together to ensure fleets are built to manage key cargos of the future.   

Session Sponsored By
Breakbulk Main Stage America/Detroit

Breakbulk Main Stage

Carriers and Shippers Navigate Rates and Capacity

This session will bring together top experts to discuss the outlook and impact of the current ‘sky high’ freight rates on the supply chain. Our panellists will evaluate how they see these rates shaping through the coming year and how carriers are navigating the situation while maintaining working partnerships with their clients. Capacity is one of the biggest challenges, so our panel will look at whether carriers will be able to address this issue in time to fulfill shippers’ needs by 2023-2024 and how stakeholders need to come together to ensure fleets are built to manage key cargos of the future.   

Session Sponsored By

Moderators

Gary Burrows
Editorial Director , Breakbulk Events & Media

Speakers

Anders Hyrup
President , Jumbo - SAL - Alliance
Andy Young
Logistics Manager & CET-SME , Bechtel Global Logistics
Jake Swanson
Global Head, Sector Strategy , DHL Industrial Projects
Lana Warren
Regional Head, Special Project Logistics-North America , Maersk

Explore

29 September

15:35 - 16:20

Breakbulk Main Stage


Add to calendar 09/29/2021 15:35 09/29/2021 16:20 Space Logistics: The Sky's the Limit This session follows on from Breakbulk Magazine Issue 5’s feature story on the arrival of NASA’s most powerful rocket, the Space Launch System, also known as the Artemis rocket, at the Kennedy Space Center. It is the first time since 2011 that a launch vehicle will be assembled in the famous NASA hangar and the first rocket since the 1970s headed back to the moon.  

Join this exciting session to find out more about the project and its immediate next steps, as well as a project case study. Lastly, this session will link this project to broader perspectives from commercial space operations such as Spaceflight. It really is one not to be missed!
Breakbulk Main Stage America/Detroit

Breakbulk Main Stage

Space Logistics: The Sky's the Limit

This session follows on from Breakbulk Magazine Issue 5’s feature story on the arrival of NASA’s most powerful rocket, the Space Launch System, also known as the Artemis rocket, at the Kennedy Space Center. It is the first time since 2011 that a launch vehicle will be assembled in the famous NASA hangar and the first rocket since the 1970s headed back to the moon.  

Join this exciting session to find out more about the project and its immediate next steps, as well as a project case study. Lastly, this session will link this project to broader perspectives from commercial space operations such as Spaceflight. It really is one not to be missed!

Moderators

Gary Burrows
Editorial Director , Breakbulk Events & Media

Speakers

Andrew Shroble
Engineer – Project Manager and Integrated Operations Flow Manager for Artemis | Exploration Ground Systems Program , Jacobs Engineering Group Inc.
Arlan Cochran
Team Leader for Logistics, Engineering and Marine Operations , NASA
Liliana Villarreal
Exploration Ground Systems Program Operations Flow Manager , NASA
Mark Nappi
Director, Space Launch System Core Stage Green Run , The Boeing Co.

Explore

30 September

10:20 - 11:20

Breakbulk Main Stage


Add to calendar 09/30/2021 10:20 09/30/2021 11:20 Diversity & Inclusion in Breakbulk: How to Become a Diversity Champion Studies have shown that diversity in the workplace is a formula for success, but how we get there can differ widely. Here we’ll talk with three women who have taken different paths to leadership: professional mentorship beginning at the university level (her mentor will join her on the stage), one who climbed the ladder to the top through hard work and networking, and one who decided to strike out on her own. All are successful and all are committed to helping others get there too. Learn what works and what doesn’t. Breakbulk Main Stage America/Detroit

Breakbulk Main Stage

Diversity & Inclusion in Breakbulk: How to Become a Diversity Champion

Studies have shown that diversity in the workplace is a formula for success, but how we get there can differ widely. Here we’ll talk with three women who have taken different paths to leadership: professional mentorship beginning at the university level (her mentor will join her on the stage), one who climbed the ladder to the top through hard work and networking, and one who decided to strike out on her own. All are successful and all are committed to helping others get there too. Learn what works and what doesn’t.

Moderators

Leslie Meredith
Marketing & Media Director , Breakbulk Events & Media

Speakers

Casey Cooper
Founder , The Compass Circle
Citlalli Martinez
President; Maritime Affairs Representative , YoungShip Texas; West Gulf Maritime Association
Georgine Guillory
President, Port of Beaumont Board of Commissioners , Port of Beaumont
Kasey Eckstein
Sales; Founder & Executive Director , Ingram Barge Company; WIMOs

Explore

30 September

11:50 - 12:35

Breakbulk Main Stage


Add to calendar 09/30/2021 11:50 09/30/2021 12:35 Oil & Gas: Their Role in the Energy Transition To help tackle climate change and reduce our reliance on fossil fuels, we are in the process of transitioning to a low-carbon energy system. Oil and gas companies are reshaping their businesses and investing heavily in cleaner energy sources and technologies to ensure they are playing an important part in this unparalleled global challenge.

However, for the 2050 targets to be achieved, industry, business, society and government collaboration is key to success. This session will focus on the actions that oil and gas companies are taking to meet the ambitious ‘net zero’ targets, how the global project landscape is evolving and what this means for the breakbulk and project cargo industry moving forward.

Key topics to be discussed:
  • Which clean energy sources are showing the most promise and where projects are likely to appear?
  • What can we do as an industry to support the energy transition?
  • How can we prepare as a supply chain to ensure we are ready?
Breakbulk Main Stage America/Detroit

Breakbulk Main Stage

Oil & Gas: Their Role in the Energy Transition

To help tackle climate change and reduce our reliance on fossil fuels, we are in the process of transitioning to a low-carbon energy system. Oil and gas companies are reshaping their businesses and investing heavily in cleaner energy sources and technologies to ensure they are playing an important part in this unparalleled global challenge.

However, for the 2050 targets to be achieved, industry, business, society and government collaboration is key to success. This session will focus on the actions that oil and gas companies are taking to meet the ambitious ‘net zero’ targets, how the global project landscape is evolving and what this means for the breakbulk and project cargo industry moving forward.

Key topics to be discussed:
  • Which clean energy sources are showing the most promise and where projects are likely to appear?
  • What can we do as an industry to support the energy transition?
  • How can we prepare as a supply chain to ensure we are ready?

Moderators

Tim Fitzgibbon
Senior Expert , McKinsey & Company

Speakers

Marco Poisler
COO – Global Energy & Capital Projects , UTC Overseas
Philip Ovanessians
Vice President of Commercial Management , Worley
Veronica “Roni” Lerma
Purchasing, Logistics and Supply Chain , Formerly of Calpine

Explore

30 September

12:35 - 13:05

Breakbulk Main Stage


Add to calendar 09/30/2021 12:35 09/30/2021 13:05 Technology at Work: Connecting to Improve Cost and Production New technology can provide solutions to many a challenge, but correct implementation and utilization is imperative to ensure optimum results and return on investment is achieved.

Session Sponsored By

Breakbulk Main Stage America/Detroit

Breakbulk Main Stage

Technology at Work: Connecting to Improve Cost and Production

New technology can provide solutions to many a challenge, but correct implementation and utilization is imperative to ensure optimum results and return on investment is achieved.

Session Sponsored By

Moderators

Deane Stuart
Head of Sales , Versiant
Hans Bean
Chief Commercial Officer , North Carolina State Ports Authority

30 September

13:05 - 13:35

Breakbulk Main Stage


Add to calendar 09/30/2021 13:05 09/30/2021 13:35 Technology at Work: Specialized Hardware is Soon Replaced by a Common Consumer Device Leveraging mobile phones and tablets with their GPS, scanners, voice, camera, and other features with connectivity to run a Smart cargo operation.

Session Sponsored By
Breakbulk Main Stage America/Detroit

Breakbulk Main Stage

Technology at Work: Specialized Hardware is Soon Replaced by a Common Consumer Device

Leveraging mobile phones and tablets with their GPS, scanners, voice, camera, and other features with connectivity to run a Smart cargo operation.

Session Sponsored By

Speakers

Dave Huffman
Senior UX Designer , Navis
Kim Kuesel
Vice President & GM, Americas , Navis
Peter Charron
VP Architecture , Navis

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THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 30

Registration Hours: 8:00 am – 2:00 pm
Exhibition Hours: 10:00 am - 2:00 pm

Jerry Nagel Education Day

30 September

08:30 - 10:30

3rd Floor, Room 361


Add to calendar 09/30/2021 08:30 09/30/2021 10:30 Jerry Nagel Education Day Jerry Nagel Education Day, now in its 11th year, provides an introduction to the project cargo and breakbulk industry for those considering a career in one of the most challenging sectors of transportation and logistics. This program is designed to attract the next generation of leaders through executive-led instruction and networking.

This year we are organizing a shorter program to allow for more networking with industry professionals. The two morning sessions will speak to the heart of the project cargo and breakbulk industry today, which is undergoing rapid change.  The sustainability session will provide a look at environmental issues impacting the industry and trends to provide a solid path for the future. In the leadership session, the speaker will discuss what it takes to be successful in an industry where no two days are ever the same.

Approved students attend this event for free. Interested students should check with their educators to be added to their school lists. Students are allowed only as a group from a posted institution or with prior approval from Elizabeth.Wetzel@breakbulk.com. Non-students pay $300 as an add-on to registration.
3rd Floor, Room 361 America/Detroit

Education Day

Jerry Nagel Education Day

Jerry Nagel Education Day, now in its 11th year, provides an introduction to the project cargo and breakbulk industry for those considering a career in one of the most challenging sectors of transportation and logistics. This program is designed to attract the next generation of leaders through executive-led instruction and networking.

This year we are organizing a shorter program to allow for more networking with industry professionals. The two morning sessions will speak to the heart of the project cargo and breakbulk industry today, which is undergoing rapid change.  The sustainability session will provide a look at environmental issues impacting the industry and trends to provide a solid path for the future. In the leadership session, the speaker will discuss what it takes to be successful in an industry where no two days are ever the same.

Approved students attend this event for free. Interested students should check with their educators to be added to their school lists. Students are allowed only as a group from a posted institution or with prior approval from Elizabeth.Wetzel@breakbulk.com. Non-students pay $300 as an add-on to registration.

Speakers

Holly Normand
Dry Cargo Sales Sr. Representative; National President , Ingram Barge Company; WIMOs
Kasey Eckstein
Sales; Founder & Executive Director , Ingram Barge Company; WIMOs
Stephen Spoljaric
Corporate Manager of Global Logistics , Bechtel Corporation

Explore

30 September

10:30 - 13:30

Halls D & E


Add to calendar 09/30/2021 10:30 09/30/2021 13:30 Greg Gowans Education Day Guided Tours Hosted by


Following the sessions, the group will be divided into smaller groups and tour the exhibition floor led by members of the Houston-based Exporters Competitive Maritime Council. ECMC consists of senior executives of leading engineering, construction and procurement firms, industrial manufacturers and project forwarders. Each team leader will guide participants to a selected group of exhibitor booths where they will learn more about the operations and career paths across the industry, and make the  connections that only Breakbulk Americas can provide.

These tours are the field trip segment of Education Day. Students are led to five exhibitor booths representing different sectors of the business – carriers, ports, terminals, freight forwarders and other marine goods and services who will speak first-hand about their segment of the business and potential for employment. 
Halls D & E America/Detroit

Education Day

Greg Gowans Education Day Guided Tours

Hosted by


Following the sessions, the group will be divided into smaller groups and tour the exhibition floor led by members of the Houston-based Exporters Competitive Maritime Council. ECMC consists of senior executives of leading engineering, construction and procurement firms, industrial manufacturers and project forwarders. Each team leader will guide participants to a selected group of exhibitor booths where they will learn more about the operations and career paths across the industry, and make the  connections that only Breakbulk Americas can provide.

These tours are the field trip segment of Education Day. Students are led to five exhibitor booths representing different sectors of the business – carriers, ports, terminals, freight forwarders and other marine goods and services who will speak first-hand about their segment of the business and potential for employment. 

Breakbulk Conference Sessions

The Breakbulk Main Stage will showcase business opportunities, strategy and answers to the most pressing industry questions in 2021 and into 2022. It will feature leading breakbulk and project executives who will provide insights into the latest business opportunities, as well as delve deeper into key markets, sectors and issues affecting the whole supply chain. Join the conversation over this day and a half as we analyze industry megatrends, the global project market outlook and discover where the next breakbulk and project cargo business opportunities will come from.

29 September

10:30 - 10:40

Breakbulk Main Stage


Add to calendar 09/29/2021 10:30 09/29/2021 10:40 Opening Remarks Breakbulk Main Stage America/Detroit

Breakbulk Main Stage

Opening Remarks

Speakers

Jamie Reesby
Event Director, Breakbulk Americas , Breakbulk Events & Media

Explore

29 September

10:40 - 11:20

Breakbulk Main Stage


Add to calendar 09/29/2021 10:40 09/29/2021 11:20 Economic Outlook: The Evolving Impact of COVID on Business and Projects This session will present an overview of how key industry sectors are continuing to recover from COVID and what the predicted outlook is for the next 12-18 months. Identification of industry hotspots as well as sectors that are lagging behind will help to illustrate this ever-changing picture and impacts on the project cargo industry.

Topics that will be of interest include:
  • The future of capital projects and how this impacts related sectors
  • Status of business activities – are we already seeing a turnaround?
  • Outlook for the breakbulk and project cargo industry over the next 12-18 months

Session Sponsored By

Breakbulk Main Stage America/Detroit

Breakbulk Main Stage

Economic Outlook: The Evolving Impact of COVID on Business and Projects

This session will present an overview of how key industry sectors are continuing to recover from COVID and what the predicted outlook is for the next 12-18 months. Identification of industry hotspots as well as sectors that are lagging behind will help to illustrate this ever-changing picture and impacts on the project cargo industry.

Topics that will be of interest include:
  • The future of capital projects and how this impacts related sectors
  • Status of business activities – are we already seeing a turnaround?
  • Outlook for the breakbulk and project cargo industry over the next 12-18 months

Session Sponsored By

Speakers

Carl Bentzel
Commissioner , Federal Maritime Commission
Lana Warren
Regional Head, Special Project Logistics-North America , Maersk

Explore

29 September

11:50 - 12:35

Breakbulk Main Stage


Add to calendar 09/29/2021 11:50 09/29/2021 12:35 Infrastructure in 2021 and Beyond The infrastructure bill is high on the government's agenda and it is willing to compromise with Congress, so what are the cornerstones of the infrastructure bill and what “low hanging fruit” is ready to be curtailed? With a potential $621 billion pledged for Transportation Infrastructure and Resilience, this session will highlight the opportunities that are important to the breakbulk and project cargo sector.
  • With just $20 million pledged for smaller ports, is maritime getting the short end of the stick?
  • Which cargo segments will be of more interest to business in this new environment?
  • How will technology influence the changes to infrastructure going forward?

Session Sponsored By

Breakbulk Main Stage America/Detroit

Breakbulk Main Stage

Infrastructure in 2021 and Beyond

The infrastructure bill is high on the government's agenda and it is willing to compromise with Congress, so what are the cornerstones of the infrastructure bill and what “low hanging fruit” is ready to be curtailed? With a potential $621 billion pledged for Transportation Infrastructure and Resilience, this session will highlight the opportunities that are important to the breakbulk and project cargo sector.
  • With just $20 million pledged for smaller ports, is maritime getting the short end of the stick?
  • Which cargo segments will be of more interest to business in this new environment?
  • How will technology influence the changes to infrastructure going forward?

Session Sponsored By

Moderators

Martin Whitmer
Partner , Whitmer & Worrall LLC

Speakers

Andrew Gardner
President of Kiewit Supply Network , Kiewit
Jeff Tucker
CEO , Tucker Company Worldwide
Spencer Murphy
General Counsel & VP Risk Management , Canal Barge

Explore

29 September

13:05 - 13:50

Breakbulk Main Stage


Add to calendar 09/29/2021 13:05 09/29/2021 13:50 US Offshore Wind: Are We Ready? The offshore wind market, bolstered by President Biden and supported by his BOEM analysts, is set to take off over the coming years, however, more projects must be approved to really get this industry moving. This session will provide a status report on when we can expect wind farms to be operating off the U.S. Northeast Coast and the steps that need to be taken in the meantime to ensure, as an industry, we are ready to meet the demand.
  • Is the supply chain, such as Jones Act vessels, ready?  
  • Are our ports component capable?
  • How are companies proceeding with investment?
Breakbulk Main Stage America/Detroit

Breakbulk Main Stage

US Offshore Wind: Are We Ready?

The offshore wind market, bolstered by President Biden and supported by his BOEM analysts, is set to take off over the coming years, however, more projects must be approved to really get this industry moving. This session will provide a status report on when we can expect wind farms to be operating off the U.S. Northeast Coast and the steps that need to be taken in the meantime to ensure, as an industry, we are ready to meet the demand.
  • Is the supply chain, such as Jones Act vessels, ready?  
  • Are our ports component capable?
  • How are companies proceeding with investment?

Moderators

Greg Trauthwein
Vice President , New Wave Media

Speakers

Edward Anthes-Washburn
Director, Business Development , Crowley Shipping
Percy R. Pyne
Chairman and Co-Founder , Green Shipping Line
Tim Axelsson
Director , Liberty Green Offshore
Walter Cruickshank
Deputy Director , United States Department of the Interior - Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM)

Explore

29 September

14:20 - 14:25

Breakbulk Main Stage


Add to calendar 09/29/2021 14:20 09/29/2021 14:25 Carriers and Shippers Navigate Rates and Capacity: Introductory Remarks Breakbulk Main Stage America/Detroit

Breakbulk Main Stage

Carriers and Shippers Navigate Rates and Capacity: Introductory Remarks

Speakers

Michael Morland
General Manager Americas , AAL Shipping

Explore

29 September

14:25 - 15:05

Breakbulk Main Stage


Add to calendar 09/29/2021 14:25 09/29/2021 15:05 Carriers and Shippers Navigate Rates and Capacity This session will bring together top experts to discuss the outlook and impact of the current ‘sky high’ freight rates on the supply chain. Our panellists will evaluate how they see these rates shaping through the coming year and how carriers are navigating the situation while maintaining working partnerships with their clients. Capacity is one of the biggest challenges, so our panel will look at whether carriers will be able to address this issue in time to fulfill shippers’ needs by 2023-2024 and how stakeholders need to come together to ensure fleets are built to manage key cargos of the future.   

Session Sponsored By
Breakbulk Main Stage America/Detroit

Breakbulk Main Stage

Carriers and Shippers Navigate Rates and Capacity

This session will bring together top experts to discuss the outlook and impact of the current ‘sky high’ freight rates on the supply chain. Our panellists will evaluate how they see these rates shaping through the coming year and how carriers are navigating the situation while maintaining working partnerships with their clients. Capacity is one of the biggest challenges, so our panel will look at whether carriers will be able to address this issue in time to fulfill shippers’ needs by 2023-2024 and how stakeholders need to come together to ensure fleets are built to manage key cargos of the future.   

Session Sponsored By

Moderators

Gary Burrows
Editorial Director , Breakbulk Events & Media

Speakers

Anders Hyrup
President , Jumbo - SAL - Alliance
Andy Young
Logistics Manager & CET-SME , Bechtel Global Logistics
Jake Swanson
Global Head, Sector Strategy , DHL Industrial Projects
Lana Warren
Regional Head, Special Project Logistics-North America , Maersk

Explore

29 September

15:35 - 16:20

Breakbulk Main Stage


Add to calendar 09/29/2021 15:35 09/29/2021 16:20 Space Logistics: The Sky's the Limit This session follows on from Breakbulk Magazine Issue 5’s feature story on the arrival of NASA’s most powerful rocket, the Space Launch System, also known as the Artemis rocket, at the Kennedy Space Center. It is the first time since 2011 that a launch vehicle will be assembled in the famous NASA hangar and the first rocket since the 1970s headed back to the moon.  

Join this exciting session to find out more about the project and its immediate next steps, as well as a project case study. Lastly, this session will link this project to broader perspectives from commercial space operations such as Spaceflight. It really is one not to be missed!
Breakbulk Main Stage America/Detroit

Breakbulk Main Stage

Space Logistics: The Sky's the Limit

This session follows on from Breakbulk Magazine Issue 5’s feature story on the arrival of NASA’s most powerful rocket, the Space Launch System, also known as the Artemis rocket, at the Kennedy Space Center. It is the first time since 2011 that a launch vehicle will be assembled in the famous NASA hangar and the first rocket since the 1970s headed back to the moon.  

Join this exciting session to find out more about the project and its immediate next steps, as well as a project case study. Lastly, this session will link this project to broader perspectives from commercial space operations such as Spaceflight. It really is one not to be missed!

Moderators

Gary Burrows
Editorial Director , Breakbulk Events & Media

Speakers

Andrew Shroble
Engineer – Project Manager and Integrated Operations Flow Manager for Artemis | Exploration Ground Systems Program , Jacobs Engineering Group Inc.
Arlan Cochran
Team Leader for Logistics, Engineering and Marine Operations , NASA
Liliana Villarreal
Exploration Ground Systems Program Operations Flow Manager , NASA
Mark Nappi
Director, Space Launch System Core Stage Green Run , The Boeing Co.

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30 September

10:20 - 11:20

Breakbulk Main Stage


Add to calendar 09/30/2021 10:20 09/30/2021 11:20 Diversity & Inclusion in Breakbulk: How to Become a Diversity Champion Studies have shown that diversity in the workplace is a formula for success, but how we get there can differ widely. Here we’ll talk with three women who have taken different paths to leadership: professional mentorship beginning at the university level (her mentor will join her on the stage), one who climbed the ladder to the top through hard work and networking, and one who decided to strike out on her own. All are successful and all are committed to helping others get there too. Learn what works and what doesn’t. Breakbulk Main Stage America/Detroit

Breakbulk Main Stage

Diversity & Inclusion in Breakbulk: How to Become a Diversity Champion

Studies have shown that diversity in the workplace is a formula for success, but how we get there can differ widely. Here we’ll talk with three women who have taken different paths to leadership: professional mentorship beginning at the university level (her mentor will join her on the stage), one who climbed the ladder to the top through hard work and networking, and one who decided to strike out on her own. All are successful and all are committed to helping others get there too. Learn what works and what doesn’t.

Moderators

Leslie Meredith
Marketing & Media Director , Breakbulk Events & Media

Speakers

Casey Cooper
Founder , The Compass Circle
Citlalli Martinez
President; Maritime Affairs Representative , YoungShip Texas; West Gulf Maritime Association
Georgine Guillory
President, Port of Beaumont Board of Commissioners , Port of Beaumont
Kasey Eckstein
Sales; Founder & Executive Director , Ingram Barge Company; WIMOs

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30 September

11:50 - 12:35

Breakbulk Main Stage


Add to calendar 09/30/2021 11:50 09/30/2021 12:35 Oil & Gas: Their Role in the Energy Transition To help tackle climate change and reduce our reliance on fossil fuels, we are in the process of transitioning to a low-carbon energy system. Oil and gas companies are reshaping their businesses and investing heavily in cleaner energy sources and technologies to ensure they are playing an important part in this unparalleled global challenge.

However, for the 2050 targets to be achieved, industry, business, society and government collaboration is key to success. This session will focus on the actions that oil and gas companies are taking to meet the ambitious ‘net zero’ targets, how the global project landscape is evolving and what this means for the breakbulk and project cargo industry moving forward.

Key topics to be discussed:
  • Which clean energy sources are showing the most promise and where projects are likely to appear?
  • What can we do as an industry to support the energy transition?
  • How can we prepare as a supply chain to ensure we are ready?
Breakbulk Main Stage America/Detroit

Breakbulk Main Stage

Oil & Gas: Their Role in the Energy Transition

To help tackle climate change and reduce our reliance on fossil fuels, we are in the process of transitioning to a low-carbon energy system. Oil and gas companies are reshaping their businesses and investing heavily in cleaner energy sources and technologies to ensure they are playing an important part in this unparalleled global challenge.

However, for the 2050 targets to be achieved, industry, business, society and government collaboration is key to success. This session will focus on the actions that oil and gas companies are taking to meet the ambitious ‘net zero’ targets, how the global project landscape is evolving and what this means for the breakbulk and project cargo industry moving forward.

Key topics to be discussed:
  • Which clean energy sources are showing the most promise and where projects are likely to appear?
  • What can we do as an industry to support the energy transition?
  • How can we prepare as a supply chain to ensure we are ready?

Moderators

Tim Fitzgibbon
Senior Expert , McKinsey & Company

Speakers

Marco Poisler
COO – Global Energy & Capital Projects , UTC Overseas
Philip Ovanessians
Vice President of Commercial Management , Worley
Veronica “Roni” Lerma
Purchasing, Logistics and Supply Chain , Formerly of Calpine

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30 September

12:35 - 13:05

Breakbulk Main Stage


Add to calendar 09/30/2021 12:35 09/30/2021 13:05 Technology at Work: Connecting to Improve Cost and Production New technology can provide solutions to many a challenge, but correct implementation and utilization is imperative to ensure optimum results and return on investment is achieved.

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Breakbulk Main Stage America/Detroit

Breakbulk Main Stage

Technology at Work: Connecting to Improve Cost and Production

New technology can provide solutions to many a challenge, but correct implementation and utilization is imperative to ensure optimum results and return on investment is achieved.

Session Sponsored By

Moderators

Deane Stuart
Head of Sales , Versiant
Hans Bean
Chief Commercial Officer , North Carolina State Ports Authority

30 September

13:05 - 13:35

Breakbulk Main Stage


Add to calendar 09/30/2021 13:05 09/30/2021 13:35 Technology at Work: Specialized Hardware is Soon Replaced by a Common Consumer Device Leveraging mobile phones and tablets with their GPS, scanners, voice, camera, and other features with connectivity to run a Smart cargo operation.

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Breakbulk Main Stage America/Detroit

Breakbulk Main Stage

Technology at Work: Specialized Hardware is Soon Replaced by a Common Consumer Device

Leveraging mobile phones and tablets with their GPS, scanners, voice, camera, and other features with connectivity to run a Smart cargo operation.

Session Sponsored By

Speakers

Dave Huffman
Senior UX Designer , Navis
Kim Kuesel
Vice President & GM, Americas , Navis
Peter Charron
VP Architecture , Navis

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