NEWARK, N.J., June 22, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- More than 4,800 attendees and 200 exhibitors filled the Antwerp Exposition Centre last month in Belgium for the 7th Annual Breakbulk Europe Conference and Exhibition. The crowd was the largest yet for organizer Breakbulk Magazine and Events, which has been producing these industry-specific conferences globally for the past 23 years.
Breakbulk and project cargo transportation industry executives discussed the future of the multipurpose fleet, as well as compliance issues, challenges of transporting cargo into sanctioned regimes and shipper logistics management trends.
Keynote topics ranged from insights into the ramifications of new environmental regulations to a shipper forecast for the power generation market.
"The Breakbulk team has been working very hard to expand the Breakbulk brand and market our events in new regions of the world. This effort is starting to show in the quality, quantity and diversity of attendance at our major events, including Breakbulk Europe exceeding all past records and marking our largest event to date," said Alli McEntyre, Breakbulk Vice President and Publisher.
Prior to the exhibition opening, Breakbulk Education Day and a specialized heavy-lift transport workshop provided more than 120 logistics students and industry freshmen with in-depth lessons on flat rack safety, rigging for lifts, and gap and risk considerations in moving oversize and overweight cargo.
UBM Global Trade's Breakbulk division organizes a trio of major conferences and exhibitions each year -- Breakbulk Europe, Breakbulk China and Breakbulk Americas. In addition, three two-day congresses have been added this year: Breakbulk Africa, Aug. 7-8 in Cape Town, South Africa; Breakbulk South America, Dec. 4-5 in Sao Paulo; and Breakbulk India, Nov. 20-21 in Mumbai.
About Breakbulk -- The Breakbulk 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 and exhibitions, several two-day congresses, and access to business news articles, indices, archives and more on Breakbulk.com and the weekly e-newsletter, Breakbulk Newswire. Authoritative editorial content in the form 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 www.breakbulk.com/membership.
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 Magazine & Events, JOCSailings.com, RailResource, PIERS and an array of international trade and transportation databases and directories. UBM Global Trade, a subsidiary of UBM plc, is headquartered in Newark, NJ, with offices throughout the United States. For more information, explore www.ubmglobaltrade.com or call 800-952-3839 (+1-973-776-8660 outside the U.S. or Canada).