The region’s largest trade event for the project cargo and breakbulk industry

2023 Highlights

Breakbulk Americas 2023 highlights

On the final day of Breakbulk Americas 2023 we had an incredible keynote session by Melanie Kenderdine, Principal – Vice President of Energy Futures Initiative on the U.S. energy market. We also heard from John Amos, President of Amos Solutions on air freight solutions for breakbulk cargo as well as host our first Student Research Poster Awards!

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What you missed on day 1

Breakbulk & Heavy Lift Fleet Update

Sponsored by AAL Shipping (AAL)

Our panellists discussed the changing nature of projects, the rapidly expanding size and weight of components, how changes in emissions directives and  fuels will impact MPV newbuilds, and the sector’s ability to service project and heavy lift demands in the near future.

Energy Sector Update

Our speakers reviewed the trends, opportunities, and outlook across Mining, O&G, Renewables and Manufacturing. The session helped attendees to further understand sector specific developments, supply chain constraints and associated challenges to ensure you are competitively positioned for upcoming projects. The panel following this session will discuss the readiness of the industry to service these projects. 

Project Outlook – Are We Ready?

Sponsored by Cordstrap

With a shift in projects, comes new unique requirements from skillsets to workforce, legislation, and funding - all serious considerations the industry needs to tackle. Our panellists delved deeper into what they believe are the key areas to focus on and highlight potential gaps that could affect their ability to effectively service the changing nature of projects. 

Latin America Spotlight: Outlook, Projects, and Opportunities

Sponsored by PhilaPort - The Port of Philadelphia

Our Latin American experts in this session provided an overview on opportunities in key countries in the region, as well as shared their insights and predictions on hot spots and where this region is headed over the coming years.

The Journey Towards Decarbonization: Progress, Challenges and Opportunities

Sponsored by AsstrA

The industry is making good progress towards the energy transition, however, the next steps in reaching zero carbon shipping are now presenting new requirements and challenges. Our panel will analyze what the best and most viable options are in the next steps toward decarbonization.

Women in Breakbulk – Recognizing Unconscious Bias

Unconscious bias in the workplace can influence who is hired and promoted, how employees are evaluated, the types of work assignments and opportunities that employees are given, and workplace culture. In this session, attendees learned ways to take action as an ally to overcome unconscious bias.

In Conversation with DP World: Unlocking Commercial Opportunities Through Digitalization

In this interview with Mike Bhaskaran, Group Chief Operating Officer of Digital Technology at DP World, attendees discovered his views on the benefits and challenges of digitalization across the breakbulk sector.

Progress in Digitalization in the Breakbulk Sector: Expectation vs Reality

This session brought together key stakeholders, who discussed what type of investments are currently being made, the reach and usage of key systems in the market, and what compromises must be made to achieve more efficient advances in digitalization.

What you missed on day 2

Keynote: US Energy Futures: Requirements and Opportunities for the Breakbulk Sector

In this keynote presentation, Melanie provided an update on the U.S. energy market and how the U.S. is making progress towards the energy transition highlighting the investment impact of offshore wind impact on ports and U.S. Jones Act vessel market. She also shared her insight on the Inflation Reduction Act on Energy & Infrastructure projects.

Student Research Poster Awards

Sponsored by Bechtel, 4D Supply Chain Consulting, UTC Overseas, DP World and University of Houston

Breakbulk Americas hosted the inaugural Student Research Poster Competition, congratulations to the winners!

Air Freight Solutions for Breakbulk Cargo

Following on from discussions at Breakbulk Europe and last year's edition of Breakbulk Americas, this session provided an update on the breakbulk air cargo fleet, engineering developments and a review of current and future business models.

Who you could've met at Breakbulk Americas 2023


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