Inaugural Breakbulk Middle East to kick-off in February 2019

DUBAI, 23rd September, 2018 (WAM) — Breakbulk Middle East will be held for the first time in Dubai on 11th and 12th February, 2019 at the Dubai World Trade Centre.

Breakbulk Middle East is one of the leading exhibitions that maintained its prominence during the economic downturn, and witnessed the same interest, both from government entities and the private sector. This is why the fourth edition in Dubai will be hosted by DP World, in a bid to bring together the region’s leading shippers and project cargo professionals.

Welcoming the new recognition by the ISCD, Mohammed Al Muallem, DP World’s Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director, UAE Region, said, “The ISCD global ranking demonstrates Dubai’s position as a global maritime and shipping centre and the region’s top destination for the industry. As the official host port sponsor for the fourth edition of Breakbulk Middle East, we believe the event is the ideal platform, not only to network with shippers, ports, carriers, forwarders and heavy transport specialists, but also to generate informed discussions by industry leaders on the opportunities and challenges facing the global breakbulk and cargo sector.


“Breakbulk Middle East in Dubai will help global leaders connect with the strong and dynamic maritime sector in the UAE and its key decision-makers. We believe that collaboration, partnership and cooperation build bridges towards enduring relationships and business growth.”

Al Muallem added, “Breakbulk Middle East 2019 is also strategically timed to bring wider focus on the pivotal role our industry will play as Expo 2020 draws closer. The demand for handling breakbulk and special project cargo will rise sharply in the months ahead, and as a Premier Global Trade Partner of the event, DP World UAE Region is working to ensure that Jebel Ali Port is ready to fulfill its role as the premier gateway for Expo-bound cargo.”

Alongside the exhibition, Breakbulk Middle East offers a full two-day conference, covering the important topics that project cargo specialists need to know to seize regional opportunities and construct effective project plans. Sponsored by loyal key partners, such as King Abdullah Port, Agility, Bahri Logistics, KDL Logistics, MICCO, COSCO Shipping and Port of Salalah, both the conference and expo guarantee face-to-face opportunities to discuss these topics in greater depth. Major topics include GCC economic diversification, drilling down to project opportunities, logistics for post-conflict regions and HSE and workforce strategies.

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