Breakbulk, Project Cargo and Heavy-Lift Conference & Exhibition Marks Record Attendance, ExhibitorsBy Ubm Global Trade, PRNE
Tuesday, October 19, 2010
Breakbulk Americas Transportation Conference & Exhibition attracted 3,800 Attendees - Evidence of a Recovering Breakbulk and Project Cargo Industry
HOUSTON, October 20, 2010 - This year's 21st Annual Breakbulk Americas Transportation Conference and
Exhibition attracted 3,800 attendees and nearly 220 exhibits, a record in
both attendees and exhibit booths for the event held Oct. 11-15 at the George
R. Brown Convention Centre in Houston.
Breakbulk Americas is one of three annual breakbulk and project cargo
transportation conferences organized by the Breakbulk (www.breakbulk.com)
division of UBM Global Trade. The company also produces the annual Breakbulk
Europe Transportation Conference and Exhibition in Antwerp, Belgium, and the
Breakbulk Asia Transportation Conference and Exhibition, held annually in
Singapore. For more information on these events, please log on to
This year's Houston event included a Leadership Summit of industry
executives who reviewed compliance issues, a sold-out Breakbulk Education Day
for 120 students, a charity golf tournament benefiting the Houston Seafarers,
a tour of the Port of Houston and two days of program sessions and keynote
speakers addressing industry issues and forecasts.
"We are delighted with the record attendance and number of exhibitors set
by the conference's debut in Houston," said Alli McEntyre, vice president and
publisher of Breakbulk Magazine and Events. "The Breakbulk Americas event is
well-established as a must-attend event for this sector because of the
business intelligence and networking opportunities it provides attendees."
The conference, hosted by the Port of Houston Authority and organized by
the Breakbulk division of UBM Global Trade, included senior-level
decision-makers from the breakbulk and project cargo shipping sectors around
the world. Keynote speakers highlighting a solid two-day program included
such noted industry leaders as:
-- David Hammerle, principal vice president at Bechtel Corp. -- Susan Oatway, senior consultant for Drewry Shipping Consultants. -- Robert Drew, general manager of logistics, Tata Steel International.
Besides forecasts for capital projects, multipurpose fleets and steel
shipping, industry executives discussed important breakbulk and project cargo
issues ranging from trends in the energy market and evolving contract
strategies to solutions for U.S. surface transportation project cargo
restrictions and the new role of freight forwarders.
On the packed exhibit floor, exhibitors celebrated their latest
achievements during the conference. For example, Nordana hosted a Latin band
and a cigar-rolling demonstration to showcase the company's new regular call
at Panama for roll-on, roll-off and breakbulk cargoes. The grand finale of
the event was the Port Night Party hosted by the Port of Houston, which drew
a crowd of more than 2,500 people at Minute Maid Park.
About Breakbulk — The Breakbulk (www.breakbulk.com) division of UBM
Global Trade has been the most trusted source of intelligence for the
breakbulk and project cargo industry since its first breakbulk conference in
1989. The Breakbulk division includes the bimonthly Breakbulk Magazine, three
annual conferences, access to all business news articles, indices, archives
and more on Breakbulk.com and the weekly e-newsletter, Breakbulk Newswire.
Authoritative editorial content in the forms of daily news and in-depth
analysis ensure Breakbulk members have the data and information necessary to
understand the issues facing the breakbulk, heavy-lift and project cargo
shipping sectors. For membership information visit
About UBM Global Trade — UBM Global Trade is the leading provider of
proprietary data, news, business intelligence and analytical content
supporting commercial maritime, rail, trucking, warehousing and logistics
industries worldwide. The company's portfolio of more than 100 online, print
and interactive workflow business solutions includes The Journal of Commerce,
Breakbulk, RailResource, PIERS Global Intelligence Solutions and an array of
international trade and transportation databases and directories. UBM Global
Trade, a subsidiary of United Business Media Limited, is headquartered in
Newark, NJ, with offices throughout the United States. For more information,
explore www.ubmglobaltrade.com or call 800-223-0243 (+1-973-848-7250
outside the U.S. or Canada).
Alli McEntyre, Breakbulk Magazine and Events, Vice President and Publisher, +1-225-784-0177, amcentyre at breakbulk.com
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