A lavish digital party has taken place in Rotterdam in the past few days. In 2022 the ‘Breakbulk Europe’ trade fair will be held in Rotterdam Ahoy for the first time. Rotterdam Ahoy, Rotterdam Partners, the City of Rotterdam, the Rotterdam Port Promotion Council and the Port of Rotterdam Authority have worked together for years on this. The fact that the trade fair is coming to Rotterdam is an important stimulus for the city, port and region.
Breakbulk Europe is the largest trade fair for project cargo and the breakbulk industry (also known as general cargo industry) and will attract thousands of people who have to do with ports to Rotterdam. It is a confirmation of Rotterdam’s status as a maritime center in Europe and also a confirmation of the event industry in the region. ‘The fact that we are allowed to host Breakbulk Europe fits in with our ambition to become the breakbulk port of Europe , and is a nice boost for the breakbulk companies in the port, ‘said Breakbulk Director Danny Levenswaard of the Port Authority.
General cargo hub
General cargo throughput in Rotterdam in 2020 was a good six million tonnes. ‘Rotterdam is known for its specialization in the heavy lift and breakbulk sector. We are equipped here for every ship, every size and every type. For this reason, we are considered to be the most versatile general cargo hub, ‘says Levenswaard. “Our slogan is ‘Bigger Better Breakbulk’ for a reason. I look forward to receiving our international business relationships. “
After two canceled trade fairs, 2020 and 2021, Breakbulk Europe will be held in Rotterdam Ahoy next year and in all likelihood also in 2023.
Nick Davison, Portfolio Director Breakbulk & CWIEME, Hyve Group PLC: We look forward to working with the Rotterdam Alliance and creating a fresh event with new business opportunities for all attendees. “The fair is normally attended by 10,000 professionals from more than 120 countries It is a trade fair for industry, offshore wind, oil and gas companies, transporters, ports, logistics companies, specialist freight forwarders and other related service providers.
Sea News, March 17