Learn Something New At Breakbulk Africa

Breakbulk Africa 2016 will include a variety of free exhibitor-led sessions and micro-seminars, which are two-hour long intensive workshops to provide practical information on important issues. Both the exhibitor-led sessions and micro-seminars will be held in the designated theater area near the entrance by the exhibition hall. All attendees are welcomed to participatre in these sessions. See schedule below. We suggest you arrive a few minutes early to reserve your seat.


All micro-seminars will take place in the designated area near the entrance to the exhibition hall.

Micro-Seminar 1

Watch Out! Does Your Contract of Affreightment Correctly Cover Your Cargo Movement?

Wednesday, 6 April
11:30 – 12:20

Our legal expert, Edmund Greiner, will focus on the Breakbulk sector. He will deal with standard form charter party agreements, particularly the standard GENCON voyage charter and transport documents. In relation to transport documents, Mr. Greiner will deal with the functions of transport documents in broad terms as well as the distinction between the various types of transport documents.

Ed Greiner, Partner, Shepstone & Wylie

Micro-Seminar 2

Update on Implementation of the Weigh Station Law

Wednesday, 6 April
14:00 – 14:50

The “Pilot” Abnormal Load Weighing Facility in Richards Bay is underway – the COEGA weighbridges, which will be incorporated at the facility, received go ahead on 22nd January 2015. This implementation is a massive time saver to super loads and is already being weighed using portable mats – creating a potential time change from 10 hours to 10 minutes. It is a boon for those wanting compliance with consignee and consignor legislation, and for the IOM regulations coming out in July.

Philip Warren, Managing Director, MGI Weighbridges, Africa Route Clearances Consulting

Micro-Seminar 3

Supply Chain – The Links and the Kinks

Wednesday, 6 April
15:00 – 15:50

With new global silk roads developing constantly, will South Africa remain a major gateway into Sub-Sahara Africa during the next decade?

Professor Johann du Plessis, Professor of Logistics and Shipping, University of Johannesburg

Micro-Seminar 4

Lessons Learned: Medupi Power Station

Thursday, 7 April
14:00 – 14:50

The import of steel from China used to build the Medupi Power Station became fraught with problems. A well known and respected industry representative will discuss the steps taken to successfully import and utilize the necessary steel.ecessary steel.

Les Dodds, Director, Client Solutions, DSV/UTi Worldwide

Exhibitor-led Sessions

All exhibitor-led sessions will take place in the designated area near the entrance to the exhibition hall.

Exhibitor-led Session 1
The Talk about Cargo Insurance

Wednesday, 6 April
10:30 – 11:30

Have you determined if you need cargo insurance? Has your broker provided the pros and cons of this coverage? Listen to the representative from Hollard and perhaps you will save your company some money.

Bala Viranna, Corporate Business Development Manager, Hollard


Exhibitor-led Session 2

Thursday, 7 April
10:30 – 11:00

Eric Opah, CEO, Fortune Global Logistics

Exhibitor-led Session 3

Thursday, 7 April
11:30 – 12:20

Very often claims procedures are not followed, and an entire cargo claim can be lost just for not following the correct procedures. What should one do, when and how? The ICS talks us through the right way to go about advising of intention to claim, drawing up a priced claim and following it through until payment or conclusion, with examples.

Roderick Eaton, Institute of Chartered Shipbrokers


Exhibitor-led Session 4
The Rise of Africa’s Frontier Markets; Opportunity and Risk of Breakbulk Trade in East Africa

Thursday, 7 April
14:00 – 14:50

Maurine Atieno, Port Agency Manager, Express Shipping and Logistics

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