Breakbulk Europe 2016

Breakbulk Europe is the largest exhibition & educational forum in the world addressing the needs of traditional Breakbulk and project cargo logistics professionals.  Breakbulk also serves as an excellent networking platform for shipping and logistics professionals and has also played host to the formation of agreements and identification of new agents for participating companies.

Narayan, Raj George and Siby Kurian

At Antwerp, CSS Participated as trade visitors this time and held important meetings and discussions with key Breakbulk players. The exhibition was held from 23rd to 26th May this year. CSS Group was represented by Raj George Sr. Vice President Projects, Oil & Energy, Siby C Kurian Vice President Sales & Marketing and Narayan R T General Manager CSS Bahrain.

“Breakbulk Europe is certainly an important event for CSS and we never miss that, as it is the ideal venue for CSS to identify potential clients, gain a deeper understanding of international market trends in specialized fields, and more importantly create avenues for new business opportunities within all our sectors,” said Raj George.

Since 2009, CSS Group has participated in numerous Breakbulk Exhibitions held around the globe including Singapore, China, North and South America and Europe. Participating in key exhibitions such as Breakbulk provides CSS Group the platform on which they can showcase the vast majority of the services they offer to potential customers and clients within this booming sector.

“This Breakbulk was an extremely interactive and an engaging exhibition, which is why it is rated as one the most vital exhibitions in the shipping and logistics list of events.  We had excellent networking opportunities as well at Antwerp,” mentioned Siby Kurian.

As part of its contribution to the shipping and logistics industry, Breakbulk Europe also provides educational seminars to its participants that cover key topics which are pertinent to the industry that has an ever changing business landscape due to regulatory rules, advances in technology etc.  In the Breakbulk Europe 2016, participants had the chance to learn about the current business challenges & opportunities facing shippers within the traditional Breakbulk, heavy-lift and project cargo markets.

“Breakbulk exhibition and the entire event grow every year with the number of participants that it attracts. Also energy and enthusiasm was seen all around the European trade in Shipping and Logistics. We too can be confident and expect that an upward graph is not too far away,” commented Narayan R T.

This year was no different with excellent networking events, an increase in participation from last year. As per the official records more than 7200 participants attended the exhibition in the year 2015 and the number could be even more this year.

Break Bulk Europe 2016- Antwerp

CSS Group delegation to visit Break bulk Europe from 23 to 26 May 2016

Breakbulk Europe is the largest exhibition & educational forum in the world addressing the needs of traditional breakbulk and project cargo logistics professionals.  Breakbulk also serves as an excellent networking platform for shipping and logistics professionals and has also played host to the formation of agreements and identification of new agents for participating companies.

CSS Group delegation will attend the exhibition and seminars to explore new opportunities from the European Breakbulk cargo and logistics market. Breakbulk Europe’s targeted programming will ensure that you develop skills and strategy to help you do your job more effectively.

New this year, will be several micro-seminars that will take place in the exhibit hall during the exhibition. And we’ll hold a series of conference sessions, featuring VIP shippers and others, over the course of the two-day exhibition.

Breakbulk Europe Exhibition provides networking opportunity and connects with over 350 exhibitors and sponsors that provide specialized services. Exhibitors and sponsors include specialized ocean carriers, freight forwarders, ports/ terminals, logistics providers, ground transportation, heavy air, export packers, equipment companies and more.

Highlights of the event:

•     Over 7,200 participants attended Breakbulk Europe 2015

•     Meet with over 350 international exhibitors and sponsors

•     Hear from industry experts during the conference sessions

•     Learn new skills in the educational workshops

Breakbulk Middle East

Breakbulk Middle East, 26-29 october 2015
in Abu Dhabi


Breakbulk Middle East is scheduled from 26- 29 October 2015, in Abu Dhabi and is expected to attract thousands of decision makers this year. Breakbulk Middle East 2015 attendees will benefit from unparalleled networking opportunities with project cargo owners, freight forwarders and transportation specialists. The four-day event offers industry workshops, two conferences featuring leading Breakbulk and project cargo experts and an exhibition showcasing a range of both international and regional companies.

Breakbulk Middle East 2015 is the venue to tap into the growth in infrastructure, industry and trade in the region. Bringing together key sectors — EPCs, forwarders, transporters and others involved in the region — this is a must-attend event for Breakbulk and project cargo logisticians.

The exhibition floor will offer a multitude of networking opportunities throughout the event, including hosted coffees, luncheons and an evening reception. Two days of executive presentations will be held to better understand both the risks and rewards of moving cargo through the region. For the first time, the event will offer an Abnormal Load Summit, designed for those focused on road transport. An additional two days of workshops are available to individuals seeking to build their project cargo management skills and master handling heavy-lift cargoes.

Visit the Breakbulk Middle East Exhibition to network and connect with over 200 exhibitors and sponsors that provide specialized services. Various visitors will be visiting the show like executives, financial, logistics, project, transportation, operations and distribution management from Shippers EPCs, BCOs, Manufacturers; Freight Forwarders; Transportation Providers; Ports and Terminals.

Breakbulk Europe Expo 2015

The recently concluded Breakbulk Europe expo 2015 in Antwerp could be seen as the continent’s largest exhibition designed for the Breakbulk and project cargo industry. Celebrating the event’s 10th anniversary, attendees benefitted from unparalleled networking opportunities with project cargo owners, freight forwarders and transportation specialists. The four-day event offered industry workshops, a conference featuring leading Breakbulk and project cargo experts and an exhibition showcasing a range of both international and European companies.

CSS Group was a participant at the event, attending the conference and exhibition. The company was represented by Siby C Kurian, Senior General Manager, Sales & Marketing CSS Group and Narayan R T, General Manager CSS Bahrain.

“Breakbulk Europe 2015 was an extremely interactive and an engaging exhibition, which is why it is rated as one the most sought after exhibitions amongst Breakbulk cargo logisticians. This year was no different with excellent networking opportunities, an increase in participation from last year and more importantly more business opportunities were created with existing and new partners within the fraternity of shipping and logistics”, Commented Siby C Kurian.

Breakbulk Europe 2015 celebrated 10 years of success as the top event designed for the Breakbulk and project cargo industry. Bringing together EPCs, ports, forwarders, transporters and other cargo specialists and industry experts, the event proved to be worthwhile for Breakbulk and project cargo logisticians. Spread across four halls, the exhibition offered a multitude of networking opportunities, two days of executive presentations focused on Europe’s economic and transport issues and workshops for those seeking to build their professional skills.

“This year’s Breakbulk, as always provided an excellent platform to network and meet other industry partners and share concerns and ideas. The increasing number of participants every year is an obvious example of how industry experts are keen on this exhibition. Breakbulk cargo movement is an exciting and growing sector and the conference enabled us to meet new members and to understand new concepts”, mentioned Narayan R. T.

The exhibition started on the 18th May concluded on the 21st witnessing so much interaction and exchange of ideas amongst the participants.

Breakbulk Middle East

CSS GROUP TO TAKE PART IN BREAKBULK MIDDLE EAST, 2015 IN ABU DHABI

CSS Group will be participating Breakbulk Middle East, from 26- 29 October 2015, in Abu Dhabi. Breakbulk Middle East 2015 attendees will benefit from unparalleled networking opportunities with project cargo owners, freight forwarders and transportation specialists. The four-day event offers industry workshops, two conferences featuring leading breakbulk and project cargo experts and an exhibition showcasing a range of both international and regional companies. CSS Group invites you to booth No. 1206 for a personal interaction with professionals handling breakbulk services & project cargo. At the Breakbulk Middle East Exhibition opportunities galore to network and connect with over 200 exhibitors and sponsors that provide specialized services.

CSS Attends Dubai Trade Conference

“TRADESHIELD- DUBAI TRADE’S SINGLE WINDOW FOR CARGO INSURANCE SERVICES”

Dubai Trade, the premier cross-border trade facilitator, and Abu Dhabi National Insurance Company (ADNIC), one of the region’s leading providers of insurance solutions for individuals and corporates, recently organized a forum to announce the official launch of Tradeshield for online cargo insurance.

Being a NAFL Member, CSS Group was invited to attend the event titled, “The Importance of Cargo Insurance in Trade and Logistics.” The half-day forum held at the Dubai Marina Hotel and saw industry professionals come together to discuss the key issues and developments in the cargo insurance sector, including recent advances in e-commerce in the region.

Industry expert, David Phillips the President of the National Association of Freight & Logistics, was also a key host and speaker at the forum. David Phillips, President of the National Association of Freight & Logistics, while delivering the forum’s principle presentation, said: “Protecting the business interest during cargo movements is crucial to ensure a successful trade deal for traders and their customers or suppliers. The industry has witnessed a substantial growth in demand on Cargo Insurance services throughout the years. We appreciate Dubai Trade’s initiative in launching the Tradeshield service, which will help many companies in our industry to be more secured and save much of their precious time.”

As one of the leading freight forwarders in the region, CSS Group participated in the conference as part of it’s commitment to keep abreast recent trends in the freight forwarding sector. The new initiative has been embraced by CSS as it helps to further instill consumer confidence in the freight forwarding sector in the region, thus encouraging growth in this key sector.

Breakbulk Europe 2014

FIRMLY ESTABLISHED AS WORLD’S LARGEST SPECIALISED LOGISTICS EVENT



Over 6300 project cargo and traditional breakbulk cargo logisticians and 275 exhibiting companies took part in the 9th annual Breakbulk Europe Exhibition from 12 to 15 May 2014 at the Antwerp Expo, Antwerp Belgium, making Breakbulk Europe 2014 the largest specialised logistics event worldwide. Breakbulk Europe 2014 attracted logisticians from 100 countries, creating a fertile environment for global cargo connections and business development.  The theme for this year’s event was “Moving the Gears of the World’s Big Businesses.”

Breakbulk Europe is one of ten annual specialized transportation events organized by Breakbulk Events & Media, a division of AXIO Data Group.  Major exhibitions include Breakbulk China, Breakbulk Europe & Breakbulk Americas.  Breakbulk Events also organizes targeted Congresses & Workshops in South Africa, Turkey, Brazil, Kenya, Tanzania, India & the USA.

CSS Group was well represented during the Breakbulk Exhibition, showcasing a strong presence led by a delegation from the United Arab Emirates, Bahrain, India and Pakistan. From CSS Dubai, T S Kaladharan, Chairman CSS Group, Raj George, Senior Vice President Projects, Oil & Energy, Ken Dinnadge, VP Business Development, Siby Kurian, Sr. General Manager Sales & Marketing and Amith Horra, Marketing Manager were in attendance. From CSS Abu Dhabi, Renjith Pillai, Branch Manager, from CSS Bahrain Narayan Tagore, General Manager, from CSS India Prabhakar Maniyan and Vice President Projects, Country Manager represented their respective regions during the exhibition.

“As always Breakbulk was an extremely interactive and an engaging exhibition, which is why it is rated as one the most vital exhibitions in the shipping and logistics calendar of events.  This year was no different with excellent networking events, an increase in participation from last year and more importantly more business opportunities were created with existing and new partners within the fraternity of shipping and logistics”, added Raj George, Senior Vice President-Projects, Oil & Energy.

BREAKBULK IN A SNAPSHOT:

Business Development Activities

At Breakbulk Europe, project cargo and traditional breakbulk cargo owners had the opportunity to learn about the latest industry trends and to meet and develop relationships with the leading specialised carriers, freight forwarders, ports/ terminals, packers and equipment companies that have the expertise to handle oversized cargoes requiring unique handling techniques.  In addition to the packed exhibition hall, attendees joined networking activities including a Welcome Reception in the hall, Ports Americas Happy Hour, Breakbulk Business Run and a multitude of networking dinners and receptions.

Professional Formation Activities

Educational activities were held during 12 to 13 May and were commensurate with one’s experience including the Heavy Lifting & Transport Master Class taught by Richard Krabbendam (Advanced/ Technical Level) and Managing Logistics for Capital Projects Workshop taught by Pam Holdrup (Entry/ Intermediate Level).

CSS Group Gears up for Breakbulk Antwerp 2014

Breakbulk Europe is the largest exhibition & educational forum in the world addressing the needs of traditional breakbulk and project cargo logistics professionals.  Breakbulk also serves as an excellent networking platform for shipping and logistics professionals and has also played host to the formation of agreements and identification of new agents for participating companies.

Since 2009, CSS Group has participated in numerous Breakbulk Exhibitions held around the globe including Singapore, China, North and South America and Europe. Participating in key exhibitions such as Breakbulk, provides CSS Group the platform on which we can showcase the vast majority of the services we offer to potential customers and clients within this booming sector. Exhibitions such as Breakbulk, also serve as an excellent meeting ground for like-minded individuals within the industry to discuss recent trends, network and more importantly create business opportunities within their sector.

“Breakbulk Europe is one of our key exhibitions on our marketing calendar, as it is the ideal venue for CSS to identify potential clients, gain a deeper understanding of international market trends in specialised fields, and more importantly create avenues for new business opportunities within all our sectors,” said T.S. Kaladharan, Chairman, CSS Group.

As part of its contribution to the shipping and logistics industry, Breakbulk Europe also provides educational seminars to its participants that cover key topics which are pertinent to the industry that has an ever changing business landscape due to regulatory rules, advances in technology etc.  In the BreakBulk Europe 2014, participants will learn about the current business challenges & opportunities facing shippers within the traditional breakbulk, heavy-lift and project cargo markets. BreakBulk Europe topics that will be discussed include, Combating the Scourge of Piracy; The Changing Emphasis on European Short Sea Shipping; Ports, Roads & Rail Development in India; New Future for Energy Generation and many more.

The CSS Group – Projects, Oil & Energy division will be in attendance during the Breakbulk, Europe as it is in the field of interest.  Known as a provider of end-to-end solutions in energy trade and project cargo movement, the exhibition is the ideal platform for the division to emphasize its core competencies. Even though still considered as a niche market, the project cargo movement has grown because of the increased demand brought about with the diversity of Projects.

According to Raj George, Senior Vice President, Projects, Oil & Energy, CSS, “Our presence at such exhibitions is vital because of the wide reach Breakbulk exhibitions have globally, and their impact on the industry. Over the years we have seen the exhibition grow from strength to strength, not only in terms of exhibitors and visitors, but also its impact on the sector as a whole.  It is the catalyst for numerous business opportunities for all key players within the sector.” Having carved a name for itself, the Projects, Oil & Energy team at CSS have successfully handled key accounts globally, and proved themselves as the undisputed leader in the area of specialization they have. CSS Group, Projects, Oil & Energy division will be in attendance at Booth No. 302H2, Hall 2 at the Breakbulk Antwerp Expo being held from May 12th-15th, 2014.

Why Breakbulk Europe 2014?
•    Over 5500 participants attended Breakbulk Europe 2013
•    Over 200 international exhibitors and sponsors present
•    Learn from the best in their field at specially designed executive presentations
•    Learn new skills in the educational workshops from industry experts

Please visit us at Booth No. 302H2, Hall 2 & for more details please contact the CSS Group Marketing department on amith@cssdubai.com

CSS Group to Exhibition @ Breakbulk Europe

Breakbulk Europe is the largest exhibition & educational forum in the world addressing the needs of traditional breakbulk and project cargo logistics professionals.  Breakbulk also serves as an excellent networking platform for shipping and logistics professionals and has also played host to the formation of agreements and identification of new agents for participating companies.  Visit CSS Group at Booth No. 302H2, Hall 2 at the Breakbulk Europe Exhibition to network and connect with over 200 exhibitors and sponsors that provide specialized services. Exhibitors and sponsors include specialized ocean carriers, freight forwarders, ports/ terminals, logistics providers, ground transportation, heavy air, export packers, equipment companies and more.

•    Over 5500 participants attended Breakbulk Europe 2013
•    Meet with over 200 international exhibitors and sponsors
•    Hear from industry experts during the executive presentations
•    Learn new skills in the educational workshops

Please visit us at Booth No. 302H2, Hall 2 and lookout for more details on www.cssgroupsite.com

Breakbulk Antwerp & CSS

Antwerp hosted the Breakbulk Europe conference from 14 to 16 May, for the eighth year in a row. As the largest breakbulk port in Europe, Antwerp is the largest and most important gathering in Europe for companies involved in the shipping of heavy-lift, project cargo and traditional breakbulk cargoes. It is where shippers have the opportunity to meet and develop relationships with the leading specialized carriers, forwarders, ports, terminals and packers who have the expertise and resources to handle oversized cargoes with unique handling requirements.

For the 2013 edition of Breakbulk Europe, the delegation from CSS Group consisted of Sreenath.V, Sr. General Manager, Projects, Oil & Energy/Operations and Narayan Tagore, General Manager, CSS Bahrain.

Breakbulk presents the shipping and logistics fraternity a great platform to meet and develop relationships with the leading specialized carriers, freight forwarders, ports, terminals, packers and equipment companies who have the expertise and resources to handle oversized and overweight cargoes. “In our industry it is important to keep up with market trends and innovations in order to remain ahead of the curve and to provide the best service to our clients”, said Sreenath.V.

In the space of eight years the conference has expanded from 800 to more than 5000 participants from the international breakbulk and logistics world, so that all the 250 available stands are taken up. Shipping companies, shippers, freight handlers, forwarders, port authorities and service providers can follow presentations by various top speakers, as well as networking with local and global breakbulk players.

Breakbulk Europe 2013 was organised by Breakbulk magazine & events. Breakbulk magazine additionally organises similar conferences in North America and China at which Antwerp will host Breakbulk Europe once more in 2014.

CSS Group @ Breakbulk China 2013

The 2nd Annual Breakbulk China Conference and Exhibition was held during 12th to 15th March in the International Exposition Center in Shanghai, China. More than 130 enterprises have attended the Exhibition, covering many sectors of shipping industry, such as ship-owners, freight forwarders, and equipment providers. This year’s topic was “Targeting Sustainable Growth.”

CSS Group participated as a first time exhibitor in Breakbulk China, showcasing its first class products and services to an array of visitors.

As a bid supporter for the Dubai Expo 2020, CSS Group showcased the Dubai Expo 2020 logo on its booth graphics and throughout its corporate material.

Breakbulk China 2013 is the largest conference and exhibition in Asia addressing the needs of traditional breakbulk and project cargo logisticians and CSS Group’s delegation was headed by the Chairman of CSS Group, TS Kaladharan, Raj George, Senior Vice President, Projects, Oil & Energy, Ajay Krishnan, Senior Manager Ocean Freight, CSS, Arjun Bose, Director CSS Abu Dhabi, Amith Horra, Marketing Manager CSS and Chandrakala, Asst. Manager, NVOCC Ops CSS.

CSS’ booth was strategically located within the exhibition centre whereby there was an abundance of foot fall traffic which generated numerous inquiries and discussions at the booth.

Breakbulk China is one of three annual breakbulk and project cargo transportation conferences & exhibitions organized by Breakbulk Events, a division of UBM Global Trade, alongside Breakbulk Europe (Antwerp Expo May 13-16 2013) & Breakbulk Americas (Ernst N Morial Convention Center, New Orleans LA USA September 24-26 2013).   www.breakbulk.com

CSS Group @ Breakbulk China 2013

In recent years, China has increasingly garnered the global spotlight with its growth in exports and imports of breakbulk and project cargo. China’s dynamic economy has become not only a huge consumer of raw materials and finished commodities for domestic use, but also a supplier to foreign infrastructure construction projects and one of the world’s leading investors in countries seeking to boost their economies through development of natural resources that are both produced by and delivered to China. CSS Group will be participating as a first time exhibitor in Breakbulk China with its first class products and services to an array of visitors.

Breakbulk China 2013 is the largest conference and exhibition in Asia addressing the needs of traditional breakbulk and project cargo logisticians and CSS Group will be at the forefront of this exhibition. By securing its booth well in advance and strategically located within the exhibition centre, the delegation from CSS in attendance will be Raj George, Senior Vice President, Projects, Oil & Energy, Arjun Bose, Director, CSS Abu Dhabi, Amith Horra, Marketing Manager CSS and Chandrakala, Asst. Manager, NVOCC Ops CSS.

Breakbulk China’s targeted programming will ensure that you develop skills and strategy to help you do your job more effectively.

Commenting on the Breakbulk China Exhibition, Raj George, Senior Vice President, Projects, Oil & Energy said, “Breakbulk China is an excellent avenue to network and connect with over 130 exhibitors and sponsors that provide specialized products and services within the breakbulk and project logistics sector. Exhibitors and sponsors include specialized ocean carriers, freight forwarders, ports/ terminals, logistics providers, ground transportation, heavy air, export packers, equipment companies and more. Our presence in Breabulk China is vital as we are able to network and connect with business associates from around the globe.”

Attending his first Breakbulk Exhibition is Arjun Bose, Director, CSS Abu Dhabi and he added, “In a competitive business environment exhibitions are vital to raise market awareness and develop new markets; they have become crucial across the globe as they are an important promotional tool for your business. This show helps us to develop further contacts and also help boost our ties with our existing vendors and operators.”



“Breakbulk China is an excellent avenue to network and connect with over 130 exhibitors and sponsors that provide specialized products and services within the breakbulk and project logistics sector. Exhibitors and sponsors include specialized ocean carriers, freight forwarders, ports/ terminals, logistics providers, ground transportation, heavy air, export packers, equipment companies and more. Our presence in Breabulk China is vital as we are able to network and connect with business associates from around the globe.”

CSS Delivery Order Counter Announcement

CSS will be relocating its Delivery Order Counter in May 2013 from its current location at the CSS Corporate Head Office. The new Delivery Order Counter will be located adjacent to Port Rashid in the Dubai Customs Building.

More details will be available in the May-June issue of Lighthouse and online.

Please visit www.cssgroupsite.com for more information.

Break Bulk China CSS Group to Exhibit in 2013

CSS Group is pleased to announce that it will be exhibiting its first class products and services at Breakbulk China 2013, which will be held at the INTEX Exposition Center, from March 12-15, 2013.

Please visit CSS Group at booth # K23

Break Bulk China

CSS Group to Exhibit in 2013

CSS Group is pleased to announce that it will be exhibiting its first class products and services at Breakbulk China 2013, which will be held at the INTEX Exposition Center, from March 12-15, 2013.

Please visit CSS Group at booth # K23

With A New Face And Features CSS Group Website Redesigned

CSS Group is excited to announce the unveiling of our newly designed website, with a completely redesigned user interface and beautiful color palette, the site offers innovative features and unique functionality. Our new site provides visitors with accurate, current and well organized information. It has a plethora of features to assist our users to navigate through our product and services in a user-friendly format along with information about our latest products and services.

By moving to a more client-centric layout, we allow visitors to access information based on their own choice to quickly find the content they are looking for through its low hierarchical structure. You can now find elaborated informations about the group under one same roof.

The website will be updated on a regular basis, with news of events, product launches and new content. From a marketing perspective the new website enables CSS Group to lead the way in how we communicate with our customers, through regular updates and innovative technology that we are embracing. This includes creating community pages in Face book, Twitter, LinkedIn and various other social media platforms.

We invite you to the new experience browsing at www.cssgroupsite.com and follow us on Facebook and Twitter. We hope that you will enjoy surfing through our new site, finding more options and information each time, and that it will be yet another tool for strengthening our business relations.

Please visit:
www.cssgroupsite.com
for additional information.

Breakbulk’s First Shanghai Conference Sets ASIA Record CSS Group To Exhibit In 2013

A record crowd of more than 4,000 attendees and 100 exhibitors filled the INTEX Shanghai Exposition Center and Sheraton Hongqiao for the inaugural Breakbulk China Transportation Conference and Exhibition which was held from Feb. 28-Mar. 1, 2012.

Breakbulk and project cargo transportation industry executives discussed China’s promising but challenging market during two days of Mandarin and English language panels, while customers and prospective customers — more than 75 percent from mainland China, met with exhibitors on the INTEX exhibition floor.

Conference topics ranged from China’s Breakbulk and project cargo market to transportation on the Yangtze River, trade and transportation in Mongolia and west through China to Kazakhstan.

CSS Group is pleased to announce that it will be exhibiting its first class products and services at the Breakbulk China 2013, which will be held at the INTEX Exposition Center, from March 12-15, 2013.

Please visit CSS Group at booth # K23!

CSS at Breakbulk Europe 2012

UBM Global Trade’s 7th Annual Breakbulk Europe Transportation Conference and Exhibition took place from May 22nd -24th at the Antwerp Expo in Belgium and addressed anticipated industry growth from emerging markets. The program featured two days of panel and keynote discussions as well as workshops and networking events within the heavy-lift and BreakBulk transportation sector.

During the Breakbulk Europe exhibition, visitors and participants from all over the world learnt about the current business challenges & opportunities facing shippers within the traditional Breakbulk, heavy-lift and project cargo markets. Various visitors to the show came from industries such as, financial, logistics, project, transportation, operations and distribution management from Shippers, EPCs, BCOs, manufacturers, freight forwarders, transportation providers, ports and terminals, technology & equipment providers, and government agencies.

Over the 2 days of Breakbulk Europe, many topics were discussed with conference delegates pertaining to various topics such as, Combating the Scourge of Piracy, The Changing Emphasis on European Short Sea Shipping, Ports, Roads & Rail Development in India, New Future for Energy Generation and many more.

Janet Plume, content director of Breakbulk Magazine & Events, and Walter van Mechelen, chairman of Alfaport Antwerpen, provided opening remarks, followed by a keynote address on trends and forecast for the power generation market by Sandro Lepori, director of logistics, Alsom Ltd.

A panel of industry experts provided a general session on the future of the multipurpose vessel fleet, followed by a panel on compliance. The day’s conference agenda closed with a panel on project forwarding.

In addition to the program, attendees toured the record 200 booths at the Exhibition Hall, along with networking at coffee breaks and a network luncheon.

Throughout the day, Allpack, Cordstrap and Maersk provided flat rack cargo safety demonstrations.

CSS Group was well represented during the Breakbulk Exhibition, showcasing a strong presence led by a delegation from the United Arab Emirates, Bahrain and India.

From CSS Dubai, Raj George, Senior Vice President-Ocean Freight, Siby Kurian, General Manager Sales & Marketing and Amith Horra, Marketing Manager were in attendance.

From CSS Bahrain, Narayan Tagore, General Manager and from CSS India, Prabhakar Maniyan, Vice President-Projects represented their respective regions during the exhibition.

“Visitors were given a great opportunity to meet the professionals and avail the facilities provided by the exhibitors during the exhibition. CSS Group took advantage of this opportunity to exhibit our products and services by having a direct face-to-face contact with the visitors”, added Raj George, Senior Vice President-Ocean Freight, CSS.

Breakbulk Europe 2012, which concluded May 24 at the Antwerp Expo in Antwerp, blasted previous conference records with more than 5,000 attendees and 200 booths at the Exhibition Hall.

More people meant far more opportunities to network at coffee breaks, a network luncheon, and with exhibitors and colleagues.

The conference’s second day kicked off with opening remarks and in the final day’s sessions, covering conference panels expertly covered analysis of the Baltic and EPC-shipper logistics management trends.  “In May, we held the largest Breakbulk conference and exhibition to date, with close to 5,000 attendees in Antwerp, Belgium,” said Alli McEntyre, Breakbulk vice president and publisher.

CSS Group Attends Breakbulk Antwerp 2012

UBM Global Trade’s 7th Annual Breakbulk Europe Transportation Conference and Exhibition will take place May 22nd -24th at the Antwerp Expo in Belgium and will address anticipated industry growth from emerging markets. The program features two days of panel and keynote discussions and as well as workshops and networking events within the heavy-lift and breakbulk transportation sector.

CSS Group will have a strong presence at the Breakbulk Exhibition led by a delegation from the United Arab Emirates, Bahrain and India.

From CSS Dubai, Raj George, Senior Vice President-Ocean Freight, Siby Kurian, General Manager Sales & Marketing, Amith Horra, Marketing Manager and Deepu S Dev, Marketing coordinator will be in attendance.

From CSS Bahrain, Narayan Tagore, General Manager and from CSS India, Prabhakar Maniyan, Vice President-Projects will be representing their respective regions during the exhibition.

“The Breakbulk exhibitions have proven to be a success for the CSS Group and its network offices and we look forward to exhibiting in the Antwerp show.  It is an excellent platform for industry professionals to network and gain valuable information from the conferences offered,” added Raj George, Senior Vice President-Ocean Freight.

“Breakbulk is and an ideal exhibition for any logistics company to showcase its first class services and product offerings, not only from the Middle East, but worldwide. Year after year, we have witnessed the number of companies and visitors increase, which helps us to identify and target keys segments to grow our business,” said Narayan Tagore, General Manager, CSS Bahrain.

CSS India, Prabhakar Maniyan, Vice President-Projects added, “With the increase of international audiences, specifically sub continent exhibitors and visitors attending Breakbulk Antwerp, it is essential for us to exhibit as we are able to nurture our existing business relationships with overseas clientele along with generating new business that will in turn grow our market share, locally and internationally.”

Highlights from the recently released agenda include discussions of technology issues for the industry, the growing complexity of risks and liabilities in cargo moves and the influence of other shipping sectors on the breakbulk market. In addition, the topic of so-called “giga-projects,” which are creating new challenges amid rising energy demand, will be explored in depth.

“Last year, the Breakbulk Europe conference grew to be our largest event in 2011 at 4,300-plus attendees. We are excited to host even more guests this year. The agenda for Breakbulk Europe 2012 will provide real insight into areas of major growth to even more people in our industry,” said Alli McEntyre, Breakbulk Vice President and Publisher.

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 will be 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.

CSS Group @ Breakbulk Antwerp 2012

Exhibiting for the first time in 2008 at the Breakbulk Antwerp Exhibition, CSS Group makes it highly anticipated return to this extremely successful exhibition. Having exhibited each year since 2008 at the Breakbulk exhibitions in Asia and America, CSS Group now returns to Antwerp, where it all began.

Breakbulk Europe is the largest and most important gathering in Europe for companies involved in the shipping of heavy-lift, project cargo and traditional Breakbulk cargoes. It is where shippers have the opportunity to meet and develop relationships with the leading specialized carriers, forwarders, ports, terminals and packers who have the expertise and resources to handle oversized cargoes with unique handling requirements.

Exhibitors include the world’s major carriers, forwarders and ports that handle specialized heavy-lift, project and Breakbulk cargoes. In addition to a bustling exhibition floor, Breakbulk Europe will feature a 2-day conference with top speakers addressing industry issues. The in-depth program will delve into today’s most pressing Breakbulk transportation topics. Speakers will also discuss the hottest regions for Breakbulk and project cargo, and review sectors such as oil and gas, and other power generation markets. ??Don’t miss out on this key industry conference & exhibition.

Please visit CSS Group in Hall 1 @ Booth # 532H1.

May 22-24, 2012

The Antwerp Expo, Antwerp, Belgium

Key Facts:

  • Over 4300 participants attended Breakbulk Europe 2011
  • Meet with over 180 international exhibitors and sponsors
  • Network and debate in the senior level conference

If you wish to set up an appointment on a specific day or time, kindly contact us by email: infoprojects@cssdubai.com
We look forward to meeting you in Antwerp!!
For further information, please visit: www.cssgroupsite.com