After nearly two years of virtual encounters
"Break Bulk" launches in February... and the number of exhibitors reaches pre-"Covid-19" levels
The Ministry of Energy and Infrastructure during a press conference with the participation of DB World and Abu Dhabi Ports Group.
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Breakbulk Middle East Conference and Exhibition, the largest event in the region dedicated to the bulk cargo and heavy equipment sector for major projects, announced the return of growth in the number of exhibitors in its new session, to reach pre-pandemic levels, in addition to the high percentage of new exhibitors, which reached 20% of the total of 100 exhibitors.
It is expected that the “Break Bulk” will be launched on the first and second of next February at the Dubai World Trade Center, under the auspices of the Ministry of Energy and Infrastructure.
The Minister's Adviser for Maritime Transport Affairs at the Ministry of Energy and Infrastructure, Eng. Hessa Al Malik, told "Emirates Today" on the sidelines of a press meeting held in Dubai yesterday, that the UAE has topped the world's leading centers in facing the repercussions of the Corona virus pandemic on the transport and shipping sector. This is why the International Maritime Organization commends these initiatives and calls for their dissemination.
She explained that the state dealt flexibly and effectively with the effects of the pandemic on the maritime transport sector during the past year, which supported the continuity and flow of food and medicine imports, despite the suffering of many countries from the difficulty of shipping, and the stay of more than 200 thousand sailors on their ships for long periods.
Al-Malik stated that the state launched an initiative called “Hope” to reassure the sailors stranded on board their ships, and followed that up with an initiative to provide vaccinations and medical examinations for sailors.
Jebel Ali port
Jebel Ali port
In turn, Director of the Commercial Department of Ports and Terminals at DB World Emirates, Shehab Al Jasmi, said that Jebel Ali Port succeeded last year in implementing one of the largest shipping projects for four giant polyethylene reactors on a container ship, with the shipment weight reaching 839. tons, equivalent to the volume of 424 TEUs, confirming the port's capabilities to provide effective access to a market of more than 3.5 billion consumers.
In the same context, the director of events at the “Break Bulk Middle East” conference and exhibition, Ben Blamir, said that the exhibition recorded in its new session a return to growth in the number of exhibitors, reaching pre-pandemic levels, in addition to the high percentage of new exhibitors, which reached 20 % of the total of 100 exhibitors.
He added: "After nearly two years of virtual meetings, (Breakbulk Middle East) will provide a platform in Dubai that brings together specialists and decision-makers in the bulk cargo and heavy equipment sector for major projects, and will also provide workers in various fields of the supply chain and supply, with many opportunities to enhance development in the sector.
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