Breakbulk Middle East 2022 to kick off from Feb 1 at DWTC

By Shilpa Annie Joseph, Official Reporter
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Middle East’s largest event for project cargo and breakbulk industry, the Breakbulk Middle East (BBME) is set to take place on the 1st and 2nd of February 2022 at the Dubai World Trade Centre.

The 2022 edition of BBME, which will be held under the patronage of the UAE Ministry of Energy and Infrastructure, has awakened the interest of local and international industry stakeholders and attendees.

According to the statement, such support enhances the event’s prestigious reputation and emphasizes its significance in advancing the UAE’s and GCC’s thriving breakbulk sector.

BBME will bring immense value by facilitating vital relationships throughout the event with a strategic vision to aid the UAE’s and GCC’s diversified and sustainable economies. Featuring panelists from across the board, the 2022 edition will host key discussions about the developments in the industry.

Hessa Al Malek
Hessa Al Malek
Advisor – Minister for Maritime Transport Affairs
UAE Ministry of Energy & Infrastructure

“As a major contributor to the UAE’s economy, the breakbulk sector is one of the most promising sectors in the country and will continue to hold its leading status, both locally and regionally. In the UAE, we owe our success to the top-notch infrastructure of our ports and the investments made by various organizations in adopting cutting-edge technologies. We have consistently worked to ensure that we provide the best ports and shipping infrastructure for the smooth functioning of the project cargo sector. Hence, our ports have the ability to handle huge volumes of cargo. In 2020, the UAE received 25,000 port calls and our ports handled over 19 million TEU’s. We are now looking to capitalize on these figures in the coming year despite the progressing COVID-19 crisis. We are confident that industry events like BBME will prompt an uptick in business and the post-COVID-19 era will be marked by a strong rebound.”

Mr. Ben Blamire, Event Director of Breakbulk Middle East said that, “Breakbulk Middle East is one of the first major industry events of 2022. It is indeed a great opportunity for stakeholders to boost the position of their company and showcase their capabilities in front of the region’s most influential project cargo decision-makers.”

“Several major ports and terminals, project forwarders, maritime transport providers, equipment and road transporters from the region will be a part of the event that will highlight opportunities in the sector. With over 4,000 industry professionals and key leaders in attendance, the event will provide a platform to drive change in the industry through collaborations and partnerships,” Mr. Blamire further added.

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