May 23, 2022
Breakbulk Europe, the European fair for Breakbulk, Project Cargo and Heavy lift, was held in Rotterdam Ahoy from 17 to 19 May 2022. It was one of the first big logistics events after COVID and this event’s edition welcomed 545 exhibitors, 9045 attendees of 4067 companies from 118 countries.
Country Manager Maurice Ward Netherlands
“It was the first time that BreakBulk Europe was held in Rotterdam, which is the result of years of hard work by the joint forces of the host Rotterdam Ahoy, the Municipality of Rotterdam, the Rotterdam Port Promotion Council and the Port of Rotterdam Authority. In 2020 alone, Rotterdam handled over six million tonnes of breakbulk. Having had this event in Rotterdam gave a great boost to the Port of Rotterdam and will further strengthen its international position.
Did you know?
The first ever ‘cargo only’ flight was recorded in November 1910 in the USA, using a Wright Model B aeroplane that flew 65 miles carrying a package of silk. The business owner used the pioneering transport more as a PR stunt to celebrate the opening of his store, with the bundle of silk cut into individual pieces and glued onto souvenir postcards.