All-Digital Breakbulk Middle East 2021 scheduled for 9-10 Feb

By Rahul Vaimal, Associate Editor
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One of the leading breakbulk and project cargo events in the GCC region, Breakbulk Middle East (BBME) is all set to go digital this year. 

The marquee event which takes place under the patronage of the UAE Ministry of Energy and Infrastructure will be organized on February 9-10, 2021 under the title of “Breakbulk Middle East Digital Special”

BBME, which strives to support the breakbulk and project cargo industry will feature vital topics that will be discussed by industry experts who will offer insights on the roadblocks faced by the industry, as well as business planning in 2021 and beyond. The event is expected to have 250 partners on board who will add tremendous value to the gathering.

This year’s event has major endorsements from key players in the region such as DP World, UAE Region and Abu Dhabi Ports along with organizations including Bahri Logistics, Agility and COSCO Shipping.

Sharing his outlook on the sector and the dominance of UAE, Mr. Sheikh Nasser Majid Al Qassimi, Assistant Undersecretary for the Infrastructure and Transport Sector at the UAE Ministry of Energy and Infrastructure stated that “The breakbulk and the project cargo sector, that represents a complex market encompassing commodities as varied as steel and forest products to heavy-lift shipments for wind turbines and equipment for construction work, plays an essential role in the Middle East.”

“The UAE is a front-runner in this sector, occupying a predominant position as a trans-shipping center. Several factors, such as the quality of the port infrastructure and the country’s strategic location that enables it to serve as a link between the East and West, have led the UAE to achieve a leading status. According to the Federal Competitiveness and Statistics Authority, the total output for the logistics services sector reached AED219 billion, ” Mr. Al Qassimi added.

With the extensive support from regional leaders such as DP World, UAE Region, Breakbulk Middle East Digital Special is aiming to accelerate the UAE’s strategic vision to build a diversified and sustainable economy.