About Breakbulk Events & Media

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Breakbulk Events host over 15,000 specialized logisticians annually in event formats that are focused on business development, logistics transactions, new cargo connections and strategy. The events are held around the world in locations known as project cargo hubs for the wider regions. Experts are handpicked to deliver compelling talks on timely issues and opportunities for those in the breakbulk and project cargo industry. And, all delegates have the opportunity to network with shippers, carriers, forwarders and heavy transport specialists — offering a comprehensive breakbulk ecosystem no matter where in the world your business lies.

Breakbulk hosts five events each year in Johannesburg, South Africa; Shanghai, China; Antwerp, Belgium; Houston, U.S. and Abu Dhabi, UAE. But the connections and spread of knowledge don’t pause between events. We also use print and digital media to keep our colleagues informed year round.

Quality First

Breakbulk Magazine’s mission is to be the global thought leader providing breakbulk & project cargo logistics intelligence (news, trending, data & metrics in print and online) that helps logisticians worldwide move their breakbulk and project cargo more efficiently.

Our editors write for the cargo decision makers, not the advertising community.  Editorial integrity is important to all readers, and even more so to Breakbulk VIP Shipper Club Members. Breakbulk Magazine is dedicated to meeting that need in print, online and in-person.  Breakbulk’s VIP Shipper Club members ask that we continue to honor our history of editorial integrity to provide them news, data, trending and analysis that helps them do their jobs better.  When the time and place suits paid content, it is presented professionally and with a clear representation of exactly what it is.

Breakbulk Magazine is the most targeted and cost-effective media choice for companies that need to reach breakbulk and project cargo logisticians.

  • Breakbulk Magazine is read by almost 25000 global readers bimonthly.
  • Breakbulk VIP Shipper Club Members receive Breakbulk Magazine at no charge as part of their club membership. This group is hand-selected by our editorial team and controls the majority of the breakbulk and project cargo movements worldwide.  Our organization has forged a tight relationship with this group of decision makers that others media and event organizers do not have.
  • 25,000 readers receive Breakbulk Newswire (weekly).
  • 3,000 China-based readers receive and read the Mandarin-language edition of Breakbulk Magazine.
  • 15,000 Breakbulk event attendees receive Breakbulk Magazine in their event attendee bags.

Moving Forward

While many industry leaders have been steadfast participants in Breakbulk events, we — like these leaders — understand the industry’s future depends on educating and attracting tomorrow’s leaders. Each Breakbulk event includes workshops offering training for a variety of levels, from university students studying transportation and logistics at our Education Day to targeted courses for forwarders and heavy-lift specialists.

At the 25th anniversary of Breakbulk Americas, we talked with Greg Gowans, Director, Logistics & Expediting at CH2M HILL and longtime educator and speaker at Breakbulk events, about the importance of breakbulk outreach to young professionals.

Breakbulk has also embraced the digital age and is constantly looking for new ways to help our customers connect and stay informed. Breakbulk.com hosts on average 75,000 visits a month, which surges to 100,000+ as each big event approaches. We’ve introduced an app for each of our major events — China, Europe and Americas — that makes it easy for delegates, exhibitors and sponsors to connect with one another during a show, as well as providing a platform for continued communication. BreakbulkTV is our latest venture, showcasing the experts who share their knowledge and experience at the conferences, as well as providing an outlet to capture the drama of moving the world’s biggest cargoes.

ITE Group plc

As of Jan. 1, 2015, Breakbulk became part of the ITE Group, one of the world’s leading organizers of international trade exhibitions and conferences. Headquartered in London, ITE Group each year handles more than 240 exhibitions and conferences, for a diverse range of industries — from health and beauty to mining, engineering, oil & gas, energy, construction & machinery, and of course, transportation & logistics.