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Breakbulk Europe

Location: Netherlands, Rotterdam
Organizer: Breakbulk Events & Media

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About the event


Breakbulk Europe 2024 will be hosted as a live iteration at Ahoy Rotterdam. The edition will be held between the 21st and the 23rd of May, 2024.


Breakbulk Europe (formerly Breakbulk Europe Antwerp) is the most extensive breakbulk and project cargo trade exhibition. It presents the latest information related to the industry. This includes future-focused solutions, insights, trends, and vital data. It has been hosted since 2006 at different venues, with the current selection being the Ahoy Rotterdam in the Netherlands. The event attracts over 11 000 participants, including more than 9 700 visitors. Such attendants represent 120 nations. Such include the United Kingdom, Argentina, the Commonwealth of Australia, Canada, India, and South Africa. These are represented by specialists such as cargo carriers, terminal managers, and port owners. They also include freight forwarders, heavy equipment transportation enterprises and packing service providers.

About Breakbulk Europe

The trade exposition features a diversified and extensive event schedule. This includes the comprehensive trade exhibition. It showcases the latest freight forwarding, road/air/rail/maritime transport, waterways, ports, terminals, IT, and cargo ownership wares. Also, must-attend sub-events are the Main Stage, the Global Shipper Lounge, the Innovation Stage, and the Discovery Zone.

Many leading companies attend the trade fair as exhibitors and visitors. Such include:

  • Airbus;
  • BBC Chartering;
  • DHL;
  • Liebherr;
  • Maersk;
  • Air Charter Service;
  • Bahri;
  • DB Cargo AG;
  • DB Schenker;
  • Hyundai;
  • Mitsubishi;
  • Phillips;
  • Alfa Laval;
  • Cargill;
  • Siemens;
  • Shell;
  • Hitachi;
  • ThyssenKrupp.

Several industries take part in Breakbulk Europe. These include the transportation, logistics, engineering, storage, maritime, IT, and construction sectors.

Breakbulk Europe Rotterdam Accommodation

Procure suitable accommodation for Breakbulk Europe Rotterdam with Travel 2 Fairs Ltd. All that is necessary is to inform us about how many rooms you need, how much you wish to spend, and your desired location. Travel 2 Fairs Ltd manages the rest. Book hotels close to Ahoy Rotterdam and gain valuable access to public transport. We can advise you on the best routes to take to the venue. Asides from affordable hotel accommodation for exhibitions, we also provide transport services. One way to travel to your hotel is to have a rent-a-car wait for you at the airport. Another is to schedule an airport transfer in both directions.

Event information might not be up-to-date because of the coronavirus pandemic. More information is available from the organiser.

Past Iterations

Breakbulk Europe 2024

Breakbulk Europe Rotterdam 2024, held between the 21st and 23rd of May 2024, occurred in Ahoy Rotterdam. It was attended by more than 600 exhibiting firms from 60 nations and over 11 000 visitants from more than 126 countries.

Breakbulk Europe 2023

The 2023 iteration, held between the 6th and 8th of June 2023, improved upon the success of the 2022 format. It was attended by 10 445 visitants from 126 nations, thus signifying a 15% increase in the attendance rate compared to the previous rendition. They examined the wares of 534 exhibiting firms.

Breakbulk Europe 2022

Breakbulk Europe 2022 took place as a live event between the 17th and the 19th of May, 2022. The edition was held at Ahoy Rotterdam. The venue did not feature coronavirus safeguards. This was because the Netherlands removed its domestic restrictions in February 2022. More than 15 000 visitants and 855 exhibitor firms representing 141 nations attended the event.

Breakbulk Europe 2019

The 2019 iteration of the event, held between 29.05.2019 and 31.05.2019, attracted over 9 500 industry specialists. This marked a 26% increase in attendance rate compared to the 2018 edition. The event was held in Bremen, Germany. Over 120 nations attended Breakbulk Europe 2019. One signifier that the iteration was successful was the high exhibitor rebooking rate. 90% of the group reconfirmed its attendance for the 2020 iteration.

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