• April 23-25, 2025 | Hilton New Orleans Riverside, Louisiana

Breakbulk Academy

Learn, Develop, Connect


Breakbulk24 will include Breakbulk Academy sessions taking place concurrently with the traditional Breakbulk conference program. Academy sessions offer introductions to and overviews of a range of key subjects that breakbulk and project cargo professionals typically manage within their day-to-day responsibilities.

The sessions will be led by seasoned professionals who possess a depth of experience and institutional knowledge. Session topics include:

  • Choosing optimal forms and modes of transport for breakbulk cargo
  • Understanding the Jones Act and chartering for US offshore wind projects
  • Managing a heavy-lift shipment from design to delivery, including: planning, design and procurement, working with service providers, managing disruptions, and ocean and land transport. (this will be a two-part session, and interested conference attendees should note their interest at registration.)
  • Early career paths in in project logistics and planning a future in the industry
  • Industry introductions: subject matter experts from project and breakbulk businesses including carriers, cargo owners, project forwarders, and ports and terminals, will meet with interested newcomers and students

The Breakbulk team will hold a meet-and-greet "ice-breaker" session on the morning of Thursday, April 25. The session is aimed at industry newcomers and industry women who would like to strengthen their networking connections.

Students enrolled in a logistics or shipping-related educational track may attend Breakbulk24 at no charge.