Festival of breakbulk agenda

Explore the future of the industry

Day One - 21 September

10.00am – 11.00am CET

Hinterland connections – Cargo flows, Intermodal, connectivity & the environment

  • Dry ports, first mile transit & how to plan around congestion
  • Modern Intermodal & rail connections
  • Inland ports & waterways
Frank Vanoutryve – Stukwerkers Havenbedrijf
Katarina Stancova – Antwerp Port Authority
Marcel Pater – North Sea Port
Peter Larose – Conti7

12.00pm – 1.00pm CET

Project forwarding in a Covid era & beyond 

  • Project forwarder selection & integration
  • Cost management
  • Competition & carriers sailing onshore

Bo H. Drewsen – Project Cargo Weekly
Cecilia Müller Torbrand – Maritime Anti-Corruption Network
David Osterstrom – Frontlog
Thomas Vestergaard – Tschudi Logistics Group

3.00pm – 4.00pm CET

NextGen in association with AXL 40under40 – 

  • The skills gap, how to develop new skills & competencies 
  • Tech adoption 
  • Achieving business growth through employee investment, training & support

Christa Sys – University of Antwerp
Philippe Fierens – ExSeCo
Anna Barska – POL-AGENT Co. Ltd. Member of C. Steinweg Group
Justin Miller – US Ocean LLC
Laura De Wel – IMCS Antwerp
Valentin Carlan – DigiTrans
Anish Chakraborty – Flexigistic LLC

Day Two - 22 September

10.00am – 11.00am CET

Incoterms 2020, contracts and customs

  • Incoterms 2020 update: the impact for cargo owners
  • Breakbulk shipping contracts: what to look out for?
  • How to manage 3PL contracts
  • Customs: best practice

Dr Miquel Roca – LMA Legal

12.00pm – 1.00pm CET

XL Portal – Keeping the world moving

Another opportunity to view our range of on-demand content. The digital series was created to connect breakbulk & project cargo professionals from all over the globe. Our sessions offer an insight and best practice, with the aim to help keep the world moving.

3.00pm – 4.00pm CET

Shipping Agents round table 

  • A global agency update
  •  In a world which is changing so rapidly, having relevant, and above all, reliable information anywhere in the world at hand, is of crucial importance

Kurt Neumann – Worldwide Ship’s Agency Association (WWSA)

AN opportunity to gain an experience full of value with others from the world of breakbulk.