BBME: building resilience through technology

The seventh edition of Breakbulk Middle East (BBME), held under the patronage of the UAE Ministry of Energy and Infrastructure, is returning to Dubai to promote digitalisation in the sector. Renowned as the region’s first and only event dedicated to the breakbulk and project cargo industry, the event is scheduled to take place February 13 and14 2023, at the Dubai World Trade Centre.

During the two-day exhibition and conference, attendees will learn about the benefits of using the latest and most advanced digital solutions developed by some of the leading tech-solution providers in the industry. BBME 2023 aims to highlight how digitalisation can positively impact the efficiency of the sector, catalyse its growth, and can make the whole channel of transportation and supply chain more sustainable, safe, and viable.

Emphasising the importance of digital innovation in making the industry more sustainable, David Christopher Piel, Senior Manager of Special Cargo, Hapag-Lloyd AG said: “As stakeholders of the industry, we must capitalise on the capabilities of advanced digital solutions to reduce carbon emissions, improve safety, and increase the efficiency of our operations. At Hapag-Lloyd, we have utilised technology extensively to catalyse our progress. Through our partnership with Logimatic to implement the SERTICA system on 70 of our container ships, we were able to create a common technical fleet management system for our vessels in Hamburg and Dubai. We believe that BBME 2023 will serve as an ideal platform for us to learn from other industry players, while also showcasing our solutions to them.”

Dharmendra Gangrade, Head of Logistics Management Centre, Larsen & Toubro Limited emphasised: “Since the outbreak of the pandemic, technology has played a vital role in enabling the sector to streamline and optimise its operations. Whether it’s through advanced scheduling and routing software, real-time tracking and monitoring systems, or innovative cargo handling equipment; digital solutions have facilitated the industry’s progress despite unprecedented challenges.”